Let’s start Monday with a fact to get the brain going, back in the day Artillery Lane in Spitalfields use to be called Ravens Row and if you translate the phrase song of the raven into Italian you get Canto Corvino and today is the opening of Canto Corvino an Italian restaurant on Artillery Lane. See it all makes sense. Your brain will either be now awake or even more frazzled than before.
Anyway lesson over, Canto Corvino is the third restaurant from Andrew and Ninai Zarach, the owners of Manicomio in Chelsea and the City. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, the menu which is over seen by Head Chef Tom Salt, is split into 7 sections including crudo, salumi and pasta. Highlights are said to include Portland crab arancini, short rib rossini with autumn truffles, leeks and roast cabbage and macadamia and fig tart with lime crème fraîche. Weekends of course are all about long, lazy brunches and Canto Corvino will be getting on the brunch wagon and serving up the likes of hot smoked salmon bagels with burrata and avocado and short rib hash with fried eggs and devilled jus.
If you’re after a banquet (and let’s be honest who doesn’t fancy a banquet from time to time?) then you’ll want the private dining room where you and up to twenty of your friends/colleagues/family (delete as applicable) can dine on the feasting menu which includes the likes of Middlewhite suckling pig, ossobucco Milanese and cacciucco livornese fish stew.
B3 Designers (Roka, Lima, Gymkhana and Bubbledogs) are keeping with the trading heritage of Spitalfields so inside the restaurant takes on a sleek industrial, warehouse aesthetic to contrast with the hearty Italian cooking.
Canto Corvino: Opens today, 21 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, E1 7HA, www.cantocorvino.co.uk