The best places in Leeds for pasta to carb load before the Leeds Half Marathon

The Leeds Half Marathon is coming up this Sunday and you’ll be needing some energy to power through the race.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 9:01 am

So we’ve pulled together a list of the best places to load up on carbs the night before to get you through the day.

Starting off with something light, Poco offers authentic Italian street food on Kirkstall Road. It's perfect if youre in a rush or dont want to face crowds as they offer a takeaway option for a cheaper price.
A hidden gem outside of the city centre is Culto, a small restaurant with a big heart. The Mille Folie is a beautiful vegetarian dish that even meat-eaters can appreciate. If you can't make the trip out, they offer delivery too.

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If youre looking for premium taste to reward all of the work youve done, San Carlo is an elegant restaurant boasting exquisite dishes that will certainly satisfy your carb-craving on Saturday night. You'll want a starter too!
This traditional, family owned restaurant-come-cocktail-bar is an excellent place to quash any pre-race nerves with a vibrant atmosphere and quality food. A must-try is the mouth-watering Anolini di parma con camembert di bufala.
The restaurant from the UKs favourite Italian chef has rapidly grown in popularity since opening in 2016, and its easy to see why. Casual atmosphere paired with some delightful pasta is the ideal way to relax before the race.
A great place to carb up on Saturday night; a focus on great taste rather than fancy interior means it never fails to live up to expectations. Be warned - the Penette al Granchio will knock your running socks off!
This place in Granary Wharf blends the world of wonderful Italian cuisine with a trendy vibe to create a unique experience. With food heralding from 1980s Milan, youll be blown away by the Pappardelle in Wildboar Ragu.