I noticed earlier that there is a premises licence application in the far window of Ticino on Newhams Row. Are they able to serve alcohol if the licence is still in progress? It looks like the consultation period doesn't finish until March 7th.
Went to Ticino at 6pm for an early supper with the family. The place was empty apart from two people sat at one table. Asked for a table for three; was told they were fully booked (overheard the manager tell one of the waiters there was 'no way' they could get the food ready by 6.30 (we wanted pizzas, which take how long to cook...?).
Walked out, went to Village East. Walked back past Ticino at 7pm. At least three tables still empty; so they could have easily fit us in - as any other restaurant in the street would have done in that situation. Hope the cooking is better than the extremely amateurish management. At £14 for a pizza (if that's really true!), it had better be...
Happily, it seems I spoke too soon! My wife and I went back to Ticino this evening for dinner (we live very close by, and we really wanted to be able like this place), and had an excellent meal. Service was very hospitable, and the pizza was very good (and it's only the house special pizza that's £14; the rest are normal restaurant pizza prices). And I'm sure PJ Harvey was sitting at a table nearby... We'll definitely be going back. Very glad to see they're finding their feet.
I've been twice to Ticino, once for breakfast and once for dinner and the service was appalling. You can't be surprised when the restaurant manager used to be the manager of the Bermondsey Square Hotel's restaurant.
We went to Tcino last Tuesday night and had some really lovely food of antipasti and pizzas. All delicious, pizzas were better than Amisha imo. The service was great. The manager, who used to be at Bermondsey Square, was polite, helpful and friendly. Will definitely be going back - great addition to the area
Franco Manca serves up the best pizza ( which is also organic for anyone who gives a stuff ) for anywhere between £ 6 - 6.95 and if cooked properly in their handbuilt artisan oven the sourdough crust comes seared and is utterly delicious. They will also put a jug of filtered water on your table for free. For me they reinvented the wheel when it came to pizza in London. Out of the window went anywhere else - £ 14 @ Ticino, are you kidding me ? Thats the same prices the mugs at Dominos and Pizza hut pay.