301 Old St., EC1V 9LA
POLPO, a Venetian style bacaro, occupies the ground floor and basement of an early 18th century building in Soho, once home to the painter Canaletto, perhaps the best known and most prolific visual chronicler of Venice.
The menu consists of cicheti and small plates and takes its inspiration from the osterie and dintorni of Venice. The wine list reflects the region too with all the wines on offer coming from northern Italy, some from tiny producers.
The restaurant seats 50 and the bar seats 10. Bookings are taken for lunch only. For dinner, tables are allocated first come, first served.