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 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.
Excellent food at this restaurant and staff are pleasant in their service. The window for the Tooting Italian does not suggest the quality of food and service that you receive
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.
Fantastic food and lovely staff. The prices are very reasonable, and the quality was superb. There are dishes to suit all, from pasta, to Meat dishes, to sharing boards. I had the Rib-eye steak which was cooked to perfection and so flavourful. My cousin had pizza which looked fantastic and she was very happy with! I will definitely be returning soon to try the rest of their menu.