Meridionale, roughly translated to ‘from the south’, is a wonderfully quaint London based Italian eatery that specialises in, as the name suggests, Southern Italian cuisine.
Found in the Fulham area of London, Meridionale finds itself between the Parsons Green and Putney Bridge tube stations, as well as being a stone’s throw away from Hurlingham Park, making it an excellent spot to indulge in some sumptuous Southern Italian fare, be it diners simply exploring the area or ready to embark on a trip to the centre of London.
Guests arriving to Meridionale would be wise to call in advance with a tastecard, as upon arrival they will be met with a warm welcome and be bid farewell with more money in their pocket, courtesy of the terrific tastecard discount.
Begin with one of the sublime starters, such as the tantalising Panzerotti, miniature deep fried pizzas filled with Buffalo Mozzarella and tomato sauce, the delectable Tagliere Misto, an assortment of pancetta coppata, sun dired tomatoes and Calabrian spianata, and the curiosity conjuring Frittura di Paranza, a medley of deep fried king prawns, courgettes and baby octopi.
A wealth of classic Italian pastas and pizzas adorn the menu, along with some truly delicious main courses and invigorating salads. Some particularly merit worthy meals include the exquisite Salsiccia al Sugo, Neapolitan sausages partnered with sautéed potatoes and peppers, the sumptuous Paccheri di Gragnao con Spigola, a seabass fillet resting upon a bed of flat tube pasta with a creamy white wine and garlic sauce, and the enticing Ripieno Classico fried pizza, topped with Buffalo Ricotta cheese, black pepper and Mozzarella.
With much more to choose from, as well as some divine desserts, Meridionale makes for a fantastic spot for any occasion, be it a humble meal with the family or a special date night with that special someone.