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Inspired by the tradition of Italian neighbourhood haunts, Pizzicotto is the lively sister restaurant to the 50 year old Kensington gem ‘Il Portico’. A local Pizzeria and Osteria where the humble pizza & neighbourhood cuisine is reimagined & the tradition of cooking over wood is celebrated.

Like Il Portico there is heavy emphasis on the ‘Terra Madre’ of Emilia Romagna with a tight network of small scale & artisanal food producers from the region supplying the restaurant exclusively and directly. On any given day you can find organic charcuterie produced by the same family for over 235 years, rare breed & wild produce, unfiltered & artisanal beers, Chianina beef, & daily handmade pasta. Our Pizze are made exclusively with stone ground, organic flour from a mill from the Apennine mountains, & proofed for a full 72 hours ensuring a complex, light, and delectable base. All before wood firing at 400 degrees.

Pizzicotto is delighted to be a part of Slow Food in the UK. Slow Food promotes a better way to eat through biodiversity by linking the pleasure of food with a commitment to the community and the environment.

We proudly import all of our organic ingredients directly from small producers in Italy, without wholesale distributors.

Items marked Slow Food Item denotes either a slow food certified or a rare and artisanal product

To learn more please visit Slow Food UK and the ark of taste here.

 

 

STEAMED NORMANDY CLAMS10
with garlic & chilli and crispy bread
BURRATA PUGLIESE9
with chargrilled zucchini & confit tomato
AFFETATI EMILIANI10
24 month aged Prosciutto, mariola salame & pancetta
CULATELLO DI ZIBELLO15
with tigelle modenesi & aged balsamic
PECORINO ROMANO, BRIE EMILIANO, & PARMIGIANO REGGIANO10
with wild honey
WOOD ROASTED POLENTA8
with wild mushrooms
EMILIANO TORTINO8
of butternut squash with parmigiano reggiano fonduta
VELLUTATA SOUP7
of potato & asparagus with crispy prosciutto di Parma

IL TORTELLACCIO16
Giant Tortelli filled with porcini & ricotta. Salsa of Parmigiano reggiano fonduta & poppy seed.
STROZZAPRETI ROMAGNOLI16
Twisted pasta strips with crema of Prosciutto, Squacquerone cheese & ruccola pesto
TAGLIATELLE AL VERO RAGU DI BOLOGNA15
Tagliatelle with the original pork belly ragu
TORTELLINI WITH MORTADELLA & PORK15
served either in chicken broth or with cream
SQUID INK TAGLIOLINI16
with king prawns, cherry tomatos, & parsley salsa

GRILLED RIB OF 40 DAY AGED ITALIAN BEEF42/KILO
sold by weight at £42 per kilo
FILET MIGNON OF ITALIAN BEEF25
with modena balsamic reduction
GRILLED NECK, BELLY, AND HOMEMADE SAUSAGE OF OLD SPOT PORK15
4 BONE RACK OF WELSH LAMB17
with wholegrain mustard salsa
VEAL CUTLET16
with 24 month prosciutto di Parma & Parmigiano

All of our Pizza are available with Buffalo Mozzarella at £1.5 extra

Pizza Rossa with Ferrarese Tomato

MARGHERITA9.5
MARGHERITA PIZZICOTTO13
Burrata Pugliese, slow roasted confit cherry tomatoes & fresh basil salsa
LA VIA EMILIA13
Prosciutto crudo, parmigiano & ruccola
MANGIA FUOCO12.5
Ventricina spicy salami, mozzarella & balsamic roasted peppers
SPACCA NAPOLI12.5
Salted anchovies marinated in garlic & chilil, mozzarella, black olives, capers
IL NAPOLEONE13.5
Portobello mushrooms, artichoke, prosciutto cotto, olives

Pizza Bianca (No Tomato)

ALBA14
D.O.P Gorgonzola, fior di latte, black truffle salsa & wafer apple
ZUCCA12.5
Cream of pumpkin base, homemade salsice, & raddichio salad
LA CIAMBELLA13
Round folded pizza with cream of broccoli, salsice, Portobello mushrooms, garlic, chilli
ORTOLANA12.5
Chargrilled zucchini, smoked aubergine salsa, balsamic reduction and salted ricotta
CIELO E TERRA14
Fior di latte, sausage, pecorino romano & truffle honey.

GARDEN SALAD4
ROAST POTATOES4
SEASONAL ROASTED VEGETABLES4
(please ask your server for market availability)
FRENCH FRIES3.5
FINE FRENCH BEANS4
FRIZZON WOOD ROASTED ONION4
with garlic, olive oil and tomato

WHOLE WOOD ROASTED SUCKLING PIG AVAILABLE FOR LARGER PARTIES, PLEASE ASK FOR MORE DETAILS.

We proudly made everything fresh from scratch and never precook. If you are in a hurry, please do tell us before ordering!

If you have ANY allergies, please do tell us before ordering.

 

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Il Portico

Il Portico is the (much older) sister restaurant of Pizzicotto and you’ll find us just 5 doors away. Opened in the 1960s by Pino Chiavarini, Il Portico is still managed to this day by the same family. James, Marianna and Francesca Chiavarini are always on hand to welcome you whilst our chef Eduardo (currently in his 28th year of service with us) concentrates on dishes with a sense of tradition and history.

Il Portico offers simple, authentic Italian food, drawing heavily from classic flavours from the family’s home region of Emilia Romagna. This is a region famous for its fast cars and slow food, home to Bologna, Modena, and Parma. Italians don’t agree on much, but they are unanimous in acknowledging the region as having the finest food.

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