You’ll be eating a good 10 courses menu. And of course if you are still hungry you can ask for extra pasta or maialetto (pork).
It isn’t a Michelin star restaurant, so do not expect that kind of food or service. However the quality is generally good and you’ll be entertained for the entire lunch/dinner.
You can’t leave this restaurant hungry without admitting that you have serious eating disorders.
The collection of wine is huge.
There is the house red and white wine however with such a collection of italian classics will be stupid not to order a nice Amarone, Tignanello, Sassicaia and so on.
Start with a glass of bubbles, after a bottle of white and finish with a deep red.
A “cicchetto” of Grappa at the end of your meal will help you to digest everything and be declared officially completely drunk.
You MUST book well in advance in order to reserve a table at the Boccon Di’Vino.
The restaurant is super small so spaces are limited.
Usually I’ll say that two weeks in advance should be enough to reserve your table for the weekend.
The places has been designed to enjoy the company of whom sit in the table next to you. So don’t be afraid to chat with everyone and share some wine.
The Business Side
This is a beautiful concept that must be copied considering that:
one menu for everyone keeps down costs of food
one menu keeps down costs of staff
4 hours meal means a lot of wine!
small restaurant means small rent
The only downside is that the popularity of the restaurant is due to the host Riccardo. So the owner has to work long hours in order to keep the atmosphere going. Simona does a great job as well in making you feeling welcome and loved.
The unique concept for London standards means a lot of publicity.
Richmond is full of wealthy and famous people, that means more marketing for free. There are plenty of articles about this lovely restaurant.
Of course the website needs a big redesign and doesn’t inspire you at all.
Without the word of mouth the place will be unknown.
Facebook is used not only by Riccardo but also by all the patrons who post a lot of photos and comments on the page.
An Instagram account will help considering the beautiful dishes prepared every day.
Some photos of the Al boccon di vino
Al boccon Di Vino: The real Italian experience
You'll love it ONLY if you want spend a day eating, drinking and chatting