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Top 5 Italian Trattorias in London

Celebrate Italian Month by Dining in one of our Top 5 Italian Trattorias in London

Whether you are already taking part in one of our Italian evening language courses in London or you are thinking about learning this beautiful language, savouring the traditional cuisine of these trattorias is the best way to immerse yourself in the ‘Italian way’ without leaving even having to leave the city.


Just two minutes from our Holborn school, Trattoria Verdi has been serving the finest home-style Italian food for more than fifty years. Verdi merges wonderfully a modern and friendly atmosphere with traditional Italian dishes and specials like the Gamberoni, Cannelloni Ripieni di Came, Lasagna Tradizionale or Trota Siciliana. Don’t forget to ask for their Gelati Affogati or Zabaglione to give a delicious final touch to your Italian feast.


Goood Pizza is the most original pizza-by-the-slice venue in London. Located in Holborn, it gives you the chance to enjoy an amazing organic pizza in a totally different shape and made from slow-rising sourdough. If you fancy a fast meal without changing the Italian culinary tradition, Goood Pizza is your place. On top of that, if you are a Cactus student, you can get a massive 20% off. You just need to email us and we will send you a 20% discount code.


Casa Mamma is a family run Italian restaurant that offers you the highest quality ingredients mostly sourced from Italy. Their menu includes all the firm Italian favourite pastas and pizzas as well as regional Italian specialities and a great selection of Italian wines. They call themselves “a comforting Italian oasis in the heart of bustling King’s Cross”. We call it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening with Italian taste when you leave your class at our King’s Cross school (less than five minutes from there) or if you happen to be in the area.


Sicily is a little piece of the Mediterranean in the middle of Victoria. The Scalzo brothers combine the true Italian hospitality with their delectable food with a Sicilian touch. Don’t miss the chance to taste their stone-baked pizzas, fresh fish dishes and traditional sauces. Moreover, between 8.30am and 12pm, Sicily reinvents itself as a stylish café that serves an exceptional Italian coffee. Their changing collection of contemporary art and covered outdoor terrace just add more charm to this lovely venue.


The several Olivo restaurants that you can find all over London offer you the opportunity to savour the traditional Sardinian cuisine as well as the finest seafood and wines. But if you wish to taste the authentic artisan Italian gelato, Olivogelo, located 5 minutes from our location in Victoria, is the place to go. Don’t hesitate to enjoy their selection of homemade organic gelati produced daily using the best traditional recipes and Sardinian ingredients.

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