The Best Places For Pasta That You Can Book

The evergreen cuisine that will never go out of fashion, and in London, the pasta-bilities are endless!

Bancone | Covent Garden

Headed by chef Louis Korovilas, previously from Pied à Tere and Locanda Locatelli. You can be assured that the pasta here is top notch, sitting in the leagues of Padella, Trullo and Brawn.

What to have:
The silk hankies

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The famous silk hankies 🤤

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Brawn | Columbia Road

A neighbourhood restaurant sat quaintly near the flower market central, Columbia Road. The pasta here is outstanding, delicately handmade and rich with flavoursome sauces, just as nonna intended. Bring a friend, you'll want to try everything!

What to have:
Whatever they've got on the menu that day

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Tagliatelle ai porcini

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Trullo | Islington

From the team who brought you the Borough Market sensation, Padella. These guys know what's what in the pasta game. We would recommend this place over Padella in our honest opinion, and you don't have to queue.

What to have:
The beef raguu

The River Cafe | Hammersmith

So you might want to save this one for a special occasion as it comes with a high price point. But there's a reason it's rammed 24/7 seven days a week and has icon status. It's one of the greats.

What to have:
Anything, it's all amazing

Bocca di Lupo | Soho

This is the kind of restaurant that does things properly, a menu thats changes twice a day, dishes prominently steeped in regional pride and a wine list from the wine angels.

What to have:
If it's no the menu, Rigatoni con la pajata

Emilia's Crafted Pasta | Various

We are big fans of Emilia's, they do hearty, homemade pasta at a great price. The staff are incredibly friendly and very knowledgable. Portions are generous so you'll feel fill and so will your wallet.

What to have:
4 hour béchamel bolognese