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February 2019: We’ve added three no-frills pasta joints: Stevie Parle’s Pastaio in Soho, Via Emilia in Shoreditch and Flour & Grape in Bermondsey, alongside tasteful Osteria Romana in Knightsbridge and Stecca (from chef Stefano Stecca) in SW10.
There are loads of great reasons to love Italian food: stylish antipasti, crusty sourdough pizzas, giant wheels of parmesan, hearty vegetarian options and spirals of terrific tagliatelli served in modish pasta bars are just a bunch. Finely crafted specialities drawn from the traditional trattorias of the rustic south and fashion-conscious north are all over London. Here are the city’s best Italian restaurants; there's something to suit every occasion.