Officina 00, which means ‘Office 00’ in reference to the flour they use, is a fresh pasta restaurant in Shoreditch.
And now, they’re opening a fresh restaurant in an area which quite a lot of officinas: Fitzrovia.
It’s the work of a pair of chefs from Naples (Enzo Mirto & Elia Sebregondi) who cut their teeth in the kitchen of Roka & Kiln before opening their own joint back in 2019. Having survived the ravages that the last couple of years have taken on the restaurant world – and well, everyone – they’ve come out of the gates swinging, with a central London sophomore slated to open in mid-November.
You’ll find it in a fancy new building just around the corner from Goodge Street station, and a very literal stone’s throw from the restaurant nucleus on Charlotte Street. The space is a blank canvas at this point, but you can expect some industrial steel, a splash of bottle-green paint, some simple wooden furnishings – and an all-important pasta workshop in the window, from which you’ll be able to see the chefs busily kneading, rolling, and delicately shaping fresh pasta in all its wondrous variety.
That pasta will go into dishes like:
- Sweetcorn ravioli with girolles, pea shoots & parmesan;
- Anolini parcels swimming in smoked shiitake broth, with soy & confit garlic butter
- Short twists of casarecce pasta with red & yellow datterino tomatoes, black olives, capers, chilli and parsley
- Oversized ink ravioli bergese with egg yolk, crab, turmeric butter and mizuna (Japanese mustard greens)
To help ease this all down, there’ll be a concise – and very Italian – cocktail menu, with a couple of spritz’s, a negroni here and there, and a limoncello martini to boot. And just to tip their caps to the local area, there’s going to be a London-born espresso martini made with cold brew coffee. Never had one?
It’s a real eye-opener.
NOTE: Officina 00 Fitzrovia is set to open on November 15th. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at their website right here.
Officina 00 Fitzrovia | 67 Whitfield Street, W1T 4DE
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