Welcome to Passo, a new eatery from the thus far faultless team behind Foley’s and Rum Kitchen, serving up all-day Italian dining just off the Old Street roundabout.
Make your way inside and you’ll be met with the subtly neutral tones of the concrete floor & pillars, broken up with heavy oak feasting tables, a sleek marble bar, and a sprawling open kitchen proudly centrepieced by a copper-covered pizza oven. And whether you bravely head out to the heated terrace, or stay safely ensconced around one of their communal tables, it’s safe to say that you’ll likely encounter…
Helming the kitchen here is former Shoreditch House head chef Massimiliano Iaquinoto, who’s churning out fresh pizza and pasta on the daily, including the likes of burrata, tomato and langoustine ravioli; or some orecchiette with octopus and green olive ragout; wild boar pappardelle; and more. Aaand being an all-day-er, there are also breakfast & lunch options to take away from the deli-style area up front which in the evening doubles up as a pre-dinner wine bar where they’re serving up –
Drafting in another pair of specialists, the wine list’s overseen by sommelier extraordinaire, Zeren Wilson (who’s previously turned his hand to the lists at Smoking Goat, Martello Hall and Arabica,) while cocktails are the realm of mixologist Sam Anyanwu, who’s shaking up numbers like the Sweet B, with cognac, rum and Antica Formula vermouth; and the Classic Italian, with Aperol, Campari, honey syrup, prosecco and rosemary. Just don’t sample them too enthusiastically…
…or you might Passout.
NOTE: Passo is running a special, set-menu preview night for Nudge readers* this Saturday 18th November. You can check out the menu HERE and book your spot HERE. The restaurant is then soft launching next Monday the 20th November with 50% off food for the first two days (walk-in only). They’re also taking bookings from the 27th on their website HERE.
*Nudge Member? Show your membership on the night to receive complimentary wine pairings with each course.
Passo | 80 City Road, EC1Y 2AS