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We like to smell - and feel - like a walking pepper grinder after eating cacio e pepe. But for some strange reason, not everybody does. If you’re after a cacio e pepe that’s more cacio than pepe, then Il Pampero is the one for you. This stylish, upmarket restaurant inside The Hari hotel has a distinct rat-pack, high-roller feel. More importantly, their cacio e pepe is usually served out of a giant wheel of Pecorino Romano. Just be sure to let them know that you want the full tableside cheese experience. We like to add more pepper to ours and it’ll set you back an eye-watering £14.50. But hey, welcome to Belgravia baby.
The complimentary bread
“Free bread is like Jonathan Rhys Meyers, dangerous and irresistible. I will consume almost any free food item that you put down in front of me, but when the complimentary bread from Italian spot Il Pampero was especially good. It was soft on the inside, crisp and flaky on the outside, with just the right amount of dough bounce. Thank you for lining my stomach in style.”