The announcement, first reported in the Evening Standard, coincides with the Soho-based business’s 75th anniversary having established its Brewer Street deli back in 1944.
Opening between Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square on Stable Street, the new Lina Stores will have 100 covers, contain an ‘aperitivo bar’ and open kitchen, and feature both ‘sunken booths’ and ‘banquette seating’.
As with the company’s first restaurant, which opened on Soho’s Greek Street last year, the new site will focus on pasta with dishes including osso bucco ravioli with bone marrow butter; and duck egg yolk tagliolini with parmesan and fresh truffle.
There will also be a list of ‘secondi’ dishes that will be new to the menu and feature overnight beef cheeks in Barolo, as well as a selection of desserts including tiramisu, cannoli and home-made gelato that will be served from a trolley.
Italian-born chef Masha Rener, who described Lina Stores as “a beacon for Italian culinary culture in London” to the Standard, will oversee operations as she does at the Greek Street restaurant.
Rener first discovered Lina Stores when living in London about 20 years ago, and remained in regular contact with the owners for years before returning to join the team permanently after selling her own restaurant in Umbria back in 2017.