Local Marylebone Italian restaurant, Il Baretto is back – bigger and better than ever, having also acquired the site next door to create a larger full service bar, with increased dining capacity. The re-development has been overseen by interior designer, David D’Almada and the space features dark mahogany tables, leather banquette seating, with an open glass wine cellar, all set against the backdrop of white walls and exposed brickwork.
The layout has been changed too so diners will now be able to watch pastry chefs at work crafting the desserts. The upstairs bar, which now extends into the site next door, features low tables and communal seating.
Located between Marylebone High Street and Baker Street, Il Baretto has been bringing traditional Italian cooking to Londoners, since its opening in April 2009 and has built its reputation with a simple and authentic Italian menu which draws influence from speciality dishes and produce of regional Italy.
The menu combines Italian favourites and signature dishes including the popular Fiorentina steak and Salt Baked Seabass, plus new additions such as the Spelt tagliatelle with romanesco broccoli and clams, and the Chicken supreme Milanese style. We also hear they do a mean pizza – cooked in an open wood burning oven.
Brains behind the venue are Arjun and Pritam Waney’s (Coya, Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club) plus veteran restaurateur Giuliano Lotto and Il Baretto is part of a wider group of restaurants including La Petite Maison, The Arts Club and Coya.