North London

Paesan

Paesan

This Italian restaurant right on the corner of Exmouth Market is concentrating on "cucina povera", the tradition of using simple ingredients to prepare honest and flavoursome food" with a design from the people behind Bubbledogs.

Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 2 Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on September 14, 2013
"That this derivative throwback exists in the same street as Moro and Caravan smacks of sheer gall. That it's rammed to its walls demonstrates how depressingly easy it is to snow the punters." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 5 Grace Dent Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed by September 06, 2013
"It felt noisy and full of the people who were laughed at trying to get a last-minute table at Moro. I ordered roast lamb with fagioli uccelletto, a perfectly nice piece of fatty lamb atop a bed of lukewarm beans. The beans really were peasant food, cooked for a lot of peasants, some time earlier that day." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6 Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on August 22, 2013
"Paesan is never going to deliver a sophisticated gastronomic experience – it’s the sort of place where everything from your water and wine to your dessert and bill arrives in a glass tumbler. Instead, it’s all about good food and hospitality, and its none the poorer for that." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on August 10, 2013
"Provided you're not expecting high-drama (or High-Table) Italian food, this newcomer to bustling Exmouth Market will show you a fine time. As the bald geezer in the Ferrero Rocher commercial used to say: Eccellente!" READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Alfie Wilson View London
Reviewed on July 12, 2013
"Exmouth Market’s newest venue serves up a refreshing change from what seems to be a norm of dull Italian chains or high-end Italians that don’t offer great value. It’s simple, yes, but there’s plenty of flavoursome bang for your buck." READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: 2 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4PX

Telephone number: 020 7837 7139

Cuisine: Italian

Nearest station: Farringdon, Angel

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