London hosts a rising number of great Italian restaurants. Each has its own character, and many are very original. Looking over 3,000 locations in the capital, we see that most have left behind the checked tablecloths, mandolins and cutlet-with-spaghetti-as-a-side-dish of the past. Wine bars know how to offer the indigenous wares of small and even tiny producers alongside the more important, familiar names. And then there’s pizza, which no Italian living abroad will willingly give up. In London, it definitely stands out.