This Poland Street branch of the Obica group is one of four currently in London. It's a chain specialising in authentic Italian dishes and buffalo mozzarella - a cheese they source direct from Campania, and one that makes its way to Obica's plates within 48 hours.
It can be sampled at the mozzarella bar, where diners can choose from four different varieties as well as bocconcini balls or a kilo of the stuff on its own - served with basil pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto and focaccia. They recommend you pair it with small plates, such as prosciutto, salami, olive oil cured tuna or caponata alla Siciliana - a dish of aubergine, pine nuts, almonds, raisins, capers and vinegar.
Larger dishes include lasagne, tagliolini with black truffles from San Miniato, pappardelle with a Tuscan sausage ragu and pizzas, such as a margherita or one topped with n'duja and burrata, made with stone-ground Petra flour. Desserts range from tiramisu and torta di Capri to caramelised peach with a biscuit crumble and a strawberry cheesecake made with ricotta di bufala.
The star of our menu is the freshest mozzarella di bufala DOP from Campania, a must-order whether you prefer classic, smoked or creamy stracciatella. Take a seat at our long mozzarella bar and watch small plates of the finest artisan Italian produce being prepared. Our menu represents our culinary pilgrimage across Italy, where we find sweet datterini tomatoes, San Miniato black truffles and culatello di Zibello, the king of salumi. Our more substantial dishes are based on traditional dried pasta from Gragnano, silky fresh pasta made with Italian flour and fresh eggs, or slow-risen pizza dough using stoneground Petra flour.
Obicà Poland Street belongs to a family of restaurants founded in Rome in 2004. They all serve fresh, simple Italian food, but our Soho restaurant is special because of its long mozzarella bar, downstairs dining room with its own bar, and excellent central location. Visit us for aperitivo, a relaxed, authentic Italian meal with friends, or just to enjoy our super-fresh mozzarella.