Handmade pasta lovers flock to new South Kensington Italian restaurant Al Dente

Being unashamed pasta lovers, the 7*Life team was excited to hear that authentic handmade pasta restaurant Al Dente opened its flagship dine-in venue in London’s chic South Kensington.

Al Dente is a traditional Italian pasta brand with two dine-in and takeaway locations in Fitzrovia and Monument, and further dark kitchens in Wood Green, Hackney, and Waterloo. Al Dente focuses on offering authentic, and traditional Italian pasta dishes, all prepared in their signature Pastificios and freshly made every day. True to their name, Al Dente brings a bite of Italian culture to the nation’s busy capital.

Truffle galore…

This new dine-in location adds to the existing portfolio of affordable eateries located in Fitzrovia andMonument, and offers a new dining experience through its large eat-in capacity and on-site signature Pastificio, where pasta is made fresh daily. At 180 square metres, and capacity for 50 diners indoors and 12 al fresco, Al Dente South Kensington will bring a taste of Italy to West London with each plate.

Built on the principle of championing local ingredients and creating fresh pasta daily, Al Dente provides a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of London, transporting guests to an Italian getaway. Diners will be able to look into a window where the pasta experts craft fresh pasta from start to finish in real time. A relaxedatmosphere coupled with perfectly al dente pasta, Aperol Spritz in hand all make for the perfect dining experience.

Carb heaven

The largest venue to date, Al Dente South Kensington, will not only offer up fan favourites such as the vibrant Spaghettoni alla Carbonara, created the traditional way with rich egg yolks, Pecorino, andguanciale, but also signature dishes such as the spicy Paccheri Salsiccia e ‘Nduja, a spicy sausage pasta dish inspired by the classic dishes of Calabria, and the house Ravioli Al Dente where every ravioli is infused with spinach and filled with a sweet and savoury ricotta, mushroom, and parmesan fondue with truffle. In addition to these dishes, guests can enjoy a range of classic aperitivo to share amongst friends, including Arancini, Bruschetta, Burrata and Parma Ham, and topping it all off with a traditional tiramisu, which is one of he best we have tried.

Go with your best food-loving chums and prepare to tip generously….


Mitra Msaad

Editor in Chief