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“Excellent pasta”
Review of Italina

Italina
Ranked #1,561 of 23,030 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Found in the East End of London, Italina looks to serve customers with authentic Italian food. Including pas dishes, pizza and more.
Essex
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Excellent pasta”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Ate here for lunch and would thoroughly recommend it. We had the antipasti and then the prawn and scallop pasta. Truly excellent, reasonably priced and very friendly service. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Linda58essex
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llewellyn100, Public Relations Manager at Italina, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Linda,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit to Italina. We appreciate all feedback and it's great to heard such positive words.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,

italina
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“Delicious, traditional, authentic food, lovely staff, lovely ambience, fantastic value, faultless!!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Read about this rst in a magazine, wouldn't normally choose to dine out in bethnal green but the reviews were good so thought we'd try it. We weren't disappointed!!! Staff & owner were lovely, the food, including the pizza, was as good as anything we've eaten in Italy, and the prices were more than reasonable! Will def be going back!
Polite suggestion to owner: try to advertise more and grab those diners that opt to go to upper st!! If they knew about you they'd come!!!! Nicole Capoccia

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llewellyn100, Public Relations Manager at Italina, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Chase and Luca,

Thank you for the taking the time to leave a review about your visit to Italina. We appreciate all feedback and it's great to hear such positive things about our food.

We are a relatively new restaurant and are trying to get others to know about our restaurant through online advertising initiatives and improving our social media activity.

Thanks again for leaving your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,

italina
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“The most warm, generous, and hearfelt restaurant experience i have had in London!!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

My experience echo's many of the comments already made about Italina. Restaurant is compact and perfectly formed but it is the friendliness and warmth of the staff who are only to happy to bend over backwards to provide you with the perfect dining experience that makes this place as must for all fans of Italian cusine. Turned up with a Groupon voucher and from the moment we entered the door we were treated like royalty. The pizza's were excellent, easily the best authentic italian i have had in London, thin crust, quality toppings all combined in optimal quantities. Over the course of the meal we ended up having fascinating conversations not just with our waitress but also the owner and the chef himself who were beyond lovely and exuded a passion for their trade that it rarely seen these days. Heartily recommended!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Alexandros K
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llewellyn100, Public Relations Manager at Italina, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Alex,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit to Italina. It's great to hear such positive and kind words about the food, our staff and the atmosphere that we try to provide.

If you are ever back in the area, please come and visit us again soon. It would be great to see you.

Kind regards,

Italina
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London, United Kingdom
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“You need to know about it!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

In the world of restaurant chains it is more and more difficult to find some nice independent restaurant with tasty cuisine and warm atmosphere.
And I am really happy that we found this small place just 1 stop from Liverpool Street and very close from the Tube Station - Bethnal Green.
The food is south Italian style with wonderful pizzas with very thin base and they have a good choice of pasta dishes and starters.
The manager was very attentive and did his best explaining about the place and food.
Orange tiramisu was awesome!
Prices are very reasonable.
Next time I will try their porcini risotto!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Konstantin1978
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llewellyn100, Public Relations Manager at Italina, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Konstantin,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit to Italina. We appreciate all feedback and it's great to hear positive things about our restaurant.

Please come again soon and try our Porcini risotto, one of our most popular dishes!

kind regards,

Italina
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London
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“Went for the Food, Stayed for the Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

While the restaurants Bethnal Green location may put some customers off, the food and the staff at Italina help it stand next any Italian restaurant in central London.

Having visited the restaurant with my girlfriend using a Groupon voucher (2 Pizza and 2 Glass of Wine for £14), to begin the staff were extremely helpful and accepting when we had to change our reservation.

We had a starter each (olives and pizza dough with balsamic and oil) which was incredible. Really hearty sized portions that could quite easily do for four people. They also had a plentiful selection of dressings and oils for the bread.

The Pizzas were fantastic. Really fresh. Really tasty. Just a whole round feeling of Italian authenticity.

While the food was definitely worth giving this restaurant 5 stars, the staff are what really make us want to go back. Both the manager and waitress were friendly, helpful, extremely knowledgeable about the food they were serving and it's Italian origins.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Matt_H87
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llewellyn100, Public Relations Manager at Italina, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Matt,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit to Italina. We appreciate all feedback and its great hear such positive feedback about our food, level of service and the atmosphere of our restaurant.

if you are in the area again soon, please come and visit us.

kind regards,

Italina
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