15 Dec 2021
Multi-award-winning restaurant group San Carlo will bring its critically-acclaimed concept Cicchetti to Knightsbridge in April 2022. The latest in a series of growth moves for the family-owned group, the new opening will be the 25th restaurant for the group, the third Cicchetti in London, and follows the critical success of the brand in Piccadilly and Covent Garden, and the recent opening of Isola in St Christopher’s Place last month.
Open seven days a week and offering contemporary Italian dining, the menu – as the name suggests – will offer an elevated and refined take on cicchetti, the authentic Italian plates typically served in traditional bácari (informal bars) in Venice.
Designed to be shared, dishes showcase the freshest seasonal ingredients, mostly sourced straight from Italy. Alongside a selection of new signature plates unique to Cicchetti in Knightsbridge, the menu will a range of fresh pasta – such as the much-loved truffle ravioli served at Cicchetti Piccadilly and Covent Garden – and pizza, fish and meat-focused carne plates. A wide selection of Italian wines, prosecco, spirits and cocktails will also be available.
Located on Hans Road, adjacent to Harrods, and spread across two storeys, the 286 metre-squared space will feature a 100-cover dining room, a private dining room seating 18, and a standalone bar. The interiors, by London and LA design studio Fettle, will be inspired by classical Venetian architecture and the work of some of the city’s most influential residents such as Carlo Scarpa. Expect considered finishes, traditional materials and quirky touches to evoke the water taxis and luxury yachts synonymous with the region.
Managing Director Marcello Distefano comments, “We are utterly delighted to be opening a third branch of Cicchetti in the capital, and to have secured such a landmark site for the restaurant to call home. Located just a stone’s throw from Harrods and our legendary Knightsbridge restaurant, Signor Sassi, the opening really is the product of the success that the brand has had in Piccadilly and Covent Garden, and we know that it will be greeted with the same warmth and love we’ve had there.”
“It’s so exciting for us to see the Cicchetti brand loved by diners and to be evolving with such energy and, with recent and upcoming openings in London, Manchester and overseas, it’s a busy time for us. We can’t wait to welcome Cicchetti Knightsbridge to the world and to get started on such a special project.”
6 Hans Road, London SW3 1RX