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Cantinetta Antinori lands on Sloane Street

The celebrated Florentine restaurant has opened just off Sloane Street

4 May 2023

Image: Adrien Daste

Cantinetta Antinori, one of Florence’s most beloved restaurants, has arrived near the Street, and is sure to become one of the neighbourhood’s newest favourite Italian restaurants. 

Tucked behind the Gina boutique on Harriet Street, within sight of its new neighbours Gucci and Louis Vuitton, London’s first Cantinetta Antinori is set over three floors of a charming period building and offers all-day traditional Tuscan dining, fine wines and live music in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. 

This little slice of Tuscany in Chelsea comes via the Antinori family, who have been producing some of Italy’s finest wines for 26 generations, over six centuries, and serving up a taste of Tuscany since 1957 in their 15th-century Palazzo Antinori. The new opening is an exciting joint venture between the Antinori family and renowned restaurateurs the Giraudis.

Old-school Italian charm, fine food and wine accompanied by live music every evening.

“We opened the first Cantinetta Antinori in Florence back in 1957, moved by the desire to have people experiencing a taste of typical Tuscan hospitality, with perfect pairings between our wines and the traditional cuisine,” said Allegra Antinori, Marchesi Antinori Spa’s vice president. “Still moved by the same intent, we are excited to begin our new story in London and welcome the community with our heartfelt Tuscan hospitality.”

The relaxed all-day Tuscan dining menu features signature dishes highlighting both traditional and contemporary Tuscan recipes, including prosciutto di Wagyu to more traditional sharing plates, remarkable for their authenticity and seasonal freshness.  Highlights include hand-made pasta, Roman classic cacio e pepe, crispy octopus with potato cream, farro salad with fried squid, and fettunta with kale, accompanied by extra virgin olive oil from the Antinoris’ Pèppoli estate in the heart of Chianti Classico. Save room for the tiramisu, which is served tableside.

Following restaurants in Zurich, Moscow, Vienna and Monaco, the newest Cantinetta Antinori in London has been designed by Humbert & Poyet, in collaboration with ArchFlorence, inspired by Tuscan cuisine – sharing, purity and simple sophistication – and offers a contemporary interpretation of timeless Italian charm. Large bi-fold windows will open in warmer months to allow al fresco dining. 

One early reviewer told us that the Cantinetta Antinori experience was “incredible”, so we strongly recommend booking soon. 


Cantinetta Antinori, 4 Harriet Street, SW1 Z9JR
020 4580 1354

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