RestaurantsLondonIslingtonN1

survey result

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”.

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”.

Summary

£60
  £££
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 best to book ahead at this ever-popular pit-stop, just off Highbury Corner” – a “fantastic, generous and fairly priced neighbourhood Italian”, which was the survey’s most commented-on destination in North London this year. “It’s probably the sheer simplicity of the decor and apparently happy waiting staff – coupled with a chatty clientele who appreciate the carefully curated ingredients – which make it such a consistent pleasure to visit”. “Despite the squashed and clattery interior, it manages to dish up really well-judged Italian cooking”“simple classic dishes” (“not standard fare pasta and pizza”) – “and an utterly enjoyable evening”.

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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.
Maria R
Food is excellent and authentic. Service wa...
Reviewed 6 months, 7 days ago

"Food is excellent and authentic. Service was terrible especially for a restaurant of this calibre. It started well with a free glass of champagne as our table was not ready at the time we booked it. But the waitress was indifferent, inattentive, didnt bring all the food we ordered and we felt like we had to beg for service. We were never offered more water or wine and the service was very slow. Shame as the food and atmosphere is so nice."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £40.00 £50.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £24.00 £6.50 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
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‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑9:30 pm

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