Buzzing warehouse Italian
Popular plate: Try the starter of roasted marrowbone with spinach gnocchetti.
It may look too cool for school, but this Italian restaurant actually treats its modern Italian food with an almost nerdy fervour. Bestia creates its own pizza dough, pasta and salami from scratch and takes them to unusual places by adding ingredients such as fennel pollen to pizza toppings and squid ink bottarga to pasta sauce.
The results are both modern and heartily rustic. A sweeping warehouse style dining room with exposed brick walls and pipes and a palpable buzz of excitement from youngish diners completes the package.