Ave Mario


When it comes to Big Mamma, more is always more

You've been to Capri with Gloria, and you eventually made it into Sicily via Circolo Popolare... isn't it time to cross Florence off your list?

The Big Mamma Group, famous for queues around the block, maximalist dishes that have you craning to see what the table next to you has ordered, and dining rooms that can make even the Insta-sceptic diners reach for their phone, has opened its largest venue in Covent Garden, spread across two floors complete with a Florentine-inspired menu that'll keep the "more-is-more" attitude Big Mamma is known for well and truly alive.

Ave Mario has seating almost 300 of ya, with a '70s-themed mirrored basement for partying, a bar decorated with 3,500 bottles, two terraces and an inner courtyard if you've got the flavour for open-air feasting. All that space, and there are still queues snaking around the piazza just so people can get their hands on the Venetian caviar menu - not to mention a slice of the two-foot tall stracciatella ice cream cake. This is The David of cakes, baby, marbled with chocolate spread. Michelangelo wishes he could create something as mouth-watering.


By BarChick


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