Palatino | A Gorgeous, Roman-Style Italian Restaurant In Clerkenwell From Stevie Parle
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Palatino

Palatino

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Although, in fairness, that was the builder’s original estimate.

And Stevie Parle’s nascent restaurant empire wasn’t exactly built overnight either. But given that he’s only 32, and already onto his fifth unique venue – the Rome-inspired Palatino (joining the critically exalted Rotorino and Craft London) – it’s not too far off, metaphor or not.

Set in Clerkenwell (which, by the way, was called “London’s Little Italy” up until the early 20th Century. Fun fact!), the place is named after one of Rome’s seven ancient hills, and comes with a neatly blended interior of cold concrete fittings and warm yellow upholstery. The open kitchen has a fresh pasta machine, and both a wood-burning and a stone oven, all of which means you get:

ANTIPASTI

Including the likes of traditional fried sage leaves with honey vinegar; speck, ventricina & finocchiona; and mozzarella, prosciutto crudo & melon, amongst otheres. Appetite suitably whetted, then there’s the,

PRIMI

Mostly coming from the aforementioned pasta machine, it includes Tonnarelli cacio e pepe, tellicherry pepper & pecorino, or spaghetti, mussels, chilli, garlic, ‘nduja, breadcrumbs & olive oil. Now it’s time for:

SECONDI

If you’ve never had chicken & pistachio meatballs, start here. Or you could just have some of their viganorla (Roman stew). Or a whole roast seabream with salsa verde. Then cap it all with,

DOLCI

You can’t really go wrong with a chocolate cake with pistachio & honeycomb, or a Grappa Pannacotta with flat peach & basil. And no Italian restaurant would be complete without some tiramisu.

After all. When in Rome.

 

NOTE: Palatino is open for lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. You can book a table right HERE.

Palatino | 71 Central Street, EC1V 8AB


Like Stevie Parle restaurants? Of course you do. So check out Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Craft London, and Sardine, too.


Palatino


71 Central Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, EC1V 8AB
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0203 481 5300

£££££

8.5 / 10


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