Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 1011
Address: 43 New Oxford Street, London WC1
Cuisine Type: Italian
Holborn (CENTRAL, PICCADILLY)
They like their air conditioning system in this place. If hurricane force winds howling at you from the Arctic Circle are your thing, select the window seats and enjoy the bracing experience. If this does not put you off your food you will discover an ample range of wines, though not quite as many other drinks.
A good selection of dishes from all over Italy form the lip-licking menu. As a people the Italians may be world famous for pizza and pasta, but they are of course responsible for rather more too, and The Italian Kitchen prepares and provides them, antipasti onwards, superbly.
What a pity about that damn air vent… and the single till, which may delay the arrival of your bill somewhat if there is a queue of staff waiting to use it.