Big Mamma’s Capri inspired Italian trattoria, Gloria, to open on 22nd February
Victor Lugger, Tigrane Seydoux, and the team behind La Felicitá and Pink Mamma in Paris have announced a move to London, where they are set to open an Italian trattoria, Gloria, on 22nd February.
Located on the corner of Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, Gloria is going to be one Big Momma (!) not only in size but also ambition. Expect a 1950’s vintage Capri-style dining room full of decadent marble from Carrera, overflowing greenery and antique Italian ceramics, and a private wine room, filled with 3,000 bottles of Italian wines. Downstairs, mirrored ceilings and velour banquettes will sit around a sunken kitchen and will be perfect for late night dining – open till 2am at weekends!
On the menu, brimming with produce all directly sourced from Italy, as is the Big Mamma way, expect wildly indulgent Italian classics of ‘La Gran Cacio e Pepe’, the famous roman dish, served in a whole wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano; ‘The Ten Level Lasagne’ and Big Mamma’s famed ‘La Vera Pasta al Tartufo’, a dish of fresh pappardelle, black Molise truffle, mascarpone, button mushrooms, all served at the table in a vintage copper pan, family-style. Don’t forget to leave room for retro puddings like ‘Profiterole Napoletana’ and the best tiramisu outside of Italy!
Cocktails will fuel the fun with playful creations, such as ‘Colada You Later’ – a mix of rums, pineapple, mango and coconut, finished with a popcorn syrup!
On the launch, Victor and Tigrane commented, “The reason we became restaurateurs in the first place was to bring to life all the warmth and generosity of those little trattorias you find hidden throughout Italy. When you step into one of our restaurants, we want you to feel transported. How do we do that?
We ensure all our products are directly sourced from Italy, from suppliers that we know and love. That’s how our story began: we spent 3 years across the country sourcing products from Emilia to Puglia. We love Stefano Borchini and his incredible Parma ham, Emmanuele Cammarrota in south Puglia and his creamy burrata and Vittorio Calla makes the best ‘Nduja we ever tasted. The second thing we do is we make everything in house; from our fresh pasta to our strong, slightly bitter, roasted coffee. Gelato is homemade too, just as we brew beer and do our own limoncello. We do that because that’s how they do it in Italy. Plus it’s way more fun and ensures we have kick-ass quality and 100% traceability. Our entire team is young, gutsy, passionate and Italian, and to us – that’s what matters most.
We are moving to London because the city is an absolute dream for us. Now that we have built a team in Paris we feel we can cross the channel. It may sound silly to talk about fate, but that’s what we feel is happening here – to have found this great site, on the corner of Great Eastern Street and Charlotte Road, in the heart of Shoreditch, and to bring our Big Mamma family here.”
Gloria, a vintage style trattoria, will accommodate 160 covers over two floors. An in-house design studio, Studio Kiki (who also worked on La Felicità in Paris and La Bellezza in Lille), is creating a space with the look and feel of Capri in the 1970’s. On the interiors, the duo commented: “We believe design should be warm, democratic and above all, authentic. We hate “faux-old” and we like the feeling that from the day we open, it feels like it’s always been there”.
Gloria is set to open on 22nd February, on 54-56 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch.
Monday – 8:00am – 10:45pm
Tuesday – 8:00am – 10:45pm
Wednesday – 8:00am – 10:45pm
Thursday – 8am – 01:00am
Friday – 8am – 01:00am