Over the many, boring weeks of lockdown, we spent a lot of time on our daily prescribed walk going past the old Dear Pizza spot on Highbury Barn, wondering what new restaurant was opening there.
Now we know - it's Donna Sofia - an Italian restaurant and pizzeria from the folk next door at Da Mario deli. They're serving up a range of antipasti, pasta, mains and pizzas.
On the menu you'll find:
Louis Korovilas was head chef of Bancone and has now moved onto his new restaurant Tavolino, on the south bank of the Thames with impressive views of the river. There he'll be bringing an impeccably-sourced menu of Italian pasta, pizza and lots more.
We've known for some time, well before the lockdown, that Islington's Trullo (sister restaurant to Padella) had bought the shop next door. It's been kept empty for a while - but now we finally have some info on what's being planned, just as they've reached their 10th birthday.
Now they've unveiled the Trullo deli. We're told to expect "all the things you love about Trullo for you to take home." So there are
If you're looking to stock up on Italian groceries and have Angela Hartnett cook you pasta-to-go, then right now Cafe Murano Bermondsey is where it's at.
Big Mamma has had two huge hits with Gloria and Circolo Popolare. But how will their very extra approach translate to delivery? We find out.
There's been a serious revolution in the London pizza world over the past few years. It's now possible to get some world-beating pizzas here and we're on a mission to tell you where to find them.
Ever since we spotted her talking on Instagram about getting ready to do takeaways, we've been waiting for Angela Hartnett to release more details. In an email to customers today she finally revealed that she'll be doing a delivery service for Cafe Murano.
Using the group's latest restaurant to open - the one in Bermondsey - they'll be doing all manner of ready-made meals and fresh pasta both to collect
They were open in Soho for over 75 years before the lockdown hit, but that isn't keeping Lina Stores down. If you've been missing one of London's top Italian delis, the news that they've re-opened as an online-only shop should certainly help.
And it's a very fully-stocked online shop too, kicking off with something they've become best-known for - their pasta. They have fresh pasta
Newish pasta spot Legare in Tower Bridge is among the many London businesses pivoting to a new way of doing business in the wake of the Covid crisis. They're now open as a collection and takeaway-only spot, with plans to offer delivery soon.
Taking a quick look at their new streamlined menu, seems there's plenty to keep SE1 residents happy. You can order ribollita, salumi platters and gorgeous-sounding sarnies (Porchetta
Almost four years after opening its doors in Stoke Newington, British-Italian restaurant Wolf has brought in a whole new (and very interesting) team.
The neighbourhood spot, which was opened by cousins Antony Difrancesco and Onofrio Dicarlo in 2016, now has Head Chef Rory Buchanan (ex-Calcot Manor) in the kitchen.
Add to that, the arrival of wine man Zeren Wilson and you have a hot new combo of talent whose first menu launches
Over in Fulham, popular pizzeria Napulé has been undergoing something of a transformation. It's about to reopen in a new guise as both a wineria and osteria.
The front part of the restaurant has been made over as a wine bar, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with sharing taglieri, homemade burrata and aperitivo. They've been working on building relationships with, as they describe it "little Italian producers whose quality can stand the big
Combining Puglian pizza know-how with Indian inspiration, this new Tufnell Park pizzeria is hoping to woo folk with their fusion pizzas.
Enjoy a taste of La Dolce Vita in London's Marylebone at this vibrant Italian brasserie.
Lina Stores has been in Soho for 75 years, but now they've just opened a big new restaurant and deli in King's Cross. We went down for a look.
We catch up with top chef Theo Randall for five key lessons about cooking - the Italian way.
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