Pull up a stool for an aperitivo, find a cosy candlelit corner or book out a big table for a family feast at Harry’s Dolce Vita.
Harry’s Dolce Vita
From rustic pastas to knock-out pizzas, fast-casual eateries to elegant fine dining, Harry’s Dolce Vita is where to head for a taste of Italian sunshine. The restaurant’s fine-tuned repertoire of authentic and hearty Italian food makes Harry’s Dolce Vita a haven of glamour. The restaurant, on the narrow sliver of a site behind Harrods where Café Rouge held the fort for the past two decades, is an old-school sanctuary of smoky mirrors, mahogany panelling, shiny brass and soft tan leather where fashion mavens and society swans alike are flocking there, shopping bags in tow, for upmarket Italian comfort food. Inside, portraits of Sophia Loren hang on the walls, and white tablecloths topped with white plates complete the picture giving a nod to the iconic Venice original.
The lighting is sexily dim, while the hum of dinner chatter provides a buzzy soundtrack. Generous portions are piled high onto the covetable crockery, giving off the impression of being in an Italian mama’s kitchen with razor-thin beef carpaccio topped with parmesan shavings and the creamy burrata only add to the illusion. The menu is just as lavish, with opulent dishes inspired by Italy’s rich regional cuisine. The focus is (of course) on pasta and pizza, though they also serve up some impressive antipasti, and best of all, encourage you to order several plates to share but expect crowd-pleasing dishes like truffle arancini, hand-stretched pizzas and chicken Milanese, all the better when washed down with an expertly-made sicilian margarita. Harry’s Bar is a must-try for anyone craving the best in Italian cuisine and hospitality.
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