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December 2018: Stevie Parle has confirmed that Rotorino will close, probably in the first half of 2019.

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Summary

Inspired by southern Italy, Stevie Parle’s slick-looking venue is still capable of producing hit dishes (“gnudi worth the trip to Dalston”) but a couple of poor reports this year makes it hard to give it an unqualified recommendation.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Stevie Parle’s Italian-inspired outfit in Dalston can still impress, but all feedback this year (which was quite limited) was shot through with pluses and minuses: “great local eatery, maybe losing its shine”, was typical; “it felt technically great but could do with some more soul” was another.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Stevie Parle’s low-lit, Italian-inspired kitchen in Dalston again inspired somewhat mixed feelings: most reporters applaud “interesting, yet ungimmicky” culinary creations plus “charming” staff, but to a significant minority the food seems “over-priced”, and “lacks the flair associated with a big-name chef”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Book a booth, and stay till late”, say fans of Stevie Parle’s Dalston spin-off, whose “fabulous, stylish interior and seductive low lighting” lends it a “buzzy” and “romantic” aura; it’s “slightly pricey” however, and “the food ranges from very good to ordinary”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Rotorino is chef Stevie Parle's Southern Italian restaurant and wine bar on Kingsland Rd in Dalston.


Rotorino is open seven nights a week and all-day on Sunday.


The menu changes a little bit everyday and we put new specials on the blackboards every week.  Our pasta dishes are available in small / large and we encourage sharing plates as much as possible.


We cook a 'Britalian' roast for £15 on Sundays with lots of extra pasta plates available for just £5 and we also host a regional dinner on the final Tuesday of every month too.


We have a manageable sized list of 50 wines with man Italian wines and some of our favourites from across the rest of the world.


There are always around 20 bottles open to taste by the glass and we have new monthly specials and top-shelf wines at knock-down prices on Sundays too.

Restaurant details

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The chef

Head Chef Lewis and Stevie are constantly working on new things.


The menu  changes a little bit everyday and we put new specials on the blackboards every week.  Our pasta dishes are available in small / large and we encourage sharing plates as much as possible.


On Sundays we cook a few different 'Britalian' roasts with sides (and gravy) included for £15 a plate and we also host a regional dinner on the final Tuesday of every month too.

Private dining

You can always party at Rotorino.


We have a few different hire options in the bar and the restaurant, with lots of great set menu options. Occasionally we will consider renting out the whole space.


£25 - 3 courses 


£30 - 4 courses

434 Kingsland Rd, London, E8 4AA
Opening hours
Monday6 pm-11 pm
Tuesday6 pm-11 pm
Wednesday6 pm-11 pm
Thursday6 pm-11 pm
Friday6 pm-11 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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