Venerdi Italian Restaurant – London – Alexandra Ellis
Venerdi reopened on the 18th February, and the amount of interest it has received so far has been positively overwhelming.
It has been totally transformed from its previously rustic decor, into a stylish and sophisticated eating establishment. Oozing class whilst at the same time, keeping its Mediterranean charm, and traditional Italian foods on display for all to see.Venerdi is situated on the trendy Chatsworth Road in up-and-coming Hackney. Although the regenerated area offers an array of quirky eateries and other shops, Venerdi really does stand out from the crowd in terms of quality, service and decor.
It’s now the type of venue which you would find in nearby Shoreditch. Modern and charming, with its brand-new, traditional wood burning oven. Along with mood-lighting and impeccably dressed professional bartenders, with a serious passion for their flair. The only difference is, Venerdi doesn’t come with the upmarket price tag that a lot of restaurants in surroundings areas tend to charge.They’ve kept their original menu (with some added additions), all for the same great price.
Their famous Pizzas are still on offer. With a range of meat, fish, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Ranging from £7.70 to £13, they are very reasonably priced and are more than big enough for two people! With thin crusts and tasty toppings. they show us why traditional Italian pizzas always win.
For the seafood fans there’s plenty of options. From their ‘Salmone Alla Griglia’ (Grilled Salmon with Seabass Ravioli) to their ‘Risotto Scampi’.
There really is a great selection to choose from.
If you’re more of a meat-eater then Venerdi is the place to be! The ‘Rib Eye Padella’ (Dry roasted Scotch Rib Eye) is cooked to perfection. The ‘Tagliatelle Wild Boar’ is also a popular favourite.
They also have a number of vegetarian options available at Venerdi. From ‘Gnocchi Buffalina‘ (Stuffed with buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and garlic. All served in a tomato and pesto sauce. Also their ‘Orecchiette’ (Garden Peas, mixed porcini mushrooms and garlic in a cream sauce is great too.
As with any authentic-Italian restaurant, Venerdi also offers a number of Antipasto (starter/first course) options. From their fresh focaccia, to their scallops with spicy sausage.
The perfect pre-dinner treat!
Venerdi really has excelled itself with its refurbishment, and is fast becoming the most talked about restaurant in the area this year so far!
Expect happy hours, live music nights, special events and much more!
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Venerdi is situation on 9 Chatworth Road, London E65 OLH.
For reservations please call +4402085331902.