If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant in London, then you’re going to be spoiled for choice. The city is stuffed with perfect pizzerias, terrific trattoria, exceptional enotecas and any number of neighbourhood red sauce joints that are ready, willing and able to satisfy the hungry punters need for an Italian feast. Amarcord Italian Restaurant on Southampton Row are as good an example of cooking from the bel paese as you’ll find in Holborn, so make a move and discover what they have to offer – from soups and salads to classics such as pasta, stone-baked pizzas, risotto, seafood and much more. Book your table today.
Amarcord Italian Restaurant like to think that they offer more than just the standard red sauce and checkerboard tablecloth establishment. While they pride themselves on their family-friendly atmosphere and exceptional service, they also boast a menu that goes far further than the usual fare, offering a fine dining take on the traditional Italian canon. Come along to Southampton Row in Holborn to try some of their house signatures – we’d recommend the homemade pate or the pan-fried cod in capers and garlic – as well as their extensive repertoire of pizzas and pasta.
Amarcord are well versed in the classics of the genre, and use them as the jumping off point to greater things. Their pastas take in long time favourites such as penne all’arrabbiata and spaghetti bolognese, but also include sophisticated options such as crespolini, stuffed with ricotta and spinach. The mains, too, are suitably stylish: try the charcoal grilled sea bass with lemon, butter and white wine or the calves liver in sage and onion. Whatever you do, it is worth remembering that Holborn is a busy part of London and it always pays to book ahead, so go online and reserve your table today before making the move to Amarcord on Southampton Row.
Amarcord felt welcoming not least because there was spotless table linen and a smiling waitress who showed us to a table in the window, which we found very acceptable.
Good food, friendly and thoughtful staff. Quiet and pleasant ambiance. We would certainly go there again and recommend this charming Italian restaurant for a tasty and well presented meal.
Nice restaurant, attentive service. Main course (sea bass) was a little average considering the price. I would probably choose something else next time, the soup starter was delicious however.