This Lavender Hill restaurant takes its name from what the ancient Greeks and Romans called Sardinia. And it's Sardinia where the focus of this place lies, showcasing the food, drink and culture of the Italian isle, alongside a few crowd-pleasers from the mainland.
The food menu is all about authenticity. Expect, then, dishes ranging from Sardinian cured meats and cheeses and malloredus pasta with tomato, sausage, saffron and pecorino to Sardinian seafood stew and maialetto sardo - a traditional Sardinian dish of suckling pig here served with pan-fried potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
The wine list has plenty of bottles from Sardinia, but borrows from the boot, too.
Sardinia (called Ichnusa by the ancient Romans and Greeks) is an Italian island that has a great heritage of culinary culture and folklore, and we are proud to bring some of the unmistakable flavours of this proud Mediterranean land to you, at our restaurant in Lavender Hill.
At Ristorante Ichnusa we offer the authentic taste of Sardinia, preparing our homemade pastas and main courses in the same traditional way our grandmothers did when we were kids. Strong, bold flavours and the freshest ingredients combine with handmade delicacies and full bodied wine to produce an unforgettable experience for all who grace our tables.
Our specialities include homemade malloreddus with sausage and saffron, braised rabbit, grilled venison, fresh fish and suckling piglets. We offer everything from cured meats and cheeses to spicy green beans with garlic, familiar Italian favourites such as tagliatelle with ragu to Neapolitan pasta with seafood and sweet tomatoes. For dessert there is also the mouth-watering seadas drizzled with honey and a full range of tempting coffees and digestifs. We can also offer gluten-free and wholewheat pasta and halal meats, meaning everyone can enjoy the real taste of Sardinia!
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