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12 Perfect Pastas to Order in London Right Now

Whether for collection or delivery, the city’s obsession refuses to wane

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Delivery pasta has its risks — it can easily congeal and clam into a noodled mess. But when done with care, either as an at-home assembly kit or packaged conscientiously, it’s still a winning comfort blanket of a dinner. Or lunch. Or breakfast. Here are London’s best pastas to order for delivery or pick-up, right now.

With London currently under national coronavirus lockdown, some restaurants are still operating for takeaway and delivery. Customers can check with individual businesses to confirm their Covid-secure measures and operations before deciding to visit.

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Alexis Noble’s Wander is continuing its at-home menu, with an Australia Day inspired-banquet featuring some pretty tantalising Vegemite cacio e pepe cappelletti. Pick up from the N16 restaurant.

Mitshel Ibrahim’s Hackney-style bacaro has adapted with particular dexterity throughout the pandemic. Now it’s poised to ship its fresh pasta nationwide from Tuesday 26 January; in the meantime local Londoners can order lasagne, linguini, trofie — pretty much any pasta they desire — while those further afield can take solace in superb jarred sauces, ready to be paired as soon as wider delivery kicks in.

Officina 00

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Old Street breakout star of 2019 Officina 00 has gone with the option of putting its restaurant online, with eight pastas available for delivery. Current highlights range from simple to slick, like pici with yellow and red tomatoes, capers, and black olives; corsetti with wild mushrooms, fennel sausage, and parsley; and normally cursed farfalle with walnut butter and black truffle. London-wide delivery is available for a fee of £5.00.

Burro e Salvia

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Burro e Salvia’s memo has always been simplicity at the lowest of keys, so its concise pasta offering of tagliatelle with bolognese; rigatoni with pesto; and agnolotti with butter and sage is right on the mark. Keep eyes peeled for a daily lasagne, which sells out pronto. Open from 9:30 a.m. — 5 p.m. daily, with delivery available via Slerp.

The smart British-Italian restaurant from the team behind Shoreditch’s Michelin-starred Clove Club, has launched a new dinner-for-two at-home “feasting” service. The £80 menu this week includes house-made rigatoni with pork sausage ragu, plus sea bass en papillote, and tiramisu. It can be ordered for collection or delivery via this portal.

Lina Stores Soho Restaurant

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Probably the most extensive pasta range on this list, the longstanding Soho deli turned restaurant group offers fresh and dried pasta, as well as sauces and meal kits for an easy weeknight. Those wishing to make either pasta or sauce of their own can stock up on 00 flour, cured meats, canned tomatoes, preserved goods, and more.

Bancone

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Lauded pasta counter Bancone is delivering at home kits within the M25, with the goods arriving on Wednesdays and Fridays. Expect Roman classic bucatini cacio e pepe or a spicy pork and n’duja ragù with mafalde, with salumi, drinks, and desserts ready to bolster the evening.

Padella

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The city’s pasta hypebeast gets into delivery with two of its greatest hits: tagliarini with tomato sauce and a beef shin ragu with pappardelle. The useful cooking tips from co-founder Tim Siadatan can naturally be applied to any other pasta, cooked anytime.

Cafe Murano Bermondsey

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Angela Hartnett’s newest Italian restaurant is slinging out 10 pastas to cook at home, including spaghetti, tortelloni, and a unit of a beef lasagne. Sauces cover the classics, including puttanesca; tomato; pesto; and a fennel sausage ragu, with a nifty risotto kit a clever departure.

Darby's

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Robin Gill’s Nine Elms opening has repurposed itself as a deli, currently offering fresh tagliatelle and a wild mushroom sauce to go with it on the pasta side of things.

Marcella

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Deptford’s Marcella and its Peckham sibling, Artusi, have expanded their lauded operation from the first lockdown to delivery across London. Four cook-at-home pasta shapes are backed by four sauces, the latter including a southern Italian broccoli, chilli, and anchovy; and a red wine and ox cheek ragù. There’s also a mushroom and artichoke lasagna for those who want to go all in.

Forza Win

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Peckham’s Forza Win continues its look effortless but put in the hard yards success with a four-course menu that rewards logistical planning: order 5 p.m. Tuesday; collect 4 — 6 p.m. Friday. Pasta is in the primi slot, currently running on rigatoni with mushrooms, Parmesan, and thyme.

Wander

Alexis Noble’s Wander is continuing its at-home menu, with an Australia Day inspired-banquet featuring some pretty tantalising Vegemite cacio e pepe cappelletti. Pick up from the N16 restaurant.

OMBRA

Mitshel Ibrahim’s Hackney-style bacaro has adapted with particular dexterity throughout the pandemic. Now it’s poised to ship its fresh pasta nationwide from Tuesday 26 January; in the meantime local Londoners can order lasagne, linguini, trofie — pretty much any pasta they desire — while those further afield can take solace in superb jarred sauces, ready to be paired as soon as wider delivery kicks in.

Officina 00

Old Street breakout star of 2019 Officina 00 has gone with the option of putting its restaurant online, with eight pastas available for delivery. Current highlights range from simple to slick, like pici with yellow and red tomatoes, capers, and black olives; corsetti with wild mushrooms, fennel sausage, and parsley; and normally cursed farfalle with walnut butter and black truffle. London-wide delivery is available for a fee of £5.00.

Burro e Salvia

Burro e Salvia’s memo has always been simplicity at the lowest of keys, so its concise pasta offering of tagliatelle with bolognese; rigatoni with pesto; and agnolotti with butter and sage is right on the mark. Keep eyes peeled for a daily lasagne, which sells out pronto. Open from 9:30 a.m. — 5 p.m. daily, with delivery available via Slerp.

Luca

The smart British-Italian restaurant from the team behind Shoreditch’s Michelin-starred Clove Club, has launched a new dinner-for-two at-home “feasting” service. The £80 menu this week includes house-made rigatoni with pork sausage ragu, plus sea bass en papillote, and tiramisu. It can be ordered for collection or delivery via this portal.

Lina Stores Soho Restaurant

Probably the most extensive pasta range on this list, the longstanding Soho deli turned restaurant group offers fresh and dried pasta, as well as sauces and meal kits for an easy weeknight. Those wishing to make either pasta or sauce of their own can stock up on 00 flour, cured meats, canned tomatoes, preserved goods, and more.

Bancone

Lauded pasta counter Bancone is delivering at home kits within the M25, with the goods arriving on Wednesdays and Fridays. Expect Roman classic bucatini cacio e pepe or a spicy pork and n’duja ragù with mafalde, with salumi, drinks, and desserts ready to bolster the evening.

Padella

The city’s pasta hypebeast gets into delivery with two of its greatest hits: tagliarini with tomato sauce and a beef shin ragu with pappardelle. The useful cooking tips from co-founder Tim Siadatan can naturally be applied to any other pasta, cooked anytime.

Cafe Murano Bermondsey

Angela Hartnett’s newest Italian restaurant is slinging out 10 pastas to cook at home, including spaghetti, tortelloni, and a unit of a beef lasagne. Sauces cover the classics, including puttanesca; tomato; pesto; and a fennel sausage ragu, with a nifty risotto kit a clever departure.

Darby's

Robin Gill’s Nine Elms opening has repurposed itself as a deli, currently offering fresh tagliatelle and a wild mushroom sauce to go with it on the pasta side of things.

Marcella

Deptford’s Marcella and its Peckham sibling, Artusi, have expanded their lauded operation from the first lockdown to delivery across London. Four cook-at-home pasta shapes are backed by four sauces, the latter including a southern Italian broccoli, chilli, and anchovy; and a red wine and ox cheek ragù. There’s also a mushroom and artichoke lasagna for those who want to go all in.

Forza Win

Peckham’s Forza Win continues its look effortless but put in the hard yards success with a four-course menu that rewards logistical planning: order 5 p.m. Tuesday; collect 4 — 6 p.m. Friday. Pasta is in the primi slot, currently running on rigatoni with mushrooms, Parmesan, and thyme.