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.
(V) Vegetarian dishes
* Pomodoro - homemade Neapolitan-style sauce with an ultra smooth consistency: plum tomatoes, onions and extra-virgin olive oil
Parma ham, finocchiona salame, sun-dried tomatoes, arancine with beef, pork and mozzrella, buffalo mozzarella, panelle chickpea fritters, olives, mortadella, artichokes, caponata, sun-dried tomato and turmeric pesto, focaccia, Sicilian potato, chickpea and herb croquettes
- £10.85 or £21.70 for two to share
ANTIPASTO VEGETARIANO (V)
Panelle, buffalo mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, caponata, grilled peppers and aubergine, bruschetta paesana, artichokes, focaccia, sun-dried tomato and turmeric pesto, courgette fritters
- £10.35 or £20.70 for 2 to share
500g Atlantic-caught Scottish mussels, pomodoro*, garlic, chillies, white wine
OLIVE CONDITE (V)
Sicilian green Nocellara olives from Valle dei Cascavaddotti
BRUSCHETTA PAESANA (V)
Toasted bread, marinated vine and sun-dried tomatoes in red onion, extra-virgin olive oil and garlic
Crispy deep-fried rice balls, choice of fillings: beef and pork ragù with mozzarella, or aubergine and mozzarella, or a selection of both. Served with sun-dried tomato and turmeric pesto
FRITTURA DI TOTANI
Sicilian-style lightly battered and deep-fried totani squid, Italian tartar sauce
PANE ALL’AGLIO (V)
Homemade pizza bread brushed with olive oil, fresh garlic and rosemary
Mozzarella and cream parcel, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil with a choice of: caponata Siciliana or cherry tomatoes, rocket leaves and olives or Parma ham
Pan-fried king prawns, garlic, chillies, white wine
Buffalo mozzarella, marinated vine tomatoes in Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil and oregano, basil leaves, Genovese basil pesto with Pecorino cheese and pine
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, salsa Sorrentina
A medallion of chargrilled goats’ cheese, caramelised onions, mixed leaves, roasted red peppers, aubergine, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, balsamic vinegar dressing, focaccia
MISTA DI STAGIONE (V)
Mixed leaves, cucumber, red onion, olives, cherry tomatoes, white wine vinaigrette dressing
- £5.95 | £11.90
Cherry tomatoes, rocket, Parmesan,
balsamic vinegar dressing
- £5.95 | £11.90
Pasta e Risotti
RAVIOLI ASPARAGI (V)
Mozzarella and cherry tomato filled fresh pasta, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, shallots, butter
Spaghetti, squid, mussels, prawns, Palourde clams, white wine, chillies, garlic and a dash of pomodoro*
FIORI DI ZUCCA
Fresh tagliolini, prawns, courgette, courgette flowers, cherry tomatoes, shallots, white wine, chillies, butter
Fresh tagliolini, Scottish smoked salmon, black and white truffle cream, shallots, white wine
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)
Ricotta and spinach filled fresh tortelloni tossed in a sauce of mushrooms, dolcelatte, cream, saffron, white wine, butter
Linguine, pistachio pesto, prawns,
cream, white wine, garlic, butter
Layers of oven-baked pasta, Bolognese sauce, béchamel, buffalo mozzarella, Parmesan cheese
Fresh tagliatelle, wild boar, Chianti wine, tomato, celery, carrot, garlic and herb ragú
RISOTTO FRUTTI DI MARE
Risotto, squid, Palourde clams, mussels, prawns, chillies, garlic, fish broth, white wine, pomodoro*
RISOTTO D'ALBA (V)
Arborio rice simmered in white wine, asparagus, butternut squash, truffle cream, Parmesan, shallots, garlic, butter
Mozzarella, basil, tomato
Mixed mushrooms in shallots and extra-virgin olive oil, truffle oil, garlic, chillies, mozzarella, tomato
Goats cheese, cherry tomatoes, rocket, mozzarella, tomato
Parma ham, rocket, Parmesan shavings, mozzarella, tomato
Chorizo, ‘nduja sausage, rocket, buffalo mozzarella, mascarpone and tomato sauce
Folded pizza filled with ham, mixed
mushrooms in shallots and extra-virgin olive oil, mozzarella, tomato, topped with buffalo mozzarella
Ham, mixed mushrooms in shallots and extra-virgin olive oil, artichokes, smoked pepperoni sausage, mozzarella, tomato
Roasted red and yellow peppers, green olives, aubergines, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, caramelised onions, mozzarella
Smoked pepperoni sausage, jalapeño peppers, mozzarella, tomato
Anchovies, capers, olives, mozzarella, tomato
The tenderest pan-fried chicken in pomodoro*, shallots, buffalo mozzarella with cazzilli and broccoli Trapanese
Pan-fried best veal escalope coated in egg and aromatic breadcrumbs, with homemade chipped potatoes and basil pesto mayonnaisse
SCALLOPINE AI FUNGHI
Fillets of best veal in a cream of truffle and wild mushroom sauce, with patate rosmarino and spinaci Sorrentina
Pan-fried best veal escalope, Parma ham, white wine, butter, sage, with broccoli Trapanese, patate rosmarino
Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb stew with potatoes, carrots, peas, Chianti red wine, and pomodoro*, served with crostone di pane
Meatballs done the Italian way!
Homemade beef and veal meatballs with garlic, shallots, basil and Parmesan, in a tomato, onion, and white wine sauce, served with toasted artisan bread and Pecorino cheese shavings
GUAZZETTO DI PESCE
Swordfish, mussels, clams, squid, prawns and samphire in vine tomato, garlic, and chilli fish broth with crostone di pane
SPIGOLA ACQUA PAZZA
Oven-baked sea bass fillets in a white wine fish broth with cherry tomatoes, green olives, garlic, chillies and samphire, served with rosemary potatoes
PESCE SPADA MESSINESE
Pan-fried swordfish steak in pomodoro, garlic, caper, onion, celery, pine kernel, sultana, green olive, and basil sauce, with rosemary potatoes.
Chickpea flour fritters
Homemade triple-cooked chipped potatoes
PATATE FRITTE TARTUFO
Homemade triple-cooked chipped potatoes tossed in truffle oil and Parmesan cheese shavings
PATATE ROSMARINO (V)
Roasted rosemary potatoes
Crispy fried courgette in a light batter
Tenderstem broccoli, garlic, and lemon
Sicilian potato, chickpea, and herb croquettes
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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.
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Pizza Pasta and Italian Food Magazine
Caffè Paradiso offers a genuine taste of Sicily’s unique café culture.