Who doesn’t love Italian food, right? It’s packed with flavour and great ingredients – and no matter if you love pizza and pasta or prefer other traditional meals, we will share our favourite Italian restaurants in Waltham Forest with you so you know where to go!
4 Of The Best Italian Restaurants In Waltham Forest According To Our Team
Trattoria Ibleo Restaurant
Our favourites starters include their Prosciutto e Melone (ham and melon), Impepata di Cozze (Mussels, chilli, wine, garlic), and Ravioli di Pesce (filled with crab and prawns, aurora sauce).
When it comes to main dishes, we recommend their Penne o Gnocchi 4 Formaggi (4 cheese pasta), Spaghetti Carbonara, Risotto Marinara (baby clams, mussels, squid, prawns, tomato), Pollo Vulcano (chicken, garlic, butter, lemon sauce), and Vitello Milanese (veal scallops with Bolognese sauce).
On their menu, you can also find amazing pizza!
Address: Station Approach, Station Rd, London E4 6AL
Another amazing spot in Waltham Forest is Quattro Stagioni – a super casual place perfect for a quick lunch or dinner when you are craving pizza and pasta. In general, they do also serve burgers, grilled meat, and other meals so this restaurant is not entirely Italian but their pizza and pasta are divine which is why we had to include them on this list.
We do recommend their Pollo Arrabbiata Pasta (chicken, mushrooms. garlic, chillies, tomato sauce), the La Pasta Aglispinaci (chicken, cream sauce, spinach), the Al Tonno Pasta (tuna fish, onions, tomato sauce, herbs), the Funghi alla Crema Pasta (mushrooms, garlic, herbs, creamy sauce), and the Siciliana Pasta
(aubergines, tomato sauce, herbs).
Address: 402 Forest Rd, London E17 5JF
The Italian Bakery
If you are craving authentic Italian pizza and you are located in Waltham Forest then The Italian Bakery is the place you must visit! It’s a small, casual and very cosy restaurant where you will indeed find excellent pizza.
You can never go wrong with their San Gennaro (tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, olives), their Four Friends Pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian ham, mushrooms, olives, artichokes), the Salsiccia & Friarelli (with a white base, mozzarella, sausage, friarelli, chilli flakes), or the Truffolotta (with a white base, mozzarella, rocket, cherry tomatoes, cured beef, truffle oil, burrata).
For dessert definitely check out the Sicilian Cannoli or their tiramisu!
Address: Unit 4, Crate Building, Parking lot, 35 St James St, London E17 7FY
Our favourite starters include the Funghi Formaggi (mushrooms stuffed with Goats cheese, and tomato sauce), the Deep Fried Brie, the Fritti di Paranza (deep-fried whitebait with lemon and tartar sauce), and the Bruschetta.
Our favourite main dishes that we do recommend you try include the Lasagna della Casa (their homemade beef lasagna), the Tagliatelle Pollo e Broccoli (+ chicken, Broccoli, tomato and cream sauce), the Risotto Ai Frutti Di Mare (+ mixed seafood, Garlic, White wine, Chillies, tomato sauce), the Crespolina (homemade, filled with ricotta cheese and spinach, tomato and béchamel sauce), and the Agnello (Lamb cutlets, rosemary sauce, roasted Potatoes, vegetables).
Address: 755 Lea Bridge Rd, London E17 9DZ