Review on Diciannove
Formerly the Refettorio, set within the Crowne Plaza hotel in London's historic Square Mile and a stone's throw away from Blackfriars station, the restaurant has rebranded and is now called Diciannove. The name means 19 in Italian, which reflects the restaurant's own entrance on 19 Bridge Street, but it can also be accessed through the hotel's lobby. It has been decked out in contemporary style with polished wood tables and dark leather chairs set on glossy wood flooring.
The restaurant may have parted ways with their consultant chef, culinary supremo Giorgio Locatelli, but Executive Chef Alessandro Bay, who was previously part of the kitchen brigade at Locanda Locatelli still mans the stoves. Informality reigns, and the place is particularly noted for its fabulous range of cheeses, around two dozen types of cured meats and hams sourced from premier league Italian producers, as well as breads baked in-house, all of which are now available in the restaurant's own Deli. Expect a lively mix of antipasti, char-grilled meat and fish as well as pasta dishes and some authentic desserts. In all, this is a rustic slice of Italy in the City of London, bolstered by an all-Italian wine list.
Diciannove is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 6.00 -10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card