BOCCA DI LUPO

12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB, United Kingdom
Piccadilly Circus Leicester Square

Bocca Di Lupo might be an oldie but it’s a goodie. The Soho restaurant serves up a mix of small and large plates with menus changing everyday, and a banging selection of homemade gelati. With a solid wine list and buzzy atmosphere, it’s always a good night at Bocca Di Lupo.

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PALATINO

71 Central St, London EC1V 8AB, United Kingdom
Old Street

Palatino is an Italian restaurant inspired by the food of Rome and there’s not a pizza insight. The chicken, pancetta and pistachio meatballs with polenta and the nettle agnolotti with ricotta are both firm faves, and they even do a Campari & orange ice gelato. YUM.

 

THEO RANDALL

InterContinental London, 1 Hamilton Pl, London, W1J 7QY
Hyde Park Corner

Theo Randall has been at The Intercontinental for over ten years, but we’re still not bored of their incredible pasta dishes. Their slow cooked pigeon agnolotti and the beef tagliatelle are defo worth digging in to and don’t miss out on THAT lemon tart for dessert.

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RADICI

30 Almeida Street, London N1 1AD, United Kingdom
Highbury & Islington Essex Road

Francesco Mazzei keeps things nice and simple with a menu of fresh pastas, pizzas and some killer sides. MUST orders include the zucchini fritti, seafood fettuccine topped with mussels, squid, and scallops and bergamont baba. Radici is one of our fave spots in Islington and defo worth checking out.

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OSTERIA

Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
Barbican

Osteria is the brainchild of chef Anthony Demetre. The menu is split up into starters, pastas and mains, and whatever you do save room for dessert as THAT panna cotta with Champagne rhubarb is an absolute winner. They also do a pretty good pre-theatre early evening menu coming in at £26 for three courses; perfect if you’re going to see a show at The Barbican.

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PADELLA

6 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TQ, United Kingdom
London Bridge

Padella serves up hand rolled pasta dishes in Borough Market. The casual spot has a small menu, but it definitely delivers and THAT pappardelle with 8-hour Dexter beef shin ragu is the absolute dream. All in all Padella is great value grub, made with love.

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MACELLAIO RC

Arch 24, 229 Union Street, London, SE1 0LR
Southwark

Italian beef and tuna specialists Macellaio RC has got some serious BEEF. The star of the show is the Fiorentina T-Bone steak, big enough to have David Attenborough speak a word or two about it, and a with a wine list worth wining about Macellaio RC puts on one hell of a show.

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CAPRICCI

Block C NEO Bankside, 72 Holland Street, London, SE1 9NX
Southwark London Bridge

Capricci is an Italian restaurant and deli that’s all about authentic Italian ingredients from artisan producers.The menu changes daily, but if you see THAT seafood spaghetti on the menu order it! Desserts aren’t as exciting, but you’ll probably fill up on that huge howl of pasta anyway…

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MARGOT

45 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA
Covent Garden

Margot is relatively new, but it has the feeling of a proper classic. Serving up classic Italian fare, from cured meats, carpaccio and tartare dishes to salads, homemade pasta and a range of meat and fish main courses, it really ticks all the boxes. Grub doesn’t come in cheap, but it’s SO worth it.

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