KERB Loves Pasta! So here’s our Top 12 spots in London to eat pasta (picked out by the KERB Team). Next time you’re hungry, out and craving those luscious wheaty limbs… check this list. 

1.  Oi Spaghetti in Peckham.

Fresh spaghetti and Tiramisu made in front of your face in a cosy little wooden shed outside the Bussey Building.  Voted for by  Zoe Daniels from the KERB events team. They’ve got an open kitchen event happening next weekend; a chance to taste the beautiful simplicity of Oi Spaghetti – and talk to the boss Francesco who’ll demonstrate how to make his favourite dish and tell you all about the spaghetti.

2. Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury

Go to Ciao Bella for the classic. A kilo of Carbonara on a huge plate and a £10 carafe of wine on the side. Voted for by KERB Markets Director, Ian Dodds.

3. E. Pellicci in East London

Vintage Art Deco workers’ cafe offering the full English breakfast and Italian classics since 1900. Voted for by KERB Bar team, Tommy Harpin: “Over 100 years old and his mamma does a special”. The only place in London where lasagne for breakfast is acceptable. Just look at it:

4. Lina Stores in Soho

Voted for by KERB Head of Development, Ollie Hunter. Fresh eggy pasta sheets made in their deli kitchen. Our favourite dish… the veal ravioli topped with wild garlic and crispy breadcrumbs. Looks like this:

5. Padella in London Bridge

Everybody’s favourite restaurant. Voted for by KERB Bar don, Hannah Walton and she recommends the black truffle tagliolini or the sage butter gnocchi.

6. Princi on Wardor Street

Counter-service Milanese bakery / pizzeria with modern, minimalist styling. Why don’t more people know about this spot!? BEAUTIFUL setting, more a canteen than a restaurant and you can peruse the goods, watch the theatre and order to takeaway. Voted for by KERB Head of Ops, Robert Machin.

7. Rocca in Dulwich Village

Voted for by KERB Team’s biggest pasta fanatic, Events Manager, Elle Castle. Breads and pasta made fresh in-house every day, and the menu’s always changing. Above: the basil pesto linguini genovese (we love you, Genoa).

8. Forza Winn in Peckham Rye

Another one voted for by Elle. An Italian restaurant in a warehouse with an open wood-fired kitchen homed in a restored warehouse just off Peckham Rye.

9. Trullo in Highbury East

Voted for by KERB Head of Marketing Alison O’Reilly. No fuss, great food.

10. Anima E Cuore in Kentish Town

Voted for by KERB Event Manager Hannah Searle. Tiny little cafe in Kentish Town but flavours and dishes to blow your mind.

11. Ostuni in Queens Park & Highgate

Voted for by KERB MD, Simon Mitchell. Get the Orecchiette with Braciole and meatballs, made with beef feather blade tomato sugo and salted ricotta.

12. Boca di Lupo in Soho

And last but not least, voted for by KERB Founder, Petra Barran: the Pappardelle with wild boar ragu (above) at this family run Italian  restaurant specialising in “the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy’s twenty regions”. We also had to put this dish in because it just looks incredible:

“Agnello cacio & uova. Don’t let appearances decieve you as this dish is all of the best things in life: slow-cooked lamb, its sauce thickened with eggs and lemon and pecorino. It is rich, refreshing, meaty, cheesy, eggy, lemony, comforting, exciting” – Bocca di Lupo


Love pasta too? Read our Pasta Grannies blog here.

And if you want more restaurant recommendations see our Top 100 KERB Taste Map