We turned up here on spec fairly early in the evening (it was about 7pm) and although the place looked quiet we later appreciated that – because of its bookings – we were fortunate to get a table.
This place is slim and stylish. It’s decor gives an Italian flavour without cliche or dipping its toe into the stagnant waters of twee.
The food was stunning, I loved my arrabiata which was beautifully spiced, hot full of flavour and just the right size for a single serving ( I didn’t bother with starter or dessert). My wife had the tagliatelle gamberoni. She didn’t say it was good. In fact she didn’t say anything (a first) she simply savoured the freshly homemade pasta, the numerous prawns which were artistically and skilfully boosted with the accompaniment of garlic, chilli, and cherry tomatoes.
We’ve been fortunate enough to eat at a number of London’s Michelin starred restaurants, but Amanda said that this was the best meal she’d ever had and would be her last “death row” dinner. So it was clearly amazing.
Unsurprisingly, in a restaurant of such fine quality, the wine wasn’t cheap – we paid £28 for a very palatable bottle of Prosecco, but we’ve paid more for a less pleasing bottle in pubs locally.
We were delighted to have stumbled on to L’Assaggino, and next time we’ll make sure we book.