- What is it good for?
Princi is great for a weekday lunch or just coffee and cake. The restaurant is a little corner of Italy right in the heart of Soho. It has a spacious, cosmopolitan feel, a buzzing atmosphere and decor reminiscent of a Roman spa. The aroma of freshly baked bread lingers in the air and there is a wide selection of 'real' Italian food.
- Signature dish
Princi offers plenty of sumptuous dishes, from bite-sized cheese-and-spinach focaccia and sfilatino bread, to chunky Italian meatballs and hearty buffalo mozzarella salads. Look out for the simple yet authentic Parma ham and mixed cheese pizzas.
- Who's the boss?
Restaurateur Alan Yau, of Hakkasan and Wagamama, teamed up with uber-baker Rocco Princi to open the first Princi bakery/cafe outside Italy a month ago.
- Tips please?
It is open until midnight Monday to Saturday, if you get peckish after the pub. There are delicious mini cakes to taste as you peruse the menu - but be careful not to fill up on these.
What's the damage?
Expect to pay about £10 per person for lunch.
Princi London, 135 Wardour Street, W1F 0UT, 020 7478 8888