Rossella

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567 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Rossella is a family-run Italian restaurant in the heart of North London. Located between Kentish Town, Highgate, Gospel Oak, Camden and Tufnell Park, Rossella serves up authentic Italian cuisine in a vibrant but relaxed environment.

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 567 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We knew Rossella was there - we’ve lived and worked in the area for over 30 years and driven past hundreds of times. But for an Open Table top 10 list which included Rossella, we’d probably still be driving past because they’re tucked away in an anonymous parade of shops hiding under a block of flats. What a huge mistake those drive bys have been. This is the small, intimate, bustling, welcoming, friendly, atmospheric, delicious Italian restaurant we’ve been yearning for since our pre-children once a week regular closed in Highgate 30 years ago. We still miss Mr G’s. But alleluia grazie mille, we’ve found Rossella, just 30 years too late. What a fantastic Italian restaurant this is. All the classic dishes you’d expect plus specials, and everything we ate packed with flavour, freshness, homemade look and taste. Family vineyard red wine, limoncello on the house because it was our anniversary. Service from everyone there was exemplary, we were made to feel like we were old friends. How often do you find somewhere where the chefs also say thank you and goodbye?! We just had a superbly enjoyable evening. Grazie mille. See you again very soon!

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oldhand
London
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had the special octopus salad to start which was excellent. Then starter aubergine which was also very good. Could have had a bit more aubergine in it but it was a starter! Good salad and my favourite icecream to finish- salted caramel. House re excellent.

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JuNo
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent lunch with work colleagues. Gnocchi was delicious! Great value with speedy but friendly service. Reliably good.

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SueM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a good local Italian. Pasta dishes are varied and all well cooked with very fresh ingredients. The starters were exceptional. There is skating outdoors but you can’t book this. This restaurant is very good value.

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LG20
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very family friendly. We were made to feel really welcome and our young guest particularly enjoyed being able to see her pizza get made!

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Essex
16 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here. It was my local Italian restaurant for years and even though I’ve moved out of the area I still come back here for a visit now and then as the food is always great and I can feel like I’m in Italy!

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PaulS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly, local restaurant with a consistent record of providing delicious Italian dishes, served by friendly and helpful staff. I have been to Rossella on a number of occasions over several years and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended.
Paul
London N6

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great try it out good food chill vibes nice area Hampstead Heath close by

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MN3688
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, reasonable spacing between tables, service helpful & friendly.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you for your review, we love to hear from customers and we are glad you decided to share your experience with us. If you have any suggestion on how to improve, please feel free to write us at contact@rossella.co.uk. We take great pride in our job and we are happy you enjoyed our freshly made food and our friendly service! We hope to have you back soon! Luca

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ArunK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Attentive Staff, Rossella never fails to impress

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Arun, thank you for your nice review! We are happy you enjoyed our food and we hope we were able to communicate our love for what we do through customer service and real Italian dishes. We are looking forward to your next visit! Luca

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PaulSo1
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was exquisite, very enjoyable experience! Nice setting.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Paul, we are glad to hear you had a nice experience at Rossella! Our dishes are all made with passion and fresh ingredients and we are happy to know you enjoyed it. Hoping to have you back with us, have a nice day! Luca

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AneliaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great value for money food great and service at a good price

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Anelia, thank you for the kind words! Customer service and great value for money are our top priority and we are glad it met your taste! We are looking forward to welcome you back at Rossella! Luca

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RichardS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, THE best local Italian restaurant in town.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Richard, thank you very much! We are glad to know you enjoy Rossella and that you have such a high opinion of us, you make us feel really proud! We hope to see you soon! Luca

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HansG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great local restaurant, food always great. With new specials all the time.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Hans, thanks for finding the time to review us! We are always happy to hear that people had nice experiences with us and we are also glad to know that you tried and enjoyed our specials! We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Luca

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Ange
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great local family restaurant, lovely staff, delicious food and great atmosphere.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Ange, thank you for your review! It’s so good to know that we are able to provide our customers a pleasant experience, we try to recreate the traditional, cozy, Italian atmosphere and we are glad you appreciate it. Hope to have you soon back! Luca

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TerryR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Once again a lovely evening at Rossella's. Great food and company backed up by first class service.
As a long time customer, I have never had a bad meal at Rossella's and I look forward to many more great evenings in the future.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Terry, thank you so much for keep choosing Rossella! We take great pride in having affectionate customers such as yourself and we are always happy to welcome you back! Please feel free to let us know how to further improve your experience contacting us at contact@rossella.co.uk. We hope to see you soon! Luca

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louis
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was slightly dissapointed, expected more. Not as tasty as I had hoped

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Louis, we are sorry to hear the experience didn’t match the expectations. Please feel free to email us with some detail of your experience at contact@rossella.co.uk, we try to improve every day and our customer’s advices are the best way to do that. Hoping to hear from you, have a great day! Luca

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LulaF
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and amazing food . I highly recommend.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Lula, thank you so much for your nice review! We are really happy to know that you appreciated both service and food, we try our best to give our customers an all around good experience so we are happy to acknowledge that we were able to do it during your visit! Hope to have you back soon!

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HelenS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was another great meal with excellent service, good adherence to social distancing rules and very tasty food, especially the Bruschetta and the spaghetti!

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Helen, we are delighted to know that you had a great experience with us and enjoyed our food! As an all time favourite, we are also happy to know you appreciated our Bruschetta, which is a real taste of Italy! We hope to see you again soon! Luca

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ReshP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Restraunt was fine. I am veg and found that the tagliatelle that I ordered had little taste, less salt. Limited veg pasta options.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Resh, we are sorry to hear you found that the tagliatelle had little taste, we will address our staff on this matter. Our menu offers several vegetarian options also in the starters and pizzas. We change Specials quite often and in both Starters and Mains there is always a vegetarian choice. We hope you will give us another chance, if you do, feel free to ask for recommendations to our staff that will be more than happy to help you choose according to your personal taste! Luca

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FionaE
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, friendly staff, fabulous tasty food and great value too :-)

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Fiona, we are happy to know that you had a pleasant experience at Rossella and thank you for the heart-warming compliments! We do our best to provide a friendly customer service and to combine great food with competitive prices! We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Luca

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SheilaC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic as always! Best Italian restaurant in London

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Sheila, on behalf of the whole staff I would like to thank you for your review. We are really glad to be open for eat in again and we are happy to have you back! Have a great day and looking forward to your next visit! Luca

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AndreaP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner has been coming here for nearly 10 years and he said it was nice to see after a little time away that the food was as good as ever at great prices! It was my first time and I can only say it will not be the last! Highly recommend it, especially the 'Penne Rossella'!

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Andrea, we are happy you had a nice first time with us and we are happy to have your partner back! We are glad you enjoyed our Penne Rossella, our signature dish and we can’t wait to have you back to taste our lovely pizzas and main courses! And if you cannot choose, please feel free to ask our staff for recommendations, they’re going to be glad to help! Luca

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benj
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and wine! Loved the home-made limoncello and melloncello. Friendly staff and warm cozy atmosphere

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Benj, thank you for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed our food and wine and that you had an all-around good experience! There is no better way to finish a meal than with a well-deserved limoncello or meloncello, especially if it’s home made and produced in the lovely Benevento in the family vineyard! Next time let us one which one is your favourite! We hope to have you back soon! Luca

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vipSLLL
London
68 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love Rosella but in these C-19 times I feel it has come into it's own.
Tables socially distanced but restaurant still retains good ambiance. The staff still wear masks helping the safety feel and the women attending to our table were as ever, super helpful - one was very happy to offer us an outside table that was free or keep the inside table we had, without issue.
The food always lives up to the mark expected of this lovely, local, family Italian.
Of course the EOTHO deal always helps the end of meal happiness too!
Thanks team Rossella

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you, both for the nice words and for appreciating what we have done to ensure the safeguard of our customers! As a family business, we always try our best to give our customers a friendly and helpful service so we are really happy that you weren’t disappointed. Even if the Eat Out for Help Out in now finished, we still offer our customers 25% off on food and soft drinks Monday to Wednesday. Come and visit us until the end of September to take advantage of the offer! Luca

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GilesB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, will be back again very soon.

Rossella
Responded on 10 September 2020

Dear Giles, we are already looking forward to your next visit! The staff thanks you for the nice review and it’s good to know that we are keeping up the good job! Hope to see you soon! Luca

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RosG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, exceptional value as we used the Eat In Help Out scheme. Regular customer there as love their food.

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AnnaO
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always amazing. It’s a restaurant that the whole family can agree on and enjoy!

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AndreaP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always lovely service and great food. The measures in place for Covid-19 made us feel safe and we really enjoyed our night. Thanks Rossella

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LaurenB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent meal at Rosella - we started ordering from them during lockdown and went to the restaurant this week. Staff were friendly and helpful, food was excellent, good portion sizes and really delicious. I can see why it's always busy!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favourite Italian restaurant we have come across in London so far. Lovely vibe and amazing pizza!

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AM1234
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely local Italian restaurant. Food was great, staff were friendly, I’ll be back.

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KateN
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always amazing, as is the food. Fantastic restaurant!

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ZoeK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really tasty food, everything was perfect. And child friendly, we will definatley be going back

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Tracy
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious specials, pasta and pizzas! Always a favourite for us.

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FrancesS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. There was a mistake with the order but it was rectified very quickly and they were very apologetic. We got free limoncellos too.

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JohannaP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Would definitely reccommend!

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Andrew
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, service and ambience. Definitely going again.

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, staff lovely, food delicious and great value. Lunch deal is amazing I go here as often as I can!

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MihaelaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosella is a MUST! Delicious food, great service and ambiance!Once you've eaten here you keep coming back. There is no other way!😉

FAQs

Rossella does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Rossella also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7267 9797.

Rossella is rated 4.7 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

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