Arte e pasta

4.7
56 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Operating as a pop up called Tear 4 Fritti (as seen on instagram tear4fritti).

Returning to fresh pasta at the end of may.

Arte e pasta is an Italian sharing plate restaurant, that uses ingredients imported from Slow Food producers throughout Italy, by the food wholesaler, The Chefs Deli.

Whilst its sister restaurant, Bombetta London in Wanstead (next to Snaresbrook underground Station) focuses on Italian grill, the main feature here is fresh pasta.

The restaurant doubles as a gallery, managed by Wood Street Walls, who facilitated an amazing mural on the front of the building. It is a skip and a hop from the delights of the famous neon collection at Gods Own Junk Yard, Pillars Brewery, Mothers Ruin Distillery, Wild Card Brewery tap room; the wider vibrant Walthamstow Village area. Located under a 10 minute walk from both Wood Street Station and Walthamstow Central, come by train, enjoy the wine list, craft beers on tap and creative cocktail menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.8
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JulieL
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, can’t wait for it to be open fully and try the pasta menu. Highly recommend

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Africaval
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, decor and great staff. Had a fab evening. Many thanks JoJo.

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DebL
London
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fab service

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LiviaT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

really enjoyed the food and the lovely service! Cant wait to be back again to try the fresh pasta!

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CCandSS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Totally worth the visit despite the terrible weather and Covid restrictions requiring us to be outside. Delicious!!!

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IsabelleC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice italian sharing plates. Particulalry enjoyed the salads.

Excellent friendly service. Very accomodating to my family.

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AdamG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

After happily receiving some watermelon cocktails on the house due to our 'awkward seating' it was then 30 mins before we were offered any water.

We were also reassured a good 'flow of sharing plates' would come out, but we received a gap of almost 15 mins per dish even though we had ordered multiple dishes at once. 1 dish between 4 people every 15 mins left us very unsatisfied.

We were charged for a sauce which we never received and had to be taken off the bill. Our table very much seemed to be forgotten about as other tables around us had dishes arriving at a very fast pace.

As this was for a birthday meal it was a very disappointing experience especially after we had heard such good things from friends.

Possibly an off night but it didn't seem so for the other tables so unfortunately will not be returning.

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GinaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, loved the food and service!!!!

JM
JonM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic friendly service and delicious food. We’ll be back!

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IanG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant which we will be visiting very regularly from now on after last nights incredible meal. Staff, food, setting all top notch. A real gem of an addition to Walthamstow!

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JackC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, house wine was great. Lovely service, friendly with good recommendations. Cold day when we went but they had an outside heater.
Table and chairs could’ve been nicer, slightly basic and small. Good setup in general, we were down a little alley at the side but it was still weirdly cozy. Would recommend, will be coming back with friends, especially since the inside looks really great, some kind of barn conversion or something.
Definitely give it a go

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FrancescaW
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and service was lovely. Great for kids but definitely an adult vibe. Basically perfect.

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LukeT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been waiting to go for a while and wasn’t disappointed. Awesome food, fresh seasonal ingredients, excellent relaxed service. Can’t wait to go again (maybe even indoors!)

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Bryn
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly restaurant, lovely decor and blankets provided for outdoors. Recommend the pork and biscotti beans, and the beer!

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AlexandreS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I really wanted to like this place, it’s not like we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Italian food in Walthamstow! Unfortunately, the seasoning on the food was very inconsistent - the polenta chips were very bland, whereas the rice and yoghurt salad was salty. Prices were comparable to central London, particularly drinks.

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Charlotte
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and brilliant service. A wonderful addition to the area.

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JulietOwalthamstow
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious, all perfectly cooked and generous portions. Wine was great. Atmosphere very warm and relaxed. Staff were super nice. I can't wait to go back. Thank you

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, quick and friendly service

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Foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, all very fresh. And helpful, friendly staff

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Andreea
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food was just ok considering the price and there is no pizza or pasta available, just tapas and all are deep fried.

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DominicL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely new restaurant. Second visit and will become a regular. Lovely staff and a gem.

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NaomiC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good job it’s tapas as you want to try everything! Every dish was excellent and the service was brilliant. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be going back!

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GrahamB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food.
We can't wait till it is fully open, so we can sample some of the fresh pasta dishes.

DB
DanielB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the most wonderful meal we have had in the ‘Stow for years!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, will definitely be back.

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M1988
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, food and service!

MS
MattS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb - the food is the best Italian I have had in London and the service was fantastic too. Highlights were the panzanella salad, courgette fries and the mussels.
Very child-friendly (big bowl of pasta and sauce for our 2-year old on-the-house!).

You can really appreciate the amount of work that's gone into the outdoor area (and Covid-awareness).

Will be visiting again as soon as we can!

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ClaireH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and lovely service. Will definitely be going back.

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RebeccaT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our visit to Art e Pasta! We were welcomed by very friendly waiters who remained attentive and helpful throughout the evening. The local beer and house wine is to die for, as are the cocktails. We tried so many dishes on the menu, all of which were delicious and presented beautifully - the doguhnuts for dessert are a must! The outside area is so fun - great murals, plants and decor - and heaters which were great at keeping us warm. We felt as though we were on holiday in a bustling alley. We would 100% recommend to anyone looking for an authentic dining experience, and outstanding food. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These people definitely know how to fry! Lovely service and the food was authentic with a modern twist! Definitely recommend!

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Feebee44
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant, service was amazing. A little disappointed there was no pasta on the menu but this will be coming once sitting inside is allowed. Food really good but a little on the pricey side.

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ZaraF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas style pop up - Italian food at its finest. The service was fantastic and the restaurant is very Covid secure. The food is a little pricey - more central London prices than Walthamstow but worth it for a treat

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost don't want to review this one because then the secret will be out and I won't be able to get a table again!!! Lovely, vibrant little place with delicious food and hospitable staff. Can't recommend it highly enough. The whole experience was wonderful!

Arte e pasta
Responded on 24 April 2021

Ahh shucks you've made us blush :-))))))) Thank you so much for reviewing us. We can't wait to have you back again.

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EdwardW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mouthwatering alfresco Italian food.
Great service and great value

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GOLDIER
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was the best we have received in a very long time. Made us feel so relaxed & happy. We took our baby and the team couldn’t have been more welcoming & helpful. Food & wine were sublime. Beef tartar & goats cheese salad were stunning. Oysters super fresh & tasty. Will be back regularly.

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LauraR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely lunch here, the food was great, amazing quality produce done well and the service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be going back.

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LilaC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely outdoor seating area. Great friendly service too!

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SophieS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening at Arte e Pasta. Lovely addition to Walthamstow and can imagine it becoming a fond favourite. A shout out to the service, Jo and the owner were fantastic and we loved our cheeky melon-cello night cap - lovely touch!! Also dog friendly!!

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FrankieC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch - tasty food and very accommodating and friendly staff.

Arte e pasta
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for the straight 5 stars. We go back to pasta at the end of May and we hope to see you here or at Bombetta London really soon!

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LukeR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very lovely staff. It was very cold but there were heaters and blankets. Some lovely art work.

Arte e pasta
Responded on 24 April 2021

Hi Luke, We had 6 tables in the alley when you visited and all our heaters. It was so cold when the sun went in. I wish we could have done more to make the ambience better for you. We invested in 4 large gas heaters that we bought new for £280 + VAT each, a large electric heater that cost £250 and a small gas heater. Every seat had a blanket as well as you pointed out. Despite this I'm sorry you were cold. I hope you'll come back and we can turn some of those 3 stars into 4s and 5s. Ben.

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Arte e pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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