Wondering which Italian restaurant in Hackney to go to to have an amazing lunch or dinner? Don’t worry because we will help you with your choice!

Our team is known for enjoying authentic Italian cuisine and trying out different restaurants so if you live in Hackney and you want to find the best Italian restaurants keep on reading!

We do implore thee to grace thy palate with the exquisite fare of the finest Italian establishments in the Hackney borough, as it were our esteemed pleasure to recommend these four establishments of repute to thy discerning taste.


Bella Vita

Bella Vita is an amazing restaurant that opened in 2009. They offer classic Italian dishes – starters, pizza, pasta, desserts, and other authentic Italian food you must try!

We need to point out that all of their pizzas are made with handmade dough and are baked in wood-fired ovens which give their pizza that authentic taste!

We highly recommend starting off with their deep-fried courgette served with marinara sauce as well as the Arancini (deep-fried rice balls with truffle and taleggio).

We also love their Porcini Pasta (mushrooms, white wine sauce) and
Gamberi e Pomodorino Pasta (Tagliatelle, king prawns, cherry tomato, and bisque sauce).

And don’t forget to leave room for their desserts – the Tiramisu is incredible!

Address: 53-57 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH



Lardo is a beautiful Italian restaurant with an incredible venue and some of the best Italian food in Hackney! Not only is the food tasty but they try not to overprice it making them affordable!

We highly recommend their Zucchini salad with feta cheese, mint, a lemon, red onions, and tahini.

They serve tasty and simple pizzas – a pizza with artichoke, tomato, mozzarella, roast garlic salsa, a pizza with seafood, chili, and tomato herb salsa, and many more interesting and unique combinations you can’t get anywhere else!

Also, all of their pasta is homemade and fresh!

Address: 197-201 Richmond Rd, London E8 3NJ


OMBRA Bar & Restaurant

The venue is a former art gallery which makes the interior of this restaurant extremely unique, fashionable, and trendy! There are tall brown-tinted windows and second-hand interesting furniture that goes well with the pink, blue, and yellow tables!

But aside from their beautiful venue, they can offer some of the best Italian cuisine in Hackney!

All of their dishes are made from fresh ingredients. They also carefully make their own pasta which gives their pasta dishes a unique taste!

Recently, they opened their own shop where you can get their homemade pasta, pizza and pasta sauces, Italian meat, and other interesting things. For example, they offer incredible Ravioli stuffed with truffles and burrata cheese that you can later make at home!

Address: 1 Vyner St, Cambridge Heath, London E2 9DG


Martello Hall

Martello Hall is a unique restaurant offering not only food and nice cocktails but also masterclasses!

They have a special Bottomless Brunch on the weekends starting from 11 am till 6.30 pm. that we highly recommend you visit!

On their menu, you can find handmade delicious pasta, pizza, and other traditional Italian dishes that you definitely need to try!

We need to inform you that they make tasty Doughnuts served with jam and Nutella so you know to leave room for dessert!

When it comes to their masterclasses, they change them up quite often. Right now, they have a special Cocktail and Gin Blending Masterclass where you can learn all about cocktail making and gin blending!

Address: Martello Hall, 137 Mare St, London E8 3RH