About 500 Italian Restaurant

Named after tiny legendary Italian speedster Fiat 500, 500 Restaurant in Archway brings you an excellent choice of top-notch Italian dishes. Fresh ingredients, bread and pastas prepared on the premises every day are key to the singular taste of 500 Restaurant on Holloway Road. With a changing menu that’s always taking into consideration seasonal produce, head chef Mario has some special dishes that he was asked to bring back time and time again. And you have never tried proper Italian food before you’ve tasted his oven-baked rabbit in balsamic vinegar sauce.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am


500 Italian Restaurant
782 Holloway Road, Archway
London N19 3JH

Menu Highlights



Burrata con insalata di pomodori multicolore e basilico (v)

Creamy centre mozzarella from Puglia with heritage tomatoes and basil salad

Prosciutto Sardo delle montagne del Campidano con pesche, menta fresca e aceto balsamico

Sardinian ham from the Campidano hills, served with peaches, fresh mint and balsamic vinegar

Carpaccio di manzo salato del Trentino servita con fragole fresche e grana

Thinly sliced salty beef from the Dolomites, served with strawberries and grana cheese

More about 500 Italian Restaurant, London

We know of at least two passions head chef Mario Magli has: one is the tiny Italian classic car Fiat 500, which gave its name to the Archway restaurant. His other passion would be the top-notch Italian cuisine that he routinely puts out with abandon. His restaurant 500 on Holloway Road is a dining place that sticks to the wonderful basics of Italian cuisine and varies them in ways almost unfathomable. Try the amazing Tagliere 500, a selection of cold starters and some cured meats. All their breads and pastas are handmade every day on the premises – it doesn’t get any fresher or more authentic than this.

500 Restaurant in Archway is trusted by a huge fan base of knowledgeable foodies and people that just wish to spend an excellent night out alike. As winners of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence they know what it means to create an ambiance that manages to cater to both gourmets and diners looking for a small romantic place. Go for their tasty gnocchi with Italian sausage ragu and ravioli. And don’t forget about Mario’s Tiramisu, which he’s quite proud of, and rightfully so.

382 500 Italian Restaurant Reviews

382 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Sally G.7 days ago · 2 reviews

Excellent meal served by staff who paid attention to my friend’s dietary restrictions in a friendly and thoughtful manner. It is always a pleasure to eat at 500 where the menu is enticing and food is beautifully cooked.

Kate E.18 days ago · 1 review

Lovely fresh food, as ever. Friendly service. My favourite local restaurant. Tuna steak was divine. My friends monkfish was apparently amazing as well. I keep looking for reasons to go back!

Roger S.19 days ago · 3 reviews

May well be the best Italian food in London over the last 10 years with very friendly service and a great wine list. Good value