Review on Terra Rossa

Terra Rossa located on bustling Upper Street in Highbury has taken over the former premises of Spanish tapas bar Thyme and Lemon. Translating as red soil, it's the brainchild of Francois Fracella, the former general manager of Apulia in Farringdon. A welcome addition to the area, the Italian restaurant is decked out in a cosy rustic style with distressed furnishing and colourful artwork on the walls. There's also counter seating at the white washed bar and when the weather is warm, the full glass windows can be opened allowing al fresco dining on the terrace.

Showcasing the flavours of Puglia, the southern region of Italy, diners can expect a lively mix of authentic dishes. Kick off with starters like bruschetta classica, toasted homemade bread with fresh tomatoes and garlic olive oil or maybe polpo a pignatu, braised Mediterranean octopus, potatoes and toasted bread in a black pepper sauce. To follow there's homemade pasta and risotto in the shape of Apulian fresh mixed Grano Arso pasta with homemade meatballs, tomato sauce and ricotta cheese or seafood risotto with clams, prawns, cuttlefish, mussels, alongside a selection of pizzas. Desserts stay close to home with tiramusu, homemade mascarpone cheese, savoiardi biscuits and coffee or pasticciotto, their signature Salento pastry cake filled with custard.

The wine list champions offerings from the Puglia region of Italia and there's plenty of wines available by the glass using the Coravin system. Terra Rossa also has cocktails, limoncello and craft beers from the Birra Salento Brewery available on draft.

Terra Rossa is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.30pm (11.00pm Fri & Sat, 10.00pm Sun)

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Facilities at Terra Rossa

  • Childrens menu
  • Pre theater meals
  • Alfresco dining
  • 90 covers
  • Family Friendly


Terra Rossa
139 Upper Street
North London
N1 1QP

Nearest tube station: Angel

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