Harden's survey result
“Lovely, authentic and interesting Italian food” is on the menu at this “great neighbourhood restaurant” near Archway, named after the equally “small and fabulous” Fiat Cinquecento. Founder Mario Magli learned his chops under the late Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie Oliver’s mentor, before setting up in his own right 12 years ago.
“Almost invisible from the outside”, this 10-year-old local near Archway “makes you feel like you’re in Italy” and serves “excellent Sardinian/Sicilian food”. The name is a tribute to founder chef Mario Magli’s favourite Fiat Cinquecento, and a nod to the minuscule proportions of the venue (“whose hard walls can make it noisy”).
“Beautifully cooked Italian and Sicilian dishes” at this “excellent” little local near Archway make it “so much better than the generic pizza and pasta joints in the Holloway area”: “a real find, and well worth a journey to visit”.
“A haven of good food in an area not famed for gastronomy” – this “sincere, friendly and convivial” Holloway Italian provides “excellent” Sicilian food, and it’s “great value” too.
500 Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Good Sicilian food with consistently high standards."
"Great rabbit & lovely basil & grappa pannacotta"
|Wine per bottle||£18.50|
782 Holloway Rd, London, N19 3JH
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 pm