Review on Sicily by Da Scalzo
Billed as an 'Art Brasserie', Sicily by Da Scalzo occupies a red-brick listed townhouse in the desirable hinterland between Belgravia and Pimlico. The impressive space, with its herringbone wood floors and lofty vaulted ceiling, once did service as the hall of St Michael's Church, Chester Square, but it has been given a new lease of life of late.
There's a white marble bar downstairs, and white walls to highlight the displays of paintings and prints from contemporary British artists, plus a heated terrace for alfresco meals. It's all rather dramatic and exciting and an all-day boon for locals, commuters and art-loving foodies.
The kitchen draws heavily on Italian and Mediterranean ideas for a menu that is embellished with twee headings. Salads are 'dress rehearsals', sides are designated 'sponsors' and the theatrical wordplay extends to puddings - sorry, 'encores'. That said, the food is sound European stuff, taking in the likes of beef carpaccio, penne arrabbiata, mushroom risotto and braised lamb shank, ahead of chocolate mousse and sorbets. Breakfast is a good option and wines are well chosen.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.30am through
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card