Pastaio is Italian for someone who makes pasta by hand - something you can expect plenty of in the latest venture by Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft) in Soho. Based on his track record, and his limitless enthusiasm for the dish, we’re expecting very good things…
Last week Hot Dinners popped into Fortnums, as you do on a Thursday night, for a pasta dinner cooked up by none other than Murano's Angela Hartnett. The object of the occasion was to launch Hartnett's new range of pastas and sauces for the Piccadilly store. And if what we had was anything to go by, you need to head down here pronto to stock up.
Hartnett has spent time training up Fortnum’s chefs to make up pastas to her own specification - everything from
There'll be just eight pastas on the menu at Flour & Grape, who aim to create a beautifully pared back selection of Italian antipasti, pasta and gelato. They promise very reasonable prices, pasta to go and a very healthy (and affordable) wine list. Colour us interested...
Dublin chef sets her sights on London with this Tottenham Court Road pasta bar that has a distinctly healthy range of options
23/11/16 - updated with soft launch info
Does London have room for two places serving up freshly rolled pasta? Given the permanent queues outside Padella, one would think so. All of which is good news for newcomer Emilia’s Crafted Pasta which is opening next month at St Katharine's Dock.
The restaurant's founder Andrew Macleod’s says he wants this to be the best pasta restaurant outside of Italy. To that end, every bit of pasta in the place
The boys from Islington's Trullo bring fast-paced pasta south of the river
There's a new pasta bar on Air Street that's getting very close to opening. Just off Piccadilly Circus, Pasta Sereni will be doing fast hand-made pasta to eat there or take away - so if you fancy an escape from the hordes of shoppers, this could be the place.
Starting from £5, dishes include (although there will be specials too):
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