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The Olivelli name has its roots in the distinctive Sicilian food culture.
Passionate about building on the success of Sicilians Rita and Enrico Olivelli’s famous Bloomsbury restaurant in the 1930s (the go-to venue for nearby RADA students and famous London theatre actors of the day), Sicilian-born restaurateur Giovanni Salamone bought OIivelli in 1993.
The Olivelli ‘family’ has grown to include four restaurants – Bloomsbury, Mayfair, Waterloo and Dulwich – and two caffès, Caffè Paradiso, at Bloomsbury and Tower Bridge.
Olivelli is defined by its buzzy, contemporary personality but the Salamones have preserved two key ingredients from the past: a big-hearted welcome and fair-priced, quality food which includes homemade pasta and pizza. Only the freshest ingredients and sustainably-sourced fish and meat from local suppliers are used in the authentic regional Italian and Sicilian dishes.
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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.