London’s leafy Belsize Park is not without its share of premium eateries. Artigiano is one such place, offering some of London’s best and most hyped modern Italian cuisine in cosy, artful premises down Belsize Terrace. It’s an Italian restaurant frequented by celebrities and the well-heeled, who are attracted to the restaurant’s discreet but light-filled setting and, of course, the incredible Italian cuisine proclaiming itself loudly from the menu. Meals at Artigiano are classically structured the Italian way, and the service is truly five-star. You will need to reserve to secure a spot here.
Primi piatti, zuppe, pasta e risotto, pesce, carne, insalata and verdure, plus dolci. These are the boxes that any serious diner visiting one of London’s most seriously authentic Italian restaurants must tick if they are to truly experience what modern Italian cuisine is all about. Droves are flocking to Belsize Park’s Artigiano, whose premises appear discreet and cosy from outside on Belsize Terrace but open out into an incredibly airy set of dining rooms, with a glass frontage that can fold away for spontaneous al fresco dining and a vast titled skylight pouring light into the split-level restaurant below.
Going strong since opening in 1998, Artigiano has quickly built a reputation for being amongst London’s best Italian restaurants. Located in Belsize Park, already known for its lively dining scene, Artigiano’s Belsize Terrace premises attract a discerning crowd, with many celebrities amongst them. It’s the location and discretion that the well-heeled and incognito seek here, but you’ll want to book a table (well in advance) for the incomparable Italian cuisine on offer. The focus is firmly on Italian dishes, but with a sense of modernity prevailing in Artigiano’s highly-rated kitchen, you’re going to find a few fashionable fusion experiments here too, such as the seared scallops in a teriyaki and lime sauce served on a bed of spinach and crispy Parma ham for starters.
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2 courses for £17.50
3 courses £23.00
Absolutely lovely food. My grandson said it was the best starter he'd had ....EVER! And he's fussy. My risotto was delicious.......and I'm a risotto aficionado!