Mozzarella aficionado Obicà Soho has now re-opened with a brand-new contemporary look 

The ingredient led Italian brand, Obicà champions the celebrated staple in Italian cuisine, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, putting it in its endless varieties at the centre of their menus across the world. Having first opened on Poland Street in 2013, the restaurant has since undergone a major refurbishment, putting customer experience at the forefront. 

The new space by Labics Architecture Studio brings industrial materials such as brick, metals and other outdoor materials together to create an informal atmosphere typical of Italian piazzas and arcades. 

Solid wood tables with well-defined texture and grain are accompanied by greenery to warm, and bring a cosmopolitan feel to the space. Inside, the restaurant can host up to 120 people seated, whilst a cosy terrace of 24 covers is heated throughout the colder months.  

At Poland Street, there’s a Mozzarella Bar where diners can choose from either the classic or smoked mozzarellas, as well as in bocconcini “bites” format, all produced exclusively with buffalo milk following the regulations of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP.

Stracciatella and burrata from Puglia, as well as ricotta di bufala, feature on the menu. To accompany, small plates of salumi such as Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP aged 24 months and Bresaola di Chianina IGP can be ordered, alongside the Mozzarella Bar’s Lievitati “Leavened” items such as focaccina and bruschette. 

The rest of the menu is made up of sourdough pizza, pasta, salads, meats and fish. Pizza is prepared with flour from Molino Paolo Mariani and sourdough yeast left to rise for 48 hours before being stone baked and topped with organic tomato and fresh ingredients from some of the best suppliers in Italy. 

Obicà’s pasta is produced in Gragnano with the finest of Italian durum wheat before being bronze drawn and dried using the traditional Cirillo method. The Obicà menu is completed with a classical dessert list that includes traditional tiramisù, ricotta di bufala cake with marron glace caramel and torta caprese with ice cream. 

It’s important to note that Obicà does not use garlic or onions in the cooking to preserve the authentic taste of their products.

Obicà now operates in three sites in London; Obicà St Paul’s, Obicà Poland Street and Obicà Canary Wharf. 

Obica, 19-20 Poland St, London W1F 8QF