C'Alice

Restaurants, Italian Fulham
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A waft of elegance on Munster Road serving Southern Italian fare.

‘Surely,’ you say, ‘surely there are already far too many Italian restaurants on Munster Road?’ And you’re not wrong. There’s that little one a short hop from the Fulham Road for starters, all cheap and cheerful and rammed to the rafters, where they open the doors on balmy nights and let the customers spill onto the street. Any competition would need a fresh angle – calming, sophisticated, stylish – and that’s exactly where C’Alice comes in.

Emphasis, we are told, is on Southern Italian dishes and head chef Carla Murgioni certainly cooks with a lot of love, attention and, when it comes to fish, a bit of flair too. Starters included wonderfully plump pan-fried scallops in grapefruit juice and a satisfyingly crisp-on-the-outside, crumbly-on-the-inside selection of arancini. Unless you’re some sort of all-you-can-eat world champion you’ll skip the next course of pasta and move onto mains such as the exceptional tuna steak in a Sicilian Bronte pistachio crust. A veal steak with Parma ham and cheese rice dominated the plate size-wise, and was also of top quality. The restaurant falls short when it comes to innovative dessert options, but you probably won’t care by then. If there was any fault to be had, it was with a simple Merlot that came in at £25, the cheapest bottle on their list. All in all, though, there’s definitely room in the neighbourhood for this Italian.

By: Dave Faulkner

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Venue name: C'Alice
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Address: 199 Munster Road
London
SW6 6BX
Transport: Tube: Parsons Green
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £100.
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Leah P
tastemaker

Went on Sunday evening so no need to book. Relaxed atmosphere with the waitress authentically Italian speaking very little English. Food and wine excellent but the bill could easily add up if not careful 😜🎉

L-J
tastemaker

I couldn't quite work out how I was in an Italian restaurant but surrounded by very minimal light wood tables and chairs, much more the decor you would find in sushi bar, however it was very modern and contemporary in feel.

The menu and staff were genuinely Italian, and their chef certainly knows what he is doing, the lobster ravioli £19 is out of this world, I ate a seared tuna steak with pistachio crust, it was exceptional, although severed on a very fancy flat piece of slate which looked good, but incredibly impractical with most of my tomatoes ending up on the table. 

It was a lovely meal with a rather staggering price tag,  we had only one main course each the pasta and tuna steak, an in house recommend delightful Italian bottle of red at £33 (cheapest I could see was £25 and most were over £40) and shared a small portion of the cheese board.  This totaled a rather grand £94 on a Wednesday night. It is a lovely spot but whether it has quite got it's clientele and pricing correct time shall tell, Munster road has some great restaurants that seem to serve better value for money, hence it seemed very quiet with only about 6 dinners in for the night.


Megan G

We come here regularly with all of our friends and family! The food is amazing and the wines are incredible... real authentic Italian experience with the Italian hospitality. L O V E I T