There’s plenty of Italian restaurants and pizzeria in East London, but a halal Italian restaurant and pizzeria? Yes, at Anima D’italia along Mile End Road in Stepney Green, you can get your fill of authentic stone-baked Italian pizza and numerous examples of bel paese cuisine, but all prepared according to halal principles – HMC certified! This rare example of a restaurant marries the soul of Italy with the soul of Islam, making Italian food available to a whole new audience. Enjoy the dish of the month, mixed starters and delicious oven-baked main courses, all within easy reach of Whitechapel and Bethnal Green overground stations and Stepney Green underground. A unique of culinary crossroads, Anima D’italia is a busy place – be sure to book!
The price was very reasonable and the portions were large. However, it was very empty for a Saturday night and there was no break between the starter and main course which would have been nicer as the portions were large. Would recommend for a fast cheap meal however.
We had a lovely time, with good service and tasty food. It's worth noting that the restaurant serves the local community and, as such, doen't serve alcohol. We both had a refillable Diet Coke, which was fine and kept the price of the bill down !
Visited the restaurant with family. Food was brilliant, nicely presented and very authentic Italian taste. Love to visit the place again. The food was also reasonably priced.
The service was great and the price also 👌 Had a good time with my family. Thanks to the restaurant for the good dishes! Thx
Pizzas were lovely, staff were very helpful. Healthy portion sizes, had the steak and meatball cibatta. Wasn't asked how we would like the steak cooked.