Waterside location? Tick. Plenty of fresh seafood? Tick. A clever, accessible wine list? Double tick. It’s no wonder Executive Chef Roberto Taffuri and Head Chef Gianni Carrieri have been able to develop this place into the institution it is today. And you can’t get more waterside than here, right against the historic Finger Wharf. The sunny outdoor terrace is a superb spot to enjoy al fresco dining at its best, while the dramatic dark-wood interior comes into its own at night.
Ventuno’s menu is full of tempting dishes. Generously oversized antipasto platters are a great way to feed a large group, but you’ll also find delicate starters on the menu too, like roasted peach with burrata and prosciutto, or gently fried calamari – perfect with a squeeze of lemon. Pizzas, with a variety of seasonal toppings, are thin-based and as good as any in town, while house-made pastas appear more traditional, but are prepared with a light touch. Main courses are more substantial, with a fish of the day, steak or roast bird on offer. ￼￼￼
PSST! Savour an amaro, a traditional Italian digestif, to finish your meal.