Review on Al Duca
Al Duca serving classy Italian food without too many frills or astronomical prices is the avowed aim of this sophisticated St James's restaurant just off Jermyn Street. It opts for stylish simplicity with its traditional Italian terracotta and olive colour schemes, mosaic tiling and oak timbers. The food follows suit, making the most of native ingredients and treating them sympathetically.
House favourites span everything from poached egg with crusty Parmesan, bacon, potatoes and sauté mushrooms to Amaretto parfait with coffee syrup. Pasta ('fatta in casa') is a good bet – perhaps conchigliette with bacon, turnip tops and chilli or green pappardelle with pigeon and sage ragoût - while 'secondi piatti' might feature pan-fried fillet of sea bass with basil-scented zucchini and grilled radicchio as well as wholesome braised osso buco with Sardinian couscous and leeks.
The wine list is a highly auspicious, all-Italian affair that combines big names and newcomers at prices that won't cause panic. Don't miss the fine selection of grappas.
Al Duca is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Mon-Fri (12.30 - 11.00pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express