RestaurantsLondonArchwayN19

survey result

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “proper neighbourhood gem” near Archway “fully deserves its loyal following” for the “exceptional Italian food and wonderful service” it provides. Inspired by the diminutive Fiat Cinquecento, it was founded 15 years ago by Milanese-born chef Mario Magli, who previously worked under Jamie Oliver’s mentor, Gennaro Contaldo.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”).

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
40

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.30 £17.60 £4.50 £5.20
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
782 Holloway Rd, London, N19 3JH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday6 pm‑10 pm
Friday6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm

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