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 working with the best of seasonal British and Italian produce. We offer the finest selection of sustainable seafood from our specialist suppliers. Our handcrafted pasta is freshly made before each service, coming in all shapes and sizes to follow the regional traditions of Italy.

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 for you.

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

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

We have a cancelation fee of £25 per person for no shows or less than 24 hours notice.

sample menu

saturday 4th February

crispy olives, labne, dukkah  7

oven flashed burrata, turnip tops 14.5

rosemary focaccia 4

tenderstem broccoli, egg yolk & pecorino 12.5

anchovy bagna cauda, romanesco, artichoke, fennel, carrot, peppers 15

carne cruda – aged raw beef, bitter winter leaves, horseradish 16

grilled ox tongue, castelluccio lentils, salsa verde 17

jumbo carabinero red prawn, datterino bruscchetta, aioli 23

whole roasted dover sole, capers, amalfi lemon 24

octopus, roseval potatoes, capers, smoked paprika 22.5

risotto – raddicchio, nebbiolo wine, gorgonzola 20

egg tagliatelle – hand picked dorset crab, bottarga 22

gnudi – naked ravioli of sheep ricotta, cavolo nero sauce 17

agnolotti – pork cheek & porcini butter  18

carnaroli rice pudding, poached berries 8

rosemary, olive oil, almond cake 8

burnt honey panna cotta, advieh 8


26 rivington Street, london, EC2A 3DU

[email protected]

t 0207 7294299

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