14 "Pasta" Restaurants in London.
Not to be confused with Tooting Market, Broadway Market is packed full of great spots for sit-down cheap eats and date-ready drinking dens.
The sister restaurant of Padella, their Shoreditch spot serves the same excellent affordable pasta with the added benefit of bookings.
Seven Dials Market is a food hall with lots of options, from pasta, to ramen, to fried chicken, that’s alright if you want an alright quick meal.
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta at St. Katherine Docks is a good back-pocket spot for one of those rare sunny days when you want to eat by the water.
Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury is an old school Italian restaurant where the spaghetti doesn’t matter as much as the story you’re listening to.
Plenty of restaurants in Shoreditch have a gimmick, but Popolo doesn’t need one. This place serves up pastas and incredible small plates.
Via Emilia by Food Roots is an intimate pasta, charcuterie and wine spot just off Hoxton Square in Shoreditch.
Flour & Grape is another member of the we-just-invented-fresh-pasta club, and it’s worth the trek over to Bermondsey when Padella is rammed.
Canova is a bar that has taken over a former grade listed department store in Brixton and, yes, it’s very cool.
Pastaio is a new pasta focused restaurant in Soho and we’re going just call it what it is: a Padella copycat. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Marcella is an excellent neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Deptford, with a short menu of pastas and mains.
Verdi's is a proper neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Stepney Green with homemade pasta and bread that delivers every single time.
Padella serves brilliant, freshly made pasta at very good prices. If you’re in London Bridge or Borough Market, make this a part of your plan.