- What is it good for?
Bustling, utterly authentic Italian one-off in the shadow of Bow Church, loved by more discerning City types. The sound of Bow Bells chiming can occasionally be heard over the happy banter. I have taken many people there and they have all been impressed.
- Signature dish
The Filetto di Branzino con Patate e Funghi Misti - roasted fillet of sea bass with mixed wild mushrooms and oven baked diced potato.
- Who's the boss?
Renata Gorna for owners Enzo and Piero Quaradeghini.
- Tips please
Booking is a must and if eating during the summer, the lovely courtyard tables are at a premium. If you are on a deadline, ask how long your dish will take. In my experience some dishes may take a little while to be served, although they are well worth the wait.
- What's the damage?
£30 will give you a feast, although the wine list is pretty irresistible and will add considerably to the bill.
Taberna Etrusca, 9-11 Bow Churchyard, London EC4M 9DQ. 020 7248 5552.