Harry’s Dolce Vita

Here’s why Harry’s Dolce Vita should be on your radar if you love Italian food

Get ready for insalata caprese, black truffle burrata and tiramisu to die for...

Tucked away in the heart of Knightsbridge, just a stone’s throw from Harrods, you’ll find Harry’s Dolce Vita. Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner – all with an extensive wine and cocktail list – the Italian restaurant makes the perfect destination for a boozy brunch, intimate tête-à-tête or late-night dinner (the à la carte menu is served until 11pm) among friends.

A truly authentic Italian restaurant – but with an extra dose of 1950s elegance and glamour – Harry’s serves classics such as insalata caprese, linguine vongole and aubergine parmigiana, as well as one of my personal favourites; black truffle burrata.

Dessert-wise, gianduia sundae (I’m lactose intolerant but my plus one confirmed it’s heavenly), panna cotta and tiramisu are listed among many other indulgent options. I would highly recommend ending your visit to Harry’s with a glass of their homemade limoncello. The digestivo is served chilled, over shaved ice – the only way to do it.

One of the biggest perks is the large terrace. Thanks to Harry’s peaceful location (the restaurant is based on a quiet corner of Basil Street), it’s ideal for al fresco dining – even in the colder months. The terrace is supplied with a green and white striped awning (complementing the Italian charm), as well as heaters and blankets to keep you warm. It’s my go-to destination if I’m craving Italian food on a sunny Saturday or Sunday.

Another impressive feature of Harry’s Dolce Vita is the interior. With the oak panelling complemented by soft furnishings in shades of green and orange, framed vintage black and white pictures and colourful abstract paintings, as well as a lot of brass detailing, the restaurant is definitely Instagram-worthy.

In addition to the main restaurant and the heated terrace, Harry’s also has a private dinging space. Accommodating one large table that seats up to 14 guests, the Canaletto Room is the perfect spot for an intimate party, and it even has its own exclusive private entrance on Hans Road. For more information on private dining, visit harrysdolcevita.com.

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