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

monday 16th January

crispy olives, labne, dukkah  7

oven flashed burrata, turnip tops 14.5

rosemary focaccia 4

tenderstem brocolli, egg yolk & pecorino 12.5

anchovy bagna cauda, seasonal vegetable selection 15

dorset crab, raw fennel salad, bottarga 16

carne cruda – aged raw beef & panisse 16

grilled ox tongue, roast beets, horse raddish 16

chipirones – tender calamari, datterino bruscchetta, aioli 19

seared tuna, fine green beans, rosemary dressing 23

n’duja diver scallops, castelluccio lentils, cicoria 22

octopus, roseval potatoes, capers, smoked paprika 22.5

egg tagliatelle – winter black truffle 24

gnudi – sheep ricotta, cavolo nero, olive oil 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