The flamboyant Italian trattoria returns to Shoreditch on July 4, wacky cocktails and Instagrammable interiors included – and you can now book a table for less than six.
The team behind La Felicitá and Pink Mamma in Paris are opening two restaurants in London in 2019 - Gloria is the first, a 'vintage style' Italian trattoria with 160 covers and a passion for authentic sourcing.
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“If Wes Anderson did Italian restaurants, they might be something like this”; and this “very 2019” Shoreditch newcomer – whose glam, pastiche decor apes a thriving 1960s ristorante – feels “like popping to the Amalfi Coast for lunch without the air travel!”. Definitely, it’s not one for food purists, who can condemn what they see as “overhyped, Instagram-led, bog-standard, fake cooking”. Don’t take it too seriously, though, and it’s superb “fun”, service is “prompt and smooth-running”, and the calorie-laden scoff – with echoes of 1970s Britalian – is “generously portioned” and “surprisingly good”.
|Wine per bottle||£33.00|
54-56 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR
|Monday||8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|