• Darling's Eatery and Studio serves up fresh pasta on Hackney's Fish Island

    darling's eatery fresh pasta fish island london

    Looks like Hackney Wick's Fish Island is doing pretty well for itself at the moment with restaurants. We've already reported on the upcoming Inis opening there and Test Driven new pizzeria

  • Lina Stores is bringing fresh pasta and late night negronis to South Kensington

    lina stores opening in south kensington

    18/3/24 - updated with the opening date

    If you're a South Ken resident wondering what was happening to the old Le Pain Quotidien site on Exhibition Road, then we bring you good news, particularly if you're a pasta lover. This is going to be the seventh restaurant opening for Lina Stores.

    Their South Kensington restaurant is going to be an all-day affair, opening in the morning for

  • Emilia's Crafted Pasta comes to Baker Street

    Emilia's Crafted Pasta comes to Baker Street

    5/1/24 - Updated with the soft launch info

    The march of fresh pasta restaurants across London continues, with a fourth Emilia's about to join the fray. This time they're heading to Baker Street, just down the road from Sherlock Holmes' pretend gaff and next to Regent's Park.

    As with every Emilia's, all the pasta will be made fresh on-site. Here it'll be in a special pasta station

  • The best pasta restaurants in London


    London's pasta scene could not be hotter right now - with everywhere from no reservation spots to fine dining restaurants doing great business. We pick out the best pasta to be had in the city.

  • Phil Howard's Notto pasta bar is coming to Covent Garden

    Phil Howard's Notto pasta bar is coming to Covent Garden

    28/9/23 - updated with the opening date

    Last year, top chef Phil Howard (of Michelin-starred Elystan Street) got into London's ever-growing fresh pasta scene with Notto, just off Piccadilly Circus. In our original story, we asked "will there be more of them to come" and the answer to that seems to be yes, as new reaches us of a second Notto pasta bar that's being planned for Covent

  • Bancone picks Borough Yards for its third pasta restaurant

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    On the cusp of celebrating their fifth birthday, the folks at Bancone are also getting ready to open their third restaurant.

    They're the latest to join the procession of restaurants opening in Borough Yards. The space itself is a huge railway arch and it's going to have an open kitchen, plus a large mezzanine space upstairs that can be hired out for private parties.

    In addition to all the usual Bancone

  • Noci pasta restaurant is opening at Battersea Power Station

    noci pasta opening in battersea power station

    They've already been quite the hit in Islington, now the team behind pasta restaurant Noci are heading south of the river to Battersea for their second place.

    This is part of a raft of new openings at Battersea Power Station. The Battersea branch will follow the same successful formula as they had in Islington; so think well-priced fresh pasta and small plates and snacks. Their pasta 'hankerchiefs' are a

  • Test Driving Notto - Phil Howard does pasta on Piccadilly


    Top chef Phil Howard has entered the fresh pasta game with Notto. We went down to Piccadilly to see how it shapes up against London's already pretty great fresh pasta restaurants.   

  • Fitzrovia will be home to pasta restaurant Officina 00’s second site

    Fitzrovia will be home to pasta restaurant Officina 00’s second site

    Updated 21/11/22 with launch offer and opening date

    As the nights draw in and thoughts turn to steaming bowls of hearty pasta, it’s like Officina 00 is reading our minds. They’re opening a second restaurant, this time in Fitzrovia. If you’ve been hitherto unaware of the Old Street venue that opened in mid-2019, Officina 00 is an Italian kitchen and workshop with

  • Jamie Oliver returns to restaurants with pasta pop-up, Pasta Dreams

    Jamie Oliver returns to restaurants with pasta pop-up, Pasta Dreams

    For the first time since closing down his Jamie's Italian business in 2019, Jamie Oliver is back with a new restaurant - although this one is for collection and delivery only.

    He's just launched Pasta Dreams in Soho. It's not a full restaurant launch though - Pasta Dreams will be a pop-up in the run-up to Christmas and seems to be designed to expand as delivery only across the

  • Notto is chef Phil Howard's new fresh pasta restaurant on Piccadilly

    Otto is Phil Howard's new fresh pasta restaurant on Piccadilly

    He launched his own mail-order pasta during the various lockdowns and now Phil Howard is going one step further with his own pasta restaurant. The chef, who has a Michelin star for his Elystan Street restaurant, will be opening Notto in Piccadilly (taking over an old Paperchase site).

    He's joined in the endeavour by Executive chef Louis Korovilas who has been quite busy

  • Test Driving Noci - Islington gets a fresh pasta restaurant that's already a big hit

    noci restaurant review islington london

    Islington has a hot new pasta place that's already pulling the crowds in. We went to take a look. 

  • Miscusi is opening its next pasta restaurant in Islington

    Miscusi is opening its next pasta restaurant in Islington

    Islington's waited a while for a pasta restaurant and soon there will be two within a few feet of each other. Hot on the heels of Noci opening on Islington Green, Italian chain Miscusi is opening nearby on Upper Street (where Masala Zone used to be). 

    Miscusi opened its first London restaurant earlier this year where it suffered a pretty duff review ...

  • Noci is a new pasta Islington restaurant from ex-Bancone chef Louis Korovilas

    Noci is a new pasta restaurant from ex-Bancone chef Louis Korovilas

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    He had a big hit with his dishes at Bancone, before moving onto Tavolino, and now Louis Korovilas is opening an Italian pasta restaurant in Islington (taking over from the Cote on Islington Green).

    At this new restaurant, you can expect a combination of Italian street food and pasta dishes. Of the former, the fritti are the main

  • Italian sustainable pasta chain Miscusi picks Covent Garden for its first UK opening

    miscusi covent garden

    27/10/21 - Updated with the opening date

    Back in Italy, it's got a cult following with queues around the block at each restaurant opening. Now the Miscusi pasta chain is coming to London.

    Their first UK opening will be in The Yards in Covent Garden where Arome bakery and Dishoom are. As you might expect, it's all about fresh pasta - you can either pick your own pasta and sauce combos or opt for their


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