In a nutshell: Pasta goes west
Summing it all up: This is the second of Stevie Parle's fresh pasta bars, following the original in Soho. Expect affordable fresh pasta and this time they'll also have some cheesy soft serve.
There's no end to London's obsession with pasta, it seems. The latest announcement is that Stevie Parle's successful Soho pasta bar is about to get a sibling restaurant, this time in Westfield London (joining the growing throng of decent restaurants out there).
It's a bigger affair than the original, boasting two kitchens across two floors, a balcony and a terrace - seating a whopping 145 in all. As for the pasta, it'll be a regularly changing menu - so here's a taste of what's on in Soho at the moment:
- Slow-cooked tomato sauce, Parmesan & marjoram, rigatoni
- Red prawns, chilli, tomato, spaghetti
- Mozzarella ravioli, Bolognese ragu
- Vongole linguine, garlic, chilli, capers & anchovies
- Wild mushrooms, garlic, Parmesan & olive oil, tagliatelle
They'll also be launching their soft-serve ice cream in Westfield. The flavour will change regularly, kicking off with stracciatella.
As for the look of the place, it's once again designed by Tom Dixon, with the centrepiece being an electric blue staircase connecting the two floors.
More about Pastaio Westfield
Where is it? Unit 1032, Lower Southern Terrace, Westfield White City, LONDON W12 7GF
When does it open? January 2020
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