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23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
+44 20 7226 2771
08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Tue 08:30 - 16:30
Wed - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here ..What a lovely find... excellent food... feels like you're dining with a family.. restaurant is intimate and cosy and the service excellent... we carried on talking long after all the other diners left and there was no sense of wanting us to leave... I'll be back for sure...

Thank shyicarus
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous lunch with first class ingredients. Mouth-watering freshness. Sweets are to die for. Reasonably priced and friendly attentive staff. Cant wait to return.

Thank Gill R
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Absolute hidden gem. This little Italian is so authentic, we could easily have been in Tuscany (aside from the rain outside). Excellent selection of pizza and pasta dishes all of which tasted absolutely brilliant. Very reasonable prices and friendly staff. Will definitely visit again and would highly, highly recommend.

1 Thank Robert P
London, United Kingdom
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618 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

My son had been recommended to eat here and so he duly booked us for lunch on Saturday, fortunately we arrived and ordered early as on leaving the restaurant was packed. From the outside the façade looks unprepossessing and it's rather quaint inside also, being an unconventional shape and not especially large, however the food is simply sensational. We shared... More 

1 Thank PutneySW
Surrey, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this tucked away Gem; brilliant food , quality service A real Italian delight. If authenticity it's what you want then this is the place. We visited as part of a large group and we sampled just about everything they had on the menu. From bruschetta through ravioli to outstanding pasta and freshly baked pizza... More 

Thank Tony J
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It's a cozy, friendly, atmospheric place with fantastic, home-made pasta that you get to choose and have served with any of the main sauces. Or, for teenage boys, there's a large selection of tasty (they said) pizzas. The management are warm and welcoming and have a great sense of humour. I loved it here and will go whenever I can.

1 Thank Neil R
London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place tucked off Essex road and they have fantastic pasta and friendly service. They've got lots and lots of truffles. And delicious pizzas. Very nice place!

Thank Claire C
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We live just round the corner from this Italian and fell in love with it as soon as we visited. We have been here for birthdays and also just dinners with friends and are never disappointed. The food is typical Italian and the pasta is amazing so fresh and yummy. I love the butter and sage ravioli it is so... More 

1 Thank Fay M
Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Lovely atmosphere - quaint restaurant with good quality fresh pasta. All hand made so meal took some time coming out for 5 adults, but it was worth the wait. Friendly and reasonably priced.

Thank Lorna J
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

No; it is not in posh surroundings, but yet it does not permit that to deter it from offering friendly, cheerful, attentive but not intrusive service. We were booked in by our son and his girlfriend ...... thankfully, because with its being a summer Saturday evening plenty of punters were already about. We found that the menu was non-pretentious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 2771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?