Here are 10 amazing Italian restaurants near London Bridge. Satisfyingly indulgent, Italian food has come to be a part of the British culture, so it’s important to know where the great Italian restaurants are in any neighbourhood.
You should know that this is a place that’s definitely worth the queue. Winner of best dish 2016 at the London Restaurant Festival Awards, Padella serves up the most delicious hand-rolled pasta dishes. The ingredients are fresh and the food is inspired by the founders’ trips to Italy.
As one of South Bank’s oldest family-run Italian restaurants, Giuseppe’s is known for their authentic and classic Italian recipes. The atmosphere is warm and the staff are friendly. A perfect spot for celebratory and intimate dinners.
3. Salt Yard Group
An Italian and Spanish tapas restaurant, Salt Yard Borough uses the very best seasonal ingredients to make the most authentic Mediterranean tapas. Here, it’s all about delicious small plates paired wonderfully with the best cocktails.
4. Salotto 31
At Salotto 31, the mood is fine dining, wine and a casual pizzeria. The team here go to great extents to import the tastes of Italy to London. The flour is sourced from Napoli and the dough is baked to perfect crispness in an authentic Italian oven.
If you’re mad about pasta, then head to Scarpetta because they are too. A short walk from London Bridge station, this is the most perfect spot for an after-work catch-up with friends over great food.
You’ll find Tavolino nestled proudly on the River Thames by London Bridge. The dishes here are delicious, homemade and well paired with an array of cocktails. And the outdoor terrace has the most irresistible panoramic views of London.
You should head to Baccalà for the most decadent seafood that’s excellently paired with great wine. Although the mood here is contemporary, the dishes are very much rooted in traditional Italian recipes.
8. Flour and Grape
Minutes away from London Bridge, Flour and Grape will take you on a culinary journey around Italy. Think Linguine with langoustine bisque, tomato, garlic & basil, paired with ripe & creamy Soave Classico.
You’ll enjoy the seasonal menu at Legare. They make the pasta daily by hand, change the menu regularly and import the wines from small Italian producers. You may as well be dining in a restaurant somewhere in Venice.
10. La Tua Pasta
A hidden gem set in the iconic Borough Market, the pasta at La Tua Pasta has won over 90 awards. Here, you’ll find the largest selection of fresh-filled pasta in London. And the best part is that they give you the option to box it up and take it home or to the office.