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brutto
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross St, London EC1M 6BN

Russell Norman, the man behind Polpo, is back with this Farringdon restaurants (where Hix used to be). It takes its influences primarily from Northern Italy with a particular focus on Florence. So you'll find Italian snacks and pasta alongside huge T-Bone steaks. It's also part-bar, with an extensive list of cocktail classics, so will be very handy if you're looking for a decent bar in the area.

pophamshackney
East London
197 Richmond Rd, London E8 3NJ

While the original Pophams is mainly a bakery and cafe, this, their second, also functions as a restaurant. So while you can still buy their bread and pastries here, there's the added draw of the pasta restaurant, with all the pasta made fresh in-house. It should go without saying that the desserts are pretty great as well.

campania
East London
23 Ezra St, London E2 7RH

Campania & Jones serves up Southern Italian food in Hackney, with pasta made fresh daily in its beautiful rustic-looking restaurant. The food is authentic Italian, the portions are generous and it's one of the most popular restaurant near Columbia Road. There's a daily changing menu, so you can always find something new to try.

avemariomain
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
15 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QG

Ave Mario is from the people behind Gloria and Circolo Poplare, and once again it's another hit for them. Expect no holds barred on the design and BIG food, like the enormous ice cream cake that they wheel about the room. Specialities here include a caviar section, massive cocktails and a veal milanese that's twice as big as your head. 

eatalyext
The City
135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

The idea of opening a massive new palace of Italian food by Liverpool Street station originally seemed faintly ridiculous. Eataly proved them quite wrong - the place has done a storming business ever since it threw open its doors. Go to marvel at the huge grocery section, and then recover with a glass of Chianti and bowl of pasta in one of its many restaurants.

manteca
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
58 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London W1F 7JY

This Soho restaurant is a collaboration between Smokestak's David Carter and Chris Leach (with the latter in charge of the menu). There's a nose-to-tail approach to the menu that's also influenced by Italian cooking, particularly on the excellent pasta dishes.

padellashoreditchint
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
1 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4PS

The original Padella is a London sensation, with its affordable fresh pasta winning friends far and wild. It's hugely popular, which led to this second outpost in Shoreditch. Expect the same great value, high quality pasta and more.

franzina
South London
395 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ

Franzina Trattoria began its life in a shipping container in Pop Brixton. This husband and wife team then found themselves a permanent spot a mere stone’s throw away from their original home. Passionate about food from their hometown Palermo, this restaurant takes you through Sicily’s culinary traditional dishes and more - try their panelle, arancini and sfincione. Finish with cannoli or their Sicilian doughnuts with cinnamon, fresh ricotta cream and chocolate.

circolo
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
40-41 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HX
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The Big Mamma Group's second opening in London saw them hit up Fitzrovia with a massively OTT slice of Mediterranean charm and flavour. It's extremely popular with a stunning looking room.

maremma
South London
36 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1PE
Critic reviews - total score out of 10

Named after the lesser known coastal area of Tuscany, a wife and husband duo opened this rustic Italian neighbourhood restaurant in 2019. Its interior is light and stylish and the place focuses on simple and seasonal regional specialities with fresh pasta and gnocchi made daily and meat and fish cooked on a charcoal grill. The wine lists boasts many that have not been represented in the UK before.

gloria
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The Big Mamma group in Paris have had huge hits with their trattorias and Gloria was their first London opening, in a big space in Shoreditch. It serves up Italian food in a classic looking space (as well as a hidden 80s-set dining room) and a buzzy vibe.

angelina
East London
56 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AH
Critic reviews - total score out of 10

This Dalston restaurant has a modern take on Japanese and Italian food - resulting in a creative fusion menu that's inspired by both cuisines, while also pushing the envelope. There are omakase tasting menus alongside a la carte, and it also sports a tiny Tokyo-style cocktail bar.

pucci
Mayfair, Belgravia
39 Maddox St, London W1S 1FX
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
macellaio
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
38-40 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QE
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Macellaio RC have a few sites across London where the main event is the steak, and you'll see plenty of this hanging in the restaurant. It's all Italian-style steak from a female Fassona breed. There is some pasta available too - but you'll really need to be trying as much from the grill as possible to do the place justice.

fucina
Marylebone
26 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5QY

This Italian restaurant in Marylebone comes from Kurt Zdesar, the man behind Chotto Matte and Black Roe. There's traditional Italian cooking in a very impressive building, decked out in stained glass windows.

briciole
Marylebone
20 Homer Street, London, W1H 4NA

This is a combined wine bar, trattoria and deli in Marylebone. It comes from chef Maurizio Morelli, also behind Latium in Fitzrovia. Expect a traditional Italian menu throughout, and you should pay particular attention to their bread - bricole does mean breadcrumbs, after all.

norma
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
8 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2LS

Norma is the first solo restaurant from Ben Tish, previously known as one of the driving culinary forces behind the Salt Yard Group. This is a partnership with the Stafford Hotel (where he also manages the food) and sees him embracing Sicilian cuisine.

cecconipizza
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
19-21 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JJ

Soho House are taking the classic Italian restaurant and going for a more laid-back experience, serving up pizzas and cocktails.

vermuteria
North London
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Respected restaurateur and chef Anthony Demetre (of Wild Honey) has brought his vision of a Spanish/Italian vermuteria to the Coal Drops Yard part of King's Cross. As the name suggests, there are plenty of vermouth and negronis on hte drinks list along with a tapas-style menu focusing on seasonal produce.

kalo
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
7 Northumberland Ave, London SW1A 2DR
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Another one of Naples' top pizza restaurants has arrived in London. This time it's the turn of iconic pizzeria 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo, and it's all about the dough...

bancone
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
39 William IV Street, London, WC2N 4DD
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Popular from the moment it opened, Bancone's main event is its freshly cooked pasta, with the "silk hankerchiefs" being a huge draw.

caciopepe
Westminster, Strand, Victoria
46 Churton St, Pimlico, London SW1V 2LP

This Italian restaurant takes its name from one of the most popular Italian pasta dishes - and yes, they can do a mean cacio e pepe (served in a Parmesan basket). Expect homemade pasta, antipasti and wines (it acts as a wine bar too).

setteroom
Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge
4 Knightsbridge Green, London, UK SW1X 7QA

This is new restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel (yes, the one that's related to the top end brand) in Knightsbridge. Itt's run by the same group that runs Scarpetta in New York (and a few more restaurants worldwide). Sette is an upscale Italian restaurant, taking in some influences from its American cousins.

tempercovent
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
5 Mercer Walk Mercers Yard, London WC2H 9FA

The Temper restaurant in Covent Garden is where cooking over fire is a big thing and you can get some of the best tacos, flatbreads, steak and meats in town.

linastores
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
51 Greek Street, London W1D 4EH
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

The original Lina Stores deli was open for 75 years in Soho, giving them plenty of time to get things right before opening this, their first restaurant. Counter dining on the ground floor allows you to see all the action - and the pasta, as you'd expect, is great.

boccocino
Mayfair, Belgravia
19 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8ED

In the heart of Mayfair, high end Bocconcino serves up classic Italian cuisine - everything from homemade pasta and freshly made pizzas baked in the wood-fired pizza oven, to the highest quality seafood.

Beck at Browns
Mayfair, Belgravia
Brown?s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

He may have a three Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, but chef Heinz Beck's Mayfair restaurant at Brown's Hotel is a slightly more casual affair. An Italian restaurant with British produce supplying the additional wow factor.

margot2
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
45 Great Queen St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

This high-end Italian restaurant in Covent Garden has a strong focus on service and it's one of the smartest Italian restaurants in the area.

Purezza
North London
43 Parkway, London NW1 7PN

Brighton vegan pizza restaurant Purezza has expanded to London, opening its second restaurant in Camden.

entocasuper
The City
8A Artillery Ln, Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ

Think of this Spitalfields spot as an elevated wine bar, serving not only a cracking list of Italian wines, but a range of traditional Tuscan dishes using top-notch produce. Their slow cooked regional stews are particularly worth seeking out.

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