Review on Lina Stores
Soho institution Lina Stores, an Italian delicatessen that celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2019, has opened up a restaurant just a short walk away on bustling Greek Street in Soho. Designed by Red Deer architects, the restaurant's interiors pay home to the original store with pale green mint tones and rustic whitewashed walls. Spread over two floors with an open kitchen surrounded by a 12-seat curved aluminium and Formica bar, adding to the convivial ambience within. The main dining room is in the basement which features a vaulted ceiling and reclaimed globe pendant lighting.
The star of the show is pasta, which is produced by hand every day for both the deli and the restaurant by Italian chef Masha Rener. All ingredients are sourced through Lina Stores' trusted Italian suppliers alongside local producers in the UK. To begin you might opt for seared tuna served with tuna anchovy mayo and pickles before pappardelle, slow cooked veal ragu, rosemary and sage, finishing with a delicious rich dark chocolate cake and whipped cream.
There's a concise wine list with plenty of options available by the glass, together with Italian lager and cocktails like Pomelo Martini, pink grapefruit, Sabatini gin, basil and lemon.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Thu (All day Fri & Sat)
Dinner: 5.00 - 11.00pm Mon-Thu
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card