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Arte e pasta, London,

Arte e pasta

4.5
4.5
421 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 17:00–22:30 Thu–Sun 12:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    020 8509 0476

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Harrington

  • Area

    Walthamstow

  • Cross Street

    Behind the Ravenswood Industrial Estate

  • Parking Details

    Local parking restrictions are between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Our residents value their parking so please use public transport or your own steam to get to us if you can :-). If you do so you have the added benefit of being able to enjoy our drinks menu as well.

  • Public Transit

    Between Wood Street Station and Walthamstow Central

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Mid-afternoon Spritz & Nibbles - 15:30 till 18:00

    £22.50 per person

    1 Apr 2022 - 1 Apr 2023
    Join us for a mid afternoon Spritz and nibble platter. Enjoy the Italian Aperitivi experience with a selection of Spritz to choose from and a cheese, cured meat and olive platter

What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • East London

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. EC

    EllaC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Art e Pasta - very nice for special occasions Wine was beautiful and food was great
  2. LB

    LouiseB

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outrageously delicious food
  3. W

    Wildcat

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The staff are lovely and the ambience is great. We thought the food was markedly average, and felt it was quite overpriced. The pasta plates are labelled as sharers for two and priced accordingly, but the portion size was smaller than most normal one person portions.
  4. CD

    CatDuffy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable good food! Seabass was divine. Can't wait to go back x
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time and the food was delicious. The service was great - welcoming and attentive. We’ll definitely be back and will try your sister restaurant in Snaresbrook. Thank you!
  6. KA

    KateAd

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Delightful staff. Cool venue. Mum loved it for her birthday. Love this place.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love Art e Pasta and it will take a lot to go wrong, repeatedly for us to not return; we are definitely NOT at that point. The service is wonderful and professional. And the food, usually, I’d give 5 stars but our last visit on Friday 5 August, had a few amazing dishes and a couple maybe 2-3. The veal ragu: we said “wow that’s Italy good” 7/5 The mozzarella, fennel seeds and caramelised orange salad: amazing 5/5 Agnolotti: to absolutely die for 7/5 Whole roasted cauliflower 5/5 Gluten free pasta with prawns capers etc: the pasta was far too thick and not fully cooked. 2/5 because of the pasta Sea bass: this is one of my favourite dishes and I’ve had it before. The fish was cooked perfectly but the green sauce was almost non existent and that is what lifts the dish from a nicely cooked piece of fish to something completely delicious: 3/5 Tiramisu: not good. Appeared to have been hanging around for too long as it was runny at the bottom and unpleasant as a result. 2/5 Courgette Fritti: usually amazing and round the edges of the tiny plate they are served on, but in the centre, there was a lump of stuck together doughy bit which was odd. Love these usually but something not right there. I also think they should be served on something bigger or in a bowl. Trying to take some off to serve onto plates causes a real mess on the table! 2/5 So some amazing and some less good than usual dishes. I do HIGHLY recommend this wonderful restaurant, but this visit, the consistency of quality was missing. We will be back though. Vanessa, not a good critic, I just know what I like!
  8. JA

    JAHKELLY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Way overpriced for what was served up.Sat down at a shaky table,given a bottle of flat,warm sparkling water,2 of the pasta dishes were so bland and lacking real flavor.
  9. S

    Sssssss

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely menu, food and hospitality. Service a little haphazard. Affogato should serve coffee separately as ice cream had melted too much... (small detail!)
  10. MM

    MarkM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A real gem on our doorstep. Food , wine and service was excellent. We were a bit caught out by the size of the steak - 2 couldn't finish it off!
  11. ON

    OliverN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really love this place - food and staff both great. Some better ventilation/air con at warmer times would be great but appreciate it must be difficult in the style of building this is.
  12. JS

    JamieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arte e pasta is exceptional. Ordered the squid ink shrimp and watermelon salad, would recommend both.
  13. FZ

    FuZzster

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Great service but I was charged £6.50 for a sorbet that had melted (I was told when they presented it to me that it would be FOC) and my IPA appeared to jump up from £5.25 per pint on the menu to £6.50 per pint on the bill. Shame as the service & food were actually very good
  14. M

    Michelle

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I live locally and love this restaurant. Popped in on a Wednesday. A few customers there to give the place a buzz but it wasn't full. Sat outside and when it started raining there was no problem with us moving inside. Service was attentive, informative and friendly by all the staff. Food was good. Love all the different salads and pasta dishes. Difficult to choose. Will return.
  15. RG

    RyanG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in East London and one of the five best overall. Food is always delicious and inventive, service so friendly and accommodating.
  16. LB

    LouiseB

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been meaning to come here for a while and I was not disappointed. Just like their sister restaurant, the food was really tasty. Lucky to have this restaurant near me.
  17. NB

    NeilB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were shown to an outside table and seemed a bit odd at first in a very narrow corridor but you get used to it after a while! We had a very bubbly waitress who certainly enhanced our visit
  18. A

    Antonia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the variety with different things on the menu every time. Great wine. Portion sizes were generous this time, which we loved as we were sharing.
  19. R

    Ross

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal here, very nice food, well presented. Unusual combinations that we haven’t tried before and really enjoyed, such as the orange which was glazed and topped with mozzarella and fennel seeds. Highly recommend!
  20. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely food each time i have been. Great wine and lovely service.
  21. A

    Anon

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Really nice vibe and friendly staff. Food was average Italian for the price, especially the £19 pasta dishes. The veal in particular lacked flavour. Overall it was nice but we wouldn’t go back.
  22. R

    Rachel

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine! Also the service was great.
  23. HF

    HollyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This was my second time at Arte e pasta. It did not disappoint. It was fairly noisy when we arrived as a large group was leaving. It soon simmered down to its usual relaxed level. We ordered a number of dishes to share and the aubergine starter was particularly delicious. Great local beer on tap, house wine was really nice and we received free bubbles as it was our anniversary. You’ll get the best out of this place if you can spend a bit more and indulge in a number of dishes.
  24. A

    Angela1

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, Loved the food and wine selection
  25. NF

    NinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty food, great service, lovely wine. The portion sizes are small as part of the concept. For three of us we shared two starters and three pastas. It was all delicious, felt full but not like we'd overdone it. Lovely airy space, chatty and busy. Great experience, will definitely be back.
  26. V

    Vivienne

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Had booked an outside toble online, placed at a table for two next to the entrance. A constant flow of traffic into and out of the entrance, despite larger tables under awnings that weren’t used the entire time we were there. We had to finish plates fast as insufficient room on the table, having been advised to order all our dishes at once. We were aware they come as soon as prepared, so felt rushed and uncomfortable. The food was excellent, and service friendly.
  27. B

    Becca

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Lovely pasta as ever, great neighbourhood spot. Recommend.
  28. JH

    JaneH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here. Amazing neighbourhood restaurant. Such a great asset to our area.
  29. SS

    SukhwinderS

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had heard extremely good reviews about this restaurant, and I decided to book a table for my husband’s birthday. From the reviews we had heard from friends who had already been, we had high expectations of the restaurant and were excited to try the food. We are big fans of trying all types of food, love Italian food and regularly cook it at home. The ambience was great at the restaurant and we received fantastic service from Kaja and Sophie. Unfortunately, the pasta my husband ordered was overcooked (although they kindly removed this from the bill) and the doughnuts were solid with no real flavour. However, when a tiramisu appeared as a birthday treat, it was polished off! We do not mind paying good money for food that is executed well, but on this occasion I would say it was somewhat disappointing.

    Arte e pastaResponded on 15 June 2022We are so pleased you liked the Tiramisu & the chefs were happy to give it to you for your husbands birthday. The doughnuts are one of our best sellers. They are made with Semolina flour, so it does have a different texture & taste. We normally get compliments for these. When the pasta returned to the kitchen the Head Chef did not think it was overcooked, but asked it to be taken off your bill, wanting you to be happy. We hope you may give us another try in the future.

  30. JD

    JavierD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It is very expensive and the waiter tried to make us order more food. I don't like to be pushed.
  31. PK

    PrakashK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, portion not even enough for a baby, price is exaggerated, so definitely will not go again and not advise due to price and portion
  32. MA

    MAZzles

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing lunch with friends for my birthday. Thank you for the tiramisu treat. Can’t wait for the next visit.

    Arte e pastaResponded on 15 June 2022So pleased you enjoyed it and we can't wait to have you back

  33. HS

    HelenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good. Both my children enjoyed and ate everything which is always a good sign. Being vegetarian, there was only a few options to choose from. More options would be great. The vegetarian dishes i did have were delicious though.

    Arte e pastaResponded on 15 June 2022Thanks Helen, We hope to have you back. Our menu changes often.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The quality of food is inconsistent and the service is below average. This would OK for a budget Italian but the prices are more expensive than some very good Italians in central London.
  35. DR

    DilyaR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very tasty pasta, but also quite overpriced, good ambience!
  36. L

    Louise

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I never give 5 stars so this is a very good review. Food was excellent, all fresh and cooked on the premises and the staff were super friendly, helpful and professional. Really like the decor and feel of the space as well. Will go back over a weekend when busier. Sure will have a great atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend.
  37. J

    Jethro

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible experience at Arte E Pasta. Silviu who served us was so attentive, giving us recommendations and even letting us know that the chef could make us a unique, off-menu vegetarian pasta dish. The space is cute and quirky with great outdoor seating; and the food was so, so tasty. It was so fresh and original, it felt like a really special night out. It is a little pricey, but the food and experience is well worth it. It's all authentic Italian ingredients, too - and you can tell! We had four courses between two, and a drink each, and it came to £90. Come here if you want an especially tasty Italian feast!

    Arte e pastaResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you so much. We have passed your feedback onto Silviu as well.

  38. SM

    SophieM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was good but probably not worth the price tag!

    Arte e pastaResponded on 5 June 2022I am glad you enjoyed the food. You had, Black & Green Sicilian Nocellara olives, Puglian Artichoke tapenade, Tomato Bruschetta with Heritage tomatoes and Puglian semi dried, Mozzarella di Buffalo D.O.P, a fresh crab gnocchi, tagliatelle with squid ink, with prawns in a prawn bisque. Both the gnocchi & the pasta are made with a rare grain, organic, stone milled Sicilian Flour. Excl drinks & service, your meal was £33.50 per head. We would love to have you back again & hope you will return.

  39. M

    Matty

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant in Walthamstow. Contemporary open plan well lit (natural light) restaurant. Great atmosphere. Very welcoming friendly efficient staff. Very good service was provided Jeha. Terrific sharing plates menu. Food is excellent - very fresh, flavoursome. Portion sizes are ‘just right’. Good value for money. Hope to visit again when next in Walthamstow.

    Arte e pastaResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you Matty, we have passed your feedback onto Kaja as well, and we really appreciate the lovely comments. We hope to have you back with us really soon!

  40. GH

    GlynH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening , great menu , friendly and knowledgeable staff

    Arte e pastaResponded on 5 June 2022Thanks Glyn, we really appreciate the 5 star review, please don't forget to check out our sister restaurant Bombetta London for a bit of grill action :-)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Arte e pasta is rated 4.5 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Arte e pasta

93 Shernhall Street, London, E17 9HS

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Behind the Ravenswood Industrial Estate

  • Area

    Walthamstow

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 17:00–22:30 Thu–Sun 12:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Local parking restrictions are between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Our residents value their parking so please use public transport or your own steam to get to us if you can :-). If you do so you have the added benefit of being able to enjoy our drinks menu as well.

  • Public Transit

    Between Wood Street Station and Walthamstow Central

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Harrington

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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