The team behind Italian favourites Padella and Trullo look to be opening a new site in Shoreditch.
A licence application, proposed under the Padella name, has been submitted to Hackney Council. A notice has been attached to a premises on Phipp Street, as one eagle-eyed diner shared on Twitter.
Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda opened Trullo in Highbury in 2010, and it remains “ever popular” thanks to its “classic, simple dishes” and better than average pasta.
Padella has proven to be an even greater hit. There, queues snack round Borough Market daily thanks to its speedy service and quality cooking. A second “true and glorious phenomenon” would not open without a warm welcome in London.
London, by the way, cannot get enough pasta at the moment. While Stevie Parle’s apparent attempts to open another Pastaio have, for now, been put on hold, Bridget Hugo, Andrea Beccaceci, and Giuseppe Mascoli – famous for co-founding a certain Franco Manca in 2008 – will open Strozzapreti in Kerb’s Seven Dials Market in September.
The pasta joint will be joined by another Nanban site, Tim Anderson’s abundantly “fun” Japanese soul food restaurant.