LINA'S STORES

I thought I knew a fair amount Italian food but watching and photographing the pasta being made at Lina's made me really appreciate the craft and what good value it is at Lina's.

Now I appreciate every mouthful and recognise the work that went into it.

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 Piping the ricotta and spinach into the agnolotti

Piping the ricotta and spinach into the agnolotti

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 Rolls of pappardelle

Rolls of pappardelle

 Opened in Brewer Street, Soho in 1947 by Lina an Italian immigrant from Genoa

Opened in Brewer Street, Soho in 1947 by Lina an Italian immigrant from Genoa

 Pasta sheets being turned before rolling and slicing into pappardelle

Pasta sheets being turned before rolling and slicing into pappardelle

 Eating gnudi outside on the bar

Eating gnudi outside on the bar

 Head chef, Masha with a selection of her wonderful pastas

Head chef, Masha with a selection of her wonderful pastas

 I love this dish, lemon sorbet served on a glass of lemoncello; such a wonderful simple execution

I love this dish, lemon sorbet served on a glass of lemoncello; such a wonderful simple execution

 We all love a Sicilian cannoli which was made famous in the film The Godfather  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fLKn2Tq3o

We all love a Sicilian cannoli which was made famous in the film The Godfather https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fLKn2Tq3o

 Masha on the pass

Masha on the pass

 Marina, a Puglian beauty

Marina, a Puglian beauty

 I love sitting on the bar, chatting to the staff, watching the dishes being prepared, seeing delicious pastas being served

I love sitting on the bar, chatting to the staff, watching the dishes being prepared, seeing delicious pastas being served

 The lovely team at Lina's

The lovely team at Lina's