Eaters go wild for its succulent and savory pasta dishes—there’s always a line curling out the front door into this one-room fishbowl alongside Borough Market. I wouldn’t tell you about it if it wasn’t worth the wait. Once you’re in, you mount a stool at a counter (facing the cooks is best, but it’ll be too busy for you to be choosy) and get busy delighting yourself from a brief list of small-plate superstars like creamy gnocchi with nutmeg butter, pici cacio e pepe (cheese-and-pepper pici noodles), and pappardelle with a ragu of 8-hour Dexter beef shin from Ireland, plus a few tap wines and beers. Padella has been toying with an app-based system to hold your place in line; check its site to see if it has successfully implemented one.
6 Southwark St., SE1
Our Rating Neighborhood Southwark Hours Mon–Sat noon–3:45pm and 5–10pm; Sun noon–3:45pm and 5–9pm Transportation Tube: London Bridge Prices Main courses £5–£9 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Padella
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