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 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 reservations online for individuals, couples or small groups. We are very small and cosy so cannot offer private bookings or reservations for groups exceeding our maximum capacity of 5.

We have a cancelation fee of £25 per person for no shows or less than 6 hours notice.

sample menu

Saturday 22nd October

crispy olives, labne, dukkah  6

creamy burrata, turnip tops 12

rosemary focaccia 3.5

puntarelle – chicory shoots, cantabrian anchovies, capers 15

tenderstem brocolli, egg yolk & pecorino 12.5

carne cruda – aged raw beef & panisse 13.5

seared tuna, fine green beans, rosemary dressing 23

n’duja diver scallops, fresh borlotti beans, cicoria 21

octopus, roseval potatoes, pickled radish, smoked paprika 21

whole roasted dover sole, caper, wine 23

risotto funghi – scottish girolles, porcini, portobello 21

native lobster spaghetti alla chitarra, san marzano tomatoes 24.5

ravioli – delica squash, sheep ricotta, sage butter 15.5

agnolotti – pork cheek & porcini butter  18

flourless chocolate cake 8

rosemary, olive oil, almond cake 8

burnt honey panna cotta, advieh 8


26 rivington Street, london, EC2A 3DU


t 0207 7294299

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