Enoteca Rabezzana is the place to enjoy pasta on another level.
The pocket-sized wine bar and restaurant might ooze a certain innocence with its candlelit cozy interior. But don’t be fooled.
This is an Italian where you can indulge in some devilish carbohydrate-rich pleasures. Pasta for dessert, anyone?
Forget stopping at a starter of prawn linguine followed by a creamy carbonara. Go the whole hog with a delicious home made Sardinian Sweet Tortelloni.
The parcels, stuffed with creamy pecorino cheese and tangy lemon, are super soft, enjoyably stodgy and come in generous quantity.
I shared a plate (a little less naughty) but could have easily polished off a dish solo.
Dessert was well matched with a glass of beaujolais selected by our sommelier. With more than 150 wines available by the glass on a somewhat confusing nine-page wine list, guidance is essential and welcome.
The small plate menu is cheese dominated (dairy free diners beware) and I suggest kicking off with the pecorino cheese fried balls.
These posh cheese puffs come with a tomato dip and have a crumbly coating wrapped around their warm, delicate filling.
A light, fruity white wine from Lake Garda made cut through the creaminess and was just as tasty paired with a lighter pear, walnut and goats cheese salad.
Then it’s time to ramp up the carbs with a bowl filled with deep fried squid and courgette, an indulgence typical of Enoteca and yet another reason to pop in before Christmas.
Enoteca Rabezzana, 62-63 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ, 020 7600 0266.