Latteria Restaurant

Italian restaurant in Islington

Latteria is a new Italian restaurant in Islington, just down the road from Angel Station. They serve up authentic Milanese food and drinks with their inspiration drawn from the pasticceria, panino shops and pizzeria’s in Milan. Everything is made freshly in house with ingredients sourced directly from Italy.

We visited on a sunny evening so were lucky enough to eat al fresco. The inside of the restaurant matched the outside with vibrant red tones and an Italian diner type feel. The open plan restaurant is filled with natural light creating a summery atmosphere.

They open for breakfast and lunch every day apart from Monday’s and have a later dinner service Thursday – Saturday.

The Drinks

When in Italy….drink Aperol Spritz! (£8.50). We obviously had to have our favourite tipple and it was great of course. There are other Italian themed cocktails such as a Mojito Milan and a wide range of Italian wines and coffees.

Italian restaurant in Islington

The Food

Italy is hard to beat when it comes to good food and Latteria certainly represented their country very well.

We started with some Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia (£5) which was crispy and delicious.  We also had a Lentil Salad with green apple, cucumber and datterino tomatoes (£8.5). This was a little gem! Such simple ingredients combining to make amazing flavours, which is representative of good Italian cuisine. We particularly enjoyed the fresh apple cutting through the rich lentils.

Italian restaurant in Islington
Italian restaurant in Islington

For our mains we had the Tagliatelle Pomodoro which is served in a classic tomato sauce with fresh basil (£7.50). It is a vegetarian dish which can be made vegan by switching up the pasta. Again, simple ingredients combined to make an amazing fresh and tasty meal.

Italian restaurant in Islington

We also had the Chicken Milanese with rocket & tomato salad and fries (£13). As big as my friend’s head but swiftly eaten of course. The breadcrumb coating was crispy and not at all oily and the chicken cutlet was tender and delicious. The accompanying salad was fresh and tasty and the chips were great.

Italian restaurant in Islington

We were persuaded to try the home made Profiteroles (£5) and we were glad we did. Perfect choux pastry filled with fresh cream and covered in chocolate…heaven!

Italian restaurant in Islington

Overall

Latteria is a bright and vibrant Italian restaurant in Islington with top quality food and service. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive.  A short walk from Angel Station takes you into the heart of Milan! Highly recommended for great food at great prices.

East London Girl: Latteria

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