Chiswick's Italian 'Villa' Restaurant Gets Tatler Seal Of Approval

Villa di Geggiano described as a slice of Tuscan decadence


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Italian restaurant, the Villa di Geggiano, has been chosen as one of the sixteen best Italian restaurants in London by Tatler magazine.

The Italian restaurant, which opened two years ago on the site of the former Brick Oven on Chiswick High Road, is included on a list of the magazine's favourites that includes well-established eateries such as River Cafe, Pulpo, Daphne's, Locanda Locatelli and Bocca di Lupo.

Tatler says: "Villa Di Geggiano is a splendid 15th-century palazzo in Chianti with a noble lineage and acres of vineyards producing some of the most delicious red wine in the world. It also has an outpost in west London - a slice of Tuscan decadence and hospitality on the Chiswick High Road, with a front garden full of olive trees where you can drink cocktails (try the passionfruit martini) and eat cured meats from the Bianchi Bandinelli family's favourite salumeria.

"Inside, the restaurant is grand and bustling, in the best way, with a small but perfectly formed menu of delights - the tagliolini with fresh crab meat is delicious, the pici cacio e pepe is perfect and the Tuscan sausages, flown in from Siena, have become famous among foodies.

"And of course there is the wine, brought directly to your table from the Geggiano cellars - organic, delicious and much better value than anywhere else you might find these esteemed vintages in London. Lucky Chiswick."

The interior of the restaurant

The restaurant is backed by the family behind a fifteenth-century Tuscan stately home and the exterior is modelled on the family's villa in Chianti.

The Villa di Geggiano in Tuscany

Andrea and Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli are the current proprietors of the Villa di Geggiano, near Siena, which has been in their family since 1527. The Villa was declared a National Heritage site in 1976. The family says its vineyard was producing wine and exporting it to Great Britain in 1725.

June 26, 2017

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