Arquati Bistro & Restaurant
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Posted: Fri Aug 3 2012
Occuping a prime central London spot right on the Strand, Arquati Bistro & Restaurant specialises in serving up authentic Italian food in the heart of Theatreland. Marco Arquati and his family have run restaurants on this site since 1983; the latest incarnation sees Arquati going back to his roots, serving up Italian food from the region of Emilia-Romagna. This region features some of the best Italian produce – Parma ham, balsamic vinegar from Modena, and, of course, the famous Bolognese sauce – so diners at Arquati are in for a treat. The restaurant has been newly done up, and there are now two floors featuring casual and fine dining and a fab new bar. Like the décor, food here is rustic and homely; the menu features lots of hearty pasta dishes like tortelloni and rich, delicious desserts. Produce here is sourced from London’s top food markets – Billingsgate, Smithfields and New Covent Garden all get a look in – and the wine list represents Italy and France’s best.