This is a glamorous place to dine. So when you do visit, be sure to book ahead (it’s almost always busy), get your smartest clothes on and be prepared to pay for the quality you’re about to receive.
Management here are great, the welcome into the restaurant is incredibly warm, making you feel right at home. The décor is kind of like the inside of a particularly swanky ocean liner, tables have white tablecloths, service is swift and efficient. It’s a slick operation from top to bottom.
The food is full of punchy flavours, just like Italian food should be, and while many modern Italian joints favour fancy presentation and cutting-edge techniques, Cipriani lets the ingredients shine through. Everything here is simple but tasty. We’re a sucker for the burrata, the calf’s liver with fried polenta is a hearty bowl that will absolutely satisfy, and risotto is another warming dish, like getting the best hug ever after a tough day. There are lighter options, too, with plenty of salads, soups and raw options on the menu. For a classy evening out, you can’t go far wrong with Cipriani.