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Delivering passionate food, proud service and an intimately decadent interior, the Lena Restaurant in Shoreditch is one of the finest Italian eateries in the region, providing an unbeatable combination of fabulous food, sublime service and an enviable location. The Lena restaurant is situated on Great Eastern Street in London's EC2A, proving a popular choice among local residents and workers, who enjoy its bright ambience at lunchtime and its intimate atmosphere each evening. Lena's is open from noon until 3pm Monday to Saturday for lunch, and every evening of the week from 6pm until 11pm for dinner (closing at 10.30pm on Sundays).
Seasons change, and with them so does the menu at Lena's. All meals are served reflecting the best available produce of the season, with only the very freshest and finest ingredients used in the cooking, which is a combination of timeless Italian staples with contemporary twists and continental cooking techniques. Perfect for long and lazy lunches, riotous social gatherings of romantic evening meals, the cuisine at Lena is great to share or to savour.
All manner of Italian staples - plus some you may never have come across before - are presented on the menu at the Lena restaurant. The starters (antipasti) are perfectly proportioned and reasonably priced, including tagliata di salumi, carpaccio dello chef and cozze all tarantino, which is mussels, garlic, chilli, tomato and fresh oregano. Mains are delightful, particularly the splendid risotto and pasta dishes, which include gnocchi al forno, pappardelle con ragu di cervo, fettucine all carbonara, risotto di stagione and ravioli di spigola. Additional mains worthy of note include the petto di pollo ripieno, carne d'Agnello al forno (rack of lamb with artichokes and pancetta), and the filetto di manzo. The splendid bar area is a great place in which to unwind before or after your meal, serving a delicious array of cocktails, wines, beers and spirits.