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!
Genuine Italian cuisine with real Italian waiter who was pleasant and friendly. Food could not be faulted and a very unique place in serving up halal Italian food. We got the starting platter to share and try out the different dishes, all of which were very tasty. I had the ‘pollo e mozzarella twist’ which was a perfect starter for myself. For my main I had the chicken risotto which was dreamy and had a side of true Italian pizza cooked and made with love to perfection. Great quite place tucked away in the busy road amongst other shops. Worth a try at least. Note that the dishes are ‘Italian’ - as an Asian person I know many people from my background expect to have an ‘asian’ twist to the dishes. But I can gladly confirm the dishes are authentic and they live up to being and Italian restaurant. Lovely place, will be going again there soon.
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.
Always busy but with a fast turnaround, this Marylebone Italian has become a fast favourite with locals. Food is an eclectic mix of deli and classic Italian dishes which works surprisingly well and it's fun that there's no formality about what you eat and in what order. Great coffee. The all-Italian staff are great too.