From the people behind Peckham favourite Artusi, this young but self-assured neighbourhood eatery on Deptford High Street boasts a small menu of knockout Italian flavours. Housed in a simple space populated by good-looking locals, Marcella feels like the 'new' Deptford, but doesn’t emit that noxious stench of gentrification. Expect new takes on Italian mainstays, each dish brimming with delightfully uncomplicated flavours. The menu is divided between snacks, starters, pasta, mains and dessert - we recommend sampling one of each. The classic, spirit-focused cocktails are zingy and fresh, while the well-curated wine list reps a range of Italian regions and producers. When the lights go down in the eve, this buzzy neighbourhood spot is perfect for a little tête-à-tête.