Review on Trullo
Trullo is a gem of a neighbourhood restaurant, taking it's name from the small round stone houses with conical roofs in the Italian region of Apulia, it is located in Islington, just off Highbury Corner. Set over two floors, the interiors are simply decorated with white walls and tables laid with white paper cloths. The duo behind this popular venue is Jordan Frieda, formerly front-of-house at the River Café, and chef Tim Siadatan, who climbed the culinary ladder at establishments such as the first Jamie's Kitchen, as well as the critically acclaimed restaurants St John and Moro.
The kitchen showcases regional Italian classics with a menu that changes daily, championing provenance, seasonality and sustainability. To start there's chargrilled Norfolk quail with chicken liver crostini before a main course of wild line-caught seabass with cannellini beans and salsa rossa from the charcoal grill. Fresh hand-made pasta, rolled minutes before service is also a favourite, witness pappardelle with beef shin ragu or fettuccine with smoked eel, cream and parsley. To conclude on a sweet note there's a pear and almond tart or otherwise opt for the cheeses served with rye and fennel crackers and quince.
To complement the food there's an excellent all-Italian wine list which has plenty of options available by the glass or carafe.
Trullo is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Tim Siadatan and Conor Gadd
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.45pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.15pm (9.15pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card