Ilford has some of the best Italian restaurants in London – so if you live there or you are visiting soon then you need to go out to at least one place offering Italian cuisine and enjoy some pizza, traditional pasta, or even the most delicious dessert – tiramisu!

In order to make it easier for you, our team has decided to make a list of our favourite Italian restaurants in Ilford – so you can simply pick one and book a table for tonight!

Top 4 Best Italian Restaurants In Ilford



Luigi – the owner of Luigi’s, opened his first restaurant in 1978 – and since then, he has managed to deliver nothing but the best Italian food in Ilford!

The owner was born and raised in Napoli – and his mother has taught him to cook, therefore, the food this restaurant offers has a homemade feel. It’s like you visited a friend in Italy that prepared the best pasta you have ever had!

Our team strongly recommends you try out the Coppa di Gamberetti (prawns, crispy salad, a home-made Mary Rose sauce), the Risotto Crema Funghi (rice, wild mushrooms, cream sauce). Also, don’t miss out on the desserts which are all homemade!

If you are interested in vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options then you will be pleasantly surprised because they offer all of these things!

They also offer “Italian Cookery Classes” – lessons you can take in order to learn how to cook Italian dishes alongside Luigi and his staff!

Address: 5 Beehive Lane Gants Hill, Ilford IG1 3RG


Divino Wine Bar

We strongly recommend going to Divino Wine Bar for dinner because they offer divine food and the best wine you can find in Ilford! If you aren’t a huge fan of wine then they also have some pretty unique cocktails!

All chefs that prepare the food are Italian and know exactly how to make traditional and delicious Italian food you will want to share with all of your friends!

Aside from the amazing food and the wine, Divino Bar Wine provides such a great atmosphere. We also have to mention that the staff is lovely and super friendly!

Address: 372 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG2 6HW


Caprinos Pizza

We can’t make a list of Italian restaurants in Ilford and not mention a pizza place, right? That’s why we introduce Caprinos Pizza – so that you can enjoy a delicious pizza that is well-made!

This spot is considered a “fast food” restaurant and we recommend ordering a pizza on the phone then picking it up and enjoying it at home. Similar to Dominos, Caprinos Pizza often have discounts and amazing deals like getting two pizzas then paying only for one.

Address: 17 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4DU



Manjaros Restaurant Ilford

Technically, Manjaros Restaurant Ilford isn’t exactly an Italian restaurant. They are considered “fusion” meaning that they combine elements from different cuisines, however, they do offer Italian dishes that are extremely well-made and quite delicious which is why we decided to include them in our list.

Their pasta is worth trying – some of which are Italian and others aren’t. Our team recommends their Chicken Rasta Pasta (penne, chicken, peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and garlic bread).

If you are craving pizza then they also offer pizza – their Margherita is really delicious (and is only £6.95) as well as their Pepperoni.

Address: 213-215 Ilford Ln, Ilford IG1 2RZ