Terra Rossa Italian Restaurant

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50 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great authentic Italian food. Easy environment, kid-friendly, pleasant service. Would definitely recommend!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had booked a table through opentable but had to wait over 30 minutes past the booking time. Service was then very slow. Food was uneven - one good dish, two mediocre ones. Nice atmosphere but need to do better

BV
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. 10/10 would (and have) recommend.

WR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

2nd day in a row I visited this restaurant. Last night was my first time at this restaurant and it was outstanding food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well. What a pleasant little surprise this place turned out to be. Staff were perfect, restaurant was very nice and welcoming, and the food was delicious! 10/10 recommend and will certainly be a returning customer!!

RW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really yummy food! Loved the flavours!

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service, as always. Terra Rossa is rapidly becoming my favourite restaurant in Islington!

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The restaurant is nice and staff was very helpful. The starters were very good, but the mains (especially my risotto) were underwhelming and very overpriced. Overall felt it was a bit overpriced for the type of food. There’s other options with much better value and quality.

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fine but ambience not so great.

GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the octopus starter and the gnocchi main

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
12 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

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
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

g
London
299 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!

LH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

s
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FE
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NN
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

GL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

H
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.