Angelina Restaurant

4.6
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Angelina is a family owned restaurant in Dalston, serving a surreal exploration of Japanese and Italian cuisines, cultures and influences. It’s as if a Nonna and a Baba spent a day together in the kitchen sharing recipes, and then decided to open a restaurant.
Whilst Italian and Japanese cuisines may seem worlds apart, at their core they share very similar values; food is regional, seasonal and created with minimal meddling and the deepest respect. We are passionate about these similarities and look forward to welcoming you with a smile!
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f
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant Italian/Asian fusion restaurant with an amazing tasting menu.

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff in a well set out space with a choice of tucked away corners or a central bar surrounding the open plan kitchen.

Great value as well - £100 a head for what is effectively 7 -9 courses, plenty of wines (with some really interesting choices) and a bottle of grappa left on the table at the end!

Will definitely be back.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting concept, good food with a twist between Japanese and italian. Menu changes every 2 weeks. I personally would like more japanese coming out but it was overall good. Nice staffs and ambience too

TF
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great restaurant serving a fantastic set meal with Japanese Italian influences. Very good value and a lovely environment. We'll definitely come back.

PC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bang for your buck in East London

N
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service, out waitress was lovely (a girl from Brazil I think). Would highly recommend

a
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in the area, food and service are always amazing! i love it!

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice food - especially the seabass and the trout.
Got a couple of things on our order wrong, and there seemed to be lots of different waiters attending to us which may have caused the confusion. They were very apologetic however once this was raised with them and provided very nice service (complimentary drink and dish) to make up for it.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was great , but the food was very disappointing. The only culinary highlight was a gin beetroot cocktail that was delicious. We got some fried veggies to start , a sashimi with truffle (too overpowering) undercooked pasta , the desert was quiet nice , but then again at £80 per head I’d expect much better.

y
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I had high expectations as I've seen alot of gd reviews but it was a disappointment, the restaurant was about a Japanese / Italian collaboration but clearly the food didn't demonstrated any. There are limited choice of food in the menu - which was fine if they know what they are doing. The Fritto Misto was too greasy with a mouthful of oil - they were trying to do a deep fried tempura stuff of various things but that clearly failed, the other courses e,g. miso aubergine was too salty with too much miso which makes u think that the chef doesn't understand miso ; and then on the italian side, the risotto was a mouthful of confusing flavour again with miso / cream / cheese/ chilli oil ?!?! The pasta dish was just very mediocre too. I think the chef needs to bring his team to try some proper japanese / italian food - in order to know what good is like, afterall their dishes aren't THAT difficult really.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good sharing menu. Good value for money. Drinks are creative, but not too strong, so a few cocktails are an option. Italian wines good on the list. Service is attentive, but relaxed. Doesn’t accept cash.

TI
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. The only thing which we didn’t like was the fact that we had to share a table with other people, we were a group of 4 and we had to share a table with other people whereas a group of two got their own table which had 4 spaces. It was quite loud as well so was a bit difficult to hear each other. I think they should mention it to you before you go there.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and interesting food - would highly recommend

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu both the 5 courses and the dish of the day in stunning ambience. The service is also very good, great place for a special occasion or a treat

VR
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with relaxing atmosphere, delicious but extraordinary food. We loved the fact that they offer just one menu and wine pairing. The starter plates are particularly fantastic

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a superb neighbourhood restaurant.

IK
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tasty and interesting dishes and amazing selection of wines, even though the wines specifically where a bit pricey. The atmosphere was great, and the christmas decoration was super nice. Perfect for romantic nights out!

LF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! We throughly enjoyed the tasting menu, the staff were brilliant and had such a great knowledge of the food they were serving us. We will definitely be returning.

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience yet in 19 years of eating locally; incredible service, excellent food. The multitude of sharing plates we started with were fun and delicate yet surprising and sumptuous, especially the chicken and the tempura. Beautifully cooked risotto and succulent pink duck. Even catered for my personal gluten free boringness. Satisfying house wines, flattering yet generous level of lighting and most rare of all: the perfect volume of music and acoustics to be able to chat happily amid all the hubbub. Great atmosphere. Get a table if you can! Went with 6 of my family and everyone agreed it was excellent in every way.

ZB
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in the neighbourhood. Love coming back. Always really looked after. And you can’t fault the food!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is really nice, I went there for a romantic dinner with my boyfriend and the location was perfect! There’s just the 5 courses option that they change every two weeks and this means high quality. Dishes are all amazing!! I absolutely loved all of them. I also appreciate that the kitchen is right in front of you, so that you can see the chefs working and this also means that everything is always absolutely clean. We are looking forward to have dinner in this restaurant again!!!

k
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had been planning to come there for 4 months and it was so worth it. Everything was simple and delicious but it was also the perfect combination of Italian and Japanese. The tempura was light and beautiful, the meats perfectly cooked, the vegetables wonderfully seasoned, the cocktails paired beautifully with the food we didn’t need anything else! We are planning to come back for certain!

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really nice interior and concept but wasn't quite executed right on the night we visited. The service was bordering on sloppy and food varied from amazing (last 2 courses) to pretty average (first 3 courses).

A
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service is good but the food within the 5 course menu is not worth the value of 39£. I was expecting something more elaborated and tasty. The experience was disappointing

FW
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience and service. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were looked after as soon as we entered the restaurant. Service wasn't rushed and the waiter had great knowledge of the food and tastings. Would 100% recommend and will go again for another tasting menu!

SB
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere.
Enjoyed the food.
Could be some more options available

LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian/Japanese fusion without feeling gimmicky. Attentive service. Chic surroundings. Very good value

v
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good value. Drinks a touch expensive. Great ambiance with touches of creativity. Looking forward to seeing where they go

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food experience.
Amazing wine and cosy ambient

ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, incredible food and really good value for money

HB
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere, excellent service. My new favourite restaurant in Hackney. Can’t wait to go again.

SJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty, creative food with friendly, attentive service. Good wine selection and laid back ambiance.

We originally sat at the counter but moved because the kitchen looked a mess and we didn't feel like looking a pile of dirty dishes while we ate. The food was exceptionally presented so they have the important bit sorted!

c
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Really enjoyed getting the watch the open kitchen produce an incredible array delicious dishes. Service a little slower than ideal but it was a busy Sat night, and everyone was very friendly. Food really creative and different - we both had the 5-course tasting menu (either that or the daily changing single main dish) and almost everything we tried was faultless. More expensive than the average meal out £39 pp not including drinks - but still good value. We will be back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasting menu available also for vegans and vegetarians. Friendly staff and very good wine list. We sat at counter and the chef kindly introduced each dish. Great ambience and fair price.

AD
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, very unique and adventurous. We had the tasting menu with the different wines recommended by the staff. Even if it seems brighter from the pictures on the website, the atmosphere is warm. The staff is very friendly, always being sure we liked the food and giving details of every dish. I will definitely go back and take more friends with me.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The starters were just so good. Oysters spectacular, tempura cavolo nero just so good and as for the John Dory main course so delicious. Well done Angelina.

a
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing and 10/10, especially enjoyed the first course and the pumpkin dessert. The only niggle was that we were sat on a table next to the window which had a crack in it, so we were really cold throughout the meal and had to ask to be moved when the table next to us left, and had to wait a very long time to get the bill at the end of the meal. Otherwise amazing experience.

NM
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, excellent. Great wine recommendation. First 2 courses excellent, Monte Bianco excellent, and something I have wanted to try for ages. We will be back soon

SH
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! The decor and atmosphere were amazing, food was delicious and staff were fantastic and the perfect level of attentive!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pasta, wonderful service. Lovely people.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance and decor. Food lacked finesse but they are still new and finding their right balance of flavours. Ingredients were fresh and service was very good.