Passo Team behind The Rum Kitchen are opening a new LA-inspired Italian restaurant
80 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AS
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What they say:

With names such as The Rum Kitchen and Foley's under their belt, GoodLife Projects are looking to expand their success in London's restaurant world with a new spot near Old Street. Passo will be inspired by LA's culture while serving Italian sharing dishes. The venue already has several hot names attached to it, from interiors by Alexander Waterworth (of Soho Farmhouse) through to head chef Massimo Laquinoto, who previously worked at Shoreditch House. Split into three, Passo will have an outdoor terrace, a deli-style dining area and a larger, 140-cover eating space, with interiors that include the likes of a copper-clad pizza oven and a large marble bar.

What we say:

With DJs spinning from Thursday and into the weekend and some seriously sexy interiors, Passo looks likes it's going to be giving a whole new theme to Italian dining. With an 'LA meets East London twist', the venue will centre around an open kitchen where diners can watch the magic happen. Cocktails and wine will be available at a deli bar which also offers take away, and ingredients will be sourced from local suppliers where possible. Open from 7am until dinner, Passo looks like it's going to be another great addition to GoodLife Projects' collection.