Lina Stores is at it again, extending their reach across the capital to ensure everyone has access to authentic Italian products and food. Following the opening of Lina Stores’ first international location, in Tokyo in 2021, and their recent Marylebone opening in 2022, they’re now bringing their famed pasta dishes and antipasti to south London. Lina Stores is opening up shop in Clapham this June – that’s next month, folks!
London may have no shortage of incredible Italian restaurants, but we’re never disappointed when another one crops up. And when they bring with them a hefty dose of authenticity and charm, as does Lina Stores, then we’re all in.
Inside Lina Stores Clapham
The Lina Stores Clapham location will continue with the brand’s iconic décor and visual language. An eye-catching green exterior will greet guests, while inside the two-floor, 80-cover, restaurant is a blend of vintage Italian pieces, marble tables, plush seating, and distressed painted walls. A 14-seater kitchen counter on the ground floor dominates the dining room, where diners can watch the chefs preparing their meals. Meanwhile, a marble and timber bar downstairs is the perfect place to perch with a drink or two before or after dinner.
Open for lunch and dinner from Wednesday through Sunday, the food at Lina Stores Clapham will comprise fan favourites and exciting new offerings. The handmade pasta is at the heart of it all (naturally) with highlights including Mafaldine, Asparagus, & Parmigiano Reggiano, and Ricotta Gnudi, Aubergine, San Marzano Tomato & ‘Nduja, as well as Spaghetti alla Chitarra, Grilled Squid, Chilli & Agretti, and more. Plenty of small plates and sweet bites will also accent the meal at the start and finish.
The Clapham location will also be serving up the new Lina Stores breakfast offering, from Friday to Sunday. Expect plenty of strong espresso and freshly squeezed juice alongside sweet and savoury morning treats. Anyone for some Truffle Scrambled Eggs on Toasted Sourdough?
And to round it all off will be a wine list of organic and biodynamic wines from all corners of Italy, and plenty of classic Italian aperitivi and cocktails.
In our opinion, this new pasta offering couldn’t arrive in London any fasta!