Paesan Exmouth Market
2 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4PX
Comfortable and rustic Italian countryside inspired restaurant, situated at the entrance to Exmouth Market, a super cool little market offering a number of exclusive privately owned (non-chain) quality eateries.
Paesan is based on a traditional neighbourhood Italian trattoria with dishes that are earthy, classic and what you would expect from a good Italian rural establishment. The décor is rustic (like the menu) with dark wooden floorboards, large windows providing natural light and the staff are Italian and happy to explain anything on the menu.
The menu is not too unruly with a decent set of aperitivo’s (negroni, campari or aperol spritz) to choose from, there’s a good selection of antipasti platters, heaped with beautiful cured meats and Mediterranean vegetables and a good selection of small plate (the stufato di salsiccia, slow cooked sausage stew with polenta fries was delish!) and homemade pasta treats, we went for the ragu di manzo (emilia romagna) pappardelle with slow roasted beef shin which was amazingly tasty, as was the spaghetti alla vongole (campania) with clams, chilli & garlic.
All dishes at Paesan go very well with a delicious glass or two of their wide selection of Italian wines or a cold beer
A lively Italian restaurant offering reasonable prices and good traditional Italian food.