Italian staple, polenta, is put firmly in the spotlight at this charming restaurant in the heart of bustling Soho. The cornmeal-based, gluten-free food associated with peasant cuisine of Northern Italy features in many forms as part of the inventive menu, from starters to muffins.
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Venue Details & Map
64 Old Compton StreetSohoLondonW1D 4UQ
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Visiting from the US, we were lucky to have family as tour guides. With 4 people being gluten free, this was a home run! It was unbelievably delicious and creative. When we come back to London, we will be back to this location for an excellent experience and delicious meal.more
Coeliacs and vegetarians/vegans alike, rejoice! La Polentaria has it all. Extensive wine list, accommodating and helpful staff, a creative menu, and a really authentic Italian vibe.
Never in my life have I seen the humble polenta dressed up so well. Try the gnocchi - you won't regret it! I was overwhelmed with the presentation of the dishes, so much so that I ordered a starter and two...more
Together with my friend I was the lucky winner of the Sagitter One competition during the Yelp Mad Scientist Soiree, which brought us for a dinner to La Polenteria.
Being a huge fan of Italian cuisine but having tried only supermarket polenta before and not being convinced I really had liked it, I was really looking forward to having 'a proper one' to see if it'd change my mind.
Popped in while passing by as it had a recent mention in Time Out for being of a new breed of restaurants specializing in one dish & I'm a fan of polenta. I was actually a little bummed that they had a wide menu of varied offerings rather than just standing by the polenta as I expected. There were pastas on the menu & the waiters were eagerly pushing me to pick items out of the display case...more
We stopped by for tea and cake and I was super disappointed. (It's like 4 quid for tea and cake- but seriously, skip the cake)
Firstly the waitstaff were super not interested, despite there being only like 3 tables and 3 waiters. Man, was it difficult to flag someone down to get some tea or to leave.
The tea was fine. There is NOTHING. And I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING you can do wrong to a...more