Giovanni Rana's "Pasti ficio & Cucina" in London, embodies two strong Italian culinary concepts: the "Pasti ficio" or "pasta-making" area, where fresh pasta is made from scratch using selected quality ingredients and the "Cucina" (kitchen), where the pasta and other creative dishes are prepared to allow guests to truly enjoy the Italian dining experience. From start to finish. Then you would like to go bespoke? You can decide the menu, you can book the restaurant as a whole or in part. Would you like your party to be "waitered" or do you prefer a buffet? It's your choice. And a wonderful terrace offer an outside for the warmly spring and summer days. The recipe for success? 3 simple rules: sourcing the best and freshest ingredients available, blending them together with love, while always being innovative - Rana constantly experiment with new ideas and flavors.
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Giovanni Rana Restaurant
17-19 Triton streetLondonNW1 3BF
This place gets very busy during lunch time. I would highly recommend getting a reservation. Also, if you're planning on coming here for lunch, it will most likely take about 1.5 hours at least.
I came here with 4 colleagues for lunch. We ordered: meatballs, calamari, bread and olive spread. I will warn you that this place is hit or miss. The first time we came here for lunch all the...more
Giovanni Rana was quite uninspiring and somewhere that actually specialises in pasta we were quite disappointed that one of the pasta dishes was not even cooked properly.
The restaurant seems to cater more for the offices nearby located in a business quarter with other restaurants in the complex.Most of the diners were quite smartly dress which created a different, more formal sort of...more
Been here quite a few times, and if I need a dose of freshly made pasta it doesn't get much better than Giovanni Rana.
On one occasion i was delivered a wrong main course, which was swiftly replaced by the correct order, and no charge. On another occasion, asking for three limoncellos was delivered six, three being complimentary.
Fair prices, good to sit in the sun when it's shining.more
A pleasant surprise for what looks like quite a sterile area of London and a relatively faceless building (although is very new and swanky).
I thought this would be the usual business lunch place that gets you in and out as quickly as possible and with as little attention to detail as possible...I WAS WRONG. There, I said it, note this day, I said I was wrong.
A bit of a confused welcome but...more
My main meal came in a basket of cheese!! I could tell you about the great service, the lovely decor which adds to the great feel that the restaurant has. I could tell you about the menu filled with fabulous starter platters, fresh pasta, meat, fish, lovely salads and delicious puds which include sweet ravioli, tiramisu and tasty sorbet. But these things although all true were hard to take in...more