Award-winning chef Aldo Zilli has designed a menu of Italian family favourites for his new restaurant in the iconic department store
Lucarelli Restaurant arrives at Harvey Nichols
Last November, Lucarelli Restaurant opened on the famous fifth floor at Harvey Nichols. The Italian-themed restaurant is the new home of Italian celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, whose cuisine is inspired by the different regions of Italy, from signature seafood dishes, to freshly made pastas and risottos, all with ingredients sourced directly from the country.
Enhancing this authentic Italian feel, the restaurant’s interior is influenced by Mediterranean al fresco dining. It has an open kitchen, providing culinary theatre as patrons are enraptured by delicious aromas.
Lucarelli Restaurants was founded by the Sacco family during the pandemic in 2021, as they realised the importance of spending time and making memories with loved ones over delicious meals.
‘At Lucarelli Restaurants, we invite people to arrive as guests and leave as family,’ says head of the family’s table Carmine Sacco. ‘I believe food is a centrepiece of family time and we hope the time spent in our new London location becomes as important and special to our diners as it is in my family home.’
Seasonal menus cater to all by including vegan dishes, bottomless brunches, an ice cream counter, and a dedicated baby menu. Zilli explains: ‘I’ve been inspired by my loved ones to create a menu with some of my favourite dishes to serve when hosting family. Some of the recipes and methods have been passed on through generations of the Zilli family, so I’m thrilled to bring them from my family to our guests.’
Lucarelli Restaurant, Fifth Floor Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ