Inspired by a charming little restaurant that Enoteca’s owners visited in Italy, where the menu was simple, the decor unpretentious and great food and wine was shared around the table among family and friends. Aiming to bring a piece of this Italian charm to Southampton, Enoteca serves up sharing plates and charcuterie boards as well as a handpicked list of Italian wines. You’ll find it located on Bedford Place right in the city centre – book a table now for an authentic Italian experience.
Southampton may have no shortage of great Italian restaurants, but Enoteca is a name that certainly stands out among the rest. Instead of the usual pizza and pasta offerings, Enoteca specialise in small sharing plates and boards, making it the perfect place for a communal dining experience with family or friends. Tuck into a platter of Italian cheeses and cured meats, or share some small tapas-style dishes like the polpettine (juicy Italian meatballs in your choice of classic or spicy sauce), prosciutto wrapped prawns, aubergine and parmesan rolls and griddled lamb cutlets.
Be sure to leave room for dessert though, because you won’t want to miss out on Enoteca’s homemade tiramisu. Whether it’s for a romantic date or a family meal, Enoteca’s charming atmosphere and low-key vibe make it the perfect choice, attracting lovers of Italian cuisine from all over the city to its location on Bedford Place in the city centre. To guarantee a table at this Southampton favourite, making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended.
Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, intimate setting and great service! Would definitely recommend! The lamb cutlets are not to be missed and the Arancini was divine!
Really enjoyed the evening, lovely food and great service. Effectively Italian tapas with good wine and a relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return in the future !
As per usual the food was excellent especially the lamb. The service and atmosphere was great and the price spot on inc 2 bottles of wine. Will certainley be back!
Lovely place ,the staff are helpful in chose ing the food and when the food arrives mmmm just fabulous a good choice of wine as well , deffo be back .
We went to Enoteca to celebrate a birthday and got a nice table by the window. We enjoyed very much although the resto was rather quiet, early in the week, but it was summer and warm outside. There was no specials of the day as they had run out (good thing for the resto, not so good for us :-), so we had the larger Antipasta cheese and meats to start, improvements could be to tell us what the cheese and meat names were. They were delish with the fresh baked bed of the day. If I was to be really picky the tables were a tad on the sticky side to the touch. With a big glass of red, very relaxing background music and good conversation the tapas went down a treat. Thank you, we will visit again. ..
Excellent.... small portions of meze type food, all with a continental aroma and taste. We had stuffed tomatoes, served just warmed, olives, new potatoes and onion salad and a dish each of flash-fried skirt steak with a garnish of coriander and oil. Delicious. We both enjoyed the affogato as desert. We were seved by the owner and enjoyed talking to him as well as watching him talking to other diners. A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Perfect as a pre-theatre supper and walking distance to the Mayflower theatre.
When we arrived the restaurant was empty and we went in with trepidation. I had booked a very early time 6.30. The staff were very friendly and got us seated and offered menus and wine list. Within half an hour I was very glad I had booked, people were having to be turned away if they hadn't made a reservation and when the food arrived, it was easy to see why. It was all very fresh and very tasty, had a superb meal. Thank you.
A small place with great food. On a street with many other good restaurants Enoteca still manages to stand out with great food, with small tapas style Italian dishes that leave you wanting to try more.
Enoteca is a nice cosy place that serves Italian tapas-style food. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is good. Perhaps a little pricey for the amount of food, but the quality is OK. Nice place for a drink with some nibbles. Cocktails are nice too.
Enoteca is without doubt one of the finest restaurants I’ve been to. It’s not just the food, it’s the whole ethos and atmosphere. Neil, I salute you.