In the City, he worked at two prestigious venues: Metrogusto and Assaggi, also given one Star in the Michelin Guide.
2006 is known as the great leap.
On August 21, he opened his first restaurant “Le Querce” in Forest Hill, at number 66 Brockley Rise.
In the warm atmosphere of the restaurant, it is easy to indulge in good food at celebrations, events and moments of conviviality with family and friends. Perhaps the pleasure of taste is contained in the feelings it evokes, in an unmistakable emotion, created by a fellowship of experience and knowledge. Echoes and references to a known past, that feeds the senses and takes us on a journey from the infinite nuances.
The best meal and friendliest staff I’ve come across in a long long time. Superb!
Brilliant. A total gem. Booked at short notice and we had a fabulous evening. Thanks very much (again!)
Lovely authentic Sicilian restaurant. Relaxed, quiet & understated, the emphasis being on the important things the food and the service, both excellent.
Great food and atmosphere. A lovely family from Sardinia owns this restaurant and they are really friendly and accommodating. The chef is very creative resulting in a very interesting- and yummy- menu, with a modern take on traditional Italian dishes.would Definitely recommend 👌👌
A warm welcome from the owner. Delicious food and wine - with informed comment about both. We will be back.
Been going for years. Great food and amazing service
Lovely, warm and friendly restaurant with great Italian food! Perfect service. This was my second visit and I’ll definitely be back.
Fabulous well prepared cuisine. Friendly family staff as good as if not better than any London eaterie.
A lovely experience - a local favourite.
Lovely family friendly Italian. Will definately be back!
First visit here though well over due. Lovely personal service.Excellent ravioli & sumptuous desserts !!
Amazing food! Great value little local gem. Will be back!
Food was terrible. Bland. Dishes looked like they were conceived decades ago - rectangular potatoes with meat/fish plonked on top. I’d be surprised if the pasta is fresh, notwithstanding that sauce on it was plain and didn’t taste of much. So overpriced for what it was. Service was good and authentic Italian, shame the food wasn’t.
Do not understand the other ratings on here. Wouldn’t return.
Great fresh food and sevice
We try to visit this restaurant as much as possible. We love it! The food is outstanding and the service is top. We are always made to feel very welcome. It’s such a cracking local gem.
Excellent food, friendly service. I've been before but had their pizza for the first time - delicious! Very child-friendly too. Would definitely recommend for families.
Le Querce is a small restaurant very near Honor Oak Park station in Forest Hill South London. It is run by Sicilian people and their cuisine is authentic, fresh and tasty, with a variety of dishes from pizza and pasta to meat and fish, vegetarian dishes and a great collection of antipasti and desserts. Their ice creams and sorbet list is unusual and amazing. It isn’t too pricey and the service is friendly.
The food and wine is here consistently excellent. We have been coming here for many years, often for special occasions and family celebrations as well as the odd date night. The calves liver is always cooked perfectly, wines are very good. It's not the cheapest night out, but the quality of the ingredients and delightful, efficient service justifies the price. Never disappoints. The menu offers both classic Italian fare and imaginative regional dishes.
Lovely venue, great service, very considerate staff and terrific ambience. A wonderful local restaurant that deserves to thrive. Evidently very popular with the locals, too.
Traditional Italian food, well cooked - very welcoming. A family restaurant.