London’s most cult-followed (and very good) fresh pasta restaurant, Padella, has announced it will move into the ‘at-home’ market from this Friday. Launching with two options, the famous 48-hour beef shin ragu pappardelle and tagliarini with tomato, pastas will be part-prepared for customers to finish at home “in less than 5 minutes.”
Padella will begin taking orders from 6 p.m. this evening for its first run of deliveries this coming Friday.
Given both London’s embrace of handsomely branded fresh pasta brands like Lina Stores, Officina 00, Bancone, and Legare, over the last two years, and also the increasing prevalence of it via delivery during lockdown, Padella’s move into this market did feel more like a matter of when and not if. The brand, which is owned by chef Tim Siadatan and general manager Jordan Frieda, closed its two sites, in Borough Market and Shoreditch, together with its parent restaurant Trullo in Islington, at the end of March.
“This is new to us and to get it right we need to start off small, so for now we’ll only be delivering to the London Boroughs of Hackney and Islington via @pedalmeapp bicycles,” the restaurant announced on Instagram this afternoon.
It is understood that the next set of delivery slots will be announced following this first trial.
The website will be live for pre-orders from 6 p.m. today until 3 p.m. tomorrow (28 May). Delivery will be between 4 p.m. — 7 p.m. on Friday 29 May. “We can’t be more exact on time but we’ll leave it on your doorstep if you’re not home,” they say.