Pentolina is an Italian diner with a focus on wine, cocktails and house-made pasta. It’s a simple brief, but what sets it apart is its uncompromising commitment to top-quality produce and ingredients. That elevates the traditional pasta dishes on the menu – as well as the more creative and experimental options – to a far higher level than the standard.

There’s a good mix between the blockbuster pasta shapes (your rigatonis and raviolis) and lesser-known regional types such as strozzapretti and spoia lorda. Those shapes get paired with a variety of sauces, from classic beef-and-pork ragus to more technique-driven options. You can go a la carte, but we recommend opting for the chef’s choice menu, which puts your meal in talented head chef Gabriele Olivieri’s hands.

Careful attention has also been paid to the drinks list. When it opened in 2018, there was a big focus on cocktails, and signature mainstays such as the Godfather (scotch, amaretto, lime and orange) are still popular. But the wine list has really gone from strength to strength. It’s Italian-focused (naturally) and always has a good blend between crowd-pleasers and interesting drops – by the glass or bottle.

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Updated: January 10th, 2023

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