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.
What an amazing gem of a restaurant. My mum has been raving about it for years and I wasn’t disappointed. I also had two girls who hoovered up the food happily too.
A nice experience , excellent food and great service by Christian. His menu suggestions were all good. We will definitely be coming back soon. G
Great food, lovely atmosphere - re;axed, friendly and intimate. They made a cake for my daughter's bday. A gem of a restaurant. Will definitely return.
In my opinion, the best restaurant in Putney, it's a perfect little Sardinian restaurant and make sure you try the Seadas for dessert, which is my favourite.
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.
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.
Great food and wine at this lovely local restaurant. The pasta is handmade and fresh as is the seafood. The challenge is that it's a small restaurant and that night they were out of 2 of the pasta on the menu by the time we arrived. So one of us had to take the steak, which turned out to be very good so it wasn't a major problem. Just a bit of disappointment because their pasta is sooooo good!
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.
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.
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! ☺