What they say:
Believing that honing in on the Lombardy region of Italy will give a truer and more rich experience of Italia cuisine, Il Cudega are focusing on the produce, dishes and techniques of this region. Setting up shop beneath the arches on Westgate Street, punters will have a little area of pleasant bustle in which to enjoy their risotto and cured meats. Sourcing their produce from Lombardy itself, authenticity is assured so that happy customers may get a real taste of the area.
What we say:
Rightly perceiving that London foodies may enjoy a sweeping Italian food experience, but truly appreciate getting stuck into some more authentic fodder; a regional approach fits the market perfectly. Hoping to crowdfund a joint outside area to be shared with other retail set ups in the area, this place has a great future for the warmer months. A big, warm, Italian welcome is sure to make this place a real favourite for anything from big family outings to cosy date nights.