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“Excellent and intimate”
Review of Trullo

Trullo
Ranked #1,281 of 22,552 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Restaurant opened this week
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent and intimate”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I've been here for lunch twice and both times, I have been impressed with the innovative menu and quality of the the food. It is a small but intimate setting on a main road very near Highbury and Islington Station. The wine selection was also good and reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice setting, short menu ”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Visited recently on a Thursday night as we were already in the area. Impressed by the decor and atmosphere: simple, cosy and pleasantly understated. Eating in the main ground floor room makes it for a better experience than the slightly claustrophobic downstairs room. Menu is short and not really impressive. On the contrary the restaurant carries quite an interesting wine list. The execution of the items we tried was acceptable. Good and friendly service up to the point one of us asked for tartare sauce with the pan fried sole. This was rather sharply refused by the waitress on the ground that Trullo is an Italian restaurant. As one other reviewer has already said it takes more than the now ubiquitous burrata on the menu to make this an Italian restaurant. I would not travel across town to eat at Trullo, but I guess it makes a decent local eatery.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great service”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Enjoyed a delicious meal at Trullo with extremely good service from a very knowledgeable waitress. Wonderful jasmine and sage infused Tanqueray and tonic to kick off the evening! As a table of four we were all keen to taste each others meals as it all looked so interesting. Nothing disappointed! In particular the Wild sea bass carpaccio and the Gressingham duck leg were were excellent.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Alison T
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant enough”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My partner and I had lunch at Trullo on Monday 26 May. We had heard great things online and from friends and so were very much looking forward to trying it out. The service was very attentive and friendly, and we got the sense that the staff had a lot of knowledge about the food and wine on offer. We had a glass of prosecco each as aperitif. For starters we ordered tagliatelle with mussels, chilli and oregano and sea bass carpaccio respectively - both very good. For our main course we both had the onglet with borlotti beans - nice enough, although we'd have preferred anything but the beans. We ordered a side of potatoes, but the chef forgot these. For dessert we both had a slim slice of almond and cherry tart each. We ordered a bottle of red (Salice Salentino from the Giardinelli vineyard) which was the highlight of the lunch. All-in-all a pleasant meal. The main negative from my perspective was the limited menu (the onglet and a duck breast were the only red meat options). It worked out at £60 each, including 12.5% service. Not crazy expensive but not cheap. As a complete dining experience I wasn't bowled over, so I'm not sure I'd rush back. Pretty good though.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Please don't call it Italian”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This is a problem with all the so-called 'Italian' restaurants in London. They think that adding a mozzarella or a burrata in the menu makes a restaurant automatically Italian. I appreciate the chef's efforts in creating elaborated dishes but Italian cousine is based on the exact opposite: simplicity. Few good ingredients make great recipees, rather than stuffing dishes with several sometimes contrasting flavours. Moreover the menu is poor, few choices. It's a lovely restaurant, staff is great and 5-stars for that. But, in my personal opinion, not for the menu.

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