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

Monday 13th August

crispy olives, labne, dukkah  7

bufalo burrata, french black figs, rocket 17

rosemary focaccia 4

tenderstem broccoli, egg yolk & pecorino 12.5

vesuvio tomatoes, smoked ricotta, balsamic 15

carne cruda – aged raw beef, bitter leaves, panisse fries 17

diver n’duja scallops, castelluccio lentils, swiss chard 23

chipirones, tender calamari, pan con tomate, aioli 21

seared tuna, italian green beans, rosemary dressing 24

octopus, roseval potatoes, capers, smoked paprika 23

risotto nero – cuttlefish, lobster stock, sepia ink 22

fresh taglierini – native lobster, san marzano tomatoes 27

gnudi bianco- naked ravioli of sheep ricotta, red pepper sauce 18

agnolotti – pork cheek & porcini butter  21

creme cheese caramel 8

rosemary, olive oil, almond cake 9

amalfi lemon tart 9


26 rivington Street, london, EC2A 3DU

[email protected]

t 0207 7294299

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