San Carlo has brought a brand-new Italian restaurant, on the roof of Selfridges, one of the world’s most iconic department stores. High above the hustle and bustle of London’s Oxford Street, Alto offers an all-day menu of seasonal Italian dishes including seafood, pasta, grilled specialities, seasonal salads and authentic gelato desserts.
Guests can access the venue via an express lift which opens into a floral installation made from Italian chinotto fruit, overhead foliage, and citrus trees.
We sat down with Marcello Distefano, the Managing Director of the San Carlo Group, who explained the concept behind the restaurant, what they wanted to achieve and their summer menu. Take a look below:
Prior to the restaurant's opening, Bruce Langlands, Selfridges’ Food and Restaurants Director said: “In our sixth year of hosting rooftop concepts, alto by San Carlo will bring a fresh and exciting Italian dining concept to our customers. The vibrant new menu, ambience and beautiful drinking terrace will be a destination this spring, and we look forward to welcoming customers to the space when we open in April.”
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