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Terra Rossa

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

#80 of 17,239 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice

Location and contact

1.0 miles from King's Cross Station
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Sponsored by: Terra Rossa

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. "octopus ragu with paccheri"
1. "octopus ragu with paccheri"
"I went to Terra Rossa for a dinner with my wife."
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2. Homemade pasta
2. Homemade pasta
"The pasta is made in house"
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3. "72 hours pizza dough"
3. "72 hours pizza dough"
"Lovely simple but delicious menu of mainly Puglian inspired dishes."
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Flavours of Puglia -Independent Italian Restaurant with homemade Pasta & stone baked Pizza. Terra Rossa in Islington is an Italian restaurant proudly serving up gorgeous cuisine from the sun-kissed, food-loving region of Puglia. If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in London, simply step inside this Upper Street eatery and immerse yourself in the restaurant’s culture, where the focus is on slowing down and savouring every last bite of your meal with a glass of wine in hand. Highlights from Terra Rossa’s menu include traditional orecchiette pasta with turnip tops, a 'Leccese' pizza with toppings including scamorza cheese, and torta pasticciotto – a famous Salento pastry filled
US$27 - US$62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Southern-Italian
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was amazing, so fresh and homemade. I went with a friends and our plates were so good! It felt like being home. I had fave&cicoria and gluten free orecchiette with cime di rapa…they were like the one my mum makes! Thanks for bringing...a little bit of Italy in London! Bravissimi!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

This is a real southern Italy restaurant, everything from the cosy interiors, to the welcoming staff and refined dishes is great! The Pizza is very good, but I recommend to try also the pasta (orechiette above all) or the octopus, maybe with a focaccia on...the side. Do not forget to share one of the amazing desserts and close your dinner with Homemade LimoncelloMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 days ago

As an Apulian I couldn’t find a better place to have go to. Highly recommend. Fresh food and good service. I like trying a variety of restaurants but this has been the best one so far. If you lie Neapolitan pizza maybe don’t get it...here, but definitely the best place when it comes to pasta and anything elseMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant and our waiter was Nicola , he was very kind and professional. He explained the menu clearly to and had some very good suggestions. We had a lovely meal and great service. We certainly will go again

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent pasta. Highly recommend the boar and langoustine pasta. Nico was a fantastic waiter Honestly, get your ass hete and eat that boar ragu.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the most amazing seafood risotto, so authentic! The service was also great, Nico was very friendly and attentive! Will definitely go back for seconds :)

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terra Rossa is probably the best place in Upper Street.The food is authentic and delicious .Their Paccheri with Octopus Ragu’ must be one of the best pasta I had ,and I’m Italian…The service is attentive and friendly.A particular praise to Nicola, who gave us a...fantastic service.Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had pasta with Cime di Rapa which was very tasty. The Italian craft beer was also delicious – and a brand not commonly found in London: Agricola. I was served by Nico, a real Puglian(!) who was knowledgeable and hospitable. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and authentic Italian restaurant with a creative selection on the menu. Wild boar ragu was really lovely and all starters were really worth it. Lovely setting in Islington both inside and out - great for friends either lunch or supper. Highly recommend if you’re...in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

Very good service, delicious quality food with real italian flavours! You won't regret if you visit this place 😍😋😋♥️

Date of visit: August 2021
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15 November 2019|
Response from terrarossa-london | Property representative |
Dear Karen, we recently introduced an amazing Chicken dish: POLLO RIPIENO Terra Rossa stuffed chicken, filled with bacon, porcini, olives & chestnuts in a Negroamaro sauce served with a side of roasted potatoes... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Terra Rossa

Yes, Terra Rossa offers takeaway services.

Yes, Terra Rossa offers delivery services.

Yes, Terra Rossa is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Terra Rossa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5