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5.3 /6 Excellent 68 Reviews

Isola Del Sole Putney

Putney Italian, Sardinian ££££ +100
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About Isola Del Sole Putney

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 12:30 - 15:30
Isola Del Sole Putney, 16 Lacy Road , SW15 1NL London

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

68 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 68 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 11:36

The food was delicious and the Sardinian wine excellent and we even got a history lesson on how the grape survived through the various invasions of Sardinia!

2 reviews so far 6
01.08.2017 07:25

A local restaurant for us that consistently prepares top class food in a relaxed setting. We will be back again and again and again.... Recommended!

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 10:53

lovely restaurant, gorgeous food, very nice staff. It is a firm favourite and a first choice. we have never been disappointed- consistently good food and a good experience

1 review so far 6
28.07.2017 10:30

Lovely pasta dishes, imaginative, nicely presented. Attentive service, relaxed atmosphere. Good wine list, mostly Sicilian. Will definitely go again next time we are in Putney.

4 reviews so far 5
14.05.2017 18:59

This is a small Sardinian restaurant just off Putney High St. We went on a Saturday evening when it had a full restaurant and they were turning tables round too as people left. Small menu but everything seems to be cooked fresh. Our one negative comment was that we had to wait quite a while for our main courses but they were delicious when they did appear. Also my husband commented that his panna cotta was the best he'd ever had! We'll go again in the week when perhaps it won't be quite as frantic inside.

1 review so far 6
19.11.2016 10:44

I thought the ambience in the restaurant was very appealing, calm but not boring and a pretty room. The menu was unusual and totally delicious, and our waitress was lovely. All the courses on the menu looked wonderful, so that we had difficulty choosing. Pasta was absolutely the way all pasta should be, very succulent, and the sauces were unusual. We loved it and can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 22:01

Another lovely evening of fantastic food and great service. From the moment you walk in to the amazing smells of home cooking; from drinking the first sips of great wine you haven't tried before but which becomes a favourite; right through to sharing a desert but wishing you'd ordered your own - another relaxed and lovely evening at Isola Del Sole.

1 review so far 6
11.09.2015 13:53

Great food, homemade pasta - the recommendations did not disappoint! Our waiter was super friendly and helpful, which is a welcome change in London. The food did take a while to arrive, but I think thats more to do with meals being made from scratch - which is a good thing! Will visit again if I'm in the area.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 09:29

Superb 3 course meal on New Years Eve, the food was delicious and so enjoyable, great atmosphere and everyone was in friendly chatty form which created a nice buzz. Looked after very well by Luke, drinks and food were prompt and we left feeling very full and so glad we'd booked in there. Thanks for a great evening! ☺

1 review so far 3
14.01.2017 17:25

Let's start positive the staff were lovely and welcoming. Had high expectations for good Italian food and had starved myself all day in anticipation, start with the bread basket, it was like the cheapest white sliced bread you could buy at the supermarket, Italian breads are brilliant no idea why they didn't serve something more authentic. Main I went for Linguini Vongole the pasta was extremley over cooked like mush, almost seemed like it was left over from lunch and reheated very disappointing at £17 for a bowl of pasta. The aperitif £8.95 for a negroni I expected a glass bigger than a thimble!! Would I return sadly no, would I recommend NO it's way overpriced..

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 23:01

good food, nice ambience, attentive waiters. We had a very enjoyable evening. An extra friend came who wasn't included in the original booking but that wasn't a problem. The Linguine with crab was just as it should be and so was the Ravioli with Porcini. We'll definitely come back.

2 reviews so far 5
22.07.2017 09:02

Great little restaurant! Staff are friendly and efficient, the food is delicious and the ambiance is lovely. A decent value for money restaurant. The only critism is attention to detail on a few small things could have been better like having to ask for water twice and nowhere to put the languistine shells from my main.

1 review so far 6
22.06.2017 08:13

The food was really good - the pasta was incredible. We had rabbit ragu, the crab linguine and I had the ravioli of the day (seabass) which was thoroughly divine, lots of meaty fish in a light summery sauce, New family favourite!

1 review so far 5
02.10.2015 10:34

Very good, authentic Italian food. The restaurant was buzzing, there were a couple of large groups in, so maybe not good for a quiet meal? However, there was a nice atmosphere and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was our first visit and I'd definitely go back.

1 review so far 4
30.06.2017 09:50

First try of this nearby restaurant. Nice atmosphere good decor, slightly cramped ( not a surprise in London). Quite simple menu- starters were adequate, not v inspiring. Lots of pasta choices and the crab linguine was very good. Few meat choices though my partner had an excellent steak. Delicious tiramisu. Friendly owner. Will return. About £50/ head incl wine.

1 review so far 6
12.09.2015 10:04

Very nice restaurant indeed, the ambience is charming , the staff very good and friendly and we both enjoyed our food, it is a great local restaurant for us and we will definitely be going there again.

1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 07:34

Chilled out, cosy restaurant perfect for a cold winter evening. The menu is mostly pasta based. I had the crab linguine which was delicious. The desserts were amazing - we shared a panacotta and tiramisu.

1 review so far 5
15.03.2017 10:31

I thought the ambience , food and service all hit the mark. We organised dinner with our friends and they were very happy. The chef even adapted to the request from our daughter to provide something not on the menu .

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 08:15

Wonderful evening. Cosy, inviting atmosphere. Friendly and superb service. Finally, truly excellent and mouth-watering food. Hard to decide what to order. Definitely a place for a special occasion. Be sure to make a date

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 10:05

This restuarant is one of my very favourites and we are so lucky to have them in Putney. The food is top notch, delicious and inspiring and the service is second to none

2 reviews so far 5
19.02.2017 10:11

Isola de Sol is a small Sardinian restaurant and feels very personal. It has a warm atmosphere, the service is friendly and attentive and the food is excellent. Ask the sommelier about their Sardinian wines - well worth trying!

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 09:41

Very friendly reception on a Saturday night. Good food. Friendly and attentive service. Between us we had beef capacio, bruschetta, venison tagliatelle and ravioli. All well cooked and delightful. Atmosphere bubbled nicely - not too lourd or quiet

1 review so far 6
07.01.2017 16:16

Excellent meal, fantastic service, buzzy atmosphere and well priced for London. This little gem is just a short walk from home and I have never been disappointed. I thoroughly recommend it.

1 review so far 5
16.12.2016 09:15

Lovely. Can't understand why it's not busier. Beautifully cooked and and charming friendly service. There were 5 of us and it was just shy of 50 per head which is not cheap but it was worth it.

2 reviews so far 6
01.01.2017 08:19

Lovely atmosphere and great food... we have always enjoyed eating here and tonight was no exception. The staff are attentive and welcoming - we highly recommend Isola del Sole.

1 review so far 6
22.11.2015 11:52

Excellent, food worth every penny! Recommended by a friend and she was right, great local restaurant can't believe we have not been sooner. We will certainly be back soon

1 review so far 6
07.01.2016 10:38

Wonderful restaurant, delicious food and charming service. All the food was very good but the tiramisu was mind blowing! Definitely one of the very best in Putney. Strongly recommend.

1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 08:23

Great service, attentive, good wine advice. excellent food, very tasty, good potions, competitively priced. fantastic wine, both red & white delicious...perhaps on the expensive side. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
26.12.2016 14:46

Small, cosy restaurant which never lets you down. Excellent food, wine and service. Sardinian food is slightly different from most Italian restaurants and absolutely fantastic. We will return!

2 reviews so far 6
18.04.2016 14:25

We had a delicious meal in quiet and friendly surroundings. The service was good and we will be going back. Nice to go to a family run restaurant.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2017 20:04

Food was excellent, and the staff and service was great throughout the night. A perfect way to spend our Friday evening! We will certainly be going back soon

3 reviews so far 6
30.12.2015 07:42

Lovely as always! The food is exceptional and the staff are lovely to deal with. It was a special night for our family and the evening was wonderful.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 14:03

Good food, great service. Thank you very much for an enjoyable lunch. We would certainly book again, are looking forward to it and will see you soon.

2 reviews so far 6
22.08.2015 08:54

Lovely little restaurant off the main high street. Very friendly and helpful staff and delicious food. Great atmosphere and would highly recommend. I will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
26.04.2017 07:50

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent wine, amazing food - particularly the pasta. The service was attentive and helpful. A great find in a hidden location. Will be returning.

1 review so far 6
01.11.2016 17:54

Always enjoy coming here for informal business lunch. Thank you to the team for the great food, service and atmosphere. Much appreciated and see you soon.

1 review so far 6
04.02.2017 10:21

Beautifully made Italian food in a cosy setting tucked away off Putney high Street. We had a great evening there and will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 6
20.09.2015 20:09

Fantastic restaurant - great food, wine, atmosphere and service. Brilliant little local that I'd recommend people travel to - one of the best places in Putney

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 09:31

As usual, fantastic food and one. the pasta is freshly hand made everyday at the restaurant. And the service is as great as the food.

1 review so far 6
01.03.2017 07:22

A treasure of a local restaurant. Amazing service & delicious fresh food, in stunning candlelit surroundings. I can't rate this little gem highly enough, delicious!

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 07:44

Great food and polite and attentive staff with a cosy but very warm environment. Reasonable pricing but wine could have been better chilled in advance

1 review so far 6
01.12.2016 07:23

Intimate and friendly restaurant with delicious Italian food. Choice of daily specials. Recommend you book well in advance at weekends as it is usually full.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 07:22

Spent a lovely fri night at Isola, lovely food and attentive staff. Not a free table available so glad we booked. Wld definitely return here

1 review so far 6
09.04.2016 09:47

Lovely service - patient while we chatted - and great food. Welcoming to my friend's 3month old and a great atmosphere all round. Thank you

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 19:13

Good and wine very good. Had the special, which was sea bass cooked in a salt crust. Would highly recommend. Service efficient and friendly too.

1 review so far 6
26.09.2015 10:59

Very welcoming staff. Lovely atmosphere nice and cosy and the food was good with wine suggestions Menu not too extensive. We would Definitly go again

1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 11:17

Delicious crab and sea bass . Lovely relaxed atmosphere and good staff . The wine recommended was excellent. Lovely night out, it comes highly recommended

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 07:34

Lovely food. A really super neighbourhood restaurant. All pasta home made, and thoughtfully created daily specials. Interesting Sardinia wine list. Just the loos need sorting. Come on out guys!

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 09:12

The food is amazing! The ambience is absolutely cosy! The waiters are very attentive. Food is really hearty homemade Italian. For Putney it is pricey but really worth paying.

1 review so far 4
07.12.2016 17:28

Menu was inadequate as fish of the day was unavailable and the remaining selection was not to my liking. Also, a huge price difference (£10) between the house wine and the next (slightly) better bottle.