Get a taste of Italy with our list of the top pasta places in London…

Let’s face it, one of the perks of travelling to Italy is tasting the mouthwatering pastas on offer. The soft tang of garlic, the smooth, buttery sauces, the deliciously textured and perfectly cooked array of pastas are reason enough to hop on a flight across the channel. But, unfortunately this just isn’t feasible all that often. So we have put together our top pasta places in London offering handmade dishes just like you’d find in Italy itself. Delizioso!

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Burro e Salvia

top pasta places in London

What

First in our list of top pasta places in London is Burro e Salvia – an eatery who describe themselves as London’s artisan pastificio. Burro e Salvia are a traditional Italian style restaurant right in the heart of the city, producing pasta just as you would find in Italy itself. Imagine Italian homes, wholesome food, delicious flavours and a whole load of foodie passion thrown in and Burro e Salvia is what you get. The pasta here is handmade and you can either eat in with a bottle of their recommended wine, or take home to enjoy.

Which dish

We recommend their “Agnolotti Cavour al Burro e Salvia” which is a beef, pork and spinach filled ravioli with butter and sage. Simple yet delicious.

Where

Burro E Salvia
52 Redchurch St, London E2 7DB, UK

River Cafe

top pasta places in London

What

With a menu that changes daily and pasta made freshly in-house, it’s clear to see why River House is such a hit. Since opening in 1987 it has made a name for itself for it’s delicious pasta dishes that are freshly cooked and handmade on site. The decor itself is beautiful and while there is no actual river view from the restaurant, there is plenty to feast your eyes on. We recommend you go here as a special treat as the a la carte can be pricey, but it is definitely worth every penny.

Which dish

We recommend the “Malfatti con Fagiano” which is hand-cut pasta with pheasant slow-cooked in Bussola Valpolicella Classico with fennel herb & pancetta.

Where

River Cafe London
Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9HA, UK

Pastaio

top pasta places in London

What

Pastaio are relatively new to the London culinary scene, but have entered and quickly generated buzz for their delicious prepared pasta and other dishes, making them a fine contender in our list of top pasta places in London. The restaurant itself is set like a stripped back dining room with great food, great music and a fun drinks offering to match. The interior was designed by Tom Dixon’s Research Studios to create a colourful, contemporary open space with three big share tables, some two tops and an open kitchen. Great to head with friends for a chilled evening where you know you won’t be disappointed.

Which dish

If heading on a date night, we recommend this super delicious pasta dish made to share between two. It consists of Langoustines, prawns, mussels and clams with a pacceri pasta. Delicious!

Where

Pastaio
19 Ganton St, Soho, London W1F 9BN, UK

Padella

top pasta places in LondonWhat

Padella was opened by business partner’s Tim and Jordan as part of their long held dream to open a pasta bar serving fresh, hand rolled pasta with delicious sauces and fillings inspired by their trips to italy – and that they’ve done. Head here for pasta that whisks you to the quaint streets of Italy, where you can experience delicious flavours, delicious dishes and an atmosphere to match.

Which dish

We recommend you try their Stracci with sweet onion, thyme and gorgonzola funduta – topped with heaps of parmesan cheese of course.

Where

Padella
6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ, UK

Flour and Grape

top pasta places in London

What

Flour and Grape is nestled in the bustling Bermondsey Street and offers a range of mouth-watering fresh pastas with a range of exciting Italian wines to match. Decor wise, think rustic wooden tables, exposed brick walls and chic lighting – the ideal atmosphere for a date night or evening with friends. Head after work, on a weekend or for a lazy Sunday lunch and you won’t be disappointed.

Which dish

We recommend their Pappardelle – a short rib beef ragu teeming with flavour.

Where

Flour and Grape
214 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TQ, UK

Which is your favourite on our list of top pasta places in London? Let us know in the comments below!

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