26 January 2024

Family-owned New York Italian-focused restaurant opens in London’s Soho

A New York Italian-focused restaurant has opened in London’s Soho. Grasso is the brainchild of the McCaffrey family. The family came from Syracuse in Sicily before moving to London and New York in the 1950s. Dishes include meatballs, which are a third-generation recipe, served with spaghetti al pomodoro. The menu also includes chicken Parm, a big Caesar salad and a vodka sauce pizza. The space spans two floors with private dining rooms, a DJ booth and two bars that offer drinks such as a Cherry Coke Long Island iced tea. Seanie McCaffrey told Hot Dinners: “Soho has such a rich history, with Italian communities settling in the area more than 100 years ago. So it feels fitting to follow in their footsteps, and to open an independent restaurant with a family feel.”

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