|Bacco Italian Restaurant, Richmond|
There are a few very good Italian restaurant's around the Richmond area, but if you look hard enough you will find one or two good ones - one being Masaniello in Twickenham who do genuine Italian cuisine, and A Cena in East Twickenham is also popular, although their staff aren't as friendly as the other places and honestly, they take themselves too seriously, I love Italian restaurants because they make you feel welcome - these guys are the exception. But one place I enjoy going to is Bacco in Richmond. I have also stumbled across a restaurant in Whitton that serves authentic food - their burrata is the real deal here, not the fake stuff (mozzarella and burrata are prepared completely differently so if someone serves you up mozzarella instead of burrata, tell them) you see in Italian 'styled' restaurants.
Burrata - A ball that has stringy interior with cream or milk inside and is wrapped like a wonton inside a mozzarella case and should be tied with fronds from a type of leek.
|Baked Aubergine, Bacco Italian, Richmond|
|Polenta & Watermelon Salad, Bacco Richmond|
|Crab Linguine, Bacco Restaurant, Richmond|
Prices range from 8-10 pounds for a start and 13-15 pounds for a pasta and 16 to 24 pounds for meat.