Il Bacio Express is a lovely little Italian temptress among the hustle and bustle of Stoke Newington Church Street. It’s hard not to be charmed into their cosy, romantic digs a world apart from the traffic zooming past along Stoke Newington Church Street. Then you really get vindication of your suspicions – this is the classic Italian trattoria you were hoping for. Phew! Not a chain pizza joint or tacky pop-up shop Italian only in name, Il Bacio Express offer beautiful Sardinian and wider Italian fare in a busy, friendly, often jovial atmosphere. To go all-out traditional, tuck into a roasted schilling pig (we recommend calling a few friends on board!) or savour the complex tastes of aged Sardinian sausage, but of course more familiar friends are on hand here, not least of all a wide range of authentic, stone-baked and irresistibly tasty pizzas that hold their own against the best in London.
We've been visiting Il Bachio for many years. It is a very friendly cosy independent Sardinian restaurant. It probably isn't the first choice for a vegan or vegetarian as the choice is relatively limited but I keep visiting because what there is is always so fresh and tasty. The house wine by the litre is always good. I tend to go for the Vegetariana pizza always prepared beautifully and cooked just how I like it. I'm told the homemade Tiramisu is some of the best available in London and comes as a generous sized portion. Good espresso as well. Prices are good for this part of London and many customers seem to be regulars. Highly recommended.
Lovely food and ambience and good service. Il Bacio is very good value and would recommend for anyone, no complaints about the restaurant. thanks! M