It won’t be an exaggeration to say that London is perhaps the only city outside Italy where you can find the best and the most authentic Italian cuisine. If you want to have some mouth watering pasta or pizza, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you happen to be in London. The city has everything ranging from simple pizza pasta joints to elegant Italian fine dining restaurants and it is often hard to choose.
We have brought for you a list of some of the finest and most popular Italian restaurants in London that will do a great job in satiating your taste buds! Have a look:
With its classy looks and smart interiors, this Italian restaurant in Peckham offers no-fuss yet amazing cuisine. The menu is not very elaborate but includes dishes like asparagus with gorgonzola and horseradish, self made pasta and lipsmackingly good ice cream.
This is a very simple joint in the busy Brixton market that one could easily miss if not for the queues of people waiting to gorge on the best pizza that London has to offer. The sourdough pizza bases are made in a traditional wood burning oven and taste heavenly. With decent prices and very amiable staff, Franco Manca is a place where one would go again and again.
Caffe Caldesi is a restaurant with a “family-run feel” and offers home-style rustic Italian cooking from Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi. The places’s ambience is very relaxed and the menu offers some amazing Italian dishes along with fashionably bitter cocktails.
This is another laid back, fashionable Italian joint where you can probably see the chef dishing up Italian delicacies at the open kitchen. The freshly made pasta, meat and fish from the charcoal grill are some of its specialities.
Notwithstanding some of the best wines from Italy and refined, formal Italian cuisine, Bernardi’s also offers less heavyweight dishes like potato and scamorza pizzetta, courgette and herb fritti and pecorino arancini to go with the expertly made Negronis. If you are looking for authentic rustic Italian food, this is not a place for you.
A hip and affordable Italian eatery, Polpo is all about relaxed ambience, laid back staff and mouth watering food. Since most dishes are the size of starters, it is an ideal place to chill with your friends on late weekend nights. You must try the Gorgonzola with walnut crostini and pork belly with radicchio and hazelnut here.
So the next time you are in London and want to gorge on pizzas and pastas or even the more rustic Italian cuisine with a wealth of fantastic ingredients, you know where to head to!