Opening on Berkeley Street in early November, Bocconcino Pizzeria will serve wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes made with premium seasonal ingredients.
The 127-cover, 3000 sq ft space will be split over two floors, with a downstairs bar and an upstairs restaurant with an open plan kitchen built around the wood-fired oven.
Dishes on offer will include dishes such as Pizza with Gorgonzola and Pear, Linguine with Cuttlefish and Squid Ink and Calzone Four Cheeses, filled with mozzarella, stracchino, pecorino, scamorza and tomato sauce
A range of Italian wines selected from both bigger brands and artisan producers will be served alongside a cocktail menu with Italian classics such as the Bellini, Negroni and Aperol Spritz.
Gokhner opened the first Bocconcino Pizzeria in Moscow in 2006 and now has six outlets across the Russian capital.
The restaurateur claims the concept was inspired by the quality pizza and Italian cuisine he enjoyed in Forte dei Marmi, a seaside town in Northern Tuscany.
“Bocconcino Pizzeria is founded upon the finest Italian traditions,” said Gokhner. “First class service, the best quality fresh ingredients and classic Italian dishes, presented here in an elegant and contemporary dining environment.”
Bocconcino Pizzeria will open on 19 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8ED