Our top 5 London restaurants for fresh pasta 

1. Padella

Padella offers a simple menu of eight seasonal pasta dishes, combining traditional Italian techniques and flavour combinations with quality British produce. The pasta is all freshly made on site—passers-by can watch it being rolled out by hand in the window of the restaurant. Split over two floors, diners can either sit at tables or take the more casual option of the kitchen counter seating. If you're in London Bridge or Borough Market, make this a part of your plan.. They operate on a first come first serve basis, usually seen with queues outside the door.  

2. Trullo

Trullo opened in June 2010, and offers a simple, seasonally focused, Italian inspired menu that changes daily. Fresh hand-made pasta and the charcoal grill are the counterpoints of the menu at Trullo, the pasta rolled minutes before service, and the fish and meat cooked over burning coals. Located near St Paul's a great spot for lunch. 

3. Forza Win

Forza Win makes Italian food with the best ingredients they can find at the time when they're meant to be found. They're very aware of the way the world's food supply is going, so they pay attention to the seasons, waste very little and only work with suppliers who share their outlook. Forza Win started life as a 'pop up' in summer of 2012. It began as a wood-fired pizzeria on a rooftop, went through several seasons and locations, always serving seasonal Italian food made to share and have now settled in Peckham, South London. 

4. La Goccia

A vibrant, accessible restaurant with an open kitchen, wood fired oven, large grill and dining bar. Dishes are prepared by chefs in front of guests adding an element of drama and theatre to the ambience. La Goccia set in Covent Garden offers Petersham Nurseries’ interpretation of the Italian aperitivo and small plates known as ‘cicchetti’. The emphasis on seasonality is key to the extensive menu that changes regularly with the best seasonal produce. La Goccia also serves breakfast at the weekends, offering a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Ingredients are available to buy in the Delicatessen across the Courtyard to re-create La Goccia breakfast dishes at home. 

5. Lina Stores

Lina Stores takes its name from the original founder “Lina”, a formidable lady from Genova who established the delicatessen in 1944. Over 75 years later, they still sell authentic Italian produce and make fresh pasta and sandwiches on site every day. From cured meats to cheeses to antipasti, they aim to offer their guests the best that Italy has to offer and can be found on Greek Street in Soho.