Glass dines at Enoteca Turi – top tier Italian in Belgravia

IN THE bleak midwinter, sometimes there’s nothing better than enjoying some hearty Italian cuisine. For those seeking respite from the cold weather, Enoteca Turi is guaranteed to cure your winter woes.

Situated just a short walk from the beautiful Sloane Square, this Italian restaurant is renowned for its fresh, regional ingredients. Having recently changed management, the restaurant is now under the direction of Restaurateur Dominic Ford and Chairman & Founder of Liberty Wines, David Gleave.

Inside, the interior showcases the restaurant’s sophisticated and refined allure. Opting for a paired back yet stylish aesthetic, the space’s exposed brick wall, perfectly white tablecloths and soft lighting arrangements conjure a calm, peaceful atmosphere.


Upon entering the restaurant,  we were greeted by the staff immediately and began to browse the impressive menu. With a selection of delectable bites on offer, we opted for the bruschetta and also burrata to start.

Since being founded over 30 years ago, the restaurant has gained notoriety for its exceptional wine list. With over 500 varieties on offer, guests are spoilt for choice. As a result, and understandable, some may find it difficult to choose.

Thankfully, the restaurant has carefully selected the ideal wine pairing for each dish, making the choice so much easier. When our starters arrive, we immediately dig in and enjoy our first course with a glass of expertly curated wine.

For those hoping to visit this dining location, the burrata and bruschetta are not to be skipped. I was particularly impressed by the burrata. Pairing micro basil with Sicilian caponata – traditionally made from eggplant, tomatoes, raisins, olives and other vegetables – the burrata has a delightfully familiar flavour.

Mixture of starters

Following our starters, we order our mains – risotto and paccheri ragu. The risotto, perfectly formulated with radicchio tardivo, Amarone, Asiago and Veneto, is beautifully aesthetic thanks to its delicate purple colour and saucy texture. In terms of taste, the dish does not disappoint. Proving to be the ultimate comfort food, the risotto is perfectly balanced with parmesan cheese.

On the other hand, the paccheri ragu is cooked to Italian al dente perfection. Made with veal, rabbit, tomatoes and pecorino cheese, one can’t help but savour each bite. It’s evident that Giampiero Giuliani, the Head Chef, knows how to craft some remarkable dishes. After enjoying our mains, it was impossible to resist a dessert.

To finish, we decided to share a pistachio tiramisu. Presented in a picturesque style, the tiramisu arrived at our table, and we felt guilty whilst tampering with its precious arrangement. The rich coffee flavour melts in the mouth alongside the gentle hint of pistachio. The result? The ultimate sweet chef-d’œuvre.

In summary, Enoteca Turi is a must-visit for those hoping to indulge in some flawless Italian cuisine. Marking a new chapter for the restaurant, Gleave and Ford know exactly how to provide guests with an incredible gastronomic experience.

by Sophie Richardson

87 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PH

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