Big Mamma's vintage Italian trattorias, cocktail bars and restaurants have shaken up the French dining scene and looking to replicate their success in London. Created in 2014 Big Mamma sets out to evoke "the generosity, humor and simplicity of Italian gastronomy" and like the Mamma, the restaurants are designed to welcoming and convivial. Think laid-back, vibey trattoria serving authentic Italian food - handmade on site and with products sourced directly from Italy.
Their first London site (previously home to Red's True Barbecue) accommodates 160-covers across two floors with a design replicating the aesthetic of Capri in the 1970s (think vintage candelabra and pink pinstripe upholstery). On the menu, brimming with produce all directly sourced from Italy, as is the Big Mamma way, expect wildly indulgent Italian classics.
Old school Italian
Downstairs, mirrored ceilings and velour banquettes sit around a sunken kitchen and perfect for late night dining – open till 2am at weekends.
Amatriciana di seppia pasta - fresh calamari in umido, 5 hours San Marzano tomato sauce, candied guanciale, pecorino, Calabrian chilli peppe & parsley; Regina Instagram pizza - mozza fior di latte, burrata, stracchino cheese, button mushrooms, herb crusted ham & fresh chives and lobster risotto with San Marzano tomatoes, mussels & crayfish bisque.