Gastronomical observations show that space ricottas fired from lunch pads often get trapped in orbit round Michelin stars. Un-ravioli the mystery with today's Groupon: £35 instead of £85 for a seven course tasting menu at Ristorante Semplice.
This Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of London's Mayfair has won the hearts of Italian food connoisseurs and the capital's gourmands alike. The quality of ingredients makes Ristorante Semplice stand out from the crowd, with fresh produce like cheeses, olive oil and fassone beef sourced directly from small regional Italian suppliers, and wine drawn from the plumbed depths of Italian wells. Chef proprietor, Marco Torri, trained with a series of Michelin-starred chefs in Italy and Paris and his nuanced menu finds apt reflection in the 'semplice' lines of sharply elegant furniture and romantic contours of cream tablecloths of this chic, polished restaurant.
Groupon holders can loosen their gasteroid belts with a constellation of seven taster dishes from the seasonal menu at Ristorante Semplice. Sample antipasti like filet of veal (£12.75) and diver-caught scallops with foie gras (£16.50), together with freshly made pastas topped with venison or lamb ragout (£12.75) or buffalo ricotta and sautéed langoustine (£13.75) and meat and fish dishes such as veal (£28.75) and roasted monkfish (£26.25) in this seven course extravaganza of expert Italian cuisine.
The Ristorante Semplice has been reviewed in the prominent entertainment guide Time Out as well as featuring in Hardens restaurant guide. National press such as The Times has also shown an interest in this Italian Eatery, with an enthusiastic response by the food critic AA Gill, while Zagat reviewers have enjoyed the quality and simplicity of the authentic cuisine.
I've got one word only: FANTASTIC! The food was marvellous
– SophieLondon, London- eating
In restaurant parlance, 'Mayfair Italian' often means overwrought, expensive food. Not so at Semplice, where, as the name suggests, simplicity wins out. The clean lines and polished surfaces of the restaurant are echoed in the dishes, served on plain white crockery. Quality of the ingredients, many of which are imported from Italy, is high.
– Time Out