Artusi Italian Restaurant, Bellenden Road, London SE15, is a special place. The focus is on simple Italian-inspired food using seasonal produce and freshly made pasta. It has a laid-back vibe, with friendly staff in a contemporary setting. If you’re looking for the best places to eat on Bellenden Road, Italian restaurants in Peckham or pasta in SE15, you’ll find Artusi hits the spot.
“We tucked into delicious pasta dishes at the super cute Artusi restaurant on beautiful Bellenden Road. I recommend this restaurant for a cosy date night or a lovely lunch with a friend,” Homegirl London.
Artusi Italian Restaurant Bellenden Road Menu
You’ll find a sample menu on the website; however, it does change regularly, so it’s likely to be different on your visit. We ate lunch there, and everything was super tasty, thanks to the freshly made pasta and premium ingredients. The menu had three starters, three mains and two desserts which should have vegetarian options.
We shared the Courgette Trifolate with Saffron Aoli and Smoked Almonds. I’d never had this before, so I had to Google what Trifolate was and discovered it’s a way of preparing and cooking vegetables with garlic, olive oil and parsley. It was rustic and rather delicious; if I saw it on a menu again, I’d order it. The other starters were Ham Hock Terrine, Beetroot with Burnt Apple, and Sun Sweet Melon with San Daniele.
For my main dish, I chose the Casarecce (short pasta with curled edges and a groove down the middle) with Girolles (mushrooms), Confit Garlic and an option to have an Egg Yolk. I declined the egg yolk because I prefer my eggs well done. I am, however, a fan of girolles mushrooms and adore the delicate peppery taste.
Meanwhile, my partner was content with his Spaghetti, Mussels, Parsley and Breadcrumbs. The pasta dish looked attractive and smelt wonderful. The third option was Hake with Coco De Paimpol, Hen of the Wood and Fine Beans.
We were happy to have room left to try the dreamy desserts. We shared the Torta di Caprese with Strawberries and Chantilly. Torta di Caprese is an Italian cake made with chocolate, almonds, or hazelnuts. It was moist and memorable. Give me anything with Chantilly cream, and I’m happy! We also added the Fig Leaf Ice Cream, it was a tad melted when it reached our table but tasted amazing, so I didn’t mind.
The starters cost £9-11. Mains are £16-25 with the option for a smaller portion. Desserts are priced at £4.5-7. Try one of the Italian varieties if you fancy a glass of wine.
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Helpful Information About Artusi
To find out more, visit the Artusi Website. The address is 116 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4DH. This restaurant is ideal for a date night, a lovely lunch with a friend or an evening meal with your foodie friends. The nearest stations are Peckham Rye, Queens Road Peckham and Nunhead. Check the website for current opening times for lunch and dinner.
The interiors are contemporary, with the kitchen at the back and bi-fold doors at the front that opens onto the beautiful street. You can sit on the pavement and soak up the atmosphere when the weather is behaving.
If you want to explore the area more, you may find these articles of interest:
Ten Reasons To Visit Bellenden Road SE15
Ten Things To Do In Peckham
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and the interior picture is from the restaurant website. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.