RestaurantsLondonIslingtonN1

survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The neighbourhood Italian everyone would want to have” – Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda’s “low-key and lovely” Islington fixture “feels like a special meal every time”, with “amazing pasta” and other “delicious” dishes prepared from “excellent ingredients”. “Choose upstairs in summer for lunch, and downstairs in winter for a romantic dinner”. “Just wish they weren’t so dog-friendly!”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s so good to have on my doorstep” – Tim Sidiatan and Jordan Frieda’s “teeming local favourite” is “precisely the type of neighbourhood spot everyone wants to have”: “a relaxed, chic atmosphere makes for a stress-free, no-frills meal out that just feels special” (“choose downstairs for romance”). “Italian-inspired open-fire cooking is a focus, with frequently changing fish and meat dishes,” but “it’s worth a visit for the pasta alone”. And it all comes at “sensible prices”. Top Tip – “mouthwatering ragu!”

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda’s neighbourhood Italian near Highbury Corner remains one of north London’s most commented-on destinations. The “simple but extremely well-executed dishes” are “authentic” and served with a “real sense of gusto”. (They can, however, “sometimes seem a bit pricey”, and this was a caveat that cropped up more this year.) Its “intimate” style also makes it a romantic favourite: “choose a table in the light and airy upstairs for a date in summer, or a booth downstairs for a steamy tryst in winter!”

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A gem, well worth a visit to darkest Highbury Corner”: as it enters its 10th year, Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda’s “great neighbourhood Italian” remains the survey’s most-mentioned destination in north London, buoyed by its “excellent, simple fare” and “efficient service”, served in a “compact” but romantic setting that “exudes a tremendous warmth” (“want a first date in a light airy space? Book upstairs, especially in summer; want a sexy tryst? Book a booth downstairs, especially in winter”). On the downside, some former fans feel it’s “dropped to middling” of late: “a local place, but with a centre-of-town bill”.

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300-302 St Paul’s Rd, London, N1 2LH

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
20
No dress code
90

Trullo Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Trullo Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Trullo restaurant.
Andrew D
It's under too much pressure, The food and ...
Reviewed 4 months, 10 days ago

"It's under too much pressure, The food and service are struggling. My sardine starter was very good - but the rabbit main, when it arrived, was insipid, watery and overcooked. They should take out two or three tables and take standards back up. Disappointing "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.30 £22.00 £9.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
300-302 St Paul’s Rd, London, N1 2LH
Opening hours
Monday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm

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