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#478 of 2 040 Italian in London
#2 641 of 16 979 Restaurants in London
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US$7 - US$41
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pasta orecchiette courgette flowers bread local italian restaurant local gem excellent food lovely atmosphere great pizza last night aperitif digestives gavi gorgonzola platter starters beers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pizza is fantastic, cocktails are lovely and great atmosphere. Ricardo is fantastic. Couldn’t recommend the pizza more

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 29 October 2020

Small Italian Restaurant, rustic, with lovely staff, great service and good old fashion authentic italian food. Lovely Pizza and some wonderful homemade cake. Great place

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

This little local Italian was a total surprise - thank you West Norwood, for giving us such a hit. The warm welcome from the many Sat night Italian front of house staff, was followed by encouraging noises for our choices. To find such beautifully cooked...courgette flowers and mozzarella deep fried in a light, crispy batter is rare, but they were 10/10. Our vegetarian mains - ravioli in a sage and butter sauce, as well as orecchiette in a tomato, aubergine, olive and walnut sauce - were out of this world. We drank a fruit and limonata smoothie, as we wanted to keep our heads clear before heading to the Film Festival. Delicious authentic food, and a lovely atmosphere. I expect this restaurant will go from strength to strength.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

A friend recommended this place to me and I wasn’t disappointed. After a super friendly welcome Gaia found us a table despite me accidentally booking for the wrong day! Fabulous food and attentive service even though everyone was so busy. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

This is a lovely local Italian restaurant specialising mainly in pizzas made on the premises in their own pizza oven, The restaurant is close to West Norwood Station. There is a small dining area at the front of the restaurant with a much larger dining...area down a couple of steps at the back. The decor is pretty basic with wooden tables & wooden garden chairs. The pizza oven is in one corner of the rear dining area. We were taken there by our daughter & son together with their families so there were 10 of us in the party of which 4 were children ranging from 3 to 15 years old. After some predinner drinks - the restaurant offers a reasonable cocktail menu, a small wine list and alcholic & non alcoholic beers. We all chose differing starters - fried calamari, meatballs , king prawns & bruchetta together with orders of bread which came with balsamic vinegar & olive oil. All the dishes were very good. There were some daily specials on the board & as well as the extensive range of pizzas there were a couple of pasta & meat dishes including ox cheek which was different. However most of us had pizzas which were thin crust and you could add extra portions of the ingredients to your pizza if you wanted to. The portion size was large and not many of us finished all of the dish but there was no problems in getting boxes to take what remained away. The service was good though were was a slight delay in a couple of peoples pizzas arriving at the table but you sort of expect that when 8 people order pizza at the same time. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal , the food was good , the service to match and it was great value for money and it was very busy when we left so booking particularly on a saturday night when we went is a must. A fun evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Went here before South London Theatre play with my husband and some friends. Excellent food and drink and lovely atmosphere and reasonably priced. A great find! We’ll be back.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

The most terrific Italian restaurant. It was my first visit and I was blown away. This little restaurant is absolutely charming. The food was authentically Italian served by the most charming staff. A really very happy experience.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Walked around and found this by chance, the food was good, I had the mix cured meat and cheese platter and my daughter has pizza, the bread was fresh and so the fresh dough pizza. Happy with our meal.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

Myself and my partner were absolutely blown away by our dining experience last night. We came quite early in the evening and were very lucky to have the restaurant pretty much to ourselves for the beginning of our meal. The entire team, led by Fiorella,...were always friendly and attentive. Fiorella herself waited on us for the majority of our stay, never letting our glasses run empty, and offering lots of information about the menu. Myself and my partner ordered two dishes off the daily specials menu for our starters. What’s great is that the special pastas, gnocchi, etc, are offered in both main and starter portions, so you can experience lots of different tastes. Perfect for if you can’t decide between a main or a pizza, which is exactly what happened to us! The spinach and ricotta filled ravioli with a sage and butter sauce, and gnocchi with crispy speck in a Gorgonzola and saffron sauce were absolutely divine! For our mains we decided to go with a pizza. I had the spicy diavola with nduja, and my partner went for the white based, speck, mushroom with truffle oil. I’ve worked in several great pizza restaurants around the city, but I have to say in all honesty that these are the best pizza’s in London. Perfectly crisp, light bases and very high quality, mouth watering toppings. For desert we had a beautiful polenta cake flavoured with amaretti and a Cointreau and orange sauce. Beautiful. Lovely and light, and nice and boozey! Along with the fantastic food, there is a fabulous and extensive drinks menu available including lots of aperitifs, cocktails, wines, beers and digestives available. Overall, everything on the menu is very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is very intimate as well as having a great buzz of busyness when more people arrive from around 7 o’clock onwards. Perfect for any occasion. We cannot wait to come back soon. Thank you for a wonderful evening!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019

visited here on a friday night, and a warm welcome awaited, the food was delicious, we had a salad which came on top of some crisp pizza bread, a bit like a salad bowl! we also had Gorgonzola Gnocchi which was also fab and some...calamari fritti, would definitely return.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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