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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Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD39.16) per diner

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96% customer satisfaction rate

Venue Details & Map


2 Exmouth Market
Public transport:
Barbican, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Paesan

5.0 out of 5 27 April 2015
by Jessica C.

I had a lovely meal here a week ago with friends. We had a nice 2 course meal, and we even got some complimentary garlic truffle shoestring fries from the chef. Great service!

We are definitely going to come back and try the cocktail bar downstairs!more

5.0 out of 5 22 January 2015
by Jack S.

Paesan was recommended by a friend, and with a few hours to kill before my train back I decided to wander in with my dad and try it out.

The setting is nice... All exposed brick and an open kitchen which I love (it shows there is nothing to hide) and the service is fantastic. I didn't understand half the menu but the waiter was very patient and explained everything to us perfectly.

As for...more

4.0 out of 5 12 January 2015
by Paul K.

Decent Italian food on offer here at decent prices. We ate the bruschetta and burrata starters both of which were fantastic and followed up with the beef shin ragu and tortelloni mains which I highly recommend.

The decor and atmosphere were great, helped in no small part by the friendly staff. The restaurant felt a little on the cold side but a few glasses of wine quickly fixed that....more

4.0 out of 5 25 November 2014
by Helen C.

Update: Paesan's liver with polenta dish is FANTASTIC. Liver can be a scary thing to order but they pull it off. Sadly it's not on the set lunch menu so it's a bit pricey but worth the gamble this time.more

3.0 out of 5 13 April 2014
by Rachel H.

Paesan translated is a friendly greeting for your friend, buddy, homeboy.

Keeping that traditon, Paesan near to Exmouth Market, is a fun, easy pasta spot with exposed brick and filamented lightbulbs, run by a friendly crew of Italians who will make you feel right at home.

The upstairs is a corner view onto a street with dark woods and leather booths, while inside an open kitchen and a...more

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