Bocca di Lupo is a trendsetter within the London restaurant scene. It’s one of the first restaurants to feature an open kitchen (Barrafina was even earlier) and one of the first to start Italian tapas (since then the likes of Polppo, Zucca and Antico followed). As a result, Bocca di Lupo is slowly becoming an institution in the London (West End) dining scene.
We’ve been to Bocca di Lupo many times and never has it disappointed. The service is always friendly, the food is great and the dishes change regularly (and there are always a couple of specials).
Together with Zucca, I’d consider Bocca di Lupo to be the best non-Michelin Italian restaurants in London and as a result we’ve brought many family and friends to taste the bounty. And every time unanimous consensus is that ”it’s amazing”.
This time we were at Bocca di Lupo with family and we tried:
- Radish, celeriac, pomegranate & pecorino salad (10/10)
- Fried squid, prawns, courgette & lemon (10/10)
- Trofie with Cuttlefish in its own ink (10/10)
- Tagliatelli with porcinin mushrooms, butter and sage (9.5/10)
- Seabream (9.5/10)
- Asparagus and parmasan (8/10)
- Polenta (8/10)
- Chifferi with wild Boar ragu (10/10)
- Doughnuts with chocolate and berries (9.5/10)
- Rum baba (10/10)
- Ice cream profiteroles (10/10)
- Espresso with egg yolk (10/10)
- Hot chocolate with coffee and cream (10/10)
As usual the food at Bocca di Lupo was sublime and the service very friendly. As we were there for lunch we decided not to have any alcohol, but from previous experience we know that they have an amazing selection of Italian wines by the glass and bottle as well as some nice cocktails.
Also, be sure to try the desserts at Bocca di Lupo. Normally we skip desserts, because we want to try the ice cream at their sister establishment across the street, Gelupo. However, this time we tried some desserts at Bocca di Lupo and we were blown away!
Overall rating for Bocca di Lupo: 8.5/10
(The rating reflects quality of cooking, quality of food, overall service and price)