Embrace the Italian summer as Surrey eatery launches new menu

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Piccolino’s chic new summer menu combines authenticity with trending Italian dishes to transport you to the terraces of Tuscany, cities of Rome and Milan and shores of Southern Italy

Much-loved Italian restaurant Piccolino launches its brand new summer menu this week, taking inspiration from the trending crudo dishes of Italy’s most fashionable cities, honouring timelessly authentic summer seafood platters and contemporary twists on Italian classics.

With 20 restaurants nationwide, Piccolino’s anticipated summer menu reveal promises not to disappoint, honouring timeless pizza and pasta dishes whilst showing there’s much more to Italian cuisine. Signature dishes include Carpaccio di Fassona using beef from the hills of Tuscany, whole baked seabass in salt crust filleted table-side and show stopping Fritto Misto, abundant with prawns, calamari, squid, white bait and red mullet.

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Fresh, light summer-inspired dishes joining the menu include the spectacular Crudi Assortiti sharing platter, taking inspiration from the cities of coastal Italy, where raw bars are very much on trend. With Yellowfin tuna tartare, salmon crudo, salmon carpaccio and two freshly shucked oysters, it’s ideal for enjoying on a summer day, alongside a specially selected glass of wine.

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Piccolino will also be serving up the very best in authentic Italian pasta dishes, done the right way. Exclusive to select sites*, the restaurant will be serving up an authentically Roman carbonara tableside from a giant pecorino cheese wheel. Another classic pasta, the Penne All’Arrabbiata, has a contemporary twist with a new rich tomato and chilli ragu which will transport guests to the traditional kitchens of southern Italy.

A new Linguine al Gamberoni will launch for summer, as well as a mouthwatering homemade Ravioli di Granchio in a rich lobster sauce. The summer menu also brings a brand new showstopping dish the Pignata con Carbonara al Tartufo, a traditional spaghetti carbonara complimented by rich truffle and served covered in a pizza dough.

The pizzas too have been inspired by seasonal trends with new pizzas on the menu, such as the classic Prosciutto Crudo Al Tartufo, and the vegan Pizza Ortolana, a white base pizza topped with vegan mozzarella-style cheese, spicy ve-duja, vine-ripened tomatoes, rocket, spring onion, vegan basil mayonnaise and balsamic vinegar. Guests will also find an all-new Calzone on the menu; folded and stuffed with Neapolitan sausage, tomato, ‘nduja, roasted peppers and mozzarella.

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A welcome addition to the delectable desert menu will be Semifreddo, once described by the New York Times** as the ‘Ice Cream Family’s chic Italian cousin’. The classic dessert is popular amongst Italians and with searches for ‘Semifreddo’ increasing by 23% in the UK this year, it is set to be the dessert of the summer.

With beautiful Tuscan-inspired terraces and all weather rooftops across many of its restaurants, Piccolino is the place to wind away summer days and evenings Mediterranean style, with DJs playing into the weekends and an enviable wine and cocktail collection.

Mark Window, Group Executive Chef at Individual Restaurants, adds: “We’re excited to welcome guests this week to sample the mouthwatering dishes on our new summer menu. At Piccolino, sourcing finest ingredients and being innovative in the development of our menus is at the heart of what we do. From honouring timeless classics prepared the proper way to authentic dishes with contemporary twists and introducing trending new dishes, we’ll take our guests on a taste and culinary journey of Italy.“

For more information, please visit: https://piccolinorestaurants.com/

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