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London’s Best Italian Restaurants

Where to go for a slice of la dolce vita in the capital

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Gloria Italian restaurant from Big Mamma in Shoreditch: Extra
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Britain has come a long way from sourcing olive oil over the pharmacy counter and being wowed by Elizabeth David’s revelatory prose on Mediterranean cooking — London’s Italian restaurant scene is all the better for it. Now, it’s possible to get a taste of Rome in Old Street, take a trip to the Amalfi Coast via Clapham, or be charmed by classic Neapolitan pizza in Ealing. There’s not a checked tablecloth or oversized pepper grinder in sight: just exquisite pasta, pizza, and much more.

Added November 2019: Ombra; Gloria; Emilia; Legare

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Santa Maria

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15 St Mary's Rd, Ealing
London W5 5RA, UK

It’s Neapolitan all the way at Ealing’s Santa Maria. Keep things traditional with the margherita: a slim base topped with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan. However, the purists also have a short vegan (mamma mia!) menu including a (soy) cream of potato pie with onions and peppers. There are also locations in Chelsea and Fitzrovia, but this is the original, and remains the sine qua non of Neapolitan pizza in London, depending on who is making the claim.

Santa Maria Pizzeria has sites in Ealing, Chelsea, and Fitzrovia. The brand serves some of the finest Neapolitan pizza in the city
Santa Maria serves traditional Neapolitan pizza — some of the finest pizza in the city
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2. The River Café

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Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, Hammersmith
London W6 9HA, UK

An iconic pillar of Italian dining in London, The River Café in Hammersmith is as revered today as when Ruth Rogers and the late Rose Gray opened its doors more than 30 years ago. The menu, as it has always done, sings to the tune of the seasons and shows off the finest ingredients. Expect risotto with winter greens, dover sole whole roasted in the hot pink wood oven or buffalo ricotta-stuffed ravioli drenched in marjoram butter. There’s always one constant: the decadent chocolate nemesis dessert.

Squid with chilli and lemon at The River Cafe, one of London’s best waterside Italian restaurants
A classic: Squid with chilli and lemon at the River Cafe
Ola Smit/Eater London

3. Locanda Locatelli

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8 Seymour St, Marylebone
London W1H 7JZ, UK

One for special occasions, Giorgio Locatelli’s Locanda Locatelli is just as thrilling as it was when it opened 16 years ago. The convivial atmosphere in Marylebone is the result of Locatelli’s unstinting commitment to hospitality excellence, which, like his food, never rests on well-earned laurels. Brilliant dishes like freshly made pappardelle with ceps; or malfatti potato parcels with peppers, mint, and Parmesan; and roast monkfish with walnut and caper sauce and samphire keep diners happy, and coming back for more.

Pan-fried sea bass with seasonal vegetables at Locanda Locatelli
Pan-fried sea bass with seasonal vegetables at Locanda Locatelli
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4. Bar Italia

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22 Frith St, Soho
London W1D 4RF, UK

It’s fair to say that Soho’s Bar Italia is an institution, serving espressos from 7a.m. to 5a.m. Watch Frith Street go by from an outside table or grab a stool inside the narrow, paraphernalia-filled cafe. Cappuccinos and croissants are order of the day for breakfast, or stop by for a late-night cannolo and caffeine kick.

Bar Italia offers one of the most Italian experiences in London. And some of the bitterest espresso, too
Bar Italia: a London institution
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5. Lina Stores Restaurant

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51 Greek St, Soho
London W1D 4EH, UK

Lina Stores’ Soho restaurant is full of the same easy charm as its stalwart deli around the corner. Homemade pasta plays a starring role and takes a trip around Italy: pici with Umbrian sausage and porcini mushrooms, lumache (literally “snails”) with ‘nduja, pappardelle with rich rabbit ragu. But don’t skip over everything else on the short but sweet menu. “Pane e olio” undersells the verdant, drinkable olive oil mopped up with bread and the aubergine polpette are plump, moreish morsels. Don’t leave without trying the crisp cannoli, stuffed with ricotta and pistachio, and look forward to its arrival in King’s Cross with interest.

Lina Stores, the new casual Italian pasta restaurant on Greek Street in Soho, is an extension of the 50-year-old brand from Brewer Street, one of the original Italian delis in London
Cannoli at Lina Stores, a new casual Italian restaurant on Greek Street in Soho
Lina Stores [Official Photo]

6. Italo

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13 Bonnington Square
London SW8 1TE, UK

Pull up a bright red chair outside the bright blue Italo deli on the corner of a leafy street in Vauxhall. Current chef Sherri Dymond’s short menu is Italian through and through. There’s vitello tonnato, cold sliced veal with a heavy slick of creamy sauce with capers, and to welcome in autumn, plates nearly overflowing with golden polenta, wild mushrooms and sage. Browse the colourful shelves, packed full of Italian imports, before leaving with some pasta or exemplary canned tomatoes.

London’s best Italian deli restaurants: Italo in Vauxhall, one of south London’s best places to eat Italian food
Polenta with crispy sage and girolles
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7. Cafe Murano Covent Garden

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36 Tavistock St
London WC2E 7PB, UK

For refined and generous dishes, look no further than Angela Hartnett’s Café Murano. The menu picks the best from Italy’s northern regions: tortelli stuffed with pumpkin; hearty risotto Milanese with osso bucco. Punchy flavours accent simply cooked meat and fish dishes, seen in tender grilled octopus with vibrant salsa verde and borlotti beans, or braised rabbit in a heady rosemary and tomato stew. There’s also a St James’ outpost of the restaurant and a Bermondsey location on the way, but head for the Covent Garden spot and drop by the next-door pastificio for some homemade pasta to take home.

London’s best Italian deli restaurants: Cafe Murano, chef Angela Hartnett’s more casual restaurant mini-chain, is responsible for some of the best Italian food in the city
Cafe Murano serves some fine pasta
Cafe Murano [Official Photo]

8. Ciao Bella

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86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, Bloomsbury
London WC1N 3LZ, UK

Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury embodies everything there is to love about a proper, old-school Italian restaurant. Step through the door to find an organised chaos of families crowded around tables, waiters weaving around the room with plates held high. Downstairs, rows of tables are packed into the room and packets of breadsticks await diners in their place settings. Snack on generous lumps of salty parmesan and sip robust chianti while deciding between spaghetti with clams or meatballs — pasta has the perfect al dente bite here. Or, there’s simply dressed grilled dover sole, and breaded, fried veal escalope, tangy with lemon. Take an after-dinner espresso out on the Lambs Conduit Street terrace, under glowing heaters.

Spaghetti and meatballs at Ciao Bella, a classic Italian London restaurant
Spaghetti and meatballs at Ciao Bella, a truly classic Italian London restaurant
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9. Luca

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88 St John St, Clerkenwell
London EC1M 4EH, UK

Younger sibling to The Clove Club in Shoreditch, Luca is just as understatedly elegant. This quietly glamorous Clerkenwell restaurant serves ‘Britalian’ dishes — Italian food mostly using British produce. First things first, order a portion of the crispy parmesan fries, and don’t share. Dishes move with the time of year: it’s always worth trying whichever pasta is paired with the seasonal pesto. It won’t be traditional — think pistachio and spinach or kale and chilli — but don’t fear change. Then there are dishes made for comfort: tender ox cheek with lemon polenta, Hebridean lamb with bagna cauda, or a wedge of glazed, roasted Delica pumpkin with chestnuts and buttered onions.

parmesan fries at Luca: one of central London’s best snacks at one the city’s best Italian restaurants
Luca’s more-ish, churros-like Parmesan fries
Luca [Official Photo]

10. Trullo

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300-302 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East
London N1 2LH, UK

A sleek, chic dining room in Islington sets the scene for Trullo’s unfussy Italian food. Dishes take the best of seasonal British produce and spin it into great antipasti, fantastic pastas, and secondi fresh from the charcoal grill. Skip the queues at Padella, the fresh pasta spot in Borough Market, and enjoy the signature beef shin pappardelle or pici cacio e pepe at a slower pace. There’s also ever so smoky aubergine parmigiana and hearty Black Hampshire pork chop with salsa verde on a bed of polenta. The accessible wine list is fantastic.

Trullo, in Highbury & Islington, is one of London’s best Italian restaurants
Tim Siadatan’s lemon tart with mascarpone at Trullo, in Highbury
Trullo [Official Photo]

11. Gloria

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54-56 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch
London EC2A 3QR, UK

Gloria and its sister restaurant Circolo Popolare are built for la dolce vita on steroids. The décor is loud and kitsch, the food is generous, the cocktails strong and the atmosphere fun. This is a place to go big or go home, quite literally. Think huge platters of San Daniele ham, bulging burrata drizzled with olive oil and truffle, Sophia Loren-worthy piles of spaghetti and meatballs, and big pizza pies — that’s amore. If there’s any space for something sweet, it would be rude not to order a slice of the buoyant, knowingly ridiculous lemon meringue pie, whose reportedly 5’9 layer of meringue has all the honesty of a man on a dating app.  

Gloria Italian restaurant from Big Mamma in Shoreditch: pizza on the table Emma Hughes/Eater London

12. Legare

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Cardamom Bldg, 31 Shad Thames, Tower Bridge
London SE1 2YR, UK

With a Trullo alumnus behind the stove and an ex-Barrafina and Koya City general manager on the floor, recently-opened Legare has a short but sweet menu from which to pick and mix snacks, antipasti and pastas. Build a world-beating ham sandwich with gnocchi fritti and mortadella; dive into tajarin drenched in butter and sage; and eat those greens in the form of baby gem lettuce drizzled with gorgonzola, sharp pickled shallot, and crunchy pangrattato.

13. Artusi

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161 Bellenden Rd
London SE15 4DH, UK

A bright, white room, a short simple menu and rustic Italian food: that’s Artusi in Peckham. Dishes can change throughout the week, depending what produce is at its best, and pasta is handmade daily at the charming neighbourhood joint. Expect pasta e fagioli or ribbons of chestnut tagliatelle and secondi like bream with peperonata or bavette with pumpkin. Don’t miss the incredible set Sunday lunch: primi, secondi and dolci for a steal at £20. The Artusi crew are also behind the brilliant Marcella, in Deptford.

Artusi in Peckham is one of (south) London’s finest Italian restaurants
Lamb at Artusi in Peckham
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14. Campania

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23 Ezra St, Bethnal Green
London E2 7RH, UK
020 7613 0015

A stone’s throw from Hackney and Columbia Roads, Campania serves Italian food with a southern accent. The rustic warren of three dining rooms — including one particularly gorgeous covered courtyard — scattered with wooden furniture and candles stuck in empty wine bottles sets the stage. Homemade pasta is what does best here. Plump gnudi in sage butter, rich lamb ragù in a tangle of green pappardelle, and a tumble of tagliatelle alla vongole. Save room for the fluffy, boozy tiramisu.

Campania, one of London’s best Italian restaurants, sits just off Columbia Road in Shoreditch
Pasta at Campania
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15. Ombra

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1 Vyner St
London E2 9DG, UK

Inspired by Venetian wine bars, this chilled-out spot is also canalside but found in Hackney. The wine list is excellent so get into the bacaro spirit and stop by for a glass and cicchetti like scarlet prawns and crostini. Staying for a plate of homemade pasta which shows off seasonal British ingredients is also highly recommended. Cornish crab is tangled through tagliolini, plump ravioli are stuffed with pumpkin, and porcini is given a starring role with tagliatelle. Make sure to get a crisp cannolo before departure.

Ombra restaurant, hosting Sam Kamienko of Michelin-starred Leroy in December Ombra Official

16. Sorella

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148 Clapham Manor St, Clapham Town
London SW4 6BX, UK

Order a house vermouth on the rocks then dive headfirst into Sorella’s succinct menu for a taste of the Amalfi Coast in Clapham. Nibble on deep-fried Nocellara olives and perhaps some peppery pork and fennel salumi. Proving beige is best, there’s tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and truffle or the underrated squash gnocchi with chard. Charred whole plaice and crispy potatoes provide a cheering third act. Then dessert. There’s no doubt that the malted barley affogato is deserving of its fan base but the perfectly balanced plate of Casatica di Bufala, plums, honey and walnut crackers is another worthy dish. Or, just get both.

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019 London winner Sorella from chef Robin Gill in Clapham
Sorella Clapham
Sorella Clapham | Instagram

1. Santa Maria

15 St Mary's Rd, Ealing, London W5 5RA, UK
Santa Maria Pizzeria has sites in Ealing, Chelsea, and Fitzrovia. The brand serves some of the finest Neapolitan pizza in the city
Santa Maria serves traditional Neapolitan pizza — some of the finest pizza in the city
Ola Smit/Eater London

It’s Neapolitan all the way at Ealing’s Santa Maria. Keep things traditional with the margherita: a slim base topped with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan. However, the purists also have a short vegan (mamma mia!) menu including a (soy) cream of potato pie with onions and peppers. There are also locations in Chelsea and Fitzrovia, but this is the original, and remains the sine qua non of Neapolitan pizza in London, depending on who is making the claim.

15 St Mary's Rd, Ealing
London W5 5RA, UK

2. The River Café

Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9HA, UK
Squid with chilli and lemon at The River Cafe, one of London’s best waterside Italian restaurants
A classic: Squid with chilli and lemon at the River Cafe
Ola Smit/Eater London

An iconic pillar of Italian dining in London, The River Café in Hammersmith is as revered today as when Ruth Rogers and the late Rose Gray opened its doors more than 30 years ago. The menu, as it has always done, sings to the tune of the seasons and shows off the finest ingredients. Expect risotto with winter greens, dover sole whole roasted in the hot pink wood oven or buffalo ricotta-stuffed ravioli drenched in marjoram butter. There’s always one constant: the decadent chocolate nemesis dessert.

Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, Hammersmith
London W6 9HA, UK

3. Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour St, Marylebone, London W1H 7JZ, UK
Pan-fried sea bass with seasonal vegetables at Locanda Locatelli
Pan-fried sea bass with seasonal vegetables at Locanda Locatelli
Locanda Locatelli [Official Photo]

One for special occasions, Giorgio Locatelli’s Locanda Locatelli is just as thrilling as it was when it opened 16 years ago. The convivial atmosphere in Marylebone is the result of Locatelli’s unstinting commitment to hospitality excellence, which, like his food, never rests on well-earned laurels. Brilliant dishes like freshly made pappardelle with ceps; or malfatti potato parcels with peppers, mint, and Parmesan; and roast monkfish with walnut and caper sauce and samphire keep diners happy, and coming back for more.

8 Seymour St, Marylebone
London W1H 7JZ, UK

4. Bar Italia

22 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4RF, UK
Bar Italia offers one of the most Italian experiences in London. And some of the bitterest espresso, too
Bar Italia: a London institution
@estellebovay/Instagram

It’s fair to say that Soho’s Bar Italia is an institution, serving espressos from 7a.m. to 5a.m. Watch Frith Street go by from an outside table or grab a stool inside the narrow, paraphernalia-filled cafe. Cappuccinos and croissants are order of the day for breakfast, or stop by for a late-night cannolo and caffeine kick.

22 Frith St, Soho
London W1D 4RF, UK

5. Lina Stores Restaurant

51 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4EH, UK
Lina Stores, the new casual Italian pasta restaurant on Greek Street in Soho, is an extension of the 50-year-old brand from Brewer Street, one of the original Italian delis in London
Cannoli at Lina Stores, a new casual Italian restaurant on Greek Street in Soho
Lina Stores [Official Photo]

Lina Stores’ Soho restaurant is full of the same easy charm as its stalwart deli around the corner. Homemade pasta plays a starring role and takes a trip around Italy: pici with Umbrian sausage and porcini mushrooms, lumache (literally “snails”) with ‘nduja, pappardelle with rich rabbit ragu. But don’t skip over everything else on the short but sweet menu. “Pane e olio” undersells the verdant, drinkable olive oil mopped up with bread and the aubergine polpette are plump, moreish morsels. Don’t leave without trying the crisp cannoli, stuffed with ricotta and pistachio, and look forward to its arrival in King’s Cross with interest.

51 Greek St, Soho
London W1D 4EH, UK

6. Italo

13 Bonnington Square, London SW8 1TE, UK
London’s best Italian deli restaurants: Italo in Vauxhall, one of south London’s best places to eat Italian food
Polenta with crispy sage and girolles
Italo/Instagram

Pull up a bright red chair outside the bright blue Italo deli on the corner of a leafy street in Vauxhall. Current chef Sherri Dymond’s short menu is Italian through and through. There’s vitello tonnato, cold sliced veal with a heavy slick of creamy sauce with capers, and to welcome in autumn, plates nearly overflowing with golden polenta, wild mushrooms and sage. Browse the colourful shelves, packed full of Italian imports, before leaving with some pasta or exemplary canned tomatoes.

13 Bonnington Square
London SW8 1TE, UK

7. Cafe Murano Covent Garden

36 Tavistock St, London WC2E 7PB, UK
London’s best Italian deli restaurants: Cafe Murano, chef Angela Hartnett’s more casual restaurant mini-chain, is responsible for some of the best Italian food in the city
Cafe Murano serves some fine pasta
Cafe Murano [Official Photo]

For refined and generous dishes, look no further than Angela Hartnett’s Café Murano. The menu picks the best from Italy’s northern regions: tortelli stuffed with pumpkin; hearty risotto Milanese with osso bucco. Punchy flavours accent simply cooked meat and fish dishes, seen in tender grilled octopus with vibrant salsa verde and borlotti beans, or braised rabbit in a heady rosemary and tomato stew. There’s also a St James’ outpost of the restaurant and a Bermondsey location on the way, but head for the Covent Garden spot and drop by the next-door pastificio for some homemade pasta to take home.

36 Tavistock St
London WC2E 7PB, UK

8. Ciao Bella

86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3LZ, UK
Spaghetti and meatballs at Ciao Bella, a classic Italian London restaurant
Spaghetti and meatballs at Ciao Bella, a truly classic Italian London restaurant
Ciao Bella/Instagram

Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury embodies everything there is to love about a proper, old-school Italian restaurant. Step through the door to find an organised chaos of families crowded around tables, waiters weaving around the room with plates held high. Downstairs, rows of tables are packed into the room and packets of breadsticks await diners in their place settings. Snack on generous lumps of salty parmesan and sip robust chianti while deciding between spaghetti with clams or meatballs — pasta has the perfect al dente bite here. Or, there’s simply dressed grilled dover sole, and breaded, fried veal escalope, tangy with lemon. Take an after-dinner espresso out on the Lambs Conduit Street terrace, under glowing heaters.

86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, Bloomsbury
London WC1N 3LZ, UK

9. Luca

88 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4EH, UK
parmesan fries at Luca: one of central London’s best snacks at one the city’s best Italian restaurants
Luca’s more-ish, churros-like Parmesan fries
Luca [Official Photo]

Younger sibling to The Clove Club in Shoreditch, Luca is just as understatedly elegant. This quietly glamorous Clerkenwell restaurant serves ‘Britalian’ dishes — Italian food mostly using British produce. First things first, order a portion of the crispy parmesan fries, and don’t share. Dishes move with the time of year: it’s always worth trying whichever pasta is paired with the seasonal pesto. It won’t be traditional — think pistachio and spinach or kale and chilli — but don’t fear change. Then there are dishes made for comfort: tender ox cheek with lemon polenta, Hebridean lamb with bagna cauda, or a wedge of glazed, roasted Delica pumpkin with chestnuts and buttered onions.

88 St John St, Clerkenwell
London EC1M 4EH, UK

10. Trullo

300-302 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH, UK
Trullo, in Highbury & Islington, is one of London’s best Italian restaurants
Tim Siadatan’s lemon tart with mascarpone at Trullo, in Highbury
Trullo [Official Photo]

A sleek, chic dining room in Islington sets the scene for Trullo’s unfussy Italian food. Dishes take the best of seasonal British produce and spin it into great antipasti, fantastic pastas, and secondi fresh from the charcoal grill. Skip the queues at Padella, the fresh pasta spot in Borough Market, and enjoy the signature beef shin pappardelle or pici cacio e pepe at a slower pace. There’s also ever so smoky aubergine parmigiana and hearty Black Hampshire pork chop with salsa verde on a bed of polenta. The accessible wine list is fantastic.

300-302 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East
London N1 2LH, UK

11. Gloria

54-56 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3QR, UK
Gloria Italian restaurant from Big Mamma in Shoreditch: pizza on the table Emma Hughes/Eater London

Gloria and its sister restaurant Circolo Popolare are built for la dolce vita on steroids. The décor is loud and kitsch, the food is generous, the cocktails strong and the atmosphere fun. This is a place to go big or go home, quite literally. Think huge platters of San Daniele ham, bulging burrata drizzled with olive oil and truffle, Sophia Loren-worthy piles of spaghetti and meatballs, and big pizza pies — that’s amore. If there’s any space for something sweet, it would be rude not to order a slice of the buoyant, knowingly ridiculous lemon meringue pie, whose reportedly 5’9 layer of meringue has all the honesty of a man on a dating app.  

54-56 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch
London EC2A 3QR, UK

12. Legare

Cardamom Bldg, 31 Shad Thames, Tower Bridge, London SE1 2YR, UK

With a Trullo alumnus behind the stove and an ex-Barrafina and Koya City general manager on the floor, recently-opened Legare has a short but sweet menu from which to pick and mix snacks, antipasti and pastas. Build a world-beating ham sandwich with gnocchi fritti and mortadella; dive into tajarin drenched in butter and sage; and eat those greens in the form of baby gem lettuce drizzled with gorgonzola, sharp pickled shallot, and crunchy pangrattato.

Cardamom Bldg, 31 Shad Thames, Tower Bridge
London SE1 2YR, UK

13. Artusi

161 Bellenden Rd, London SE15 4DH, UK
Artusi in Peckham is one of (south) London’s finest Italian restaurants
Lamb at Artusi in Peckham
Instagram

A bright, white room, a short simple menu and rustic Italian food: that’s Artusi in Peckham. Dishes can change throughout the week, depending what produce is at its best, and pasta is handmade daily at the charming neighbourhood joint. Expect pasta e fagioli or ribbons of chestnut tagliatelle and secondi like bream with peperonata or bavette with pumpkin. Don’t miss the incredible set Sunday lunch: primi, secondi and dolci for a steal at £20. The Artusi crew are also behind the brilliant Marcella, in Deptford.

161 Bellenden Rd
London SE15 4DH, UK

14. Campania

23 Ezra St, Bethnal Green, London E2 7RH, UK
Campania, one of London’s best Italian restaurants, sits just off Columbia Road in Shoreditch
Pasta at Campania
@thefinomenon/Instagram

A stone’s throw from Hackney and Columbia Roads, Campania serves Italian food with a southern accent. The rustic warren of three dining rooms — including one particularly gorgeous covered courtyard — scattered with wooden furniture and candles stuck in empty wine bottles sets the stage. Homemade pasta is what does best here. Plump gnudi in sage butter, rich lamb ragù in a tangle of green pappardelle, and a tumble of tagliatelle alla vongole. Save room for the fluffy, boozy tiramisu.

23 Ezra St, Bethnal Green
London E2 7RH, UK

15. Ombra

1 Vyner St, London E2 9DG, UK
Ombra restaurant, hosting Sam Kamienko of Michelin-starred Leroy in December Ombra Official

Inspired by Venetian wine bars, this chilled-out spot is also canalside but found in Hackney. The wine list is excellent so get into the bacaro spirit and stop by for a glass and cicchetti like scarlet prawns and crostini. Staying for a plate of homemade pasta which shows off seasonal British ingredients is also highly recommended. Cornish crab is tangled through tagliolini, plump ravioli are stuffed with pumpkin, and porcini is given a starring role with tagliatelle. Make sure to get a crisp cannolo before departure.

1 Vyner St
London E2 9DG, UK

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16. Sorella

148 Clapham Manor St, Clapham Town, London SW4 6BX, UK
Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019 London winner Sorella from chef Robin Gill in Clapham
Sorella Clapham
Sorella Clapham | Instagram

Order a house vermouth on the rocks then dive headfirst into Sorella’s succinct menu for a taste of the Amalfi Coast in Clapham. Nibble on deep-fried Nocellara olives and perhaps some peppery pork and fennel salumi. Proving beige is best, there’s tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and truffle or the underrated squash gnocchi with chard. Charred whole plaice and crispy potatoes provide a cheering third act. Then dessert. There’s no doubt that the malted barley affogato is deserving of its fan base but the perfectly balanced plate of Casatica di Bufala, plums, honey and walnut crackers is another worthy dish. Or, just get both.

148 Clapham Manor St, Clapham Town
London SW4 6BX, UK

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