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Saponara

23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
+44 20 7226 2771
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (30 reviews)
“ravioli” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Amazing pizza and superb pasta. The staff are super friendly and genuine. Super happy to have this place in my neighbourhood. Keep up the good work :)

1  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We went to Saponara based on net reviews and the reviews were true - this was a memorable visit ! The Lobster Ravioli was superb, pasta just right and the filling firm and full of flavour The Calzone again was the best in years -...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The pasta is amazing, pizza is good too. It’s a cosy relaxed place great for large family lunches or quiet dinner.

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 8 February 2018

There is absolutely nothing to fault about Saponara. We stumbled across it after moving into the area 6 months ago and it is now our go-to when we want a takeaway pizza or when we want to wine and dine on high quality food. The...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I ordered well and eat and drank well . Superb . Other s in my party chose less well but still we all had a superb evening. It pains me to write a rave review as other s will go and I wont get a...More

Thank glossyprince
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation. What a find! Really really good food and the staff are uberfriendly. I pass the recommendation on. A real hidden gem. Definitely coming back.

Thank awrightcharlie
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The place is a truly Italian restaurant plenty of local options. The pesto sauce I had there is the best i have ever had, i am from Genoa so you should believe me.

Thank promaz
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very authentic, cosy and lovely service - definitely the best pizza I've ever tasted (surprising as I've been to Italy!) Can't wait to come back.

Thank Sammy W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I'm so glad to see this small, family-run place getting the praise it deserves. It was the only restaurant we visited twice during a recent 5 day stay in London - it's that good. During nice weather, the low-key terrace is a perfect spot to...More

1  Thank sundogg99
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I live close by and have been here many times. The pizza is without doubt my favourite in London and I haven't had better in Italy. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the terrace is fantastically quiet, being off the main roads. I...More

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marco s, Owner at Saponara, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017
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Marco S
Thank you for taking time to write a comment. We appreciate all our customers comments. We are sorry that,you did not enjoy our home-made lasagna. We would like you to appreciate that takes over two hours to cook lasagne, from the ragu to the final blast fridge. We use only fresh ingredients: fresh british minced beef from our local italian butcher fresh home-made besciamella sauce fresh grated parmigiano fresh mozzarella (bufala,bufala affumicata,nomale for 3 different lasagne italian plum tomatoes in tomato sauce basil, salt.pepper We have been established for over 24 years and conduct market research on going basis, which help us to determine our prices. All our prices are displayed on 3 different menus 1 Take Away 2 Dining In plus the Special Pasta of the Day ( Tortelloni,Ravioloni,Girasoli, Gnocchi ripieni)etc Our teas are served either fresh leaf or dried from our variety of infutions. They are served in a pot which fills the tea cup more than twice at least for £ 2.40. We give our time and upmost effort in making sure our customers enjoy their food and service. However we take these matters very seriously at SAPONARA and if you did not enjoy your lasagna and tea as goodwill gesture, we would like to offer you a refund. Marco Saponara
24 February 2015|
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Response from Giusi D |
Hello, I have a question, is there any chance to enjoy for a gluten free pizza. (Not frozen) because I like it and I can't eat gluten. Thanks Josie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Prebend Street | Islington, London N1 8PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 2771
Description
Traditional Italian Pizzeria and Delicatessen, in the heart of Islington . Established in 1989 by the Saponara brothers. Saponara offers authentic , antipasti rustici ,fresh pasta, traditional italian pizza thin an crusty and of course good italian wines , all served in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere .
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