Miscusi heads to Islington for second London site

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Italian-based, B Corp pasta chain Miscusi heads to Islington for second London site

Related tags: Miscusi, Italian cuisine, Pasta, Casual dining, Multi-site

Italian-based, B Corp pasta chain Miscusi will open its second London restaurant in Islington in early June – seven months after the launch of its first site in the capital.

Opening on Upper Street, the restaurant will hold a total of 141 covers and feature a 40 sq ft terrace; a basement area kitted out with a karaoke machine and photo booth; and an industrial-style dining room interior with a Barbican-style waffle ceiling.

It will also include a new 'pastificio feature' in the front of the restaurant, where diners can watch fresh pasta being made by an authentic Dominioni machine.

“We’re extremely excited to be launching a second site in London this summer,”  says Alberto Cartasegna, founder and CEO of Miscusi.

“With the Islington branch, we want to create a space that embodies the good vibes and good times that comes from authentic Italian dining.

“For us, pasta is happiness, an easy way of bringing people together over a simple bowl of food, whether you’re sharing a meal with family, friends or even co-workers.”

Miscusi launched in Milan in 2017, and now operates 13 restaurants across seven Italian cities. Its move to London came after the group secured €20m (£17m) investment from venture capital fund MIP, and the American fund Kitchen Fund.

Its first site in the capital opened in December​ last year in Covent Garden, with Cartasegna saying that since its launch the restaurant has served more than 30,000 customers.

Miscusi's ethos is 'rooted in respecting the planet through the power of food'. Alongside its restaurant portfolio, it runs a regenerative agriculture project just outside of Milan, to help understand and reverse the effects of climate change through biodiversity.

All options featured on the menu have been created with a nutritionist, with guests able to choose between a selection of recommended pasta combinations or creating their own personalised dishes.

Related topics: Openings, Casual Dining

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