Big Mamma Group’s next London opening
Following the critically acclaimed launch of their debut London restaurant Gloria, Big Mamma will open Circolo, a vibrant and sunny 9,000 sq ft Italian trattoria in Central London’s Fitzrovia, this June.
With over 20,000 bottles of spirits lining the walls, and thousands of festoon lights adorning the ceiling, the new restaurant will accommodate 280 covers – 60 of which will be swathed in sunlight on the outdoor terrace. A heavily planted Italian paradise, designed in-house, Circolo will bring Sicilian coast sunshine to the heart of Fitzrovia. Big tables will seat up to 12, turning the space into a bustling Mediterranean hotspot.
Circolo will showcase a 100% homemade, generous and slightly ‘over the top’ menu, made comprising small cicchetti as well as larger platters for sharing. Expect metre-long pizzas loaded with San Marzano tomato and creamy burrata from Puglia; Sfoglia Norma (a giant silk handkerchief, pasta alla Norma-style); and show stopping centrepieces from the Sicilian Grill, like Calamari e lemoni and Pork skewers al Arrabiata.
When it comes to desserts, as seen with their insta-famous Lemon Meringue Pie, Big Mamma knows how to create something unforgettable. At Circolo, alongside a selection of homemade gelato (flavours will include Bronte pistachio, Amalfi lemon, Nocciole del Piemonte) will be an “OTT 1L Sundae”, served with giant cookie chunks.
Alongside Gloria, plus seven trattorias and a 50,000 sq ft food market, La Felicità, in Paris, founders Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux, and Circolo Head Chef Salvatore Moscatto can’t wait to bring their second hit of crazy Italian food and fun times to London.
Circolo Popolare – Rathbone Square, Fitzrovia, Opening June 2019.