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Osteria dell Arancio

About Osteria dell Arancio

In Italy, an osteria is the most casual kind of laid-back, make-an-evening-of-it eaterie. Osteria dell’ Arancio takes the concept, the chef, and the name, from the Marche region of Italy and lays on some big city seriousness. Not its decor, mind you. This is a bright, witty set of rooms, with white walls, funky Italian flea market furniture, and colourful artwork. And the service, is professional while having that relaxed/not-hurrying-you-out air about it; actually allowing you to enjoy the experience. The seriousness shows in the fine culinary work of chef Massimo Garofoli, who imports the authentic ingredients (including salumi) from the Marche then creates unforgettable dishes with them. The artisanal Italian wines are open to view behind glass doors. There are tables al fresco and a communal table for sharing. Dishes are sweet or savoury, and include chilled tomato soup with crab, chargrilled peppers and cucumber, risotto with king prawns and courgette flowers, Venetian style calves liver with onions, and chocolate trio with mousse, fondant, and sorbet with mint sauce.



Sample dinner menu

Starter

- Salmone marinato con insalatina di germogli,taccole e salsa alla senape
(marinated salmon with mix cress salad, mangetout and mustard mayonnaise) £13
- Carpaccio di manzo con carciofi, patate novelle e mousse di pecorino (beef carpaccio with baby artichokes, new potatoes and pecorino cheese mousse) £12
- Calamari ai ferri con caponata di melanzane e vinaigrette alle acciughe (char grilled squid with aubergine 'caponata' and anchovy vinaigrette) £12
- Burrata di andria con verdure sott'olio, alici e pomodorini siciliani (Andrian creamy mozzarella with marinated vegetables, anchovies and cherry tomato) £13

Other starters are available

Main Course

- Filetto di spigola in crosta di patate su vellutata di spinaci e pomodorini arrosto
(wild sea bass in potato crust with spinach coulis and roasted cherry tomatoes) £18
- Cotoletta di vitello alla milanese con insalata di rucola e pomodorini siciliani
(veal escalope 'milanese' with rocket salad and cherry tomato)£20
- Involtini di pesce spada ripieni con pane aromatizzato & pecorino, scarola brasata e salsa d'acciughe (swordfish rolls stuffed with aromatic bread & pecorino cheese, braised escarole and anchovy sauce) £16
- Tagliata di manzo con rucola, parmigiano croccante e salsa al balsamico (Irish angus beef tagliata with rocket, crispy parmesan and balsamic reduction) £18
- Pancetta di maiale con farro speziato e crema di mele & curry (slow-cooked pork belly with marinated spelt salad and apple & curry sauce) £14
- Melanzane alla parmigiana (traditional aubergine parmigiana) £13

Other main courses are available.

Dessert

- Crumble alle mele verdi con gelato alla cannella (green apple crumble with cinnamon ice cream) £7
- Torta al limone con gelato alla vaniglia & limone (lemon tart with vanilla & lemon ice cream) £6
- Tiramisu' tradizionale (traditional home made tiramisu) £6
- Souffle di cioccolato caldo con gelato alla vaniglia (warm chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream) £7

Other desserts are available




Additional Information


Address:

383 King’s Rd, SW10 0LP

Nearest tube:

Fulham Broadway

Average Price:

£35-£44/€50-€63

Opening times:

Fri - Sun 12pm - 2.30pm, Mon - Sun 7pm - 11pm

Dress Code:

None



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