Someone told us about Orso, another dog-friendly Italian – this time in Covent Garden. We went down the stairs to the restaurant Interestingly the back of their menu has a picture of a mutt, but “Orso” in Italian means bear” – Confusing? They explained it on the menu – it was named after a dog that lived in Venice, called Orso. We sat down to enjoy a new restaurant we have not frequented together though Mummy said she had been there about 20 years ago! When they asked Mummy if she wanted bread or olives, she chose olives.Well, that wasn’t very considerate – I preferred bread.
May’s comment: The last time I was at Orso must have been in the mid 90’s – one of those business dinners, when it was a happening place. We got a tip from someone that they had booked it for New Year’s Eve with their pooch – so I called them about lunch. They had to check if the day was busy, and it wasn’t so crowded so that was fine for us to dine there.
As always, it’s Italian – only a handful have refused dogs. So we’re adding Orso to our Wine & Dine list! (ORSO has closed permanently)
Orso is a traditional Italian restaurant offering a range of authentic regional dishes in a relaxed atmosphere in a modern basement of London’s busy Covent Garden. Located at 27 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DB