Fucina restaurant and Panetteria have nestled in comfortably in Marylebone’s trendy Chiltern Street, tempting locals and Italian food lovers with premium quality Italian produce, dining and drinking experiences.
The other side of this establishment is Panetteria, an organic delicatessen and bakery. Headed up by ex-Princi Head Baker Massimiliano Porta, stocking the finest Italian artisanal grocery items, along with freshly made bread, pastries and special blends of coffee, and fresh gelato and pasta making rooms for those who want to get hands on!
For a more formal and fabulous experience you can dine at the stunning Fucina, curated by restauranteur Kurt Zdesar. Naturally, Kurt has the very best seasonal and organic produce to create innovative yet wholesome dishes elevating simple ingredients to umami-rich creations, in true Italian style. Downstairs, the restaurant features a wood-fired pit for roasting suckling pig, lamb and boar as well as large joints of meat, depending on the season.
The interior is something you can stare at all night in wonder, designed by Andy Martin Architecture, an undulating red brick-lined ceiling emulates the inside of a pizza oven. Its stunning curves give the impression that ceiling is melting down on to you, something you would imagine as an art installation at the Tate Modern.
One of their most talked about features is their private dining room which is accessed downstairs via a staircase that wraps around the seven-metre-high walk-in wine room where diners are able to select wines from the predominantly Italian wine list. The floor to ceiling glass wall between the private dining room and kitchen provides guests with a chef’s table experience observing the drama of the open kitchen and also the wood-fired pit.
Fucina is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and takes reservations
26 Paddington Street Marylebone