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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Wander

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214 Stoke Newington High St, Clapton
London N16 7HU, UK

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.

2. OMBRA

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1 Vyner St
London E2 9DG, UK

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.

3. Officina 00

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156 Old St
London EC1V 9BW, UK

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.

4. Burro e Salvia

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52 Redchurch St, Shoreditch
London E2 7DP, UK

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.

5. Luca

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

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.

6. Lina Stores Soho Restaurant

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51 Greek St, West End
London W1D 4EH, UK

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.

7. Bancone

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39 William IV St, Charing Cross
London WC2N 4DD, UK

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.

8. Padella

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6 Southwark St
London SE1 1TQ, UK

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.

9. Cafe Murano Bermondsey

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184 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey
London SE1 3TQ, UK

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.

10. Darby's

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3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms
London SW11 7AY, UK

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.

11. Marcella

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165A Deptford High St, Deptford
London SE8 3NU, UK

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.

12. Forza Win

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4.1, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham
London SE15 3SN, UK

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.

1. Wander

214 Stoke Newington High St, Clapton, London N16 7HU, UK

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.

214 Stoke Newington High St, Clapton
London N16 7HU, UK

2. OMBRA

1 Vyner St, London E2 9DG, UK

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.

1 Vyner St
London E2 9DG, UK

3. Officina 00

156 Old St, London EC1V 9BW, UK

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.

156 Old St
London EC1V 9BW, UK

4. Burro e Salvia

52 Redchurch St, Shoreditch, London E2 7DP, UK

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.

52 Redchurch St, Shoreditch
London E2 7DP, UK

5. Luca

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

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.

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

6. Lina Stores Soho Restaurant

51 Greek St, West End, London W1D 4EH, UK

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.

51 Greek St, West End
London W1D 4EH, UK

7. Bancone

39 William IV St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4DD, UK

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.

39 William IV St, Charing Cross
London WC2N 4DD, UK

8. Padella

6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ, UK

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.

6 Southwark St
London SE1 1TQ, UK

9. Cafe Murano Bermondsey

184 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3TQ, UK

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.

184 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey
London SE1 3TQ, UK

10. Darby's

3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms, London SW11 7AY, UK

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.

3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms
London SW11 7AY, UK

11. Marcella

165A Deptford High St, Deptford, London SE8 3NU, UK

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.

165A Deptford High St, Deptford
London SE8 3NU, UK

12. Forza Win

4.1, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham, London SE15 3SN, UK

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.

4.1, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham
London SE15 3SN, UK

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