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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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Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A total hoot, especially if it’s your birthday” – lunch at this glammed-up 70s-style Italian on two floors in Shoreditch is “like nipping to Sicily for the afternoon”. The Big Mamma Group’s tone is most definitely tongue-in-cheek rather than po-faced authenticity, with the Insta-friendly decor – “beautiful dining room adorned with flowers” – and cheesy menu items (‘pasta alla lamb-orghini’, anyone?). Still, the food can be creamily “delicious – with the standout dishes of truffle pasta & lemon meringue pie”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If Wes Anderson did Italian restaurants, they might be something like this”; and this “very 2019” Shoreditch yearling – 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”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Gloria Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gloria Restaurant in EC2A, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gloria restaurant.
Ian S
Rustic italian food done well with some gre...
Reviewed 8 months, 19 days ago

"Rustic italian food done well with some great wines to accompany it. Dining room full of life and waiters all v friendly"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £15.30 £6.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
54-56 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 5 pm‑10:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 5 pm‑10:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 5 pm‑10:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday10 am‑11 pm
Saturday10 am‑11 pm
Sunday10 am‑10:30 pm

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