Ahh Passo, what a treat you are; a truly welcoming and calming sanctuary located just minutes from the noise and commotion of Old Street roundabout.
This newly opened all day Italian eatery is the most recent venture from Good Life Project, the team behind Foley’s and Rum Kitchen. Heading up the kitchen is former Shoreditch House head chef Massimiliano Laquinoto who’s training took place in his home town of Sicily at the 2 Michelin starred restaurant Locando Don Serafino. The 7am- 12pm eatery boasts a menu of small sharing plates and larger portions of simple, authentic Italian dishes.
The restaurant is a gloriously warm and spacious space – a welcome contrast from the bustle of Old Street roundabout just outside. Alexander Waterworth have done a fantastic job with the interiors achieving a lofty aesthetic that exudes casual sophistication.
The main open dining area is back dropped by a white tiled, copper clad open kitchen and a long run of marble counter dining which provides front row seats to the theatre of the kitchen. A simple and refined material palette of taupe tones, warm timbers and woven rugs give the space a relaxed and domestic feel while oversized wicker light features and a sandy concrete shell bring the essence of LA style with East London Edge. We ate creamy burata with charred mushrooms, chunky cod and wild boar parpardelle finishing up with seriously delicious fried ricotta ravioli with Nutella sauce.
Passo is definitely one to be visited; a sure remedy when you need some food for the soul and some space for the mind.