London’s new craftsman, Sicilian ‘gastro-bakery’, Soffice, opens this spring in the heart of Putney, just in time for the famous Boat Race – one of the most iconic events in the sports world. From great foodies to pastry and pasta lovers or rowing fans to those obsessed with Italian cuisine, discover a new breed of Sicilian dining with Soffice.
Launched in April 2022, Soffice is the capital’s first Italian restaurant to pioneer a new ‘gastro-bakery’ culinary approach – the gastronomic art of using its fresh products, which can be purchased through its bakery / deli, in the creation of Its tailor-made dishes for guests eating in. To celebrate the opening, Soffice is giving away 150 free fresh pasta bowls * to give foodies a taste of the unique Sicilian flavors.
Soffice boasts a carefully composed all-day menu of authentic Sicilian dishes, including a selection of antipasti, charcuterie, fresh pastas, pizzas, pan brioche filled with fresh ingredients, sweet pastries and desserts. Options are also available for vegetarians, vegans and non-gluten diets. The bakery will also serve roasted specialty coffees, cocktails, craft beers and wines from Sicily and various regions of Italy.
Antipasti – Carpaccio di Tonno, thin slices of tuna marinated with fresh herbs in lemon and extra virgin olive oil
Pasta Fresca – Citrus Pesto e Gamberetti, Lemon & Orange, Roasted Almonds, EVOO, Capers Pecorino and Marinated Shrimp
Tavola Calda – Arancina, stuffed saffron rice deep fried with Sicilian ragù, burro and ham and spinach and besciamella
Desserts – Pistacie Tiramisu, the perfect Italian dessert with a Sicilian twist: Creamy pistachio filling, mascarpone cream and Italian mushroom
Based in Putney, Soffice will offer a unique Sicilian-style dining experience with a modern and contemporary twist that promises to use only the finest quality of ingredients from local producers and suppliers from Sicily (and other regions of Italy). From classic recipes to modern-day kitchen adventures, every dish reflects a passion for high-quality cuisine while paying homage to the founder’s Sicilian roots.
Soffice was conceived by Giuseppe Tuttoilmondo, a passionate restaurateur with over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, including key roles at Norma London, D&D London and Zelman Meats. Giuseppe dreamed of the Sofficé concept in mid-2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic still had a major ripple effect on Britain’s hospitality sector. After many years of dedication and experience with food and drink around the world, Giuseppe mastered the craft of Italian cuisine, and his goal is to provide Londoners with a unique dining experience that includes a passionate culinary art inspired by Sicily.
Giuseppe Tuttoilmondo, founder of Soffice, comments on the launch: “As London’s food and beverage scene comes across the Covid-19 pandemic in a remarkable way, it’s a very exciting time to introduce a whole new dining concept. Soffice is a unique culinary adventure that aims to be groundbreaking for our ‘gastro-bakery’ offer in London, we hope to serve our guests a range of unique and surprising dishes rooted in authenticity and sustainability, while allowing them to explore a new breed of Sicilian cuisine. “
Soffice opens for dining on Saturday, April 2 and can be found at 236 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 6TG. Opening hours are Monday – Saturday from 08:00 to 23:00 and Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00.