Flack: (Saving) on expenses - Zero Sette, London E15 1DR

Reviewer: Helena Symeou, associate director, HSDCommunicate

- What is it good for?

It is easy to understand why Zero Sette is a contender for an Archant London Food and Drink award this year. Situated a stone's throw from the ExCel centre, it serves quality, rustic and authentic Italian food at affordable prices. Perfect for entertaining clients, particularly if they are exhibiting at the ExCel.

- Signature dishes

Weekly seasonal specials ensure customers always have something inventive to try. Signature dishes include the pane rustico for a starter, which is a selection of traditional hot pizza breads. Follow this with a main course of king prawns, pan-seared, with fresh ginger, saffron and cherry tomatoes.

- Who's the boss?

The restaurant manager is Gero Turone and the chef is Gian Piero Leone from Modena in Italy, whose worldwide experience adds a diverse range of cooking styles.

- Any tips?

Book ahead for lunchtime slots as it can get busy. A private dining area is also available.

- What's the damage?

Two courses comes to £20.

Zero Sette, 2 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E15 1DR 020 7476 6564

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