Angelina Restaurant

4.6
99 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • 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!
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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B
London
6 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)

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L
London
6 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!

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice experience, everyone was super friendly from waiters to kitchen staff.
Really good food for a great value.
Looking forward to going back.
Well done!

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NH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and delicious fusion meals. Chocolate ice cream with nuts is a must!!!

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. I was in a party of 4 and e had the tasting menu, every dish was excellent.

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V
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly, efficient service. The seats at the bar are not the most comfortable if you've got short legs! There's nowhere to rest your feet. Also, on the night we came the chefs (open kitchen) seemed to be having disagreements - which makes it hard to relax when you're sat right next to them! We'd come again but we'd request a table seat next time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food and great atmosphere

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h
London
27 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My first time in a new ish local restaurant. Went to celebrate an anniversary. Service good. Food tasty, if menu a bit limited and pricey.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing place. Food was incredible and setting was beautiful and local to us which is the best. My only feedback would be to perhaps have small cotton curtains on windows, felt slightly like being in a goldfish bowl at times. But totally wonderful none the less and we will be back!!

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. We went for a treat to celebrate an anniversary and weren't disappointed in the least. Everything was absolutely delicious and the waiters were just the right amount of attentive. Definitely recommend.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is great, the interior is beautiful, and the value for money is excellent.

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CM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service in a lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend.

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DA
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very interesting and tasty food, loved the decor and ambience. We had seats at the bar so could watch the chefs in the kitchen. Great views!

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i
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food is really good and the reason why i recommend it. The service can get very messy and the only letdown.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the 2 daily dishes (meat/vegetarian) and shared the tasting menu with wine. Food was excellent; delicately fused Italian with rich Japanese flavours. Will definitely be back again and highly recommend. Service was also perfect!

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EA
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glorious food and genuinely friendly service. We had the set menu and every dish was spot on. Pricing is very reasonable as well for a restaurant of this level. Have recommended Angelina’s to a friend already.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a real experience. They only have one tasting menu and the combinations are different and delicious! Exceeded my expectations!

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DP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a couple of times in a month for two different occasions. The place is super cool and relaxed. The food is simply amazing, especially the starters. The wine list is also great and reasonably priced. The menu also changed compared to our first time therefore we were surprised again.

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food taste was very good, great balance of the ingredients, wonderful composition of the dishes. Loved the decoration of the place. My only comment concerns the background music. In my opinion it did not fit at all with a classy Japanese Italian fusion restaurant. Gipsy Brothers, ok-ish. Hiphop, mwah, but what on earth was Brian Adams' Summer of 69 doing in that playlist??

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, nice food! First time there but will definitely visit again.

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly exciting unique food in a beautiful setting . Excellent wine at a fair price as well

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a gem !

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DN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a truly amazing place. Such a warm welcome and we enjoyed sitting at the bar top to witness the theatre of the kitchen produce some of the most fantastic food we've tasted. A lot of love and such hard work has gone into this place and its resulted in something very very special! Thanks to Josh for looking after us so well. Can't wait to be back soon. You HAVE to be here soon & enjoy � xx

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i
London
23 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food is so interesting and innovative, the produce are so good (those strawberries! the tomatoes! the courgette flower!) and the 5 plates for £38 is a great deal, the menu offers variety and it's perfect to share and get a couple of extra dishes from the a la carte menu.
We loved the pasta and risotto dishes, and all the starters.
The dessert was divine.
The "main" were the only slightly disappointing dishes, but still decent.
The interior is so pretty.
The staff is friendly and attentive, although the service had weird speed times.
The starters were on our table in 5 mins, but for ordering and receiving the dessert we waited 40mins. I will definitely go back and recommend this to friends!

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DP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and idea of fusion. Produce is very high quality. We had a very special evening.

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that they change the menu weekly and the duck i had was amazing. risotto is a little salty but over the ambience, service was great! Amazing place for a date or catch up

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SR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chose Angelina on a friends recommendation and it did not disappoint. We arrived a little earlier than we booked and while waiting for friends decided to explore the wine list. The waiter for our table was very knowledgeable and informative, giving a very nice recommendation.
As a group we chose the taster menu with paired wine. It was delightful. The tempura tomato a personal highlight.
Lovely food, very attentive staff, and would certainly come back again!

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening - celebrating a family milestone. We loved the cosy bar for cocktails (we arrived annoyingly early but the staff were charming), very attentive waiters who let us know exactly how long our table would be, no one made an issue of the fact that we were 4 instead of the 5 that we had booked for, explained the somewhat unusual (but not unexpected) menu arrangement and were generally very friendly and accommodating without being overly obsequious. Only slight niggle was the noise levels - acoustic treatment needed. The buzz is great but also nice to be able to hear what everyone is saying! Have already recommended and would come again. Jay Rayner is to be thanked for our visit btw...

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FC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting this restaurant was a wonderful experience. We were seated at the counter and were able to observe the amazing chefs in action. The food was outstanding and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best meals we have had .

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ZB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A real surprise! Absolutely loved our meal here. The food was fantastic and the staff so friendly. Can’t wait to go back!

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exciting combinations of beautifully presented Japanese/Italian dishes. There was a buzzy atmosphere. Very enjoyable evening.

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Y
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Had an absolute excellent time - that said, though service was lovely attentive at the start, once the restaurant started to grow busy towards the middle of the meal, it became a bit more sparse and curt.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - inventive menu and great value. Lovely ambiance and relaxed atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend.

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