Fucina - London
Fucina – London
26 Paddington Street, Marylebone
In October 2016 Kurt Zdesar developed Fucina in Marylebone, London. Fucina is a modern Italian restaurant & lounge, celebrating a contemporary and honest approach to Italian food. Italian food is bold and satisfying without being heavy. It is rich and textural and uses a whole palette of flavours. This is what Fucina strives to celebrate, in complete simplicity. The priority of Fucina is making sure the food is always the gateway for customers to experience and enjoy the diversity of taste inherent to Italian cooking. This is achieved by selecting the best local ingredients.
Sculptural brick ceiling made up of undulating curves brings to life the inside of a traditional “old school” kitchen oven: the Fucina (a forge in English). With a focus on the artesian process of hand-making bread, pizza, pasta, the idea was straightforward: Fucina knows that the quality of ingredients, combined sensibly and cooked properly, are what make Italian food taste so good.
Conviviality is at the heart of Italian food: it truly comes to life when it is shared with family and friends. Every aspect of Fucina has been designed with this in mind: from the menus filled with easy-to-share dishes, to the tables, the social spirit of the Italian family meal is encapsulated.