Address: 442 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LQ, United Kingdom
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Great for: Brunch, Cocktails, Date Night, Dinner With Clients, Dinner With Friends, Dogs, Drinks With Clients, Drinks With Friends, Entertainment, Events 1-100, International Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Late Night, Places With Outside Space, Seafood
In a snapshot
Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 12 midnight, Sunday 12 noon – 10pm
3 things to try when you’re there
One of Head Barman Paolo Viola’s bespoke cocktails – La Dama Bianca, Paolo’s version of the classic White Lady, is very popular. You must try at least one of our pasta dishes; all our pasta is handmade on site. We recommend the Cavatelli with king crab, Italian tomatoes and Bronte pistachios. And chef’s signature Parmigiana, wrapped in homemade bread crust so all the sauce and cheese is absorbed into the bread, must not be missed!
Ritorno celebrates the elegant lifestyle of Milan, where gathering to enjoy great food, complemented by fine wines and cocktails in chic yet informal surroundings, is central to the city’s way of life.
On the perennially fashionable King’s Road in Chelsea, Ritorno takes guests on a journey around Italy with its menu of authentic small plates and exceptional cocktails, all made with exacting attention-to-detail using the finest, freshest Italian produce.
With its jewel-box interior inspired by mid-century modern Italian design and wrap-around terrace simply made for al fresco drinking and dining, Ritorno brings the Milanese baretto tradition to the heart of London.
Ritorno’s cocktail list is divided into four enticing sections: Aperitivo; Poetic Regional; Bollicine – meaning bubbly – and Ritorno Classic. Aperitivo cocktails include a selection of Spritz with soda or Prosecco, and Gin & Tonic for which guests can choose their preferred gin from Ritorno’s impressive selection.
Poetic Regional cocktails are inspired by the works of Italian poets and lyricists from five regions. Head barman Paolo and his team have reinterpreted this ‘essence of the land’ using high quality, traditionally-made ingredients to develop a unique cocktail experience.
Bollicine include the timeless Bellini as well as bespoke creations using Vezzoli Franciacorta, Italy’s finest sparkling wine, while Ritorno Classics feature Conte Negroni made with Occitan London Dry Gin, Contratto Rosso vermouth and Bitter Berto.
Food and Drink
Ritorno’s menu uses only the best, freshest produce. Breads and pastas are made daily in-house with organic, natural flours. All dishes are around starter size to allow for sociable family-style sharing, with a selection also available in a larger serving suitable as a main course for one or for the table. Guests can order as few or as many dishes as they wish, from a single plate to enjoy aperitivo-style with a cocktail to a banquet with friends.
Signature dishes include Parmigiana Ritorno, a classic aubergine Parmigiana wrapped in a bread crust; Tartare di Tonno with avocado and crispy polenta; grilled Polpo – octopus – with Sicilian ratatouille; and the Milanese speciality Riso al Salto con Ossobuco, a galette of pan-fried saffron risotto topped with potted ossobuco. Among the exceptional pastas are Cavatelli with King Crab, Italian plum tomato and Bronte pistachio sauce, and Borage & sheep ricotta Tortelloni in a lemon butter.
Private Dining Room
Ritorno’s secluded 12-seat private dining room is perfect for a private party, small meeting or intimate event. Mustard walls provide a stylish setting while the glass-fronted wine cellar and sumptuous table inlaid with shades of shimmering silk velvets provide focal points. For your very special occasion, why not ask Ritorno to create a completely bespoke menu?
Stand Up Reception: 80
Private Dining: 12
ContactAddress: 442 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LQ, United Kingdom
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