I visited Franco’s, an Italian restaurant tucked away on Jermyn Street, just off the buzzing Piccadilly after a visit to the Royal Academy of Arts. Greeted by a friendly ‘Buongiorno!’, reminding me of a typical ristorante waiter when I visited Italy last, we sat down at one of their outside tables. Between people-watching and admiring the shop displays across the street, we enjoyed a glass of Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry from Col Vetoraz – refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day. For a little something extra, order their sicilian cannolo with pistachio ice cream. – Beatrice Ng

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