Islington is going to be adding ‘’Latteria’’ to their cafes.

Latteria is an Italian restaurant which is inspired by the city of Milan. It opened on the 26th of March in 56 – 58 Essex Road in Islington. Their eggs Benedict are made with Parma ham instead of ham. They also offer English-Italian breakfast with white beans. They are open all day – you can grab breakfast, brunch, lunch or just an afternoon tea. All their ingredients are sourced from Italy.

The owner Giuliano Lotto hasn’t opened restaurants in London in seven years. His first one opened in 2008 called Marylebone restaurant Il Baretto. Another restaurant he opened in Mayfair in 2012 was called Banca but it closed a year after.

Latteria means dairy. They share a similar name with an Acton dairy called La Latteria. They produce mozzarella and other Italian cheeses for some London restaurants.

The menu includes breakfast, sandwiches, salads, pastries, pizza, pasta. The pizza and pasta dough are made in-house. Some of the things on the menu are:

£8 for Breakfast eggs with Parma ham, hollandaise on brioche toast

£8 for Il Tonnato sandwich (cold sliced veal, mayo sauce, tuna, lettuce, capers)

£7 for Zucchini sandwich (grilled zucchini, artichokes, oregano, basil goat cheese)

£11 for Crab spaghetti