A good neighbourhood Italian is as important to a civilised society as a village pub or florist. And if you’re one of those lucky sods who live in the pretty Bellenden area of Peckham (seriously, are we still laughing at that?), then your neighbourhood Italian is probably better than most. Also, if you have your shit together to the extent that you go to a florist regularly, congratulations.
Artusi is a modern take on that neighbourhood Italian restaurant. It’s a small, casual place with menu that constantly changes. You’ll regularly find things like puntarelle and anchovy salad on the menu, along with very good pasta and plenty of meat in the mains. As with any great neighbourhood restaurant, Artusi is Perfect For a casual weeknight drop in or an catch up with some friends in the area, but book ahead, as it’s understandably popular. And pick up some flowers on your way home.