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Stevie Parle Is Opening Pastaio in Soho

Chef-restaurateur’s sixth restaurant is opening off Carnaby Street this autumn


Stevie Parle is opening his sixth restaurant — Pastaio — this autumn. It will open in Soho, with a focus on fresh pasta, “made by hand” and, presumably, with the aid of a pasta machine.

It will open at 19 Ganton Street, near Kingly Court and Carnaby Street, in Soho. The holding website currently only states that “fresh pasta #madebyhand.” This morning, Parle tweeted an image thought to be from the new site, which is currently under construction, with the caption “Might keep [the walls] millennial pink... on trend yeh?”

It is thought, based on a tweet from the chef last month, that the restaurant will not take reservations and feature communal tables.

Parle trained at the River Cafe, before opening Dock Kitchen in Ladbroke Grove in west London at the beginning of London’s modern restaurant renaissance, post-recession, in 2009. There he introduced a a pan-Mediterranean style of cooking that was unknown to Londoners beyond the patrons of Moro.

It was a few years before he opened his second restaurant, Rotorino, as consultant chef, in Dalston, east London in 2014. Craft, in Greenwich, followed in early 2015; Sardine and Palatino arrived a year later, in 2016.

Kingly Court and Carnaby in Soho have been stimulated in the last three years by landlord, Shaftesbury, who have placed great emphasis on restaurant tenants, as well as retailers. Since Pitt Cue Co. introduced authentic pit barbecue to London, notable arrivals have included Pizza Pilgrims, Shoryu and, most recently, Darjeeling Express.

Pastaio, 19 Ganton St, London, W1F 7BU