Established more than 70 years ago, this italian cafe/ristorante was formerly known as Perdoni's.
It was once called the Genoa Cafe and never closed even when the shops were blasted in the Second World War.
It was busy when peace arrived and as the country entered the Fifties with the Festival of Britain just up the road.
Now there are two Perdonis involved with the restaurant. The brothers Peter and John each come in every other day to run the business which is open from 7am to 6.30pm with a clientele ranging from taxi drivers in the early morning (a sure guarantee that the food is good) to business people and civil servants at lunchtime.
Yes, the pasta is superb and the vanilla ice cream passes the test as tasting like old fashioned ice cream - or the 'pure ices' advertised in the window 70 years ago. All this comes at a reasonable price.
Riverside 2 has an outdoor seating area.
Takeaway service available.
Tel: (020) 7928 6846
Nearest tube station: Lambeth North (180 yards)
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