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Puglian cuisine is the USP at this latest Upper Street newcomer.

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Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a find!” – this Puglian specialist close to Islington’s Almeida Theatre (it takes its name from the Salento peninsula’s red earth) is “a cheap ’n’ cheerful favourite”, thanks to its “generous portions of absolutely delicious and comforting Italian food”. It may “lack kerb appeal, but once inside you find an attractive dining room with quite a buzz” – making it a “classic and authentic neighbourhood restaurant”. Since spring 2023, founder François Fracella also has now opened a second site near St Paul’s.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An absolute hidden gem” – this “unassuming Italian in the heart of Angel”, close to the Almeida Theatre, is a “perfect neighbourhood spot”, serving “generous portions of fantastic rustic food” and “well-selected wines” that make a meal “like being on holiday”. It takes its name from the red earth of the Salento peninsula, the ‘heel’ of Puglia.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “very good local Italian” serving “cheering, and honest food” – this modest-looking Puglian close to Islington’s Almeida Theatre is named after the red earth of the Salento peninsula, the ‘heel’ of southern Italy. It’s “much more than a pizza place”, and prepares its own “home-made pasta” along with “dishes you won’t find in a standard UK Italian”.

Summary

£58
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3
Good
4
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There’s no better choice if you’re going to Islington’s Almeida Theatre” than this “cheerful Puglian” nearby, which serves “way better food than its touristy appearance suggests”: “simple, flavourful Italian dishes” washed down with “sensibly-priced, rustic, southern Italian wines”. “The atmosphere is unfussy, friendly and easygoing: you get a great meal and a very reasonable bill”.

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Terra Rossa Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Terra Rossa Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Terra Rossa restaurant.
Finola M
Have enjoyed a lunch and dinner at this res...
Reviewed 1 months, 14 days ago

"Have enjoyed a lunch and dinner at this restaurant. Dinner was more successful, better service and more pleasant ambiance. Food was tasty and proportions on the large size. Good value."

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Andrew K
Properly italian food, properly cooked. Ver...
Reviewed 1 months, 25 days ago

"Properly italian food, properly cooked. Very busy and noisy even at 7pm on a Saturday, but the staff were helpful and it didn;t take too long so credit for that."

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Steven B
A genuine Puglian restaurant in busy Isling...
Reviewed 5 months,

"A genuine Puglian restaurant in busy Islington. great service from real Italians who know the region. Food was mixed, excellent aubergine dish but rather rubbery lasagne which is surely a big mistake. Wine range is outstanding if you like Italian wine"

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Victoria J
We had a set lunch menu which was excellent...
Reviewed 5 months,

"We had a set lunch menu which was excellent value for money. The lasagne was a bit dry but the test was excellent and I think this was an exception. "

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Jill N
Authentic Italian restaurant with delightfu...
Reviewed 10 months, 2 days ago

"Authentic Italian restaurant with delightful Italian staff. Gluten free and vegan menus. Super food and great range of desserts. Very welcoming to families. Long, airy relaxed atmosphere. No screaming kids or buggies spotted. Love it"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £19.30 £9.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 10.00%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑8 pm

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