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An Italian’s Guide To Pizza And Pasta In London

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Updated: 27 October 2017
London has a great range of quality Italian restaurants where you can sink your teeth into a proper pizza Margherita or some delicious pasta al dente. Before you catch the next flight to Italy, why not visit some our favorites while you’re in the UK capital.

Anima e cuore, Kentish Town

Anima e cuore on Kentish Town Road is full of Italian spirit and passion for exceptional quality without fancy frills. It’s a humble and uncomplicated spot that simply gets to the point; a food experience of Med flavors as they’re meant to be.
129 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8PB

Authentic Italian food at Anima e Cuore, where the menu changes daily | Courtesy of Anima e Cuore
Authentic Italian food at Anima e Cuore, where the menu changes daily | Courtesy of Anima e Cuore Facebook

Etnacoffee, Victoria

Etnacoffee has done its best to make the Italian experience an English one and its delicious Sicilian street food has made a bit impact on the London food competition. Perfect for a light lunch or a snack, pre-drinks.
3 Victoria line, London SW1E

The typical sicilian cannoli are one of the speciality of Etnacoffee | Courtesy of Etnacoffee Facebook
The typical sicilian cannoli are one of the speciality of Etnacoffee | Courtesy of Etnacoffee Facebook

Italina, Bethnal Green

Italina is a walking distance away from Bethnal Green station and like a true trattoria, this is a simple home-style food place. Italina has a rustic atmosphere and a good price/quality ratio, plus some particularly delicious pasta dishes.
385 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9RA

A typical pizza Napoletana | © Toshimasa Ishibashi / Flickr
A typical pizza Napoletana | Toshimasa Ishibashi

Amici Miei, Shoreditch

Amici Miei has a large variety of traditional dishes, akin to those from the Italian peninsula and are the mainstay of this Shoreditch based shop.
28-30 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DA

Fresh homemade pasta is the basics of most of the traditional Italian recipes | © stevepb / Pixabay
Fresh homemade pasta is the basics of most of the traditional Italian recipes | stevepb/pixabay

Pizza Pilgrims, Soho

As soon as you step inside Pizza Pilgrims in Soho, you’ll be greeted by a typical Neapolitan atmosphere. This atmosphere is key to the most important element of the Pizza Pilgrims, their belief and ability to create traditional pizzas, exactly how the Italians like them.
11 Dean St,Soho, London W1D 3RP

The Ape Car “Concetta” has became the symbol of Pizza Pilgrims | © Bex Walton / Flickr
The Ape Car “Concetta” has become the symbol of Pizza Pilgrims | © Bex Walton/Flickr

Sartori, Covent Garden

Sartori is a beautiful place to visit before or after the theatre, or for night out with friends; either way, make sure you order their meter-long pizza to share. The panuozzo is a wood-fired pizza filled with a variety of fresh Mediterranean ingredients.
15 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JE

A typical wooden fire oven, one of the secret of a good pizza |© Lotus Head / WikiCommons
A typical wooden fire oven, one of the secrets of a good pizza | © Lotus Head/Wikipedia