Soho favourite La Pastaia has opened its second branch on the site of the former Zena restaurant in Fitzrovia.
CDG Leisure secured a 3,100 sq ft unit at 144 Great Portland Street on a 25-year lease, for the restaurant, which specialises in fresh pasta and pizzas.
Salvatore Di Natale and David Kornbluth, of CDG Leisure, which brokered the deal, said: “We are delighted that even more clientele can now enjoy La Pastaia’s offering of fresh pasta with authentic regional Italian sauces and hot pizzas made from stone-ground flour. The high-footfall area, packed with busy offices and passing trade is a perfect location for this expanding restaurant.”
La Pastaia debuted in Soho at Old Compton Street in 2011 and is now looking to expand its concept throughout central London.