What they say:
With names like The Rum Kitchen and Foley's already 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 classic Italian sharing dishes, all expertly prepared with a rare panache not often found in modern eateries. The venue already has several acclaimed 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 a menu boasting seemingly-simple dishes created with impressive technical flare, the food here is all about classic Italian flavours and freshly prepared ingredients. 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. Think an 'LA meets East London twist', the venue will centre around an open kitchen where diners can watch the magic happen. The wine list has been carefully curated by top sommelier and wine writer Zeren Wilson, with the cocktails coming courtesy of acclaimed mixologist, Sam Anyanwu. 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.