Though most are shopping for diamonds while in London’s Hatton Garden, Fabrizio’s may be brightest gem in the area. This intimate, family-run restaurant is refreshingly unpretentious, with café-style wooden chairs and tables and paintings of Mediterranean food to whet the appetite for the huge Italian flavours on offer. The genial chef/host Fabrizio is always at hand with suggestions from either the a la carte or outstanding seasonal specials menu. Regular favourites include warm chicken livers with wild mushrooms and fried polenta, homemade spaghetti with baby clams, chilli and cherry tomato sauce and seared beef tagliata with balsamic reduction and rocket. Prices rarely go over the £13 mark, making it a diamond for both gullet and pocket.
£25 and under
Venue Details & Map
Fabrizio Restaurant - Clerkenwell
30 St. Cross StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1N 8UH
- +44 (0)20 7430 1503
- Public transport:
- Farringdon, Underground
Ate lunch here a couple weeks back with some friends. I was not expecting much, since it doesn't look too impressive from the street. Even though the place was small it seemed cozy and the friendly employees were accommodating (they let us sit where ever we wanted).
I ordered the spaghetti with clams and was a big fan of that. Their main dishes looked and sounded delicious but just seemed too...more
A little tucked away, but next to Daddy Donkey Mexican. The service was exceptional, the food superb and the wine selection very good. The clams in spaghetti, chilies and cherry tomatoes is awesome. The appetizers we had were the Prawns and the chicken livers ......... damn !!! I had the Lamb in a cranberry sauce ....... with mashed potatoes ........ roll me out Johnny !!! You have to try this...more
Great little Italian restaurant. Absolutely AMAZING panna cotta, so always save room for dessert. The staff are friendly and attentive and the pasta of the day (tagliatelle with stewed pork belly) was delicious.more
This small Italian eatery came recommended by a friends flatmate, and first impressions were good. A warm cozy interior, a friendly owner who walked us through the days specials. But this is where it stopped...
We initially chose a table near the back of the restaurant, but the owner then suggested we move closer to the window (a clever marketing trick). We obliged, and the waitress took our...more
Sitting just off Hatton Garden, and looking utterly unprepossessing, Fabrizio is a little gem of an Italian restaurant.
I have eaten here at lunchtime a few times, and have never, ever had a duff meal. In addition to the expected Italian pasta (and I can utterly heartedly recommend the clam sauce), there are mains of (for example) lamb and veal, and there are often specials, both on and off...more