Finocchio is a suave addition to the Lavapies foodie scene and has been a favourite of mine since it opened just under a year ago. It reminds me of Italian restaurants in the UK – atmospherically lit, candles on the table, a full but no-fuss menu, accessible sophistication without the price tag – perfect, right?
Like all good Italian restaurants, Finocchio presents you with an aperitivo the moment you sit down. By this point, you’ve probably clocked the wine fridge, but the house wine is also a fantastic choice. Once poured, don’t worry about where on the table to put it so it isn’t blocking the view of your fellow diners – you’ll find it in an iced wine stand next to your table.
Just as you’d always hope, your dish comes out the kitchen hot and all of you are served at the same time. Want some parmesan? Here’s a pot – put as much on your food as you want. Want some black pepper? Here’s a pepper mill. Leave it on the table – it’s yours for the night.
One more thing… Last year, Finocchio won the Tapapies award. The votes are in: this place is perfect.
- Address: Calle de Embajadores 64
- Metro: Lavapies, Tirso de Molina, La Latina