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Summary

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

Near Archway, this “great little local” (named after the diminutive Fiat Cinquecento) is both “reliable and good value”. It may “feel a tad old school”, but chef-patron Mario Magli and his team serve up “wonderful food with love and enthusiasm”. (“I have had many meals here with friends and it has always been delightful and an example of how delicious Italian cooking can be”.)

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£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This gem of a restaurant” near Archway “doesn’t look like much – tables are too close and it can be noisy” – but don’t be put off: you’ll find “excellent, inventive Italian food” and “always great service – I travel across London for a meal here”. Milanese-born chef-patron Mario Mugli named it after the small but perfectly formed Fiat Cinquecento.

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£53
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* 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
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* 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.

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782 Holloway Rd, London, N19 3JH

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
40

500 Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of 500 Restaurant in N19, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 500 restaurant.
Robin J
500 is a treasure. Family run, true Itali...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"500 is a treasure. Family run, true Italian, puddings to die fo. One of London's secret treasures"

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Alistair S
small well judged place, short but interest...
Reviewed 2 months, 9 days ago

"small well judged place, short but interesting wine list, full flavoured food (excellent sea bass with braised fennel). Decor simple but rightly has lots of regulars. Proper food local restaurant."

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Anthony P
A friendly neighbourhood restaurant. Very a...
Reviewed 4 months, 18 days ago

"A friendly neighbourhood restaurant. Very accommodating with small children! Well executed trattoria fare - the homemade pasta and chocolate mousse were the highlights. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.90 £20.90 £7.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
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‑9 pm

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