Big Mamma group to open second London restaurant in Fitzrovia

30 April 2019 by
Big Mamma group to open second London restaurant in Fitzrovia

Circolo Popolare, or Circolo for short, will be inspired by the Sicilian coast and open in a 280-cover, 9,000 sq ft site in Rathbone Square, including a 60-cover outdoor terrace.

The restaurant will offer a "slightly over the top menu" of small plates and larger sharing platters including metre-long pizzas loaded with San Marzano tomato and burrata from Puglia; and centrepieces from the Sicilian grill, such as calamari e lemoni and pork skewers al arrabiata.

Desserts will include the group's Instagram hit lemon meringue pie as well as a 1l ice-cream sundae served with giant cookie chunks.

More than 20,000 bottles of spirits will line the walls of the plant-filled restaurant, while thousands of festoon lights will adorn the ceiling.

The Big Mamma group opened Gloria in east London earlier this year and has seven trattorias as well as a 50,000 sq ft food market in France.

Reviews: The Crown in Chiswick is "doing a decent impression of a reliable local", writes Jimi Famurewa; while both Grace Dent and Fay Maschler are pleasantly surprised by Gloria>>

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