Today marks the official seven day countdown until the doors of Mangio, a new stuffed pasta bar in the heart of St Paul’s opens on the 15 December.

This unique eatery offers a unique mix of Italian Deli, Pastificio (fresh pasta shop) and gourmet, fast-food dining and has talented Chef Omar Casali at its helm.

Mangio brings to Londoners based a unique slow food approach to takeaway fare – sure to delight foodies with its authentic Italian experience that brings a taste traditional hand made stuffed pasta to the capital.

Casali, who writes a weekly food column for Italian broadsheet supplement D Repubblica, will be taking up a six month residency at Mangio following a successful season at restaurant Mare Cesenatico, Italy where he is renowned for his innovation and versatility.

The expertly curated menu includes seven types of Italian ham from Fiocco di culatello (a tender , rich cured pork delicacy from Northern Italy cut from the hind leg), to the delicate taste of Tuscan Tarese . An array of Italian cheeses will be available such as the mouth watering Formaggio di Fossa from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, ripened in special underground pits.

Stuffed pasta comes in a range of flavours, and will be made using fresh seasonal ingredients from the recognisable Ricotta e spinaci (Ricotta and Spinach) to the unexpected – Carioli e caciotta (artichoke and cheese) or Formaggio di fossa e radiccio (smoked Italian cheese and chicory).

Customers will sample an exciting variety of sauces including traditional Burro e salvia (butter and sage), tantalizing Zuchine e fiori di zucca (courgette and courgette flower), and the hearty Salsiccia e zucca (fresh sausage and pumpkin).

A cornucopia of pasta will awaken the foodie within us all and includes Capellacci (Artisanal Puglia pasta shaped like a sunhat), Tortelli (half-moon shape filled pasta) and much loved Ravioli.

Customers will be able to sample the delights of Gourmet Pastificio with a set menu box starting at £7-8. This box will be filled with homemade fresh filled pasta , exciting gourmet sauces, seasonal salad or fruit with Italian traditional cheese, freshly baked bread and a soft drink. Stuffed pasta dishes start from £5.

Press queries to Chloe Goddard / 07764945011