Berto Pasta

4.5
21 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Berto is a hand-made fresh pasta concept from the team behind neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia (www.zialucia.com). The authentic, artisanal pasta restaurant will sit next to its sister venue on Holloway Road. Just as Zia Lucia uses different flours to create four signature pizza doughs, Berto serves a selection of pasta doughs made from traditional, wholemeal and gluten free flours. The concise menu focuses on intricately created and simply served fresh pasta, made onsite daily. Hand-crafted pastas include fresh egg tagliatelle and pappardelle, vegan pici, gnocchi and filled pasta such as ravioli, all effortlessly dressed with both classic and inventive sauces made with the finest Italian produce. Maintaining its ethos of great value genuine Italian food, all generous pasta dishes at Berto are priced from £8 – £13 and the menu also features a changing selection of seasonal specials.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 21 people are saying
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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had to wait a while to be seated as they were running behind, but that's understandable as re-opening was hectic, food was WONDERFUL

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Jessica
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New fave restaurant and a must-visit if you're in Highbury area. Friendly, relaxed service, gorgeous aesthetic and amazing food made from the best ingredients.

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BenedictH
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had to wait a bit for the table because of so many take away orders but the staff were really nice and the food was outstanding, authentic Italian pizzas.

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PhillippaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, great value, service a bit slow but food arrived fast once ordered. Would recommend!

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vipMichael
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

One guy serving all tables. Felt sorry for him. And for me.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Table was ready few minutes after our arrival, waiters super friendly and welcoming. Fast service and good food, the waiter were checking on us constantly to see if everything was good. Pasta cacio e pepe and tiramisu were our favourites!!! I like that you can see the kitchen working there and the ambient is cosy and warm.

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YoungSpeckledHen
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

COVID restrictions meant we were on a small table to the side of the restaurant, but the food was great and the waiter Lindy helped with suggestions.

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EatingsNeverCheating
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite. A fantastic easting experience. Would recommend

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Kezb
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely find. I’m a big pasta fan and this place ticks all the boxes.

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EmmaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great! Super friendly and attentive. The food was really good but could have been hotter.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great sister restaurant to Zia Lucia next door. All pastas were delicious. Sad to see the melted cheese with onion they had before had been removed from the menu but still delicious evening.

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vipDKLondon
London
72 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

If it was for the food only, Berto was a very good place to go to. Portions are generous and the pasta is cooked to perfection. The slightly sluggish service and sterile atmosphere take away from the fun though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all round yet again.

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vipW1Foodie
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent new pasta restaurant from the same stable as pizzaria, Zia Lucia. Wonderful food and great value for money at this buzzy location on Holloway Road. Definitely coming back!

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Harry
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was quick but having debated between whether to go to Berto or Zia Lucia next door we decided on Berto.

The food came out quickly and was reasonably priced but the portions were small (we went to Zia Lucia after as we were still hungry and a little disappointed). The pasta was nothing special, the spaghetti seemed more like soba noodles and the staff didn’t seem too Interested to be there or help even though it was pretty quiet. The restaurant was also really cold.

Appreciate it’s a new business and probably still working out the kinks but small things like only serving the wine we wanted by the bottle with only one white option by the glass was a bit frustrating.

Perhaps disappointment was from such high expectations set by Zia Lucia (same company) which is fantastic. For a restaurant serving only pasta I was underwhelmed by what we were served.

Wish them all the best for the future and hope the kinks get worked out as the place and the concept has good potential.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal

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James
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are unable to cater for people who suffer with nut allergies- a real shame.

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Michael
London
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great pasta and a nice ambience. Staff were friendly.

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LindaE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food everything is so fresh and at decent prices. Only recommendation I would make is for tables near the windows if heating can be added/or drapes to keep people warm when seated there. Other than that would definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and efficient service. Yummy food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very average food and disinterested service. My pasta was lukewarm. We had booked a table but we asked to move to accommodate a large group without a booking. Not a problem but could have been handled with a bit more charm.

Pasta nothing special. My partner had rabbit ragu which was a bit more interesting at least. Fritti mixed vegetables were overly chunky and needed aioli to counterbalance the stodge. Wine and salami were supermarket quality, no better.

We won’t be back. Super average and the service was totally disengaged. I understand this is a spin-off of the pizza place next door which was packed so possibly worth trying. There are a lot of more interesting Italian places in London to try before this place though.

FAQs

Berto Pasta does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Berto Pasta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7052 3893.

Berto Pasta is rated 4.5 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.