The people behind the Manicomio restaurants in Chelsea and the City bring us Canto Corvino on Artillery Street.
Andrew and Ninai Zarach have become dab hands at putting together stylish and sophisticated Italian restaurants, their work with Manicomio showed the elegance that can be brought to Italian cuisine.
For their new opening Canto Corvino – meaning “song of the raven”, a reference to the Street’s old idiom Raven’s Row – on Artillery Street in the heart of Spitalfields, they follow a similar formula of lip-smackingly good food and chic interiors.
Head Chef Tom Salt heads up the new kitchen, with a menu divided into seven distinct areas – Stuzzichini, Salumi, Crudo, Pasta, Al Forno, Josper, and Dolci. Highlights from the seven areas include a chilli, tomato, and prawn arancini, beef carpaccio with hazelnuts and fermented kohlrabi, blood sausage gnudi, pork t-bone with salsa verde and burnt plums, and of course no Italian menu would be complete without a sumptuous tiramisu to round things off.
The restaurant’s interiors come from B3 Designers, the people behind the décor at Gymkhana and Bubbledogs. It’s all alluring shades of brown and gold, brushed brass and leather banquettes with an attention grabbing show kitchen, and a bar made from blackened steel and reclaimed timber.
The Manicomio restaurants have been foodie successes, and Canto Corvino looks likely to continue this winning streak!
Canto Corvino – 21 Artillery Lane Spitalfields London E1 7HA
Words by Patrick Hamilton Courtney, follow him on Instagram @patrickcourtneyldn or twitter @pcourtneyldn