Located opposite its sibling Italian restaurant Mediterraneo, just off the Portobello Road, Essenza is a small place with an intimate setting and understated modern decor. The extensive menu includes dishes from all over Italy, with a strong emphasis on veal, charcoal-grilled fish, and truffles – white and black, in several guises including as part of desserts – throughout the year. There are also daily specials and an 'Express Business Lunch' served during the week, two courses for £14.50. The all-Italian wine list is short and concise.
210 Kensington Park Road
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11.30pm daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove|
|Price:||Main courses £17.80-£28.20. Set lunch (Mon-Fri) £14.50 2 courses.|