Review on Olivomare
Restaurateur Mauro Sanna has built up a cult following in Belgravia over the years, thanks to the success of Olivo and its little sister Olivetto. Now he is wooing his wealthy devotees and others with Olivomare - a highly desirable hangout that has already reeled in many of his fans.
As the name suggests, this restaurant is all about seafood, and it creates a cool (almost stark) impression with its brilliant white ceilings and furniture; colourful relief is provided by a vast patterned mural composed of geometric fish-like shapes.
Both chefs hail from Sardinia and the food has a strong regional footprint. Mauro Sanna reputedly introduced Londoners to the delights of bottarga (dried mullet roe) and it puts in an appearance here as part of a classic spaghetti dish. Other intriguing offerings include lorighitas (twirled Sardinian pasta) with sea urchin sauce, cured tuna with shredded celeriac and sun-dried tomatoes, and cassola (a peasant-style seafood stew). Finish with lemon cream garnished with candied orange peel or traditional sebada (cheese pastry doused in honey). To go with the food there are some excellent Sardinian wines and other bottles from the Italian mainland.
Italian / Seafood
Marco Melis and Andrea Orru
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 11.00pm (10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express