Nestled in the busy streets of Soho, is the quaint Leggero founded by Gabriele Vitali and Silvio Vangelisti in 2013, who wanted something which could accommodate all dietary needs. Despite Soho being home to several Italian establishments, what gives Leggero its edge is that all the food is homemade and gluten-free, with some also being vegan.
Embracing simplicity in design Leggero is decorated in off-whites and mint greens, with light wood finishes. This minimalist feel is emphasised further with low lighting and relaxing vibes making it a great escape from the chaos in the streets.
I order a Prosecco and gin cocktail to sip as I peruse the rest of the menu which offers an array of homemade breads or salads for starters and fresh salads or pasta dishes for main. I order the Homemade Sorghum and Hemp Basil Tagliatelle served with almond flakes, pesto and tomatoes (£10) Although small, these meals are light, healthy and have the ability to satisfy an empty stomach without feeling the need to unbutton your jeans.
For dessert, I opt for the Raspberry Moose (£6). Completely vegan, this dish is smooth, thick and creamy sat on a biscuit base, topped with ‘chocolate drops’ and whole raspberries. It was the perfect way to end the meal and meet the needs of my sweet tooth.
Leggero delivers a wonderful combination of delicious food with impeccable efficient service. It can get quite busy, as most restaurants do in Soho as the night goes on. But I think this would be the perfect venue for a quick bite before a theatre show in the Piccadilly area.