Situated on the historic Ludgate Hill, a stone’s throw from St. Paul’s Cathedral, Obica Mozzarella Bar delivers truly fine but affordable Italian food to the doorstep of East London. Its secret? Good relationships with small scale farmers and carefully sourced products.
Burrata fans, look no further than what’s on offer here. The Straciotela is incredibly light and creamy, and contrasted so perfectly with the bold Primitivo Torcicoda Salento that the result was heaven. With such a variety of flavours on offer, we recommend trying as much from the small plates and antipasti as possible, as its here the quality of the produce really shines. We were lucky enough to sample several mains, of which our favourite as the Petto di Pollo Ruspante which delighted us with truffle undertones.
From the cocktail menu we tried the Americano, which is one of several spins on the Negroni formula offered, which proved both well balanced, and possessing of a deep and rich flavour, and at only £7, exceptional value.
For dessert the Semifreddo al Croccante Salato narrowly beat the Panna Cotta all’Amaretto as our favourite, both of which managed to match the quality of the Mozarella Bar and Small Plates with delicate textures and balanced sweetness.
If you’re in the mood for authentic Italian food and artisan produce, Obica St. Paul’s makes this experience possible without jumping on a plane, or even leaving East London.
5-7 Limeburner Lane