Pasta

  • Italian sustainable pasta chain Miscusi picks Covent Garden for its first UK opening

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    Back in Italy it's got a cult following with queues around the block at each restaurant opening. Now the Miscusi pasta chain is coming to London.

    Their first UK opening will be in The Yards in Covent Garden where Arome bakery and Dishoom are. As you might expect, it's all about fresh pasta - you can either pick your own pasta and sauce combos or opt for their choices, like:

    • Carbo croccante - Spaghetti
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  • Fresh pasta for Brixton as La Nonna lands a permanent place on Market Row

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    Having built up a fanbase of South Londoners who love their fresh pasta at Flat Iron Square, La Nonna are sharing the love and opening a second place south of the river. This time, though, it's going to be a proper bricks and mortar affair in Brixton Village.

    Run by Roman-born chef Daniele Pino, the menu features Daniele's modern takes on his family's favourite pasta dishes including Roman Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe and

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  • Phil Howard launches OTTO pasta delivery company

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    Given the year we've just had, it's no surprise that everyone wants to get in on the lucrative delivery market. But the arrival of top chef Phil Howard to the scene makes the launch of OTTO a whole lot more interesting.

    “Two of the dishes that I am perhaps best known for," says Phil, "are the lasagne of crab at The Square and the strozzapreti of truffles at Elystan Street. Pasta’s capacity to deliver pleasure is

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  • The best restaurants to eat pasta in London

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    London's pasta scene could not be hotter right now - with everywhere from no reservation spots to fine dining restaurants doing great business. We pick out the best pasta to be had in the city.

  • Tavolino sees ex Bancone chef Louis Korovilas head Thameside

    Tavolino sees ex Bancone chef Louis Korovilas head ThamesideLouis Korovilas was head chef of Bancone and has now moved onto his new restaurant Tavolino, on the south bank of the Thames with impressive views of the river. There he'll be bringing an impeccably-sourced menu of Italian pasta, pizza and lots more.

  • Test Driving Cafe Murano delivery - Angela Hartnett's pasta-to-go service

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    If you're looking to stock up on Italian groceries and have Angela Hartnett cook you pasta-to-go, then right now Cafe Murano Bermondsey is where it's at.

  • Bancone is launching pasta-at-home kits and a new delivery service

    Bancone is launching pasta-at-home kits and a new delivery service

    Top Soho pasta restaurant Bancone is back and, like other pasta bars, has realised that the best way to deliver is through a set of pasta kits, alongside some antipasti. Alas, there's no sign of their famous "silk handkerchiefs" but we're going to imagine that was a little hard to transport. 

    Here's what's on the menu: 

    • Burrata with kale, marinated beetroot & chive
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  • Big Mamma-to-you - we Test Drive delivery from Gloria (including their HUGE lemon meringue pie)

    meringue2Big Mamma has had two huge hits with Gloria and Circolo Popolare. But how will their very extra approach translate to delivery? We find out.  

  • Padella enter the DIY game with cook-at-home pasta kits

    Padella enter the DIY game with cook-at-home pasta kits

    The good news is that Padella is going to be doing pasta deliveries from this weekend. The bad news is that, to begin with, you have to be in either Hackney or Islington to avail yourself of the service.

    If you do happen to be in either of those boroughs then you can order up one of two pasta kits to cook up at home in less than five minutes. The options are their famous pappardelle beef shin ragu, which Grace

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  • Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano starts delivery from Bermondsey

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    Ever since we spotted her talking on Instagram about getting ready to do takeaways, we've been waiting for Angela Hartnett to release more details. In an email to customers today she finally revealed that she'll be doing a delivery service for Cafe Murano.

    Using the group's latest restaurant to open - the one in Bermondsey - they'll be doing all manner of ready-made meals and fresh pasta both to collect

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  • Wild Tavern is back, with USDA steak and lobster pasta to take home

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    One of the Test Drives we did in the run-up to The Lockdown, was the rather wonderful Wild Tavern in Chelsea, from the same people behind Goodman and Burger & Lobster. Like many other restaurants, they've been closed since lockdown began but now they've emerged once more, kicking off a takeaway

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  • Lina Stores, the 75-year-old Italian Soho stalwart, launches its online deli

    Lina Stores, the 75-year-old Italian Soho stalwart, launches its online deli

    They were open in Soho for over 75 years before the lockdown hit, but that isn't keeping Lina Stores down. If you've been missing one of London's top Italian delis, the news that they've re-opened as an online-only shop should certainly help.  

    And it's a very fully-stocked online shop too, kicking off with something they've become best-known for - their pasta. They have fresh pasta

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  • Officina 00 in Old Street starts delivering pasta and Instagram pasta masterclasses

    Officina 00 in Old Street starts delivering pasta and Instagram pasta masterclasses

    After opening last year, Officina 00 has won plenty of praise, not least a rave review by Marina O'Loughlin in The Sunday Times. But if you've been missing your Officina fix since the lockdown, they're about to re-open, this

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  • Legare in Shad Thames is offering cook at home pasta meals

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    Newish pasta spot Legare in Tower Bridge is among the many London businesses pivoting to a new way of doing business in the wake of the Covid crisis. They're now open as a collection and takeaway-only spot, with plans to offer delivery soon.

    Taking a quick look at their new streamlined menu, seems there's plenty to keep SE1 residents happy. You can order ribollita, salumi platters and gorgeous-sounding sarnies (Porchetta

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  • Test Driving Dominique Ansel Treehouse - pies. pithiviers and pasta but no Cronut in this Covent Garden restaurant

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    The famed pastry chef goes cronut-free in Covent Garden, with pies, pithiviers and puddings on the menu. We take a look. 

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