Paesan is a rustic bar and kitchen serving simple, authentic Italian dishes. Paesan embraces cucina povera, the tradition of using simple ingredients to prepare honest and flavoursome food. Dishes include pappardella with wild rabbit ragu and mussels impepata with rosemary crostini. Open for lunch and dinner, the venue is split over two floors with a bar downstairs serving cocktails, homemade liquors and spirits.
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2 Exmouth MarketLondonEC1R 4PX
Went on a Saturday night to the downstairs bar area. The drinks were delicious, out bartender was a delight and the music that night was mostly Latin inspired which was amazing. It was pretty late and still fairly crowded. Had a blast, would go again.more
A bit surprised I haven't reviewed this already. Excellent rustic Italian food and it's amazing how much they churn out of the very small kitchen. Limited menu but it's bursting with flavour. If you go during drinking nights, check out the cocktail club in the basement which does a top notch negroni for a fiver.more
Not sure what the restaurant is like but the downstairs cocktail bar is good fun! We popped in here after a weeknight dinner for one last drink, a little apprehensive at first given the bar was quite empty. But once the five of us got comfy in one of the arch-ceilinged booths we didn't really notice what else was happening. They were playing some good tunes too so it was far from quiet, and...more
I took a risk and brought my Italian sister-in-law to an Italian restaurant in London. But am so glad I took her to Paesan as this place is amazing (and apparently rather authentic). Forget boring pizza - this place does proper Italian food! The fresh breads are superb and stand out dish was the Pasta Vongole (clams).
We've been here for lunch and early dinner ; families are a common site at...more
I've eaten in Paesan about 3-4 times. Initially I really liked it, but I have found it very hit and miss on subsequent visits, so it is now well down on my list of spots to eat in Exmouth market.
The menu format is similar to the popular Polpo chain with an emphasis on sharing a combination of smaller and larger plates. And in fairness, I would choose Paesan over Polpo any day of the week, as...more