Italian | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
The Big Mamma Group's second opening in London saw them hit up Fitzrovia with a massively OTT slice of Mediterranean charm and flavour. Expect queues.
First came Gloria, now Big Mamma have brought us Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia. We popped in for a first look - it's mad as ever, but backed up by...
Address:40-41 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HX
Nearest tube:Tottenham Court Road
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Marina O'Loughlin Sunday Times Estimated score
Reviewed on July 28, 2019
"So there you have it, sensation-seekers: let’s all embrace Circolo Popolare (pronounced “cheer-colo”, Italian for a kind of social club), a huge, elaborate, wonderful, extravagant, campy gimmick. An opulent joke. I go with two pals, if possible even trickier customers than I am, and we have the jolliest time." READ REVIEW
Jimi Famurewa Standard
Reviewed on July 25, 2019
"...for now, Circolo Popolare (which roughly translates as ‘people’s social club’) legitimately feels like the hottest place in town; intoxicatingly cheeky, stealthily drilled and primed to leave you sporting a smile as wide as the Mediterranean." READ REVIEW