Just several months after the opening of Jacuzzi in West London, Big Mamma unveils new plans for the British capital with the coming opening of Carlotta in the heart of Marylebone district in May 2023.
Carlotta, a new 150-cover trattoria, will open on Marylebone High Street and is set to feature a “ruby-red terrace” and a “long sky lit dining room”.
If Big Mamma is famous for its maximalist interiors, just like in Jacuzzi which spreads over 4 floors, Carlotta’s space promises to deliver a more intimate affair, it is said to be “a more tempered-down spot”.
Nevertheless, there still will be a long Venetian-inspired marble bar, golden drapes, mirrors aplenty and leather and suede notes across the dining room.
In keeping with the Gloria and Circolo traditions, a second space for dining will open downstairs, described as an “Eighties midnight blue velvet paradise”.
Regarding the food, Carlotta will serve “traditional Neapolitan and Sicilian dishes” but also a strong grill section, indicative of the American inflection this menu has.
The mix is really exciting, a chic Italian restaurant where you can have pasta alfredo or Cornish lobster, and have a table enjoying a beautiful Barolo and T-bone fiorentina or a simple pasta alla norma and carafe of chianti. Carlotta is for everyone. This opening is going to not only be our most elegant and authentic restaurant but also our most personal expression of our love for Italy. What we mean by authentic at Big Mamma is that we have always refused to be limited, enclosed, stuck on a postcard of Italy.
Victor Lugger, co-founder, Big Mamma