Padella x Crisp Pizza: Two Cult Italian Eateries Are Joining Forces

By Ellie Smith

8 months ago

The London favourites are joining forces for one night only

Can’t decide between pizza and pasta? At this upcoming pop-up dining experience, you can have both all at once. Two of London’s most popular restaurants, Padella in Shoreditch and Crisp Pizza W6 in Hammersmith, are partnering on a mash-up menu, available to gobble up for one night only this December.

Padella x Crisp Pizza: Two Cult Italian Eateries Are Joining Forces

One of London’s most famous Italian restaurants is the legendary Padella, known for its standout homemade pasta dishes, reasonable prices and gigantic queues. Equally popular is Crisp Pizza W6, Hammersmith’s cult pizza hotspot famed for its crispy, slightly-burned-looking pizza. And now, the two are joining forces, with a special menu arriving at Crisp Pizza W6 on 12 December 2023.

Lucky diners will be able to enjoy a limited-edition menu of Crisp’s legendary pizzas, topped with reimagined versions of Padella flavours, created by founder Tim Siadatan. Padella’s beloved eight-hour beef shin ragu, usually served with pappardelle, will instead come atop a classic thin base, topped with mozzarella cheese.

Beef ragu on pizza

Elsewhere on the menu you’ll find Padella’s seasonal ravioli with Delica pumpkin, ricotta, chilli and gorgonzola, served atop a Crisp base. There will also be a squid ink pie topped with puttanesca, alongside another classic base with cured nduja, Neal’s Yard mascarpone and stracciatella. 

Another favourite will be the pici cacio e pepe calzone: another of Padella’s long-standing dishes, reimagined here as a folded dough stuffed with pici pasta, slathered in pecorino and pepper sauce.

Tim Siadatan and Carl McCluskey

So, the key question: how can you get your hands on these delicious dishes? The creations will be available in limited numbers via pre-order only from 5 December, via the Crisp Pizza W6 Storekit site. Naturally, demand will be high for this one, so treat it like Glastonbury tickets and be ready.

And if you miss out, here are all the details on how to get your hands on a Crisp pizza on a normal day.