L’AnimaCafé is the newer, more casual and – thankfully – cheaper sister restaurant to the original L’Anima which is well loved in the City for its authentic Italian cooking.
L’Anima Café is right around the corner and is an enormous space, with endless rows of tables, a central island bar and a huge egg-shaped pizza oven against one wall. There’s a regular a la carte menu full of pastas, meat, fish and pizzas and on Sundays there is also the option of a ‘family feast’ menu, which is exactly what we went for.
At £35 per person you get a huge amount of food, beginning with an incredible selection of breads including ndjua stuffed bread which is worth visiting for alone. Then comes an antipasti board made up of charcuterie, cheese, arancini, calamari, and a tomato and achovy pizza – all awesome.
Next up is the pasta course, where we tried a classic lasagne and sea food pasta, before moving on to the meat courses of roasted lamb shoulder and roast chicken. Italians sure know how to put on a feast. If you’re looking for a serious Sunday meal, then L’Anima Café has got you well covered. Just don’t plan to do much afterwards!
1 Snowden Street, London, EC2A 2DQ