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Da Lillo - CLOSED

368-372 Ballards Lane | Tally Ho, London, England
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This is a hidden gem an well worth a trip the food is good and staff are friendly it does'nt cost the earth its in the finchley area Comfort Hotel just down the road hotel just down the road Comfort Hotel
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This is a hidden gem an well worth a trip the food is good and staff are friendly it does'nt cost the earth its in the finchley area Comfort Hotel just down the road hotel just down the road Comfort Hotel

16 reviews from our community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I have been eating at Da Lillo for many years. It is my favourite local restaurant. I know it's about to relaunch under a different name and I hope the quality is maintained. I can understand reviews which complain when the restaurant does something out of character, say Christmas dinner. But, for me, I am amazed at how consistent this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I normally only write reviews when I am impressed not when I am dissatisfied, but on this occasion felt I had to write, if only to help this restaurant improve, as it seems a pleasant place with a nice atmosphere. Unfortunately my experience of the Christmas dinner at the Frank Sinatra party night was far from good. Firstly, I had... More

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Very welcoming n friendly staff,service was good, food was excellent, only the tomato garlic bread was a little salty.The dessert was lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Bruschetta 10/10 simply and consistently the best. Just returned here from NZ after 6 years and its still the best. Toasted csibatta, slightly chilled tomatoe, garlic and olive oil - simple but so perfectly done. Spaghetti arrabiatta (not on menu) but no problem - again 10/10. Pasta bang on al dente. Finely chopped olives, garlic, peppers, chilli and a good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I have left it a week or so before posting as I was so enamoured with the place I was in danger of sounding like a groupie! I went to see Stephen Triffitt - recently starring in the West End as Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack. I was impressed that a Finchley restaurant could attract such an act! I... More

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London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

I have lived in finchley for 10 years but have never visited the restaurant until now as for some reason it never looked appealing from the outside. However somebody recommended it to us recently so we thought we would check it out and we were presently surprised. Decent quality food, generous portions of food and excellent service. Will definitely be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I am on a hunt in London looking for a more regular restaurants to visit as I eat out 98% of the time due to my interests in food, service and wine. Although I know how amazing this place is, I still go back every time. Not to sure why some people like writing such negative reviews for no reason... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I dont usually write reviews, but the overall standardof thisestablishment and complete lack of customer service (following our complaints) compelled me to do so. The meat was cold and tough,and the pasta sauce was worse than from a cheap supermarket jar. They staff and owners couldn't care less and its expensive too. Avoid this place because if something is not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Booked this place for a surprise birthday dinner for my mums 60th and an Ab Fab night was had by all! The owners were so helpful in putting together a set menu. The food and service was brilliant, great value for money. Great ambience, was able to have a little dance between courses, we made the entertainment, they played all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I come from a 5 star background and have a huge passion for customer service. This place is great for something quick or a nice dinner out on a Saturday night. I eat here so regularly, it has become one of my dinning rooms. The staff are great and mostly Italian so you get the feeling you are in a... More

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