Lina Stores

Italian restaurant in King’s Cross

Lina Stores has been serving fresh Italian pasta and sandwiches from their delicatessen out of Soho for over 75 years! It takes its name from the original founder, Lina, from Genova who established the delicatessen in 1944. Their Italian restaurant in King’s Cross is part of the wider development in Stable Street, near Coal Drop’s Yard.

italian restaurant in king's cross

The Menu

There is a good choice of aperitif drinks, wine and beer to accompany the Italian plates. Their starters includes a light, fluffy and moreish Sea Salt & Rosemary Focaccia, Olive Oil and the tasty fried Aubergine Polpette, San Marzano Tomato were equally delicious.

italian restaurant in king's cross

There are 7 pasta dishes to choose from which are designed for sharing, as the portions are smaller than a standard pasta dish. We tried the:

  • Paccheri, Beef Shin Ragù, Horseradish Gremolata
  • 30-Egg Yolk Tagliolini, Black Truffle, Butter, Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Lemon & Tarragon Mafaldine, Braised Rabbit, Green Olives, Pangrattato

As expected, the pasta was perfectly al dente and the combination of flavours was good, particularly in the truffle dish. 3 dishes between two was a good size.


Lina is a good choice for an Italian restaurant in King’s Cross – the staff are friendly, there is seating indoors and outdoors and the sharing menu is great for groups. A meal for two with a couple of alcoholic drinks is around £50.

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