Il nostro menù
Olivelli is committed to offering fair-priced, quality food using fresh ingredients and sustainably-sourced fish and meat from local suppliers.
Our authentic regional dishes, some of which are typical Sicilian street food, have been created from original recipes such as our pizza dough. Our pasta is always freshly prepared in all our restaurants.
The wine list has been carefully selected to provide the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
Parma ham, focaccia, buffalo mozzarella, arancine con carne, panelle, artichokes, mortadella, finocchiona salame, caponata, olives, courgette flower fritters
- £8.95 or £17.90 for 2 to share
ANTIPASTO VEGETARIANO (V)
Panelle, courgette flower fritters, buffalo mozzarella, olives, tomato and aubergine bruschetta, gorgonzola and mushroom arancina, artichokes, aubergines, sun-dried tomatoes
- £8.50 or £16.95 for 2 to share
Grilled octopus, parsley sauce, chickpea puree, a duo of pepper and garlic sauces
Pan-fried king prawns, garlic, chillies, pomodoro
Sicilian green Nocellara olives from Valle dei Cascavaddotti
BRUSCHETTA PAESANA (V)
Toasted bread, marinated vine tomatoes, onions, extra-virgin olive oil and garlic
Crispy deep-fried rice balls, truffle infused pesto Trapanese dip. Choice of fillings: meat ragù with peas or porcini mushrooms and gorgonzola or black truffle mushroom or a selection of all. Served with truffle infused tomato pesto
Battered deep-fried squid rings, Italian tartar sauce
Mozzarella and cream parcel, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil with a choice of: caponata Siciliana or cherry tomatoes, rocket leaves and olives or Parm ham
PANE ALL’AGLIO (V)
Homemade pizza bread brushed with olive oil, fresh garlic and rosemary
The tenderest pan-fried chicken in pomodoro*, shallots, buffalo mozzarella; patate rosmarino, braised carrots in garlic, butter
Pan-fried best veal escalope coated in egg and breadcrumbs, homemade chipped potatoes
SCALLOPINE AI FUNGHI
Fillets of Dutch-best veal pan-fried in a cream of truffle, wild mushroom sauce; patate rosmarino, spinach
BISTECCA AI FERRI
8oz chargrilled Angus sirloin steak, truffle chipped potatoes
Pan-fried best veal escalope, red wine, butter, Parma ham, sage; rosemary potatoes, Broccoli Trapanese
Pasta e Risotti
RAVIOLI ASPARAGI (V)
Mozzarella and cherry tomato filled fresh pasta, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, shallots, butter
Spaghetti, mixed shellfish—squid, clams, mussels, prawns, chillies, garlic, cherry tomatoes, dash of pomodoro*
FIORI DI ZUCCA
Tagliatelle, prawns, courgette flower,
cherry tomatoes, courgette, shallots, white wine, chillies, butter
Fresh tagliolini, Scottish smoked salmon, black and white truffle cream, shallots
Spaghetti, free-range egg, pancetta (Italian bacon), Parmesan cheese, dash of cream
Linguine, fresh Palourde clams, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, white wine, parsley
TORTELLONI PARADISO (V)
Chef’s special - ricotta and spinach filled fresh tortelloni tossed in a sauce of mushrooms, dolcelatte, cream, saffron
PASTA CON SARDE
Linguine, wild fennel pesto, sardines, pine nuts, pomodoro*, toasted breadcrumbs
Layers of oven-baked pasta, Bolognese sauce, béchamel, buffalo mozzarella, Parmesan cheese
Linguine, pistachio pesto, prawns, cream, white wine, garlic, butter
RISOTTO FRUTTI DI MARE
Mixed shellfish risotto simmered in fish stock—squid, Palourde clams, mussels, prawns, chillies, garlic, pomodoro*
Arborio rice simmered in white wine, asparagus, butternut squash, truffle cream, Parmesan, shallots, garlic
Mozzarella, basil, tomato
Porcini, chiodini, button, chestnut
mushrooms trifolati in shallots,
extra-virgin olive oil on mozzarella,
tomato, rocket leaves, truffle oil,
Goats cheese, cherry tomatoes, rocket leaves, mozzarella, tomato
Pecorino cheese, basil, Genovese pesto, garlic, courgette flower, semi-sundried cherry tomato, mozzarella, tomato
Chorizo, ‘nduja sausage, bufala, mascarpone, rocket and tomato sauce
Folded pizza filled with ham, trifolati mushrooms, mozzarella, tomato and topped with buffalo mozzarella
Ham, trifolati mushrooms, artichokes, olives, mozzarella, tomato
Peperoni sausage, jalapeño peppers, mozzarella, tomato
Roasted red and yellow peppers, green olives, aubergines, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, caramelised onions, mozzarella
Parma ham, rocket, parmesan shavings, mozzarella, tomato
GUAZETTO DI PESCE
Swordfish, clams, mussels, squid, prawns, fish stock, pomodoro, chillies, garlic, crostone di pane
PESCE SPADA ALLA GRIGLIA
A favourite Sicilian dish—chargrilled swordfish steak drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, parsley, broccoli Trapanese
SPIGOLA ALL'AQUA PAZZA
Oven-baked whole sea bass in fish stock, cherry tomatoes, green olives, garlic, chilli and white wine; courgette flower fritters
Buffalo mozzarella, marinated vine tomatoes, basil, pesto, Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil, oregano, focaccia
Seasoned shredded pan-fried chicken breast, couscous, mixed leaves, crispy pancetta, roasted garlic and onion,
courgette, cherry tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, oregano, Sicilian caponata, lemon vinaigrette
A medallion of chargrilled goats’ cheese, caramelised onions, mixed leaves, roasted red peppers, aubergine, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, balsamic vinegar dressing, focaccia
Smoked salmon, orange, spring onion, sweet chilli, watercress, baby spinach, lemon vinaigrette, focaccia
MISTA DI STAGIONE (V)
Tossed mixed leaf salad, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, white wine vinegar dressing
- SIDE £4.25 | MAIN £7.55
RUCOLA E POMODORINI (V)
Cherry tomatoes, rocket salad, parmesan shavings, balsamic vinegar dressing
- SIDE £4.95 | MAIN £9.45
Broccoli, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice
PATATE FRITTE (V)
Homemade triple-cooked chipped potatoes
PATATE AL TARTUFO (V)
Drizzled in truffle oil and Parmesan cheese shavings
PATATE ROSMARINO (V)
Roasted rosemary potatoes
Sautéed with garlic
FIORI DI ZUCCA (V)
Courgette flower fritters
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ShortList's Search for the UK's Best Pizza
Star rating: ★★★★★
This is the sort of pizza that gets you excited about food. Bellissimo.
The dishes were simply brilliant.
The Culinary Guide
Olivelli in Bloomsbury is bellissima. The restaurant has the sleekly inoffensive good looks (and relaxed atmosphere) of Pizza Express, but the food is in another league. Just don't forget to skip lunch before coming, especially if you want to start in style...
Time Out Eating and Drinking Guide
Olivelli has enough individuality and charm to knock the socks off most of its rivals. It has the atmosphere of a traditional trattoria yet it's the food that's really authentic.
London’s stylish Italian eateries include Olivelli with its unique hallmarks: handmade fresh pasta and quality produce sourced from Sicily and nearby markets. You'll also get one of the best pizzas in the capital.
London Visitors Magazine
Give yourself up to the sensual pleasures of a special feast at one of Olivelli’s warm-hearted restaurants. It doesn’t get much better.
London Visitors Magazine
We ate at Olivelli’s St Christopher’s Place venue the other evening. The vibe in here is great…The menu is regional Sicilian – robust, flavoursome recipes that pack a big serotonin punch. Puds to die for, too.
Olivelli is serious about what it does. It has edged itself cleverly into a proper local Italian restaurant, offering something a little different.
Café Culture Magazine
London’s second Caffè Paradiso (in Bloomsbury) is on two floors with typical treats including authentic Sicilian savouries…and mouth-watering patisserie.
Londoners are spoiled for choice when it comes to the highly recommended ice cream at Caffè Paradiso. Available at two venues – Store Street (in Bloomsbury) and Shad Thames.
Pizza Pasta and Italian Food Magazine
Caffè Paradiso offers a genuine taste of Sicily’s unique café culture.