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US$9 - US$58
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All reviews arancini orecchiette focaccia veal chop pasta dishes tiramisu exmouth market farringdon road cocktail bar downstairs italian food small plates nice italian restaurant great atmosphere lovely dinner saturday lunch visiting london tomato sauce
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been for an evening meal a few times now. It’s only a 2 minute walk from the hotel I use. Exmouth market is a nice buzzy area. It’s dark and cosy and service has always been excellent. The menu is quite small but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 40 minute wait, the (orecchiette?) pasta I was served was completely white, dry and hard through the middle - totally inedible. I raised this with the staff and they told me that it was meant to be like that. They eventually took it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Footprints517354
Paola V, General Manager at Paesan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, I presume you were here with us yesterday and had our lunch special Piatto Unico. We made it with vegan pasta specially for you as you requested the Piatto Unico with the orecchiette vegan instead of our usual fresh Spaghetti. We have various...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

Very rustic atmosphere, the quality of service nd food was exceptional. Hand made Italian dishes, made to order at a reasonable price. The portions were perfect and you didn't walk away hungry! I would highly recommend dining here.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert K
Paola V, General Manager at Paesan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Robert, Thank you so much for your 5***** I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed our style and loved our food. We are so proud to serve the food we deliver as we all know how genuine it is and also our Head Chef...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Six very hungry people. Bread for starters. Small plates for nibbles. The main courses were superb. The sea bass was exceptional. Everyone cleared every course. Bottle or two of wine which were exquisite. Can’t rate this place high enough Staff brilliant. Will return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank M7159YKjohnh
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Simple but stunning Italian food. Service is just as it needs to be. Food shines. Recommend for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roseast
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This place was really good. Something has definitely changed and it certainly has gotten worse. The food not really good, seems the Chef don't like his job I was waiting for my meal more then 40 minutes and to be honest It was better not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FrankTrip1
Reviewed 15 November 2018

I went here with a date over the weekend. We met in the basement for a drink and the atmosphere was great and the service was perfect. After the first drink my date and I went upstairs to enjoy dinner. She was Italian and said...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James N
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

I have never given a bad review ever in years but sadly there is a first - went here with some friends (4 of us in total) who had recently moved from Australia to Netherlands who were visiting (& it happens to be the husbands...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J3281TFscottd
Paola V, General Manager at Paesan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear Scott, Thank you for your honest feedback and it was sad to read. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience and it’s apparent in this case we fell short. The service charge in our restaurant is discretionary and all staff are trained...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were a group of four adults staying at the Crowne Plaza near Kings Cross for the weekend. We booked an online table for 4 on the Friday night. We called them and asked if we could come half an hour earlier and this was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Paola V, General Manager at Paesan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi, Thank you for your amazing review and it was a pleasure for us to look after you on Friday night! We are so happy to read that you had a great time and that you enjoyed the food! :) We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

We visited Paesan for an informal dinner as group of 6. As usual, the place was buzzing, but staff were able to deal with our continuous ordering requests quickly and efficiently. Food did not let us down, starters foccacia bread, nibbles and meat antipasti and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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12 November 2018|
Response from 108jules | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I really liked the food here - really genuine Italian cooking, nothing 'fancy', just well-crafted. I hope you'll enjoy it if you are tempted to eat there!
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