Trattoria Da Luigi

4.6
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148 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Trattoria da Luigi is a traditional Sardinian restaurant located on the busy, cosmopolitan Stoke Newington Church Street. A seriously cute dining room with pillar-box red frontage, rustic brick walls, Victorian fireplaces and eclectic furnishings and art greets the hungry as they arrive and settle in at the Trattoria, a warm and cosy spot where one feels immediately at home with the help of the smiling staff. While the décor and service are utterly unique in the area, it’s Trattoria da Luigi’s food that really sets it apart from other restaurants, the menu featuring the less often experienced cuisine of Sardinia rather than the expected Italian usuals. Chef Roberto Tonzanu was born and brought up in the north of the island, coming to London to work with celebrity chef Gennaro Contaldo before gaining further experience with the Rossopomodoro group then opening this, his very own restaurant.
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J
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date Night Perfection
This little place was an absolute gem of a find.
Everything from the good food to the welcoming warm hospitality and absolutely home atmosphere is outstanding.
We were offered complimentary Limoncello, which was very appreciated.
I would highly recommend this lovely tiny local restaurant.
Will definitive go back.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here may times and it's always friendly & welcoming, service is good and food delicious.

l
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great meal here, beautiful atmosphere and such a friendly service! All was so yummy can’t wait for a reason to go back :) thank you

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to this place for almost two years. Absolutely love it. Took my in laws who were visiting from abroad and it didn't disappoint. The service is always so warm and food is divine.

JW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely little restaurant. Service was amazing as was the food.

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

Excellent food and fabulous service combined with a varied and very interesting menu. All our party were happy and content with each element of this fabulous dining experience.

JR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super fresh and tasty Italian with friendly service and authentic feel.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely my favourite place to eat in London. Stella and co are such stars and treat you like family. Couldn’t recommend Trattoria da Luigi enough!!!

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming back to Trattoria Da Luigi - it is a home away from home with wonderful food and such fabulous staff.

LH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend if in the area. A homely Sardinian experience, with a wonderful ambience and delicious food.

R
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a bit of a hit and miss as I have alway seen this place but decided to try it out for my birthday. Enjoyed it, will definitely go back. The price was very reasonable.

G
London
29 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Luigi's is a staple of Stoke Newington. Here for years and years, it does Italian well and simply. The team are superb, friendly, knowledgeable and intuitive. There's a constant feeling of being in a family restaurant without feeling like you're in the way of the regulars. I just love this place.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really lovely and great service. Great for a local bite out.

j
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, great service. Would visit again 100 most definitely.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far my favorite restaurant in Stoke Newington. My boyfriend and I go here regularly for date nights or to take friends/parents along. It’s good value for money, pizzas and pasta are always so delicious. And they’re so friendly and give us lots of free food!! Love the ichnusa beer too. Love this place!

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good authentic Italian food, very friendly service.

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The true Italian experience!!! Amazing and authentic food and impeccable staff! Could even practice my Italian with the waiter :)

GP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice and cosy local restaurant serving typical Italian dishes.
Friendly staff and lovely surroundings.

LC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The portions follow the Italian style and not the London one, which is a bonus. it is not cheap but the food is tasty. Service is cool thanks to the lovely Luigi, propa character.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning variety of Sardinian food. Great service from long standing Stoke Newington restaurant. A real treasure.

t
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pasta, lovely service, the Spanish Head waiter is worth the trip alone, for his friendly attentive service

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place - the owners are so friendly and the food is great.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Superb fish soup. OK tomato salad. Good wine. Excellent coffee. Very old school and comforting reataurant with attentive waters. Nice little add-ins like olives, bread and, at the end, a limoncello.

SD
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The family who owns it is lovely and the food is great!

RW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really wonderful lunch at Trattoria da Luigi with my extended family. The food and wine were delicious, service was very friendly and very reasonably priced. If we lived closer I'd be a regular, as it is we'll definitely be back soon.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our dinner was honestly great, but would have been probably much better during the week, as the place is very small and gets crowded (and noisy) very fast.

Anyway, the food was great - finally a good and not so pricy Italian restaurant (I'm Italian, so I know what I'm talking about).
The waitress lovely and extremely kind.

We'll go definitely back.

Thanks!

i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I went here with friends for a thank you meal. We had good food and nice wine. says it all.

SM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It does seem a busy and popular restaurant but I was not too impressed with my booked table for two being squashed into a corner. Once other diners arrived we were effectively trapped and squeezed right in.
We had pizzas. Mine was fine - nothing amazing. My friend asked if the seafood one was without shells and was told yes but it wasn’t- shells (some empty!) were on the pizza.
Waiter was friendly and served us well. Not sure I would rush back though.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, neighbourhood Resturant. Super friendly staff. Absolutely cracking pizzas and great kids pasta. High chairs available. House red wine is super drinkable! Highly recommended for a low key, relaxed meal.

A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

c
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic variety of meals to suit all types of budget. Lovely atmosphere with very attentive staff.

Y
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always! Great, authentic Sardinian food. Love the staff, always so welcoming, they make you feel like family!

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Despite snowy conditions & icy winds, we battled up the main road to Luigi's for supper followed by a gig in the basement. Good time was had all round.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful menu
Wonderful staff
Wonderful food

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food. Spent last two valentines here. Very cosy and intimate

N
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual delicious Italian food served in this family restaurant. The fish stew is to die for.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely authentic place with great reasonably priced food and very friendly staff. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

CJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

DD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booking for 8 people, served quickly. Excellent food, large portions. A new find, will return.

OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here numerous times, great venue for a casual meal with friends, good food at good prices, thoroughly recommed!!!!

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