Mangio, a new gourmet Pastificio in the heart of St Paul’s opens on Monday 15 December bringing the art of stuffed pasta to the city.

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.

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.

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.

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