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on Cambridge Circus, Vico is the new opening from the guys behind Bocca di Lupo, one of London’s best Italian restaurants, and Gelupo, almost certainly London’s best gelateria. Whereas Bocca is a fairly high end Italian, Vico is going for a more of a laid back, casual approach with a menu of pastas, pizzas and best of all, a whole section of fritti…i.e. lots of delicious fried things.

We got stuck right into the fried section, polishing off potato, pecorino and mint croquettes and then Lasagnancino…yes, that is deep-fried lasagna and yes, it was amazing. Dragging ourselves away from the fried foods, we tucked into to a near-enough perfect spaghetti and meatballs, before the main event of a whole baked sea bass, still juicy from being cooked in white wine and served with crispy thin potatoes. Running over the road to the cinema (Vico is a great option for pre-theatre), we just had time to grab an ice cream from the takeaway Gelupo counter as we were leaving…salted caramel and bacio is pretty hard to beat.

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1 Cambridge Circus, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 8PA