If you have not already heard, today, 25th October 2019, is World Everyone’s Favourite Carb Day, otherwise know as World Pasta day! London’s Italian cuisine scene is booming with a wave of new and authentic regional Italian food and proper pasta bars. With this global holiday providing the perfect excuse to scoff all the spaghetti in London, we have rounded up the best deals across the City to ensure the tastiest of celebrations.
Emilia’s handcrafted pasta
What’s better than pasta, FREE pasta!
77 Alie St, Aldgate, London, E1 8NH
Following last year success, this year Emilia’s coming to you with a BANG at their Aldgate site! Emilia’s Crafted Pasta will be giving away FREE pasta to everyone who visits their Aldgate restaurant on Friday, the 25th October between the times 12pm – 4pm and 5:30pm – 9.30pm. You will be able to choose from 7 of their signature fresh pasta dishes, including their famous fresh pappardelle with a 4-hour slow cooked Bolognese sauce, made with ‘pasture for life’ certified 100% grass-fed organic beef mince from a small farm outside of Bristol, made even more indulgent with the addition of fresh béchamel. There is 1 pasta dish per person per sitting - so yes, you can come for both lunch and dinner! It will be walk in only, no bookings available, so best to arrive quite early as it is likely to be busy!
The ultimate celebration of authentic Italian cuisine
276-280 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6ND
Self-declared as a ‘food and wine experience’ Enoteca Rosso prides itself on serving up the best of regional Italian cuisine alongside a celebration of Italian wine. With a seasonal menu, dishes include: Pappardelle with wild boar ragout marinated in Mediterranean spices and Pink beetroot orecchiette served with broccoli rabe, and aromatic bread crumbles. Not only this, but you can order your pasta in three different sizes; small to taste, medium to indulge and large to share.
11 Sandy’s Row, London E1 7HW
La Tagliata is the perfect combination of fine dining and authentic family recipes. Its sophisticated manner means that you have time to enjoy each course and spend quality time with your loved ones. The pasta menu debuts classics such as Homemade Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms, Rocket, Parmesan Shavings and Truffle Oil
29 Belsize Lane, Belsize Village, London, NW3 5AS
Calici’s is your old school classic Italian restaurant, nestled in quaint Belsize Village. Serving regional Italian favourites whilst using the freshest of ingredients of Linguine Aragostra – Tyrrhenian Sea Lobster with San Marzano Tomato Sauce and of course an indulgent slow cooked Hertfordshire beef shine ragu’.
122 Old St, London EC1V 9BD
Pasta Nostra has as a simple mission: to make the best pasta in town. With their short menu of Italian plates and fresh pasta; Pasta Nostra serves up just simplicity and honesty – qualities which sum up perfectly this small but vibrant eatery’s approach to its cooking. With classical Italian dishes of pappardelle oxtail ragu, which is slow-cooked for eight hours, and more unique offerings of tortello carbonara, filled with pecorino, crispy cured pork cheek and zabaglione. This is a restaurant that caters for all and never disappoints.