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Saponara

23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
+44 20 7226 2771
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“antipasti” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early evening and had three stunning pasta dishes, unlike anything you'd normally come across in a standard Italian restaurant. Really recommend this place.

Thank Phobr
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous lunch with first class ingredients. Mouth-watering freshness. Sweets are to die for. Reasonably priced and friendly attentive staff. Cant wait to return.

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal here on a lovely sunny evening.Shared a pizza and salad,and a nice bottle of vermentino.All excellent.Popular spot,so booking advised.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We all love pizza right? I know that I do and having a partner from Italy means that we always have to find the authentic Italian places to eat......this is one of our favourites. Saponara is a well hidden little gem of a place, in...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had lunch here ..What a lovely find... excellent food... feels like you're dining with a family.. restaurant is intimate and cosy and the service excellent... we carried on talking long after all the other diners left and there was no sense of wanting us to...More

Thank shyicarus
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Absolute hidden gem. This little Italian is so authentic, we could easily have been in Tuscany (aside from the rain outside). Excellent selection of pizza and pasta dishes all of which tasted absolutely brilliant. Very reasonable prices and friendly staff. Will definitely visit again and...More

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My son had been recommended to eat here and so he duly booked us for lunch on Saturday, fortunately we arrived and ordered early as on leaving the restaurant was packed. From the outside the façade looks unprepossessing and it's rather quaint inside also, being...More

1  Thank PutneySW
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this tucked away Gem; brilliant food , quality service A real Italian delight. If authenticity it's what you want then this is the place. We visited as part of a large group and we sampled just about everything they...More

Thank Tony J
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's a cozy, friendly, atmospheric place with fantastic, home-made pasta that you get to choose and have served with any of the main sauces. Or, for teenage boys, there's a large selection of tasty (they said) pizzas. The management are warm and welcoming and have...More

1  Thank Neil R
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place tucked off Essex road and they have fantastic pasta and friendly service. They've got lots and lots of truffles. And delicious pizzas. Very nice place!

Thank Claire C
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marco s
Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We appreciate all our customers comments. We are sorry that,you did not enjoy our home-made lasagna. We would like you to appreciate that takes over two hours to cook lasagne, from the ragu to the final blast fridge. We use only fresh ingredients: fresh british minced beef from our local italian butcher fresh home-made besciamella sauce fresh grated parmigiano fresh mozzarella (bufala,bufala affumicata,nomale for 3 different lasagne italian plum tomatoes in tomato sauce basil, salt.pepper We have been established for over 24 years and conduct market research on going basis, which help us to determine our prices. All our prices are displayed on 3 different menus 1 Take Away 2 Dining In plus the Special Pasta of the Day ( Tortelloni,Ravioloni,Girasoli, Gnocchi ripieni)etc Our teas are served either fresh leaf or dried from our variety of infutions. They are served in a pot which fills the tea cup more than twice at least for £ 2.40. We give our time and upmost effort in making sure our customers enjoy their food and service. However we take these matters very seriously at SAPONARA and if you did not enjoy your lasagna and tea as goodwill gesture, we would like to offer you a refund. Marco Saponara
24 February 2015|
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Response from Giusi D |
Hello, I have a question, is there any chance to enjoy for a gluten free pizza. (Not frozen) because I like it and I can't eat gluten. Thanks Josie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 2771
Description
PIZZERIA-ITALIAN DELI
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