Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Lucio and Jimmy are back on the square with a new partner Paolo.
They had previously been across the road now a Dry Cleaners with a small deli cafe but now have created a Deli , Cafe and Tratoria that serves simple mainly southern Italian cuccina casalinga .
Even though Melanzana opened yesterday I was able to enjoy an excellent plate of pasta a la Norma (Rigatoni with aubergine , tomato and garlic sauce with Sicilian Ricotta).
The daily changing menu is available to eat in or take away.
The deli counter has a wide range of salumi , hams and cheeses and there is excellent bread and small selection of vegetables.
It's also great to be able to get a decent espresso as the other places on Battersea Square have coffee which frankly is as bad as their food.
Melanzana is a much needed addition to the Battersea Square area that is open for breakfast through to dinner .