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.
Staff was super friendly, food was great, fairly priced and big portions. I would definitely come back
Very tasty and a great atmosphere. The starters were a bit small and the squid was nothing special. Other than that a great experience
Great little restaurant
Great value for money
Delicious food, attentive staff, looked after us and our 2yr boy very well:)
Hello Beatrice, we are very happy to hear you had a nice experience! It's been a pleasure reopening and welcome back old and new customers! We hope to see you soon. Luca
Excellent food, good choice. Friendly helpful staff, pleasant atmosphere
Hello Carol, thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed both food and service, we really hope to have you back soon! Luca
Fantastic family restaurant with great food and service and prices. It is the only UK restaurant our whole family (3 generations) goes to regularly.
Hello, thank you for your review! We are happy you had a nice experience and we are glad to acknowledge that Rossella is a place that the whole family can enjoy! We hope to have you all back after lockdown! Luca
Always a pleasure to eat at Rosellas for the friendly ambience and excellent food! I took my granddaughter to lunch and we were delighted to have a chat with the charming owner!
Hello, thank you very much for your review! We are happy your granddaughter and you had a nice time with us and enjoyed our homemade dishes as well as the service offered by Mary! We hope to see you very soon! Luca
We love coming to Rossella for delicious authentic italian cooking. We had the Saltimbocca for the first time and it did not disappoint. But the desserts here are always the highlight for me! Thank you for the perfect pre-lockdown meal. We will miss you.
Hi Rebecca, thank you very much for your review! We are really glad you had a nice meal with us and that you got to try our Veal Saltimbocca and enjoy once more our homemade desserts! We are looking forward to see you again after lockdown and if you want, you can still enjoy your favourite dishes from Rossella in Take Away or Delivery! Luca
Excellent pasta, the red wine I had not as impressive.
Hi, thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed our pasta, next time don't hesitate to ask a member of staff for a taste of different wines so that you can find a good match with your taste! We hope to see you soon! Luca
great food, great service. only issue was that it was a bit too dark in there
Hi, we are happy to know you enjoyed both food and service and we are always glad to receive any kind of feedback from our customers! It can get a bit too dark, especially in some areas of the restaurant, but next time don't hesitate to ask one of your servers to turn the lights for you, they're are going to do it without any problem! We hope to have you back! Luca
Had a fantastic experience. Reserved a table here before going to the O2 Forum down the road. Massimo really looked after us and the food and wine were excellent. Grazie mille!
Hi, thank you very much for your review! We are glad you had a nice meal here at Rossella and that you appreciated Massimo's care! We really hope you'll come back to visit us soon! Luca
As always, a lovely evening at Rossella. Great food, service and atmosphere, already looking forward to go back
Hi George, thank you for finding the time to share your experience with us! We are glad you had another nice evening at Rossella and that you had an overall nice time! We hope to see you soon! Luca
One of the best Italian restaurants in London. Flavoursome, homely cooking at incredible value. Keep it up!
Hi, thank you very much for finding the time to leave us a review! We are happy to know we were able to meet your expectations, this means a lot to us! We are looking forward to your next visit! Luca
We had never been to this restaurant before and was really excited. We arrived early and was greeted by a waiter who sat us down promptly but then walked off. 15 minutes later he returned to take our order after us trying to get his attention as we were ready, we just thought maybe he was busy. Then when it came to him taking our order my partner ordered mine and was mid way through about to order his and the waiter literally walked off saying he was putting the order in when we didn’t even finish, and never even got to order drinks. Then we spent the next 10-15 mins trying to get the same waiters attention to say that we hadn’t finished our order and Ofcourse wanted to get some drinks.. he continued to walk past our table completely ignoring me and my partner to a point where we was ready to get up and walk out. He was shouting, and making weird animal noises all around the restaurant in which we saw all the other diners looking at him weirdly. He made the atmosphere very awkward and at this point I physically had to call out for him and wave because I was fuming at how many times he had walked past us looking at both me and my partner and completely ignoring us. Eventually he came over and we had to tell him that he only took half our order and we never got to order drinks, we finally managed to order our entire meal and drinks after 30 mins when the restaurant wasn’t even packed at this point so it really was shocking. We are our food which was delicious and we really enjoyed that but again it was hard to even talk to eachother due to the waiter shouting over the restaurant and dancing and making all the weird noises while walking up and down the restaurant. In the end I couldn’t wait to get out, he made our experience awful, he was so rude, so unbothered with his customer service and came across that he really did not care. The worst experience I’ve had ever, Very rude and arrogant man with 0 customer service skills, absolutely disgusting.
Hello, I’m sorry your experience didn’t meet you expectations. However, our CCTV noticed some discrepancies. You both sat down at 14:10, at 14:16 the waiter came back to check if you were ready which you weren’t, he came back at 14:19. The order arrived at the table at 14:34. I checked every camera and none of the staff were dancing. About the animal noises, I find it unlikely since both the staff has been working here for years and no one ever complained about them or their service. Luca Meola
A great little unassuming restaurant.
Superb service fantastic food.
My favourite Italian in London.
Hi, thank you very much for finding the time to leave us a review! We are glad you had a positive experience here at Rossella, appreciating both food and service. We put a lot of passion in our job so we are happy we were able to provide you a nice time. Looking forward to your next visit! Luca
great restaurant, nice staff, very good food bit noisy but overall good value for money
Hi, thank you very much for your review. We are happy you had an overall good experience and that you enjoyed both our friendly service and homemade food! Unfortunately, it can get a little bit noisy at busy lunches or dinners but we are glad to know that that didn't spoil your time at Rossella. We hope to see you soon! Luca
Delicious food, well-priced and family run (!!!) Much tastier than franco manca and other chains. Support local businesses who will definitely be struggling at this time
Hi Janica, thank you very much for finding the time to leave such a nice review to Rossella! We are happy to hear you appreciate our local business, we do our best to offer to our customers fresh, homemade dishes matched with a good value for money and we are glad we were able to deliver that during your visit! We hope you will come back to visit us soon! Luca
Authentic, homely and great food and excellent service
Hi Michelle, thank you very much for your review. We are glad you had a nice time here at Rossella and that you appreciated both service and food! We hope to see you soon! Luca
Went at 1pm and had the £8 lunchtime menu (including a drink!). When the bill came there was also an extra 30% (early bird discount) off the meal so it was excellent value. Staff wore PPE & took QE code / email - felt very safe. I had pizza & garlic bread- both delicious. Definitely returning again soon.
Hi Tricia! Thank you very much for the kind review! We are really happy to hear you had a nice lunch here at Rossella and that you enjoyed both food and value for money. We are also glad to know you felt safe in the restaurant, we are taking all the precautions so that both customers and staff could feel that way in this challenging times. We hope to see you soon for another meal! Luca
Always a great night out at Rossella! The food is delicious, the atmosphere infectious and the staff so welcoming!
Hi, thank you very much for the nice words! We are glad to hear you had another pleasant evening here at Rossella and that we were able to hit the mark during your visit with both food and service. We are also happy you enjoyed the atmosphere, we try to recreate the real Italian Trattoria experience! We hope to see you soon! Luca
Everything I’ve ever eaten at Rossella’s has been fresh, tasty and authentic Italian cuisine. Very reasonably priced and really nice staff.
Hi, thank you for finding the time to review Rossella! We are glad you enjoyed our fresh, homemade dishes and our service as well as our value for money. We hope you will come back to visit us soon! Luca
We love this place. Fantastic in every way - good value great food (and the meloncello is one of the best things ever!)
Hi Matthew, thank you very much for your review! We are really happy to know you had a nice time here at Rossella and that you had a chance to try our homemade meloncello, which is produced in our family farm in Benevento! We hope to see you soon! Luca
My experience of Rossella has always been good. It is a pleasure to return. Excellent food and attentive, very friendly service. There is a slight problem with the entrance door which does not close automatically. So when new diners/enquirers come in, the door tends to be left wide open. Not a problem in summer. But as we move into winter, would be good if that could be fixed. Saves us having to get up to close the door or having to ask one of the busy waiting staff to do the same. Many thanks again. Paul
Hi Paul, thank you very much for finding the time to review your experience at Rossella! We are glad you had once more a nice meal and that you enjoyed both food and service. In January we are going to expand next door and a big refurbishment of the whole restaurant is scheduled, I am going to be sure to pass your suggestion regarding the door to Luca. We are looking forward to your next visit! Lara
One of the fantastic Italian restaurants. Great, joyful atmosphere, smiling waiters. Very professional service. Great show of a pizzerman making pizzas in front of the customers. Food wonderful, fresh. A rich selection of dishes. Low prices in relation to very large portions. I recommend. I will come back here many times.
Hi Robert! I would like to thank you on behalf of the whole staff for your lovely words! We are really glad we were able to hit the mark during your visit and we are very happy to know that you had an all-around good experience here at Rossella! We can't wait to have you back! Luca
Always brilliant, friendly and great food and value. We feel very lucky to have a local restaurant like this
Hi Billy, thank you very much for finding the time to reserve us such nice words! We are glad you had a pleasant experience here at Rossella and we sure hope you will come back to visit us very soon! Luca
Everything Is perfect. Me and my partner has become our favourite place for dinner.
Hi Maria, thank you so much for the nice review and for choosing Rossella! We are happy to know you had a pleasant experience with us and we really hope to have you and your partner back soon! Luca
Excellent meal & hospitality as usual.
Great quality food & value for money .
Hi Robert, thank you very much for finding the time to leave us a review! We are glad you had a nice time here at Rossella and that you enjoyed our homemade dishes as well as our value for money. We hope to have you back soon! Luca
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!
Hi and thank you very much for you kind words! We are so glad to know we were able to help you celebrate a significant day in our own small way! It's never too late to try something new and we are happy you found and appreciated us. We put a lot of passion in what we do here at Rossella and we try to make every experience special, so we are really proud we were able to hit the mark during your visit. We really hope to have you back soon now that you know where to find us! A presto! Luca
We've had an excellent lunch sitting at a table outside, the food was outstanding and the service good.
Hi, thank you very much for your kind words on behalf of the whole staff! We are happy you had a nice lunch enjoying our outside sitting as well as our dishes and friendly service! We hope you'll come back soon to visit us! Luca
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.
Hi, thank you very much for finding the time to review us! We are glad you got to try our octopus salad from the Specials Menu and that you enjoyed it! The Aubergine Parmigiana is really tasty and if next time you would like a bigger portion feel free to ask a member of staff and they will provide to ask to the kitchen for a main size one! If you have any suggestion on how to improve please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We hope to see you soon!
Excellent lunch with work colleagues. Gnocchi was delicious! Great value with speedy but friendly service. Reliably good.
Hi, thank you very much for your review, we are happy to know you had an enjoyable lunch with your colleagues and that you got to try our lovely gnocchi! Both with four cheeses sauce or with the Pesto Rosso from the specials they taste yummy! We hope to see you soon! Luca
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.
Hi Sue, thank you for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed our homemade, fresh dishes and our value for money and that you had an overall good experience here at Rossella! We hope you will be back soon! Luca
Very family friendly. We were made to feel really welcome and our young guest particularly enjoyed being able to see her pizza get made!
Hi, thank you for the kind words! We really appreciate the fact that we were able to make you and your family feel welcome, it means we were able to hit our mark! We are glad your young guest enjoyed the pizza-making show, it is one of the favourite shows of the waiting staff as well! We really hope to have you and your family back really soon! Luca
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!
Hi, we are so glad to know you still visit us even if you moved out of the area because it means we were able to provide you with a good experience recreating a portion of Italy in our own small way! We hope to have you soon back for another good meal! Luca
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.
Hi Paul, thank you very much for finding the time to leave us your kind words. We are glad your experience was once again good, both with our homemade dishes and with our friendly service. We really value any feedback and if you have any suggestion on how to improve, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to have you back soon! Luca
Great try it out good food chill vibes nice area Hampstead Heath close by
Hi, thank you for the nice review on behalf of the whole staff! We are glad that you experience here at Rossella was pleasant and that you enjoyed our dishes. We hope to have you back soon! Luca
Good food, reasonable spacing between tables, service helpful & friendly.
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 email@example.com. 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
Great Food, Attentive Staff, Rossella never fails to impress
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
Food was exquisite, very enjoyable experience! Nice setting.
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
Just great value for money food great and service at a good price
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
Rossella does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat 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 595 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.