1 Fucina- Pappardelle Della Nonna
The buzzwords here are fresh and authentic. They've source the very best organic produce to create pasta dishes that transport you to rustic heaven. We have to recommend the pappardelle della nonna, made with organic pressed tomatoes, fresh basil and smoked mozzarella for an added layer of flavour. The pasta is always rolled just before serving, creating quality you can actually taste.
26 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W I 5QY
2 La Tua Pasta- Pumpkin Tortelloni
Head down to Borough Market for a taste of real Italy. This family-run pasta stall from Francesco and Caroline Boggian is so popular that you’re almost certainly in for a wait. The queue frequently winds through the market and there’s good reason for the hype. The pumpkin tortelloni - or little parcels of happiness - are a magnificent balance of sweet and savory. Magnifico!
Borough Market, 6 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
3 Pizza East- Mac and Cheese
Forget about their pizza for a moment and opt for this naughty dish. Straying from Italy into American comfort food is the infamous mac and cheese at Pizza East, served straight from their wood-fired oven. Perfect for hangovers or if you’re having a ‘treat yo' self’ day, the steaming pot of of pasta and cheese is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
56A Shoreditch High St, London E1 6PQ
4 Padella- Pici Cacio & Pepe
Three of the most comforting words you'll hear: pasta, butter, cheese. This classic Tuscan dish is served with thick, hand-rolled spaghetti, coated in a sauce made with Parmesan and black pepper. Sit along the sleek bar with a spritz and let your eyes feast on the chefs rolling out the goods. The dishes are small enough to order a couple of items, it’s great for groups so you can try a little of everything.
Borough Market, 6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ
5 La Famiglia - Fantasia di Pasta
This star studded location has graced Chelsea for about five decades and is still going strong. The atmosphere is reminiscent of Italy; warm and welcoming. The pasta is melt-in-your-mouth fresh, and despite the generous menu it would be hard to pick a favourite. The "fantasia di pasta", allows a choice of three from the menu so you don’t actually have to make up your mind!
7 Langton Street, The World's End, Chelsea, London SW10 0JL