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Review of Trullo

Trullo
Ranked #911 of 23,873 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant opened this week
Reviewed March 9, 2013

I live near to Trullo, and have always rated it as a good-quality neighbourhood restaurant where they cook simple Italian food with exceptional ingredients, so I go there periodically. Unusually for a popular restaurant, I think it has been getting better lately, and the additional space downstairs means that it feels less busy and rigid about the 2 hour slots. The meal I had last week was sublime, particularly some very slow-cooked lamb shanks with aubergine and chick peas, and some perfect cheese with paired wines. The young staff are uniformly friendly and enthusiastic. A fantastic place to have within walking distance.

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Thank Dizzytraveller00
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

went with friends recently after hearing good things about this neighborhood restaurant. let me say it was good. They seem to have a chef that certainly knows the ins and outs of italian cooking and uses the correct ingredients well. Started with sliced ox cheek followed with Ribollitta and finished off with a baked sea trout washed down with bottles of Barberesco. A nice buzzing restaurant where they dont mind a bit of noise at the table. All good and we'll be back fro sure.

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Thank markhusted
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had heard so much about this restaurant from our son that 5 of us went there for his birthday. We weren't disappointed. It isn't cheap but it is worth it for a special treat.
The atmosphere was understated. The service was outstanding; calm but friendly and unobtrusive, with excellent memory of each diner's order and requirements. When there was a problem it was sorted quickly and with no fuss.
The food was really good; Pappardelle with beef shin ragu is super and Burrata with Castelluccio lentils, agretti and spicy tomato sauce gets full marks for perfectly balanced flavours. I wish I could have managed to fit in a pudding, however, the birthday boy was brought a complimentary ice cream and candle; a lovely touch!

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Thank Ilovefoodandfun
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I didn't know Trullo's backstory but I liked the look of it from the outside - and it always seemed full. I liked the look of it from the inside, too. From the clever rustic-chic design to simple menus in a stylish font, I felt I and my appetite were in good hands. My approach to art is - if I could do it, it isn't art. The same applies to cooking: if I could do it, it isn't cuisine. And, sadly (because I really wanted to like the place), my orecchiette were no better than something I might have knocked up quickly in order to catch the Ten O'clock News on a yoga or badminton night. In fact, they may even have been very slightly worse, such was the rubberiness of their texture and the gloopiness of the sauce.

I gave the Dorset lamb a miss because I wasn't convinced it was this seasons's and was thereby obliged to go for the rainbow trout - hardly the "seasonally focused" food promised by the website, though I guess farmed trout is always in season. Although I asked for it to be cooked through because I'm not too keen on rawish fish, it came back barely cooked at all under its burnt skin so I managed to eat less than half. The few under-roasted vegetables and teaspoon of bland horseradish mayonnaise that came with it were not far short of embarrassing - unless I had missed the point of the whole enterprise, which I concede is possible.The rhubarb and almond upside-down cake was OK but then so was the pineapple version I made a couple of weekends before. It really gives me no pleasure to say it but ninety quid for two for a midweek lunch of this calibre is, to put the very best spin on it, audacious.

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4  Thank Jeremy W
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I really love this place. Upstairs a nice restaurant and downstairs more casual New York style vibe. Lots of choice for vegetarians. very interesting dishes. Not really italian I wouldn't say. And not cheap either! But nice friendly place that's impressive.

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Thank Isla A
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