Florians 2

4.3
67 reviews
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Welcome to Florians 2!
Family Restaurant and Bar looking forward to welcoming you!
Florians² comes from the needs of bringing an authentic family feeling restaurant in Crouch End – a restaurant with a personality and a soul offering honest Italian dining and a front facing Bar with a life of its own and a separate menu.
While the Bar area will propose Cicchetti – the Venetian Style tapas – and classic Italian Stuzzichini, the restaurant will propose a menu true to the traditions of Italian cuisine revised and created to taste of the two owners for the enjoyment of their customers.
Bookings are only available in the Restaurant Area.
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DC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service. Made a special 30th birthday treat.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good to have Florians back in Crouch End. Feels 'family'

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MX
London
23 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Italian cooking with a changing and interesting menu
The fish is always outstanding
A hidden gem

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TS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic evening with my wife celebrating our wedding anniversary.
Food & Service is outstanding - can’t wait to go back and try all the delicious things on the menu. Thanks for a lovely evening. Tarik & Oya x

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

Excellent food but, once again, very slow service. Even though it was Saturday evening and they must have known they were going to be busy, the kitchen staff just weren't able to turn the food round quickly enough. The waiters were standing around looking desperate for food to be ready to be taken to the customers. The owner was clearly aware of the problem as we were offered desserts on the house. This was the third time we have been so far this year and it is always the same: great food but you have to wait far too long for it.

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was there for a birthday celebration and we had a table of 8 (4 couples). The food was very good but the service was truly exceptional. We couldn't have felt any more welcome, and even though we were the very last to leave they never once hassled us. I would hurry back anytime and thoroughly recommend this place

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RL
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food served with real passion. Always a pleasure

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IR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our fish wasn’t cooked enough had to send it back once it came back it was delicious... just a shame they didn’t get it right straight away ...

The dessert tiramisu wasn’t great to creamy not enough sponge base

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KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had the pasta with clams and the pasta with scallops and saffron. Both were tasty, especially the clams. The house wine was excellent. Service was friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back.

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

Fabulous food, fabulous atmosphere, attentive staff. Couldn't have had a better night and cannot fault the service or the food.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. It was quiet when we went, but that was fine by us.

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BT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect venue for any occasion. Amazing food, great service, lovely all round

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant dinner, loved the burrata starter with grilled vegetables. Veal delicious. Excellent service, nice ambience. Would highly recommend.

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f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

lovely food - as good as any Italian in the west end. The waiters sometimes don't speak good enough english which is quite frustrating e.g. our friend asked what malt whiskies they had and the waiter could only name 1 because he didn't really understand.... so be sure to ask for the owner who is very obliging at substituting and has good knowledge and experience. Veal chop and pastas were excellent.

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k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. We sat at a quiet table in the back, away from the lively bar. The risotto was rich and creamy, the aubergine delicious, as was the sea bass. Service very friendly and attentive. Although I think it is a little expensive. I will definitely go again, but not as often as I'd like.

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f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely welcome from the owner. Starters all good except pear salad - pear was hard. Main courses all delicious. Service was a little curt but attentive. Good value.

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D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I hadn't visited before and was not disappointed I think I will visit often.
Franco the owner greeted us with a beaming smile always a nice touch!
Food was excellent good portions it was fully booked so I think that is an indication.
A gem hidden in Crouch End I will be telling a lot of people about this restaurant.
We had fish and meat both were excellent great Italian food.
My cousin and his wife also enjoyed it.

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G
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service, good local restaurant. Could do with some ambient lighting, rather than glaring spot lights. Would recommend if in the area.

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JH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a welcome return for an old favourite from long ago. The perfect kind of ‘local’ Italian - smart and fun enough for a proper evening out, but very decently priced and authentic dishes. Absolutely charming service, with a special mention for the wine list - imaginative range and very good value at all price points.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic neighbourhood Italian. Lovely service

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IK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal at Florians this week. Very authentic Italian food which was delicious. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back

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A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A little bit of Italy in crouch end. Move welcome and we enjoyed the setting. The food was a little disappointing, we both had fish and it was bland and uninteresting.

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f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very authentic good quality Italian food. Good portions - delightful service and nice wine list. All good value - great local Italian and would highly recommend.

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P
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I had the cod for my main and was disappointed as the dish did not have much flavor and was on the small side However my friend really enjoyed her food so possibly I made the wrong choice. I have eaten in the bar area before and had a rally nice meal

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k
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant with fresh homemade Italian food

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LE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The waitress told me the dish I ordered was gluten free, when I got and started eating I asked her again as I notice there seemed to be a coating on the courgette. She confirmed again and I questioned again if the coating was without flour, she said the Chef told her it was completely gluten free and she reluctantly said she would ask. She returned and said the dish is not gluten free and then asked me how I would be affected! She was not apologetic or helpful - quite extraordinary behaviour. Not trained in customer service or in the menu. Extremely Poor service

The Manager arrived and apologised offering me more food! After I had told him I would be very sick that evening having eaten half the dish! When a chef does not know what gluten is it should send alarm bills. I really doubt that they have a proper Chef here.

The menu has about 30 choices a sure sign that it is a poor restaurant. You just cannot do a good job with that level of choice. It's a terrible place go somewhere else. I am telling everyone I know not to go here. It's a dressed up place with no quality in food or service event he tablecloths (which is so old fashioned) are not ironed!

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good family lunch, service attentive and welcoming.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We booked a 6:30pm table for 4 as we had to get to another venue in Crouch End by 8ish. The welcome was good. Due to the time, we were the first in the formal restaurant section at the back. We had some pre dinner drinks at our table which were fine. Service was attentive. We all ordered starters and a main course each with some side dishes. Starters were all excellent. I had the home made ravioli. Right size and tasty. The wine was also good and fair priced. Three of the main courses were good however one (a parmigiana) looked burnt when it arrived - the first mouthfull confirmed it was burnt. We were surprised that this was not spotted by the kitchen staff or the waiter before it was brought to the table. Did they not think we would notice? We called the waiter over who apologised and took it away immediately. A new one (slightly less burnt) was brought to our table 10mins later. Therefore one of our party had to make do with sides until her meal turned up. Not ideal. Even though the rest of the food was good, their attention to detail has to be questioned and the evening was marred by this one instance. My feeling is that the manager should have come over to apologise and make a bit of a fuss in some way. This would show that they care and it would avoid this sort of review. It's a shame, as we really need a good quality restaurant we can rely on in Crouch End. I would still go back again as its a nice venue with a good menu and restaurants like this need our support. I hope however that this was just a one off or if a mistake is made again the manager follows up immediately. Would have given 4 stars throughout had it not been for the one mishap or had they followed up immediately once they realised they had made a mistake.

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OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing food which did not match the updated decor.
The food was not at all representative of good Italian food and a very far cry from the food experienced at Cicchetti in Piccadilly the following day.
The sauces were either over-spiced or lacked flavour. The desserts were amateurishly prepared.
We will not return.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So glad this local gem is back better than ever. Great care was taken as every dish left the kitchen. The staff were friendly and helpful. I liked it then and LOVE it now. More people now use the main dining room whereas in the past it was always the wine bar at the front that was busy. Hope it doesn't go away this time.

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IR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant. Very good food, prompt service and welcoming staff

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G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My family and I had a very enjoyable meal. The food and service were both excellent.

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B
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A really lovely local treat for Crouch End

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and very goof

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was generally OK but not really special - very over-priced for what it was. The saute potatoes were undercooked and we couldn't eat them.
The main course of salmon was disappointing. The dish was quite flavourless and bland. I added a lot of salt to make it palatable. The portions of accompanying vegetables were meagre.
It was quite noisy and I felt I had to really raise my voice to be heard.
Staff were pleasant.

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NR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Florians is really what you want from a local restaurant. They recognise returning customers, the service is excellent and food consistently high quality.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This turned out to be the perfect restaurant for a lovely, unhurried evening and a long catch up with friends. The proprietor is such a friendly host. The food was beautifully cooked and presented, we all had different dishes and all enjoyed what we had ordered. Highly recommended.

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l
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Generally a bit disappointed. We remembered Florians from the past and maybe our standards have changed because we found it generally lacking. The food was all a bit disappointing and not very good value for money. Having read lots of other reviews we seem to be in the minority so perhaps the kitchen was just having a bad day. We certainly won't rush back.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great to have Florians back. Food great and service was exceptional

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