WHO? | Sarah and Lino Poli open their second Italian, Boboli – sister of Firenze in Kibworth Beauchamp.
Similarly Florence-inspired Boboli – named after the Tuscan city’s Giardini di Boboli – is less formal than Firenze, serving pizza and pasta in a relaxed setting. Owners Sarah and Lino are joined by Head Chef Alessandro Bracciale, formerly of Courvatis. Sakis Politus leads front of house.
ON THE MENU? | Selection of Cured Meat and Salami with Pickled Vegetables; Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon and Cream; Veal Escalope with Sage and Parma Ham; Italian Cheese with Mustard Fruits and Bread; Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit.
STYLE? | Designed by the Polis themselves, the interior features include exposed beams, black accessories and whitewashed stone plaster walls. A contrasting red polished wall is above the central bar area. The Italian-style al fresco area is kitted out with teak furniture, parasols and a water feature.
SIZE? | 80 covers inside, 28 outside SPEND PER HEAD? | £15 WINE LIST? | An all-Italian list, with some unusual choices from all over Italy. £13.50 to £39.00 WHERE? | 88 Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire LE8 0116 2793 303 bobolirestaurant.com