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Where to Eat: Fresh Pasta in London

Your best options for fresh, delicious, affordable pasta in London

Spotlight On: Berto

Millenials were perhaps the first generation that enjoyed pasta as an everyday meal as children, and with those children now grown up - some into foodies with the inclination to open restaurants - we are seeing a boom in the number of Italian restaurants, particularly those with a fresh pasta focus. Berto is one of those new restaurants. From the owners of Zia Lucia, and sitting pretty just next door, Berto will be the pasta to Lucia's pizza.

And the menu is looking mouth-watering: from simple cacio e pepe to extravagant buffalo ricotta-filled ravioli with sage or tagliatelle with white rabbit ragu. Expect delicious non-pasta starters of fresh cheese, cured meats and yummy Italian 'fritti' - basically, a bunch of fried stuff. For the vegans, there are grilled radicchio and asparagus dishes to start, and there's even a vegan fresh pasta dough you can order to ensure your meal is entirely plant-based. To drink, you can pick from something Italian, or a little closer to home, like Islington's N7 Pale Ale.

It'll be affordable too, with all pastas between £8 and £13. If you want it even cheaper, get down to Berto now to enjoy the discounts during the soft launch until 6 September!

155 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX

The Best of the Rest

Lina Stores: Iconic, pastel-coloured and pasta-loving in Soho since 1944. Try the spaghetti mediterranea: simple but incredibly effective

51 Greek Street, W1D 4EH

Padella: Brave the queues to get a piece of that affordable hand-rolled goodness at London’s most buzzing pasta bar

6 Southwark Street, SE1 1TQ

Bancone: Hop on a seat at one of the three dining bars at this Covent Garden spot, grab a plate of the ‘silk handkerchiefs’ and watch the chefs at work

39 William IV Street, WC2N 4DD

Emilia’s Aldgate: The second branch of Emilia's is a proper trattoria with more of the same simple but delicious recipes and a nice outdoor seating area - pups welcome!

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