Since we opened in October 2009, we have acquired a reputation as one of London's best Italian wine bars. Set in a quiet side street just a minute walk from Oxford Circus (Market Place), our concept of an open all-day “Degustation Osteria” (Deg-ò) offers a less formal timeframe in which to enjoy the pleasure of both gastronomic italian osteria-style dishes and a careful selection of fine wines.
We were rated 4 stars for range and value of wine by Decanter magazine, Good Food Guide exceptional wine list award and one of the recommended wine bar in London by Jancis Robinson, the FT's world-renowned wine critic.
Who are we?
We are friends from childhood with passion for good wine, and all that's enjoyable around wine: good food, good friends, good conversation.
We take particular pride in our selection of 250 bins, and in presenting you with an extensive range of 20 wines by the glass. We also stock a cracking selection of “grower” champagne and sweet wines, beers and spirits. Food is there to make the wines even more enjoyable! Try some Italian cheeses or meats with your choice of wine, or go along with the wine matches of our sommelier.
Quality and provenance
We think wines should reflect their “terroir”: where the grapes are grown, and who has made the wine.
We take great care in selecting our wines, and in keeping the selection by the glass fresh and interesting.
Our wine list focuses on small producers, as well as more traditional Italian growers and amazing vintage at extremely affordable prices.
We have also a great selection of natural wines free of additives from boutique winemakers that taste simply of their origin. Whether it's an entry-level wine or a Vintage by the glass, we always try to ensure that the wines we show reflect their respective “terroirs”.
Talking of provenance, our beers are brewed in Italy and Yorkshire, and a great selection Grappa from our region Veneto and exceptional premium Gin, Vodka, Whisky and Rum.
We take the same care when we choose our food suppliers; we want great food to go with great wines.