Translated to mean ‘little twin’, Gemellini has been envisaged as a more intimate and slightly more laid-back version of its big sister Gemelli Italian with the same finesse of flavour and culinary restraint that the brothers have become renowned for. Pull up a stool at the bar and indulge in an aperitif and a bite of bruschetta but as soon as you get a glimpse of the pizzas emerging from the wood-fired oven, your eyes will light up like a kid on Christmas morning. The menu offers a few tried-and-tested favourites alongside a delightful new selection of small plates so you can enjoy starters of eggplant dusted with pecorino (cheese) and drizzled with gorgonzola (more cheese) and grilled polenta topped with eight-hour slow cooked Angus beef cheek ragu before moving on to the pizzas. The pizzas, in true Italian style, aren’t loaded with an abundance of flavourless toppings, rather each one is adorned with a restrained scattering of perfectly considered ingredients to let the true flavour shine through. And if gluten is not your friend, there are gluten-free bases available. Bring your feast to a brilliant conclusion with the Nutella and mascarpone filled Bomboloni, which are essentially parcels of baked happiness.
Pair your meal with an Italian red that has been personally sourced by the brothers from their friend’s vineyard in Italy or sip on one of the venue’s specialty cocktails. While other little boys spent time getting into mischief and playing in mud, James, Alec and Paul spent time in their Nonna’s kitchen learning the art of true Italian cooking and gaining a profound appreciation for their heritage. Gemellini is a reflection of their passion.
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