Taberna Etrusca on the Bow Churchyard in the City is a traditional Italian trattoria-style restaurant complete with textured wall detailing, tiled floors and open-beamed ceilings. With a cozy terrace for the summer months the restaurant is an ideal spot for a relaxed diner any time of year. Diners are heading here for fuss-free, authentic Italian cuisine served with traditional Italian hospitality; a small piece of Italy in the capital.
2 Courses For £17.50
3 Courses For £23.00
Private Dinning Room Available
Italian food, of course, is Europe’s preeminent cuisine, and at Taberna Etrusca we are reminded why. Established way back in 1967, the kitchen at this Bow Churchyard eatery is serving a menu which runs the length of the Italian peninsula. Find chitarra spaghetti from Abruzzo sitting comfortably with meats from Lombardy and traditional Sicilian limoncello, perfect for those with regional favourites and for those hoping to find something new too.
The appeal of Taberna Etrusca on the Bow Churchyard in the City is its commitment to hearty, authentic Italian cooking in a friendly, unintimidating environment – something that is in short supply in this corner of the capital. The restaurant is a popular choice for private and corporate functions all year round, and is helpfully located between Manison House, Bank, St. Paul’s and Cannon Street stations. Open for lunch between 12pm-3pm and dinner between 6pm-10pm servings Monday to Friday, guests return again and again, and so the 145 seater restaurant is regularly packed out. As such, a reservation is recommended, particularly in the evenings.
Decent orecchiette with broccoli, delicious salad with goat cheese, excellent lamb chops. The pork belly tastes rather Asian than Italian (kind of sweet-sour). The service staff is not unfriendly but at times distracted and altogether unprofessional. Rather noisy place.