Isola Del Sole’s mission in life is to bring a little bit of the Italian sunshine into the lives of London. More specifically, this Italian restaurant in the heart of Putney, along Lacy Road, brings the cuisine and hospitality of Italy’s sun-kissed Sardinia to table with a stunning array of regional dishes and fine wine. Known for their fantastic private dining and catering service, bringing what they do best to your home, Isola Del Sole are standouts in London’s Italian dining scene. If you like this restaurant, don’t forget to check out their sister in East Sheen – a basement art gallery and jazz cafe exhibiting the same Sardinian lust for life.
Putney’s Isola Del Sole is open for lunch, dinner, and drinks. This London Italian restaurant south of the river remains true to the ethos that would hold sway in any native Sardinian kitchen – simple, seasonal recipes bursting with flavour and freshness, presented beautifully and with pride. Lunch here down Lacy Road, just off Putney High Street, runs from noon to 2:30pm, and though the menu changes almost every day, you can expect dishes such as Isola Del Sole’s gnocchi al campidano (homemade Sardinian gnocchi with pork ragout) to take your breath away.
After closing in the afternoon (not for a siesta but to prepare for the next wave of fans of this superior Italian restaurant), Isola Del Sole opens again at 6pm with a lavish dinner menu that includes a traditional antipasto Sardo and an emphasis on seafood, as befits the island-bound heritage of Sardinian cuisine – the pan-fried prawns with saffron-infused Sardinian couscous is a must, and indicative of Sardinian regional cuisine’s dialogue with North African and Middle Eastern cuisines. Isola Del Sole are also able to take what they do down Putney’s Lacy Road to your own home or event, with a fantastic catering service popular across London.
We have been several times before and it always lives up to expectations. Excellent food and wine, lovely atmosphere. By far one of the best restaurants we have been to.
A pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant and all in all a lovely evening with nice food with a Sardinian flavour. A real treat and one that will be repeated.
Excellent food, service, atmosphere and value for money, highly recommend, the pasta special was great, food arrived quickly and there was a wide selection of drinks