Angelina Restaurant

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
131 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Angelina is a family owned restaurant in Dalston, serving a surreal exploration of Japanese and Italian cuisines, cultures and influences. It’s as if a Nonna and a Baba spent a day together in the kitchen sharing recipes, and then decided to open a restaurant.
Whilst Italian and Japanese cuisines may seem worlds apart, at their core they share very similar values; food is regional, seasonal and created with minimal meddling and the deepest respect. We are passionate about these similarities and look forward to welcoming you with a smile!
What 131 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere but the food didn’t live upto it’s hype, most of the dishes was way too salty. I didn’t understand the french/Japanese fusion, the dishes were french where for the Japanese fusion they either added some fish/soy which didn’t work. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for the food but atmosphere was good.

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I am afraid that the tasting menu considerably lacked variety of flavour. The beef rib at the end was fatty, the accompnaying sauces were far too salty. The sweet was the same, an attempt at adventure turned sadly flat . The ambience was poor, mostly due to the noise level which made conversation difficult. At £70+ perhead we shall not return. Style over substance.

b
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for her birthday and took the set sharing menu with the paired wines...it blew us away.
The carrot and sesame seed was sensational. We sat across a corner of the large central marble dining table, which at first I thought was a bit weird, however it was great, so intimate, I shall be insisting on a corner seat from now on. Josh served us, he's got this bang on, our second visit and it will not be our last...well done Angelina!

JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very thoughtful, unconventional and innovative Italian and Japanese fusion dishes! However, it is definitely an acquired taste; some of the dishes were more delicious and balanced in flavours than others. Also, it would have been great to have more options to select from in the 5-course meal set.
Overall, it is definitely worth a try for something new and different! Great value for money, beautiful interior and lovely customer service.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in London. 5 course tasting menu is perfect as is the wine pairing. Hidden tiny bar in back. Impeccable service, lovely dining room, buzzy crowd- pitch perfect experience.

JH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant surprise in Dalston, once that signifies the continuing elevation of this part of London. An even more pleasant surprise (though we did read a very positive Guardian review) was how wonderful the food was. Wave after wave of delectable flavours and unexpected combinations of flavours. The decor is stylish, and (spoiler alert) there's a bar in the bathroom!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wonderful restaurant. Everything was perfect.

AF
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine pairings and food are so unique, every course looks incredible and keeps you interested throughout the meal. The decor is great. You just go!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food served with conviction and attention. Friendly atmosphere. A lovely night out!

HJ
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really great meal. Food was full of flavour and reasonably priced considering the varied menu. Definitely a hidden gem. They were out of a couple of wines and beers on the lists but the food made up for it!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rarely leave reviews but just had to. Top notch service and delicious food. We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was such good value for money. Will definitely return.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly friendly staff!
Delicious Italian/ japanese fusion beautifully presented

MY
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I didn’t feel the foods are not worth the money but drink selection was amazing.

E
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY good friendly service and food was delicious. Great explanation on the wine pairings. Love the modern decor. Lovely tableware. Good value tasting menu for under £39 Wine pairing £35. Last but not least, beautiful loos with good soap and real handtowels , sweets and feminine amenities!

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every course delicious - highly recommended

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice-looking, buzzy space in increasingly gentrified Dalston. The food was pleasant enough and competently prepared, but I found the Asian/Italian fusion incoherent, and the laughably tiny portions did not justify the price tag. Maybe
it is better for meat eaters. Many of the set menu dishes turned up together, and if there was a plan I couldn’t figure it out. Focaccia, tempura and a bowl of seaweed, anyone? Not at the same time for me, thanks. On the plus side the wine was good value.

PV
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was interesting - the chicken main was delicious! And the matcha pasta was great too. The appetisers with seafood were great and refreshing, though would have preferred a prawn tempura rather than kale. Loved the dessert

MC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a little gem and should not be overlooked! The asian/italian combination works incredibly well and makes for an interesting AND delicious meal. The wine list is also to die for. The best part is the price (reasonable) and the ambiance (elegant yet understated). A lovely place to celebrate a birthday - thanks for the candles :)

l
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious and very unusual. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu which was great as we got to try so many different dishes and it was amazing value at £39 each!

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food and great value, but very noisy! Service could have been a bit more personal. Would recommend!

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening. They do a fixed taster menu, heavy on shellfish leading into a meat dish and then dessert if you don’t mind the lack of choice (which I don’t) you’re in for excellent flavours and a very well curated menu overall. The drinks took a little time to get to us but when they did they were worth it. Will definitely be going again.

FM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant - you feel like you are really treating yourself the moment you walk in. So very chic. A lot of food - but I may have been put off by the beauty of my hot date! (She was so hot). The staff are alos clever, beautiful and extremely helpful. The food was perfect. Could have been staggered a little more maybe to ensure all was hot or cold things were eaten first. But that tiny tiny point aside - best restaurant I have been to in quite some time.

p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fusion cuisine.in a nice environment. Dish of the day price was very good. Hope to go back for the full tasting menu.

LO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and original food with lovely staff. This was our second visit, as, after the first, I felt I must take my friend.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience - we had the 5 course tasting menu and every dish was top notch! The Japanese and Italian fusion worked really well (something I hadn't come across before), and the place was nicely decked out and the waiters were very knowledgeable and helpful. Given the quality of the food and the cocktails, I was surprised to discover how reasonably priced it was. Get in quick before they jack up the prices!

RA
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time and the waiting staff were excellent. The restaurant was pretty much full and yet the 2 waiters who looked after us gave us all the time and attention and were so friendly. Food was D-lish.

VP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening at Angelina - brilliant flavours in all courses, and the wine pairing was a great addition. Also, great vegetarian menu!

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I’ve been here before and really enjoy the food. The portions are generous, and the vItalian Japanese fusion thing really works in my view. The cocktails are also unusual and excellent. However, this time we went later in the evening and it was much noisier. We also had the misfortune to go on the hottest day of the year and it was pretty uncomfortable.

CF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to get a table but the experience is definitely worth it.
This was our second time there and menu had changed. Still a perfect mix of textures and tastes, my friends and I were all impressed with the refinement of all dishes.
We will come back for more soon!

KH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Great. Great!

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Angelina. Food is very tasty and surprising, the menu changes every week and the staff is great. We go once a month. Always a pleasure

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, decor & service were outstanding! Cannot wait to go back!!

B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately I wasn’t won over. The starters and dessert of the 5-course menu were by far the tastiest and most inventive. My favourites being the Fritto Misto, Aranchini, and Baba with Apricots & Wasabi Cream. However the rest of the dishes felt very lacklustre, and frankly quite bland. Not to mention the daily plate of unagi and pasta, which included 3 measly pieces of eel.

I won’t be visiting again, especially at £52pp (for set menu, daily plate & drink)

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Angelina tonight.
Food was amazing, very tasty and well presented.
Nice and clean flavours, great ingredients and a very good combination.
Well done!

JM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Freshly prepared and quality ingredients. Japanese/Italian Fusion works well. Attentive and friendly service.
Good choice of Italian wines.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Japanese-Italian is an interesting food combination. Some of the dishes worked well others were just ok. The staff was very friendly and the prices are quite moderate. Overall, I would say an interesting new thing to try and some good food but didn't blow me away.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & wine pairing was amazing!! Great value for a tasting menu and they even put a birthday candle on my husbands cheesecake without me asking :)

FB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a great experience! This time I went for the "primo piatto" only, and finished with a delicious cheesecake. Will be back!

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is good, interesting, and well presented - the Japanese/Italian fusion is really cool, and we had some things we never would have tried otherwise. However: it's a 5 course set menu so no choices (although they seem to do substitutions for allergies); the kitchen is open and I agree with a different review that it's not a v happy place in there; there's some tables but we were allocated to bar or communal seating (something I try to avoid, so please give the option to choose on opentable); and for a 5 course tasting, they rushed us through in 1h 15m, which made it seem like being fed rather than a nice restaurant (to the extent of clearing while fork was in the air). Overall: worth trying, great food, slightly rough edges.

MZ
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting concept. More Japanese influence than Italian. Cannot fault the starters. Excellent, first time i’ve Tasted cuttlefish.
The risotto was also excellent with Italian sausage and eel.
The chicken with ‘Sicilian red shrimps’ was just OK. Basically, chicken escalopes with a micro size shrimp.
Desert, was rather lazy. Cheesecake with Morello cherries.
It’s almost impossible to find a good espresso in London and Angelina couldn’t deliver either.
On the whole, I would recommend Angelina and maybe give it one more go, but there are so many more places left to try.

1
2
3
4