Formally known as De Cecco, New King’s Road’s Vicino has recently undergone a rebrand and emerged as Vicino (meaning local in Italian). Frankly though, regulars will be hard pressed to spot many changes beyond the name: the team is still serving their signature contemporary Italian food in a trattoria-style environment to Fulham and Parsons Green locals with an eye of great Italian food. Offering both a lunch and dinner service, Vicino is a much loved part of central London’s dining scene.
Vicino focuses on using the finest local, seasonal ingredients to reflect the team’s ethos: unpretentious food, cooked well, using traditional Italian methods. The kitchen is supplied by producers in the UK and Italy, meaning that the food blends both sustainability and authenticity as well as possible. On New King’s Road in Parson’s Green, the food here is as classic as it gets when it comes to high-end Italian cooking in London. Expect sea bass ravioli and burrata as well as traditional dishes like spaghetti all'amatriciana as well as a handful of modern twists.
In its old life De Cecco had built a reputation for reliably good Italian food at sensible prices in Parsons Green. Much about Vicino maintains the strengths of De Cecco, not least the starchy table cloths and trattoria-inspired decor. Indeed, there are few differences between the old and new, but perhaps the biggest difference is the affirmation that Vicino is a local restaurant for local diners in the capital. Join the team for lunch and dinner service all week and enjoy some of the finest Italian in London.
Excellent food, particularly the veal escalope. The service was also very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!
Meeting up with an old friend, Vicino was just the right place - friendly service, no intrusive music, excellent food and wine and good value for money. I will be back!
This place is going to be my new favourite local dining spot. Very authentic Italian. Great food, lovely atmosphere and very friendly service. Can’t wait for my next visit! Grazie Carla