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4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A free-from-gluten Italian on Fulham Broadway.

You don’t generally walk away from an Italian meal feeling light and lithe. But Ardiciocca (‘artichoke’ in the Genovese dialect) is completely free from gluten, so also the bloat. The decor is run-of-the-mill: generic furniture and the name spelled out on the wall using pots, pans and kitchen utensils. But the food is impressive: understated yet elegant. Both the sublimely al dente (and gluten-free, let’s not forget) pasta with beef ragù and a homemade gnocchi with a creamy cheese topping were unpretentious yet deeply textured and full of flavour. Be sure to order the addictively good courgette fries too.

Ardiciocca’s lighter-than-air pizzas are also not to be missed, and work well as a starter. Paper-thin and perfectly crisp, they’re sure to fire your appetite, especially if you get one smothered in pesto and stringy stracchino cheese. Now, let’s get into the dessert – because this was the highlight of an already flawless meal. Creamy gelato coupled with a rich, gooey chocolate brownie. No more details can be conveyed, as the whole helping was demolished in about two seconds flat. I’ll just have to return to take further notes.

Ardiciocca says
Located in the heart of Fulham, Ardiciocca is your local Italian gluten-free trattoria and pizzeria. Roberto Costa and chef Matteo Riganelli bring you authentic Italian cuisine that is true to tradition, yet only uses naturally gluten-free produce.

Ardiciocca, offers a dining experience like no other. The specific selection of our products, and the stories behind them are fundamental in our traditional restaurant. Our cuisine pays homage to both the traditions and the people who protect the quality of these ingredients.

At Ardiciocca, we use simple ingredients carefully selected from small producers and farms, to ensure that every ingredient is treated with the utmost care and respect from the beginning to when it lands in our kitchen. We believe that flavour, colour and texture should not be compromised in the pursuit of eating delicious food. As a trattoria, we want our guests to enjoy food full of tradition, culture and care. In a society where we are often in a hurry, our cooking philosophy is instead based around the original Italian recipes of our ancestors who weren’t concerned about time, and would devote hours to creating the perfect stew.

Where to eat in Fulham? Right here, you will experience a traditional meal in one of the most delightful surroundings, which sets it apart from other Italian restaurants nearby.

We prove that gluten-free doesn’t have to mean compromise, now whether it’s the best gluten free pizza, we will let you decide!


By: Nina Clark



Address: 461-465 North End Road
Transport: Tube: Fulham Broadway
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £65.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 11pm Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 11pm
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