Paesan takes a more traditional slant on Italian food to most places you’ll find in London. And by this we mean that you can take an Italian there and watch as they eat everything put in front of them without complaining once. Paesan’s approach is all about small plates from different parts of Italy - think arancini from Sicily, and burrata by way of Puglia - served with deliciously moreish fresh bread. Or, if you prefer, order one big main portion of the slow cooked, braised beef shin pappardelle instead.
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La Petite Ferme
La Petite Ferme is a French restaurant in Farringdon that’s both quite kitsch, and very lovely. It’s an excellent place to eat your weight in cheese.
Morito is an energetic but corridor-like spot on Exmouth Market specialising in north African and Spanish inspired small plates.
The Eagle is a popular Clerkenwell gastropub with a famous steak sandwich, and generally excellent food across the board.
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Norma is a sophisticated-looking spot in Fitzrovia, that serves Sicilian-influenced food that is often disappointing.
Franzina Trattoria is a tiny Sicilian operating out of a container at Pop Brixton and serving authentic and sensational tasting homemade tagliatelle.
Cattivo in Brixton doesn’t have the best food, but it’s still a great first drinks and group hangs spot.
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