As an all round (literally) food lover, Italian food rakes highly as some of my favourite food.
I mean who could say no to a thinly based pizza (apologies Chicago) with lots of fresh mozzarella and basil on a rich tomato base? Or a freshly cooked Al dente pasta??
Well I have always loved Italian food and have traveled to Italy to sample many of their delights so when Jo from Love Pop Ups London invited me and Katie from Isthatlondon to join her to sample the menu from Venerdi we couldn’t say no..
As all excited hungry person would do, I reviewed their menu looks to plan all the yummy food I was going to try.
As there was three of us, we all decided to chose three starters, mains and desserts to share.. better for me as I love trying out new dishes..
So here’s what we went for..(disclaimer, pictures may make you hungry!)
All three dishes all had their special features, the Tricolore was was fresh the mozzarella smooth and the colours a visual pleasure. The Arancini was crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, and the Misto Fritto was a lightly batter seafood platter with a garlic mayo dip … We finished all of our starters with no problems at all, greedy us? no, just delicious food.
Next up with so many dishes to choose from, we decided on picking something from the pizza, pasta and mains so we could sample a mixture of what Venerdi had to offer.
The pasta was cooked Al dente, the pizza was deeply filled but thinly based and the beef fillet cooked to perfection.
Next up desserts, and I hope y’all ready for this!
Bailey Panna Cotta
If you weren’t full after the mains you definitely was after desserts. All their desserts were extremely well presented, and very generous size, we admitted defeat as we couldn’t finish all of it..please don’t judge me, I was already going to have to roll out of the restaurant.
The only suggestion I would say is that the Panna cotta flavour was slightly over taken by the super sweet sauce over it while aesthetically pleasing to look at, it kinda overtook the delicate flavours of the Panna Cotta.
Other than that we all enjoyed spending our evening with Venerdi, tucked away from the main Streets of London Fields.
On the evening we visited, London decided to snow for the first time in 2019, and with the weather bitterly cold, Venerdi was welcoming with their delicious food, no wonder it’s a local gem.