An Italian Gem in London – Vicino

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Last week Friday, mum & I ventured off to our local Italian restaurant, Vicino, located in the heart of Fulham. Last week had been pretty hectic for me, being my first official week as a part-time blogger so to end the week wining and dining at an Italian restaurant was a well-deserved treat!

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Top | ASOS

Jeans | Topshop

Shoes | Christian Louboutin

Handbag | Gucci

We strolled down the road on a warm summer’s evening, dressed in my favourite accessories. I rocked my fabulous Louboutins for the first time in ages (simply because the restaurant was local so I knew my feet wouldn’t bleed to death). I’ve been obsessed with off the shoulder tops this summer, so I wore my recent purchase from ASOS and accessorised it with my gorgeous new Gucci Dionysus.

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Right in the heart of Fulham, you’ll find a little slice of Italy. As soon as you arrive you’re greeted by the cutest entrance, a small outside conservatory filled with rose bushes along the window ledge. The décor is very European and very colourful, it actually felt like a Spanish inspired restaurant.

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We started with a selection of appetisers, white bread, seeded bread and green olives. Along with a glass of rosé, a Bellini and sparkling water.

Starters

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The majority of the starters on the menu were cold-antipasti dishes, which I’m not a huge fan of so I went for the Calamari e Zucchine a classic deep fried squid dish with courgette strips.

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Mum went for the Insalata di Granchio a crab dish served on toasted bread.

Mains

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Vicino is known for it’s spectacular lobster dishes so of course I had to order one to see what all the hype was about. I went for the house special, which was the Linguine con Aragosta, Vino Bianco, Aglio e Peperoncino and it definitely did not disappoint! A whole lobster and pasta on the side, definitely a winning dish for any pasta or seafood lovers.

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Mum opted for the Polletto al Forno con Erbe Aromatiche, which seemed like our equivalent of a roast, roasted baby chicken with roasted potatoes.

Dessert

Moving on to my favourite part of the meal – dessert! I still can’t quite decide if I’m a savoury or sweet person but judging from this meal, it’s leaning towards sweet!

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I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of Italian desserts as it mainly consists of chocolate or coffee so I opted for the sorbet instead. This was by far the best sorbet I’ve ever tasted in my life, plus the selection of flavours were incredible, Bellini sorbet? Yes please! I chose bellini, strawberry and lemon.

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On the contrary mum opted for the most indulgent dessert on the menu, profiteroles. Pastry filled with fresh cream, smothered in rich chocolate sauce.

In summary Vicino is a cute intimate restaurant located in a quite part of Fulham, perfect for a family meal or a first date. Filled with traditional Italian dishes, great customer service and generally a nice way to end any evening.

Address

189 New King’s Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4SW

020 7736 1145

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Every single dish looks amazing. I just love that bag too!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • http://www.mermaidinheels.com Cielo Fronteras

    Wow the food looks so good! Loving your look too! Those heels are so hot! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • http://www.mermaidinheels.com Cielo Fronteras

    Wow the food looks so good! Loving your look too! Those heels are so hot! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • http://www.plogstyle.com/ Jenny Plog

    You look amazing dear!!! the foods looks yummy!

    http://www.plogstyle.com

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    Everything looks so yummy here! Love your Gucci bag too!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

  • http://www.glowlicious.me Lily Kanaya Widjaja

    So in love with the bag, looks perfect with the off shoulder 🙂

    -Lily Kanaya W.
    http://www.Glowlicious.Me

  • Ellie Adams

    I don’t know if I’m more obsessed with the food or your bag/shoes haha. That lobster pasta did look incredible though!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

  • http://www.emmanmh.com Emma

    Oh my god that looks incredible. I love the restaurant recommendations! I always get so overwhelmed in London!

    Emma | Fashion Photographer and Model | emmanmh.com