Launched this month, Cotidie is a partnership between Barbieri and fellow Italian Francesco Ortone. The 75-cover site will feature a menu of daily-changing, classic Italian dishes with a modern twist.
“With such a wealth of talent in London at the moment, it is an exciting time to be opening a restaurant,” said Barbieri. “Francesco and I aim to open a restaurant where guests will experience the food that I love to create and eat myself, in an intimate, relaxed setting.”
Cotidie, which means ‘Everyday’ in Latin, will feature beef, lamb, seafood and fish sourced from the British Isles along with seasonal Italian produce. Pasta will be handmade by an on-site ‘sfoglina’.
On the menu
The a la carte menu is divided into three sections ofpesce,carneandverdure- each with a daily-changing selection of starters and main courses, alongside a tasting menu of Barbieri’s classic dishes. TheCotidie Ore 12is a set ‘lunch platter’ of four dishes.
The restaurant’s dishes include ‘Zuppa Imperiale’ (Bolognese-style bread soup with capon broth and Mortadella quenelle); Roast supreme of Livornese baby rooster, Guanciale pork crackling, potatoes and caramelized ‘Saba’ grape must; and Fried beignets with caramelised mandarin zest and vanilla custard.
An additional bar, Barbieri, seats up to 10 guests with its own menu of cicchetti dishes, designed to complement the predominantly Italian wine list of 100 bins, which includes a selection by the glass and half-bottle.
Barbieri is recognized for his regular appearances on Italian MasterChef. His most recent role was at Italy’s Ristorante Arquade, where he was head chef for nine years. His restaurants have been awarded a total of seven Michelin stars.