John Gregory-Smith ON Apr 18, 2012 AT 10:50 am

Trullo is the local Italian restaurant I have been waiting for my whole life. The atmosphere is as relaxed as a boozy BBQ, the service is impeccable and the food heavenly. If only they could just relocate to below my apartment there would be no complaints whatsoever!


The portions are really well sized. However, last Wednesday night, despite warning, my friend and I decided to really get to grips with the menu and ordered three starters. A bright pink grelot beetroot and goats curd crostini (£7), which was wonderfully sweet-savoury with crunchy pine nuts scattered throughout. Second was a rich pappardelle with beef shin ragu (£8). It was Italian simplicity at its best – rich braised pieces of meat with lots of texture and a slight sweetness mixed into rich egg pasta. Finally we had the special of Burrata drizzled with tart fried garlic and herb pesto.  Burrata in itself is special; like icecream with a cherry already on top.  However, the pesto cut right through the richness of the creamy cheese and made it shine even more–well done guys!!

For our mains we went for the delicious Dorset lamb rump with rich baked borlotti beans and a fantastic bright green salad verde (£16.50) and a fish supper of roast cod with cannellini beans, clams, muscles and agretti in a spicy tomato sauce (£17). This dish was amazing. The peppery sauce was spiked with salty pieces of shellfish and the whole thing sat on top of a crostini, which, with time, aborted all the flavour and began to almost melt back into the dish.

The menu, which is based around the best Italian and British produce, changes daily. You might not see exactly what I ate, but quite frankly, for me, this is just an excuse to have to go back at least once a week!

300 – 302 St Paul’s Road, London,  N1 2LH.  020 7226 2733



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