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23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
+44 20 7226 2771
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“antipasti” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (34 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The athmosphere is relaxed and there are a lot of italian goodies and wines you can buy. Service is friendly and the pasta dishes are nicely good with lots of options. Pizza wasnt the beat i ve had but still ok.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SummerSuunn
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I visited a lot of Italian restaurants with my Italian boyfriend. This restaurant is my favourite! Not only among Italian restaurants but also including all the other restaurants which I tried in London for four years. The food is so amazing, the owner is kind,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Hyunji C
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Antipasti Rustico and Lobster Pasta was great. Marco was a fantastic host. Would recommend to anyone is the nearby area

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ryuichio920
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch. Don’t don’t mention that kitchen is not open until 12 noon. We had a antipasti to start. It was sliced thinnest as possible. Not a lot of variety of ham. Disappointing.... The pasta in saponara sauce was ok, not enough flavour....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tony2k12
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Mediocre but overpriced pizzas. Personally, I have no clue why this place has so many good reviews on here because Saponara is just a pizzeria, nothing more nothing less

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Great pasta and pizza reasonably priced with a good, nice ambience and friendly staff. Absolutely delicious food served in a cosy and really friendly italian way! I would recommend it to anyone who loves proper Italian food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank marc0campana
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is authentically Italian - down to the TV in the background and the Ferrari flags! The service is lovely, the food is phenomenal (particularly the truffle pasta - omgosh!) and the wine is very reasonably priced. Excellent for a chilled out date or a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank hayleypuff
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here 3 times in the last few weeks. It’s a great place to grab a bite to eat and is set back from the road, you wouldn’t know it was there unless you lived locally or walk past it. The food is fantastic,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 148guym
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Really good homemade pasta and pizza. Food is amazing. The athmosphere is very good. Nice folks and place.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Excellent and efficient service, delicious freshly-prepared food. Great wine selection and a charming, authentic Italian style neighbourhood restaurant. Highly recommend, bookings advisable - it's small and popular!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank K H
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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|
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
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
Traditional Italian Pizzeria and Delicatessen, in the heart of Islington . Established in 1989 by the Saponara brothers. Saponara offers authentic , antipasti rustici ,fresh pasta, traditional italian pizza thin an crusty and of course good italian wines , all served in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere .
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