Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in London.

They are located in the most gorgeous street: Lambs conduit.

Lambs conduit is a shopping paradise . It has many independent and small chains where you will find gorgeous bags, bikes, bed throws, candles, shoes, jackets, dresses, old maps and designer stationary , to mention some, side by side in a lovely pedestrian area of London.

It is also where the experimental project of The people’s Supermarket is set, or where The Lamb pub is located. By the way, a bit of British history and another tip … this pub is one of the few remaining in London where you will be able to see “snob screens” . The pub was refurbished in the Victorian times, and those were introduced for people to have a drink without having to see the rowdy crowds . To me, they feel like horse blinkers , but might only be me… Never the less, worth seeing.

Back to the topic… we discovered this restaurant a few years back through a dear Japanese friend who studied with my husband and ever since, we regularly visit it as they do the most amazing seafood pasta in a bag: spaghetti cartoccio . I have no idea how they cook it but it is delicious. You can choose between a white sauce and a tomato sauce and the second one is my favourite…

I have tried many dishes including lobster spaghetti, risotto di mare, puttanesca, melazane parmigiana, grilled sardines, salmon and broccoli tagliatelle … But the cartoccio is still my favourite and therefore the one I will recommend to you.

Address: Ciao Bella
86-90 Lamb’s Conduit St
Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7242 4119

Photograph by Cristina Lanz-Azcarate

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Traduccion en Castellano:

Ciao Bella , es uno de nuestros restaurantes italianos favoritos en Londres. Esta situado en una calle llena de encanto: Lambs Conduit

Un paraíso de compras con muchas independientes en una zona peatonal encantadora de Londres donde encontrareis bolsos, bicicletas, cubridores de cama, velas, zapatos, chaquetas, vestidos, mapas antiguos y accesorios de diseño, por mencionar algunos.

Es también donde el proyecto experimental del Supermercado de Las personas y el pub The lamb están situados. A propósito, un poco de historia inglesa … este bar es uno de los pocos que quedan en Londres donde podreis ver “ separadores esnob“. El bar fue rehabilitado en los tiempos victorianos (belle epoque) , y los separadores fueron introducidos para evitar que las personas bebiendo en la barra tuviesen que , siquiera, ver las caras de los clientes menos sofisticados. Bajo mi punto de vista parecen orejeras de caballo.

Volviendo al tema: descubrimos este restaurante unos años atrás gracias a un amigo japonés que estudió con mi marido y desde entonces, lo visitamos regularmente ya que preparan la pasta más increible de mariscos (en una bolsa de papel) : Cartoccio de espaguetis. No tengo la menor idea de cómo los cocinan pero son delicioso. Puedes escoger entre una salsa de vino blanco y una salsa de tomate (mi favorita)

He probado muchos platos : espagueti de langosta, de marisco, risotto, espagueti puttanesca, melazane parmigiana, sardinas asadas a la parrilla, tagliatelle de salmón y brocoli… Pero el cartoccio es la especialidad y sigue siendo mi favorito, quizá por el misterio del método, y por lo tanto el que yo recomiendo .

Direccion: Ciao Bella
86-90 Lamb’s Conduit St
Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7242 4119

Photograph by Cristina Lanz-Azcarate
Recipe by Cristina Lanz-Azcarate

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