Enoteca Rabezzana is becoming one of London’s top Italian restaurants. Located in the vibrant area close to Smithfield Market, this place offers a classy ambiance without making you feel out of place.
As someone who is only just stretching out of her go-to glass of Moscato since moving to London, it is an obvious statement to make that I have no idea what I am talking about when it comes to wine. With more than 100 years of Italian wine history, the waiter’s at Enoteca Rabezzana do know what they are talking about and can give you the right pairing with your meal and a little background of the wine.
The food menu is created by their young Head Chef with a combination of his signature Italian tapas alongside traditional Italian dishes and desserts.
I was kindly steered away from Bruschetta as my starter as this can be found basically anywhere and advised to try something I wouldn’t normally go for. So I selected the ‘Uovo 63” alla carbonara e tartufo nero. I was grateful for the nudge to try something new. This dish was delicious. Mixing in the runny egg as advised, I was also given some freshly baked focaccia to dip into my dish. With a pop of flavour occasionally from the strong cheese and the truffle, it could not have gone down better.
My main was the Duck Ragu and let’s just say it left me feeling complete, but as you may already know, passing up on dessert is not an option for me… I went for the Chilly chocolate cake with chocolate moose and meringue. All of this with the wine pairings, was most certainly a treat for a
My friend came along with me, as she is someone with an intolerance to dairy and gluten as well as being a vegetarian, it could have been a lot more difficult for her selection. However, making this aware to our waiter, he was easily able to advise on dishes she could eat, with some it only took
removing an item. The service was wonderful, with a party of 15 near us it was a little harder to hear, however this did not hinder our experience with this place. I recommend anyone needing a new Italian venue, to make their way over to Barbican and try it out for yourself.
Address: 62-63 Long Ln, London EC1A 9EJ
Written by Bec Brodie