RestaurantsGreater LondonLONDONNW1

survey result

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tucked away behind an ice-cream parlour” in Kentish Town, “this lovely local restaurant produces dishes that would shame a far more expensive West End place”. Calabrian-born with Moroccan heritage, chef Mustapha Mouflih conjures up “exceptional real Italian cuisine” in a “no-frills” setting which is “reflected in the prices” – and “a bargain deal on corkage”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Behind an unprepossessing facade, on an equally unprepossessing part of not-quite-Camden, not-quite-Kentish Town, lie gastronomic delights from Italy” conjured up in a tiny kitchen by Moroccan-Italian Mustapha Mouflih, a chef who “combines high-quality ingredients with imagination”. “Even if the ambience is somewhat chaotic and basic, at best, the cooking is wonderful” (“the ravioli, malfatti, tortellini and so on are of a freshness and stuffed with flavours you would otherwise have to get on a plane to find”).

Summary

£58
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“All it’s cracked up to be” – Mustapha Mouflih’s tiny but dynamic Italian restaurant and gelato bar in Kentish Town delivers “exceptional value”. “The homemade pasta is a revelation, and is cooked with invention” alongside other “amazing” dishes. “It’s all a bit cramped and hectic in spite of the extension”.

Summary

£49
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fab creative Italian food”“an ever-changing menu with great homemade pasta” – is “served with charm in the most unpretentious environment”, at this “tiny BYO café” in Kentish Town. With ratings improving every year, locals are smitten by this “lovely hidden gem”, so the only problem is the increasing difficulty of grabbing a seat – but then again “they’re expanding, so perhaps it’ll become a little easier to get a table”.

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Anima e Cuore Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Anima e Cuore Restaurant in NW1, LONDON by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Anima e Cuore restaurant.
Andrew K
Mostly great food. Service a little quiet, ...
Reviewed 9 months, 14 days ago

"Mostly great food. Service a little quiet, shy. BYOB for corkage is great. But the rooms are cold and sterile."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£15.00 £20.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £2.20
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
129 Kentish Town Rd, LONDON, NW1 8PB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11 am‑10:30 pm
Wednesday11 am‑10:30 pm
Thursday11 am‑10:30 pm
Friday11 am‑10:30 pm
Saturday11 am‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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