Big Mamma Group gets intimate

With the restaurants Jacuzzi, Gloria, Ave Mario and Circolo Populare, Big Mamma Group has proven it's all about maximalism, baby: we're talkin' four-storey Italian villas, mile-high lemon meringue pie, booze collections 20,000 bottles strong and disco toilets. 

So when they say their restaurant in Marylebone is "intimate", you can still expect things to be pretty OTT. With space for 150 revellers, there's a ruby-red terrace, a suede-ceiling dining room, an opulent Venetian marble bar and an open kitchen straight outta the '80s, draped in midnight-blue velvet.

Food-wise, Carlotta's all about nonna's cooking with an American twist - chef Armando created the menu from recipes inspired by his own grandma, who ran a trattoria back in the '50s. That means pasta dishes with retro sauces (penne alla vodka with Cornish crab, yes please!) and a next-level barbecue menu - and for dessert, a massive 10-tiered chocolate fudge cake (told ya things get extravagant). 

Carlotta loves her whisky, so you'll wanna check out the spirits selection. And when it comes to cocktails, classics are the name of the game. A freezer-cold Martini sipped among mirrors and golden drapes? Intimate or no, it's a vibe we wanna catch.

By BarChick


77-78 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5JX


Monday 12–3 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Tuesday 12–3 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Wednesday 12–3 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Thursday 12–3 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Friday 12–3 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Saturday 11:30 am–3 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Sunday 11:30 am–3 pm, 4:45–8:30 pm


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