Date: SUMMER 2021
Location: LEYTONSTONE, LONDON
Photography: JOHN MCDAVID
Service: STANDARD DESIGN SERVICE
Leytonstoners stuck in London for the summer are being offered a hit of the Italian coast on their high street instead. Local entrepreneur Gianluca Colini, who opened hit coffee shop Unity Café, is the man behind new restaurant Bocca Bocca.
Gianluca’s put together a tight and impressive team for this new opening. Jemma Londt-James, former manager of JOY at Portobello, will be in charge, alongside Chef Biago who used to be head chef at Pizza Pilgrims’ pizza academy, so he presumably knows a thing or two about great pizzas.
Inspired by the Amalfi coastline, the restaurant will launch with a menu of antipasti and pizza, but they’re adding pasta to that later this summer. You’ll be able to kick off with small plates like arancini, bruschetta and home-made focaccia before hitting up a menu of pizzas. They’re promising to change the menu seasonally and will be working with a mix of hyper-local producers and top Italian suppliers.