Meanwhile, the 2018 opening of deli-turned-pasta-parlour Lina Stores proved such a success, a second, bigger restaurant is opening in King’s Cross this September. Even please-all-pockets pizza chain Franco Manca is now turning to pasta, opening Strozzapreti in Seven Dials Market this autumn.
But there’s a reason Borough Market’s Padella reigns supreme in the minds of those who have been on a pasta pilgrimage to all of the above. It’s the same reason a queue continues to snake out of its door every lunchtime and evening, whatever the weather. The truth is, Padella serves the best pasta in London. Fact.
Padella's pasta dishes are the best in town
So with rumours rife that a second branch of Padella is opening in Shoreditch, we, along with every other pasta snob in London, are all ears. The news broke back in July 2019 when a licensing application was posted on Twitter, suggesting the team behind Padella were looking to purchase 1 Phipp Street, which is currently a co-working office space. Further reports suggest the new Padella will be open all day from 8AM – 11PM, a longer service than that of the original, which serves lunch from 12PM – 3:45PM and dinner from 5PM – 10PM only.
The original Padella was opened by Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda in 2016. The restaurateurs already owned one Italian restaurant, Trullo in Islington, but Padella was the first time the pair turned their attention exclusively to pasta. With dishes starting at just £4 and a menu that’s both regularly changing and consistently excellent, it’s no surprise Padella became an instant hit.
The opening of a second Padella in Shoreditch is yet to be officially confirmed, but if and when it happens, this could be just the queue-splitter we need to ease the pressure on the original branch – and get us loading up our forks with thick, carby ribbons of flavour-soaked goodness in half the time.
Padella Shoreditch is yet to be confirmed. Check back here for further announcements
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