Like anyone else out there, I’m a sucker for a good Italian restaurant. Ashamedly on my tight London budget (where food comes fourth to clothes, make up and the now mortgage!) I tend to visit Pizza Express or Zizzi using the lovely VoucherCodes app to find 2 for 1 bargains!
However this weekend, I visited a real Italian in the form of Tozi Restaurant in Victoria for friend and fellow blogger Jo‘s birthday bash:The Venetian-Italian restaurant specialises in Cicchetti (imagine Italian tapas!), and we had no less than 15 different dishes arrive at our table throughout the party.
It all began with bread baskets alongside cheese and meat boards:This was followed by a range of salads, courgette fries, pizza breads, Calamari, Goats Cheese, a selection of pastas, pork belly, roast chicken and swordfish…. too many to list!Jo had booked us the 18 seater table, and there was quite the turn out:As everyone got to try a bit of everything it made for a fabulous group experience. My favourite had to be the ravioli, which was melt in my mouth scrumptious!The restaurant doubles up as a bar and serves all kinds of lovely wines and cocktails, which only added to the party atmosphere. The service, was also impeccable with our water glasses as well topped up as our wine (always a good sign in my eyes!). The menu is great value considering the quality and experience, so I’d definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a nice Italian restaurant in Central London.
I think it would be particularly good for any Christmas parties, a fabulous collective dining experience, something a little different (but those who want one could order the roast chicken or rib of beef!). For parties of 10+ there’s an option from £29 per head, and they’ve even got a Festive menu which includes roasted Venison and selection of deserts for £40 per head.
What’s your favourite London Italian restaurant?
N.B. Photos taken from Tozi website gallery