As a family, we really enjoy going out for family meals. Little man is used to going to restaurants and he thoroughly enjoys the whole experience.
Although hubby and I are used to fine dining, little man hasn’t experienced it yet until our recent visit to Bocconcino a few days ago. I was pleased to see that the restaurant is spread over two floors and it caters for all occasions from family dinners to business meetings.
Bocconcino, Mayfair’s finest sophisticated Italian restaurant, offers a wide range of dishes in their a la carte menu, from antipasti to pizza, insalate, zuppe, secondi di carne, secondi di pesce, contorni and desserts.
We started our meal with a selection of starters to share: foccacia al mozzarella, which was deliciously cheese and crispy, Proscuitto di Parma con panzerotti fritti al formaggio, which are deep fried cheese pastries served with Parma ham.
We also ordered frittura di calamari con salsa tartara, little man’s favourite deep fried calamari with tartare sauce. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce complemented the calamari beautifully.
As soon as our starters arrived, were very impressed with the generous portion and delicious taste of the dishes.
For main course, hubby ordered filetto rossini, a 220g piece of Scottish fillet of beef with duck foie gras and black truffle. It was beautifully cooked and hubby thoroughly enjoyed the delicious combination of flavours.
I wanted to try one of their fish dishes, so I chose filetto di branzino con patate, vongole e zafferano. The sea bass fillet was served on a bed of potato, clams and zafron broth. The fish was moist on the inside and crispy on the outside, just how I like it!
Little man wanted to try one of the delicious pizzas, freshly made by the pizzaiolo. He tried pizza con prosciutto cotto, which had mozzarella and ham on a tomato sauce base. Little man really enjoyed his pizza and there were other children on a table nearby also having pizza.
To finish off our meal, I tried the chocolate dessert from their specials menu and was pleasantly surprised when the lights went off and my dessert arrived with a birthday candle. What a lovely surprise!
Hubby tried the chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and also enjoyed it1
Overall, we had a fantastic experience at Bocconcino! Wonderful food, great service and fabulous atmosphere. Highly recommended for family dinners!