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Ristorante Olivelli

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This longstanding Bloomsbury restaurant has been around for years. It first opened back in the 1930s, and was apparently popular with the great and good of the local theatre world - including Bob Hope and Mae West, no less. Its speciality back then was traditional Sicilian cooking - a theme that continues today.

It's not just Sicilian food on the menu though. Recognisable dishes from across the boot also feature, so expect to see spaghetti carbonara, mixed shellfish risotto, vitello alla Milanese, tagliata de manzo and a chef's special of ricotta and spinach tortelloni in a mushroom, dolcelatte, cream and saffron sauce.

The drinks list also keeps things Italian. Beers include Peroni Gran Riserva, Nastro Azzurro and Peroni Red, while the wine list features bottles from Emilia Romagna, Piemonte, Tuscany, Puglia and Sicily. 

Ristorante Olivelli says
The Olivelli name has its roots in the distinctive Sicilian food culture. Rita and Enrico Olivelli opened their Bloomsbury restaurant in the '30s - a home-from-home for students at nearby drama school RADA as well as famous London theatre actors of the day.



Address: 35 Store Street
Transport: Nearest tube: Goodge Street
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 11.30am – Midnight; Sunday: closed
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