Terra Rossa Italian Restaurant

4.4
41 reviews
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
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GP
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tutto ottimo, dall'accoglienza ai primi e alla pizza. Consigliato.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the octopus starter and the gnocchi main

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appena arrivato siamo stati accolti benissimo dallo staff. Ambiente molto curato. Eravamo in 4 e abbiamo optato tutti per il menu; che dire...tutto ottimo. Cucina di altissimo livello...valore aggiunto? Capo chef e team cucina tutto al femminile! Consiglio Vivamente questo ristorante per la cura dei dettagli a 360 gradi (camerieri, cucina e accoglienza). Non potete sbagliarvi!

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KR
London
145 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Terra Rossa was something of a revelation, with wonderful home-cooked Puglian recipes, unusual combinations, and welcoming efficient service. We would definitely go back again, and would recommend highly to others. Incidentally, it has excellent choices for those needing to avoid gluten, including gluten-free beer!

M
London
38 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great little place and the staff is very attentive, but I agree the food is average. I had the carpaccio with tasted like pastrami and the pasta with meatballs was ‘ok’ , certainly I’d expected more.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food!
Genuine flavours, very approachable place, staff and ambiance.
Very recommended ❤️

N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to Terra Rossa after two and something hours of gruelling and spectacular theatre performance of Hunt at the Almeida. We needed a refreshing and more positive slant on the world and on people than the one around which the play takes place. Terra Rossa wa a perfect antidote to the tough judgement the play passes on people: it was jolly, airy with the loveliest waitress and a happy inn-keeper. The food was very good, we cleaned our plates down to the last drop of tasty sauce. Were it not for the late hours and the obvious yawns of the staff who were dying for their beds, we might still be there and talking.

l
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, but despite ordering all the food people have been raving about we found the quality of food very average. The parmigiana was tasteless and the meatballs was unimpressive, pizza was okay, but nothing special.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect Italian, great service, great food, not fancy just honest Italian. Would defiantly come again.

g
London
279 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Terra Rosa was the perfect Friday evening meal. An interesting menu and great set menu option also. Would love to visit again and try some other choices

P
London
26 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time dining at Terra Rossa. Food was great both times and the staff were attentive and friendly. We were with an Italian who said both pizza and pasta were well made.

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

Fabulous food!

LH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a little gem - pre-theatre meal so nice speedy service, although some people looked like they were in for a long, lazy supper. Excellent service, fantastic wine recommendation and the best meatballs ever - bravo!

LG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, friendly and accommodating staff, very good food indeed, would definitely come back!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and authentic Puglian food with excellent service. Waiter was happy to advise on the menu and accommodate our needs.

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely and authentic Italian restaurant. Excellent service, quality food.

s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good south Italian cuisine, true and original. Orecchiette home made, good products, nice and effective service. Recommended!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We ordered four pasta and they came with different temperature, two of them are piping hot, two of them are lukewarm. Presentation is very rustic and taste is just like home cooked and nothing special.

Service was a bit rushed and there was no music and it was really really light inside, makes you feel a bit exposed.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a large family meal and received excellent service, advice and outstanding food throughout our lunch. Everything was beautifully presented and the care and attention was exquisite. The decoration and atmosphere created a very Italian feel to the whole experience.
We will definitely be going back and have recommended Terra Rossa to friends and family.
What a jewel in Islington.

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Rather limited and ideosyncratic menu... pizza was fine, other pasta dish looked unappealing and was a bit skimpy as a main course ( my companion ate half my Pizza)...
Staff very helpful and pleasant.
They turned some rather piecing music down when requested...
Physical environment pleasant.

RS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal with impeccable service. The burratta was sublime as was the mille feuille for dessert

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Questo ristorante situato nel cuore di upper street è un vero gioiello finalmente la vera cucina pugliese a Londra dagli starters (polpo a pignatu) alle orecchiette cima di rapa ai desserts tutto buonissimo ottima anche la wine list con dei prezzi moderati e servizio eccellente see you soon

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty with reasonable price!!
Friendly and attentive service. Lovey atmosphere!!
Highly recommended!!

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

Great food, traditional ingredients and recipes, strongly recommended, appetizers in particular

NN
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have visited and we were incredibly impressed with the quality of the food

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food is just ok. Ravioli quite oily and so was the seafood risotto, which contained rather rubbery squid.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and very helpful staff.
This is one of our new favourites on Upper Street.

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

We spent Valentine’s evening at Terra Rossa and couldn’t have chosen a better place for it.

The food was genuinely outstanding and a true representation of Puglian cuisine. The wild chicory was incredible and such a treat to have on the menu as it’s not easy to find in the U.K.

The service here is really excellent and all of the staff do so much to create a really great atmosphere. The focus is definitely on ensuring customers are happy and comfortable.

Overall, we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Terra Rossa and will certainly be booking another visit in again soon.

V
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, friendly place, like Italians used to be. Prices very competitive.

GL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, authentic and not too pretentious! Just very nice products! I also suggest to enjoy few glasses of Italian wine!!!

H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice menu but need a better chef. Pasta over cooked and sauce tasted preserved. The place is very pleasant and I wish them well but the food really does need to be better.

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, great food- large portions so we over ordered- ambience was quiet although this was a lunchtime so it wasn’t full. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant

LQ
London
194 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Terra Rossa Italian Restaurant just around the corner from the Almeida Theatre, so very convenient if you are going there. The food was genuinely good Italian--very fresh and quite delicious. The service was quick and friendly. Try the aubergine parmigiana for a starter--gorgeous!

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Southern Italian food and wine. Nice atmosphere and staff. Convenient for Almeida Theatre.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had to wait approximately 45 minutes for our starters to arrive, after enquiring several times.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Really jolly atmosphere! Make sure to order a starter as the main are quite small!

CO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Nothing special. Service very slow and the restaurant was half empty with plenty of waiters.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

THE only problem was regarding amex acceptance. On open table says is accepeted but they dont accept.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new Italian on Upper Street. Will definitely return!

RG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely find food was outstanding and service was just right

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