Restaurant Review: Numero 28
At Numero 28, you’ll be treated to an authentic Italian home cooking concept that has travelled further than any other pizza I know. From the shores of Napoli, Numero 28’s delicious pizzas have journeyed over the Atlantic to four locations in New York City, Miami and Texas, and then back across the pond to humble Notting Hill (which is fast becoming Italy: take 2). The international success story’s Notting Hill branch is renowned in the area for its excellent Neapolitan food, and is an absolute must-visit if you’re local.
We started with the tender, melt-in-the-mouth beef carpaccio, and mushroom bruschetta oozing with garlic. This was followed by traditional lasagne (not a drop of the dreaded béchamel sauce in sight, thankfully) and calzone packed full of classic Italian cured meats. Numero 28 is the perfect mix between comforting, traditional Italian food and restaurant-quality dining.
Ingredients certified with the DOP/DOC seal of approval – the way for Italians living anywhere other than Italy to guarantee that the food they’re eating is as good as Nonna’s – are used to give the food its unquestionably Italian flavour.
There’s no messing around with the food here, no fuss and not one pretentious “twist on a simple classic”; just wholesome, familiar Italian dishes made with the finest-quality ingredients and prepared in the traditional way. You can’t go wrong.
If you want to show your date that you’re down to earth and that you know where to go for good food, you’ll want to take them to Numero 28.