Lina Stores has been in Soho for yonks. We remember going there as kids in the late 80s back when Soho was full of market stalls, butchers and fishmongers and it was around for at least an age before that. These days Lina’s is a rare survivor in Soho, proudly still standing where so many others have been and gone, and a few years ago it even had a complete refurb, with a fresh lick of paint and gleaming new shelves and counters.
Whereas Lina’s was always a deli selling freshly made pasta and charcuterie to take away, it’s now added a few tables outside and a counter inside so you can sit down and enjoy everything being done for you. We started with amazing plates of freshly sliced prosciutto with a creamy whole buratta; ndjua on toast; and bresaola with parmesan.
Lina’s have been knocking out freshly made ravioli in store since day one so it would be a mistake to miss this – fillings change daily, chalked up on the specials board, and we went for the artichoke and truffle this time. Desserts are Italian as they come – tiramisu and cannoli finished off the night very nicely.
For a slice of Soho history with your salami, Lina’s is where its at.
18 Brewer Street, Soho W1F 0SH