Popolo is a small independent restaurant in the heart of shoreditch, cooking sharing plates and serving low intervention wines.

What we cook

Chef Jon Lawson creates Italian inspired plates with a Moorish twist for you to sample and share. We have a small kitchen where our talented chefs love to work with both the best of seasonal British and Italian produce. We offer a selection of fresh sustainable seafood from our specialist suppliers. Our pasta parcels come in all shapes and sizes following the regional traditions of Italy, and are handmade fresh for every service

What we pour

Raw and low intervention wines from an exclusive list of small producers.

How it works

Sit at the open kitchen bar for the ultimate kitchen theatre experience and watch our chefs cook on the other side of the counter.

Or book a table, or window bar upstairs in our dining room.

We take online reservations online for groups up to 4 or you can email/call the restaurant to discuss availabily for our largest table of 5. We are very small and cosy so unfortunately cannot accomodate larger groups.

Owing to our limited capacity we have a cancelation fee of £25 per person for no shows or less than 6 hours notice.

sample menu

friday 20th may

crispy olives, labne, dukkah  6

creamy burrata, marinated peppers, olives 12

rosemary focaccia 3.5

panzanella-tuscan bread, tomato, peppers, capers, olives, smokes ricotta 10

english asparagus, egg yolk & pecorino 12.5

carne cruda – aged raw beef & panisse chips 13.5

red mullet carpaccio, datterino, chilli, marjoram 14.5

n’duja cod, fresh borlotti beans, monks beard 19.5

octopus, roseval potatoes, pickled radish, smoked paprika 21

whole roasted dover sole, caper, wine 23

risotto nero – cuttlefish, ink 18

native lobster spaghetti alla chitarra, san marzano tomatoes 24.5

ravioli – spring nettles, sheep ricotta, sage butter 15.5

agnolotti Рpork cheek & porcini butter  18

flourless chocolate cake 8

amalfi lemon tart 8

creme cheese caramel 7


26 rivington Street, london, EC2A 3DU


t 0207 7294299

opening times mon-wed 6pm-10.30pm / thu-sat 6pm-11pm