For some of the best pasta in East London, Alba Trattoria is a top choice. Whether you're in the mood for a creamy carbonara or beetroot ravioli with smoked scamorza, burnt butter and pine nuts, this laid-back dining destination is sure to hit the spot.
Best Pasta Restaurants in London
You're a pasta lover, and we love that about you. From top notch tagliatelle to an affordable bowl of cacio e pepe, we believe in your passion, and want to share in it with you. Whether you're after an authentic Italian trattoria, or just want somewhere no-frills for a romantic date over an affordable bottle of wine and spaghetti (who doesn't?), we've found London's finest pasta restaurants from Shoreditch and Soho, to Peckham and more.
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King's Cross pasta restaurants are topped off by Spagnoletti, the industrial chic 'pasta lab' that's delving out a load of freshly made favourites. Think agnolotti, strozzapreti with baby octopus and more, served alongside everything from tuna steaks to signature tiramisu at dessert.
In the heart of Hackney Wick sits Gotta Trattoria, an Italian restaurant serving up delicious dishes that blends British flavours in authentic Italian recipes. Their daily-changing menu also offers up wonderful, hand-rolled pasta as well that is well worth the trip.
Brought to the City of London by Searcys and Anthony Demetre, Osteria is a dazzling and contemporary location for all things Italian. While their meat and fish is heralded, it's also their London pasta dishes that shine with flavour, originality and European edge.
Located in Soho, Mele E Pere is a gorgeous Italian restaurant tucked away in a basement venue. Here, you can get your hands on homemade pasta dishes like frutti di mare, tagliatelle alla bolognese and spaghetti carbonara, alongside a huge list of cocktails.
When it comes to pasta in London, Theo Randall Restaurant is injecting a little fine dining attitude into the humble dish. That means fresh agnolotti stuffed with girolle mushrooms, thyme and ricotta through to linguine topped with Dorset blue lobster.
From fresh pasta made in house every day to mouthwatering toppings including wild boar ragu and chargrilled octopus, Maremma is an elite pasta restaurant in Brixton (just shy of Brockwell Park), that celebrates authenticity through and through. Settle for nothing less than their sumptuous eats and Tuscan wines in beautiful interiors, including a wine cellar below available for private hire.
Mayfair is the moment for this West London pasta restaurant on Berkeley Street that takes it inspiration from the 'beautiful chimes of Italy'. Bringing you seasonal pasta that celebrates fresh and true Italian flavour, dine on ragu ravilo and homemade tagliolini in what we can only describe as quite the deluxe setting. And if pasta doesn't cut it? Try the bottomless pizza brunch on the weekend, at just £55 per guest.
Bringing an authentic and utterly delicious taste of Italy to London, Pasta Remoli is all about fresh food. Head to Finsbury Park, Wembley Park or Ealing Broadway to find their buzzing restaurants and scrumptious plates, with a DIY ethos that let's you choose exactly what you eat. Family friendly? They're all about that too.
If you're on the hunt for delicious pasta in Aldgate, make sure to check out Zoom East Kitchen & Bar. Swing by the slink venue and get your smackers around delights like the rich beef shin mafalde, crab linguine and aubergine spaghetti.
The delicious aroma of freshly cooked pasta wafting out of Bancone is a surefire way to lure you in. Split into three sections, their menu is overflowing with the tastiest antipasti, pasta and dessert in town. Give their spaghetti alla chitarra a taste; you won't regret it.
An Old Street pasta restaurant notorious for deep fried lasagne (erm, yep), Officina 00 are proud to make their pasta on site, showing their Shoreditch guests all the work that goes in to a truly humble meal. And when you're not eyeing up that deep fried beauty? Lush over their almond pesta, sourdough and cocktail menu, perfect for Italian lovers.
Flying the flag for best pasta in Shoreditch, Padella needs no introduction. Along with its London Bridge sister, the acclaimed spot operates a no-reservation policy, which is why you'll spot queues for their tasty plates. We're talking cacio e pepe for £12, pairing perfectly with their £8 negroni.
For classic cocktails, Italian aperitivo and authentic plates, you'll want to nab a table at Scarpetta, one of the best pasta restaurants in London. Boasting the freshest dishes right on Canada Square, they're offering up trendy interiors and great music to boot.
Gloria is a restaurant that makes eating pasta more than just a dining experience. Notorious on Instagram for their over the top interiors (and that famous wheel of pasta), Gloria is part of a growing group of Italian restaurants that diners are obsessed with, including Ave Mario and Jacuzzi. Trust us, Gloria is a pasta restaurant to remember. Just look at it.
When it comes to pasta restaurants in Soho, we only have eyes for Pastaio. From famed chef Stevie Parle, the West End favourite combines freshly made pasta with mouthwatering starters, desserts and frozen slushy cocktails, all prepared with authentic ingredients and a truly loving touch. Popular? It's that too.