RestaurantsLondonFinsbury ParkN4

survey result

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Crowded, buzzy and fun” – this “atypical Italian” (“one of the waiters even breaks into operatic arias”) “round the back of Finsbury Park station is a real neighbourhood gem”. “Owned and run by the incredibly friendly and attentive Paola”, its “cuisine ranges across Neapolitan and southern Italian in general and is totally unpretentious – it could be described as a little rustic”. “No dish disappoints but to nit-pick, the menu hardly changes”.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Simple but delicious Italian food” and a “pretty, light and airy interior” are key ingredients at this good neighbourhood trattoria in Finsbury Park. The formula is topped off by “friendly proprietress Paola” (and, on occasion a “genuine opera-singing waiter”) guaranteeing a “lively and fun atmosphere”. Top Menu Tip – “leave room for the perfectly sized Cafe Tufo coffee with mascarpone”.

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “friendly” Finsbury Park local is “just what a neighbourhood Italian should be”“an (occasionally) opera-singing waiter delivers a menu that’s limited but all good, with vegetarian options”, and there’s “a pleasant outside terrace”. Strong points noted in its Neapolitan-based repertoire include home-made pasta, and also branzino (European bass).

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “Italian gem” in Finsbury Park has locals purring with its “wonderful homemade pasta” and “brilliant service from Paola and her team”“we were a fussy group aged 7 to 75 and the staff catered for our every desire”. Yes, there’s “a singing waiter”, but “it’s not cringe-worthy, he’s really good!”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
34

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £17.50 £5.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 12.00%
67 Fonthill Rd, London, N4 3HZ
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑22.30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑8:30 pm

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