This fresh faced Italian is a hidden gem nestled on Rivington Street. The creative minds behind Popolo Shoreditch are friends Jon and his business partner Munur Shah, who are bringing us simple regional Italian food cooked in an unpretentious way.
The open kitchen is the perfect spot to watch the chefs at work, dishing up tapas style hearty dishes. Think handmade pasta and fresh and vibrant fish plates, the diverse menu touches on Mooshish and Spanish inspiration.
With the help of the exceptionally friendly staff, we choose a selection of delicious dishes. The Risotto Nero with cuttle fish was velvet in texture! And our other fish option had to be their signature Taglierini Allo Scoglio which was packed with tiger prawns, mussels and clams.
The Pigeon Bruschetta, a special on the day, looked a picture with vibrant colour from the radicchio and drizzled with balsamic. We went for a veggie option with orange and purple cauliflower covered in a tasty romesco sauce.
The meal was finished with the flourless chocolate cake and crème fraiche. I must admit that this was one of the best chocolate cakes I have had in a long time!
The meal was truly faultless and the ideal spot for causal dinning and sharing. The ground floor is cosy and interactive, or if you are looking to book for a group, Popolo have an intimate dining room upstairs. The skilled cooking is apparent straight away and each dish is delicately balanced with stunning flavours. Make sure to get to Popolo Shoreditch and see what we are fussing about!