Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Greenwich & South London

Marcella

If you avoid pasta restaurants because you think you can make it just as easily at home, Marcella is here to prove you wrong. Perfect, homemade pasta comes with seasonally changing sauces in simple but delicious com…
Top Choice Italian in The South Bank

Padella

Yet another fantastic addition to the foodie enclave of Borough Market, Padella is a small, energetic bistro specialising in handmade pasta dishes, inspired by the owners’ extensive culinary adventures in Italy. The…
Top Choice Italian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Polpo

Occupying a sunny spot on semipedestrianised Cowcross St, this sweet little place serves rustic Venetian-style meatballs, pizzette (small pizzas) , grilled meat and fish dishes. Portions are larger than your average…
Top Choice Italian in North London

Trullo

Trullo's daily homemade pasta is delicious, but the main attraction here is the charcoal grill, which churns out the likes of succulent Italian-style pork chops, steaks and fish. The extensive and all-Italian wine l…
Italian in Scarborough

Lanterna

A snug, old-fashioned Italian trattoria that specialises in fresh local seafood (including lobster, from £32) and classic dishes from the old country such as stufato de ceci (chickpea stew with oxtail) and white-tru…
Italian in Castletown & Southern Isle of Man

Tuscany

Authentic Italian cuisine prepared in accordance with the principles of the Slow Food movement. The homemade linguine with pesto would pass muster with even the most critical Genoese.
Italian in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Al Boccon di’Vino

This stellar Venetian restaurant is generally crammed with eager gourmands. Rather audaciously, there’s neither menu nor wine list, but this adds adventurousness to the culinary occasion, as overseen by owner Riccar…
Italian in The South Bank

Union Street Cafe

There's not a scrap of snootiness about this canteen-style Gordon Ramsay bistro. The dining room works the industrial-chic look and staff are lovely. On the plate it's a yummy mix of classic antipasti, pasta, meats …
Italian in Porlock

Locanda On The Weir

The chef-proprietor hails from Italy so the dishes here are a happy fusion of Exmoor produce and flavours of the Med. Your pizza could come with Gorgonzola and pear, the pasta with local beef and Tuscan tomatoes, wh…
Italian in The West End

Polpo

Cichèti – Italian tapas, for lack of a better word – are all the rage in backstreet bàcari (wine bars) in Venice, and rustic Polpo serves a lovely selection. More substantial are the half-dozen types of flavourful m…