The Tooting Italian doesn’t give two hoots about anything but simple, rustic Italian cuisine, served with a smile at their Tooting High Street restaurant. Just a couple of minutes from Tooting Broadway tube station, The Tooting Italian is a family-friendly affair run by Giuseppe Itri that has quickly become a fixture in this south London district’s dining scene for its Italian atmosphere, and even more Italian menu, laden with dishes both familiar and less well-known.
It was far too hot in there - fans should have been set up!! I asked for vegetables with my mains, but did not arrive.
Excellent table service, the team are friendly and considerate, a delicious and authentic mouth watering Italian food experience, with a great selection of craft beer and wines, great ambiance, an all round great experience one I shall return to very soon.
Lovely service and good food - really enjoyable evening for all of us at Tooting Italian. Portions are just the right size to leave you content but not over-full
It didn’t take long for the residents of south London’s Tooting to twig to the fact that they finally had some fine trattoria-style Italian food on their doorstep. The Tooting Italian is right on Tooting High Street, just minutes from Tooting Broadway station and across from the hospital (worth mentioning because this workers from this big local employer get a small discount). And speaking of health, The Tooting Italian’s authentic Italian cuisine is bursting with all the healthful flavour you’d expect from this Mediterranean cuisine when it’s done right.
Done right it certainly is. Proprietor Giuseppe Itri has compiled a list of recipes that represent Italian cookery just as nonna does it. The menu at this Tooting High Street Italian restaurant is structured according to tradition: antipasti, primi, secondi, contorni and insalata, pizze, and dolci to finish. That’s the running order at any Italian restaurant worth its oregano, and this south London homage to authentic Italian follows suit admirably. There’s also a kids’ menu to get the younger one’s used to la dolce vita early.