Address 183 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TE
Phone 020 7228 2660
Web site http://www.donna-margherita.com/
Main dish price range £7.75-9.90
Rating 3.5 Stars. Great restaurant if you're there for the atmosphere, the football, and the burrata.
Recommended dishes: Burrata with eggplant puree and pesto, Saltimbocca Fritto e al Forno
|Football Jerseys inside Donna Margherita.|
When we arrived on a sunny Saturday, we were immediately taken in by Donna Margherita's quirky, down-to-earth charm. Italian soccer jerseys hung on one wall, as did a black and white picture of a person we're told is among Southern Italy's most famous comics-cum-mimes. (Side note: This would be a killer place to watch an Italian Serie A game.) A sculpture/city scene made largely using pizza dough stood in one corner begging for attention. We immediately got the meal off to an auspicious start by ordering a selection of antipasti (not on the menu, but you can ask for it), which included what turned out to be a delicious plate-- a large chunk of mouthwateringly perfect fresh burrata cheese, flown in from Italy and presented in a bed of aubergine puree. Like a good burrata it cut open to reveal a gooey rich center, rich as butter. A smear of homemade pesto snaked along the side of our plate, tasting like perfection.
|Donna Margherita: A burrata to remember.|
|Sampling the pasta offerings: the O'Scialatiell ro re' Fernando.|
|Not living up to the hype: The Margherita pizza at Donna Margherita.|
|Taste the crunch: The divine Saltimbocca Fritto e al Forno.|