Italian Heaven in London.
Italians are 90% pasta. That’s not a stereotype. Italians love pasta and most of them eat it every day. Spaghetti and pasta, in general, are sacred!
It’s also true that whenever Italians go aboard, they can hold out only a few days before having a nice spaghetti dish. Maybe you think that it’s very hard to find a good restaurant to have a delicious plate of pasta, but this is not the case: London’s scene is buzzing right now.
Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or you’re a demanding Italian culturist, London has the perfect plate of pasta for you!
Handmade and dressed up with innovative rather than traditional sauces, different shapes, penne, trofie, linguini, you can find pasta for all tastes and “pockets”.
Padella, only opened in 2016, is a small restaurant just outside Borough market, where you can have the spectacular “cacio e pepe”- pasta with cheese and black pepper- whose taste is simply amazing. This little place is perfect for a quick and cheap pit stop.
Bocca di lupo, is another is a must-try for pasta lovers in town. Located in Soho, it offers a daily-changing menu of small and larger plates of delicious dishes. Here you must try the simple oil and anchovy spaghetti, which is incredibly tasty.
San Carlo Cicchetti, in the heart of Piccadilly, has a great vibrant atmosphere with a real Italian authentic feel. Here you can have sophisticated truffle ravioli or the superb risotto with pumpkins, just like old tradition want. This little corner of Italy is ideal to spend a cosy evening.
Rossopomodoro, in Hoxton if you want to be far from the centre, or in Covent Garden if you don’t, is a traditional Neapolitan restaurant where you can have original Neapolitan lasagne, made entirely with ingredients from south of Italy or you can taste Napoli in a big plate of spaghetti with tasty cherry tomatoes to delight your inner Sophia Loren.
Londoners have a big choice of restaurants all over the city. Most of them have an exciting atmosphere and friendly staff, but be careful! Not all them have pasta “al dente”!
What about you? What’s your favourite Italian place in London? Share your thoughts with us.