Venerdi in Homerton is a London restaurant with an emphasis on the old ways of cooking and applying them to the modern world. They use the traditional methods and ingredients that made Italian cuisine beloved worldwide: they make their own ravioli and cannelloni in house, they bake their own bread and their pasta comes from a supplier in Naples dating back to the 17th century. Visitors to this Chatsworth Road restaurant will not go home disappointed.
London is packed with great Italian restaurants, and out in Homerton, there is a place that is up there with the best. Venerdi is a home-style eatery on Chatsworth Road that prides itself on its friendly atmosphere, an extensive wine list and an Italian menu packed with favourites. Their pizza list is extensive, and their ravioli and cannelloni is homemade, so you can be sure of an authentic Italian eating experience.
The location on Venerdi could not be better. Found on the corner of Chatsworth Road and Clifton Road, the restaurant has ample space for al fresco dining if the weather is good, and Homerton tube station is just a short walk away. Those travelling out to East London are often spoilt for choice when dining out, and Venerdi is as good an option as any in the area, particularly for those who want to enjoy down-home, traditional Italian cuisine in friendly confines. When planning to indulge in an incredible Italian meal at this fantastic establishment, make sure to reserve ahead.
Such brilliant service and usual, buzzing atmosphere and tasty, tasty food. It was my mum’s birthday and she was treaded amazingly. We are regulars here and there’s many reasons we go so often!
Really lovely food, hearty portions with really good service . Felt very welcoming, waiting staff volunteered my name when I advised had booked. We were late! Road works, however they fitted us in with no fuss.
Amazing food and service - food was very quick , fresh and cooked to perfection - drinks were offered as soon as glass was empty and the staff were very friendly and efficient
Always great: the food’s really good: they serve calzone as big as your head, fresh homemade pasta, rosemary focaccia to start... Also: the service is super friendly and attentive. Love it here, innit
The decor's really smart but it keeps the relaxed cool feel. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food was delicious with a huge range of options so there's something fro everyone. The drinks were really good - the Peroni Negroni & the Bloody Orange Negroni were so good! The main courses were a little expensive but they have lots of fish and expensive ingredients in and are the standard prices for the area now :( The pizza and pasta options were more reasonable.
I have eaten at this restaurant several times and had a good experience, so invited my family who had to travel from all over for a birthday lunch yesterday. The service was very poor and I spent most of the lunch feeling uneasy & anxious trying to catch the waiter's attention for the items they had forgotten to bring. The prosecco was warm so I sent that back, I then reopened another drink but it didn't arrive so I had to leave the table to retrieve it. When the waiter eventually took our order, items were missing, we usually are offered pepper & parmesan, but had to ask. I then ordered a glass of wine to drink with the meal, which never arrived. Very disappointing for a what should have been a special occasion which we had travelled a long way for.
I enjoyed my time, however it was very awkward upon arrival when the table wasn't ready for us yet. We had to wait for a couple with two small children to leave so they could draw the tables together. I felt bad for the couple and slightly rude. I think the whole situation could have been glossed over if the staff had apologised to myself and the couple, and explained the situation. I feel as though it came across as we were forcing them out of their seats. In spite of that I still enjoyed my time at the restaurant.
Following a new refurb and refined menu, the aesthetics were great... The restaurant LOOKS lovely, as does the menu; but 70% of what we asked for, they didn't have... right down to vanilla ice-cream! One of our party literally had an alternative dish for starter, main and dessert and as an apology for 'waiting so long for food' we were given an extra dessert, which was one we didn't want in the first place! The tricolor pasta was hilarious. You could literally tell which one was cooked first as it ranged from luke warm to steaming hot. The 4 cheese pizza was also essentially a mildly warm slice of cheese(s) on toast. Such a shame as we came here at least once a month; but not for £124 for hardly anything we wanted that then happened to be served 'just warm'. Great bartender and wait staff... shame about lack of food alongside inflated prices. Best not to open before you're ready... Sorry. After two years, we won't be coming back.
Beautiful dining room with delightful lighting and music. Great food! Best Italian food in London with delicious wines to go with it. We went there to dinner (family of 4) on 1st March and had a fantastic time. The restaurant was full so recommend booking in advance as we did.
Had long relaxed lunch. Table for 3. Friendly, good service with nice atmosphere. Excellent Italian food, with visible kitchen, varied menu: good vegetarian options. Nice organic house white too. Fabulous hot chocolate pudding with ice cream (which we shared). Felt in good hands. Will return.