This “heart of the city” Italian restaurant is very reasonably priced, without making many sacrifices.  L’anima literally means “the soul” or “the spirit”.

  • Address: 1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West
  • City: London
  • Zip: EC2A 2DQ
  • Phone: (+44) 0207 422 7000
  • Website: http://www.lanima.co.uk/
  • Price: $$$
  • Reservation: http://www.opentable.com/reserve/lanima&ref=6271
  • Restaurant Type: Ristorante
  • Country: United Kingdom

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  1. Located in the heart of the “city” surrounded by glass and aluminum office towers, lies L’Anima, a fantastic, reasonably priced, Italian restaurant. Everything tried from starters through pasta dishes, fish or meat main courses and desert was excellent. Stand out dishes
    included: charcoal scallops with n’duja (a spicy spreadable salami from Spilinga in Calabria); octopus, cannellini beans & ricotta mustia; paccheri norma style; wild mushroom fettuccine with black truffle; wild sea bass acqua pazza and slow roasted black pig belly with n’cantarata sauce. The kitchen has a wood burning brick oven which produced exquisite pizzas (only served in the bar area) and home made bread.The wine list was superb offering the best of Italy.
    Service too was about as good as it gets in London with the bar tenders clearly standing out as some of the best in town. The interiors and decor are ultra modern with limestone floors and glass divisions between the main part of the restaurant and the bar area.
    This design, together with the semi open kitchen, fits in well with the office block surroundings but unfortunately takes away the charm of the restaurant and makes for an almost unbearably loud environment.
    There is a lovely wine cellar that can be reserved for up to 6 people
    to dine in as well as a private dining room that seats up to 16. If
    it were not for the noise, L’Anima would be considered one of the best Italian restaurants in London.


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