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February 9th, 2017

Italians are renowned for being one of the most romantic nationalities – they are literally in love with love. If you can’t afford to whisk your loved one away to the country itself to celebrate la festa degli innamorati (the day of lovers), fear not because we have the next best thing – this month we share with you a lesson in pasta making - after all they do say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.

Click here for a step-by-step guide:

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Wake Up and Smell the Truffles

October 31st, 2016

Autumn brings with it the anticipated and prized white truffle. A culinary delicacy and one of the most valuable foods, white truffles are a type of fungi that grow underground near to certain types of trees. They’re hunted by pigs or dogs and are dug for, just like buried treasure. We will be savouring the white truffle this November as Head Chef, Emanuele gives diners the option to add a touch of class to their food. Choose whatever you want from the menu – be it pasta, risotto, salad, a meat option or a bowl of fries and decide whether you’d like to add shaved white truffle and how much.

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Porcini Season at Caffe Vivo

August 31st, 2016

The Italians have a bit of a love affair with Porcini mushrooms, also known as Ceps, so it’s no surprise that Head Chef Emanuele Lattanzi is a big fan of Porcini season! They’re meaty mushrooms with an earthy and somewhat nutty character – a woodland flavour some might say. They complement foods with bold flavours but are equally at home in a simple soup or risotto. In season from now until November, they’re a delicious addition to Italian cuisine so expect to see them on both our a la Carte and Fixed Price Menu this month.

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An Italian Favourite

May 3rd, 2016

Throughout May, you can enjoy Sirloin Steak Tagliata for two and a bottle of Primitivo del Salento, Itynera, Puglia 2009 for £55.

Available Monday – Friday 12-10pm and Saturday 12-4pm.

Please quote ‘Tagliata’ when booking.

Offer valid from Sunday 1st May to Tuesday 31st April.

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Birra Toz – Friulian Craft Beer

April 8th, 2013

We are thrilled to introduce Birra Toz and Toz Easy as our new house beers.

Unpastuerised and unfiltered, these Italian artisan craft beers are brewed in Friuli especially for the young at heart.

Toz is a top fermented pale ale with delicate fruit and citrus aromas; at 4.8% abv a perfect match for our food.

Easy is a 4% abv pale ale with herbal aromas from freshly harvested barley and almost tobacco like spices. A real thirst quencher.




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