Italian | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Pastaio is Italian for someone who makes pasta by hand - something you'll see plenty of in this venture by Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft) in Soho. Fast, casual and good value - particularly for this area - the pasta is super and the Prosecco slushies a must.

Restaurant details

19 Ganton St, Soho, London W1F 7BN
Nearest tube: 
Oxford Circus


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19 Ganton St, Soho, London W1F 7BN


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8.5
Felicity Cloake Guardian
Reviewed by December 29, 2017
"...for a simple, satisfying plate of pasta in a congenial environment just yards from Europe’s busiest shopping street (and priced at 75p less than the mac’n’cheese at the chain pub around the corner), I reckon it’s pretty near perfect." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Michael Deacon Telegraph
Reviewed on December 14, 2017
"I liked the tagliatelle, though: slippery slurpy ribbons, nestling with sweet and squishy wild mushrooms. I also enjoyed the crab, courgette and tomato fusilli: bright, colourful and juicy." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on December 11, 2017
"Sage-topped parcels stuffed with pork, rabbit and grouse were dense and meaty without being gamey. They also had lashings of butter and parmesan. Big tick." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Ben Norum Evening Standard
Reviewed on November 22, 2017
"Good food. Lively surrounds. Slap bang in the middle of town. Pastaio more than does the Italian job." READ REVIEW