Now with three sites across London, Noci is widely considered one of the best places in the capital for simple, great-value pasta dishes and Italian wines. Following on from its restaurants in Islington and Battersea Power Station is this one in Shoreditch, where you can find it nestled in retail and shopping space The Bower. The food menu features plenty of Noci favourites, with a focus on regional dishes from across Italy, including snacks, antipasti, pasta and desserts.
Diners are encouraged to share a selection of small plates to start, choosing from the likes of house focaccia with datterini tomato, thyme and garlic, nduja arancini with Parmesan foam, and crispy fried mussels with shaved fennel and cucumber salad and a yoghurt dressing.
Its signature pasta dishes include the now-popular silk handkerchiefs with beef and marsala jus, confit egg yolk, guanciale and sage crisp. Dishes change with the seasons, but further examples include porcini and shimeji mushroom tagliatelle with baby balsamic onions and mascarpone, and brown shrimp and ricotta raviolo, spring onions and cayenne pepper. Round off with a twist on an Italian pud, such as coffee and tequila cheesecake with amaretti, or classic affogato.
There are a range of classic and contemporary cocktails, from Negronis and Spritz’ to an ever-changing selection of cocktails on tap. While the wine list focuses on producers from wine-making regions across Italy.
Noci Shoreditch offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a terrace at the front of the restaurant. Inside, the contemporary decor features soft woods and earthy tones, from leather seating to terracotta walls. There are stools and countertops for those only nipping in for a quick bite, as well as large tables for groups celebrating a special occasion. Whatever the occasion, Noci is able to cater for one and all.