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Dinner at Eco, Clapham Common

I’m sure you all know by now that I adore Italian cuisine, but I hadn’t actually visited any Italian restaurants nearer to where I live, now that I’m south of the river. A week or so ago, I was kindly invited to try out Eco in Clapham with Ceri – I’d driven past it a few times and it had always looked really cosy and inviting, with a big orange pizza oven in the middle.


We kicked things off with some bread, olives and cocktails – I started on a Bloody Mary (using organic tomato and balsamic) and Ceri had a Gin Giardino (gin, elderflower syrup, apple and cucumber). Both were lovely, although the Gin cocktail had the edge for me, so I moved on to this one afterwards! They were a little too easy to drink!!

The menu really made our mouths water. We were both in the mood for pasta, and it was nice to see quite a wide range of pasta dishes on offer – I’ve found in some Italian restaurants (especially in some chains that I’ll leave to your imagination) that the emphasis is on the pizza and the pasta is a bit of an afterthought, but this certainly wasn’t the case here.

To start with, we ordered the Parma Ham & Burrata Bruschetta and the Arancini (mozzarella and chilli beef, prawn & bisque sauce and porcini truffle oil)


These really were heavenly and packed full of wonderful fresh flavours – I’m a big fan of burrata at the moment and I’ve been thinking about this dish ever since! It’s something fairly simple to serve at home and yet I only seem to eat it when out at lovely restaurants like this.

For the main course, we both went for pasta dishes – I ordered the Venison Ragu with Pappardelle and Ceri went for the Spaghetti Vongole.


Both dishes were gorgeous (the venison was cooked to perfection) and I believe this was actually my first time trying Pappardelle pasta (seems odd but I can’t think where else I’ve eaten it)! I’ll definitely be cooking this at home in future.

Just when we thought we couldn’t eat another bite, we were brought a beautiful orange cake to share, and a Tiramisu cocktail, which we miraculously were able to make some room in our tummies for 😉


It was such a lovely evening and the service was excellent. You could see that there were a lot of regular customers in the restaurant (including a number of Italians) which is always a good sign. I’ll definitely be returning very soon!

If you fancy paying them a visit, you can find out more on their website here.

Eco Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


I was invited to review Eco Restaurant, but did not receive any payment. All views are my own.


  1. purleygirly says

    Everything looks so tasty! Especially those puddings. Tiramisu cocktail sounds like something i NEED to try. x


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