Arancini, deep-fried Sicilian rice balls, underpin most meals at this chilled neighbourhood hangout. They’re served in wraps, with stew, with salad, or all on their own. The filling, meaty wraps are our usual go-to at lunchtime, but on Sunday mornings, the egg-based breakfast wraps are endorsed as a hangover cure by the Royal Society of Drunkards.
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Pizza East Kentish Town
Pizza East’s Kentish Town outpost is slick, fun, and good for any occasion. The pizza’s good, and so are the cocktails.
Junction Tavern is a Kentish Town gastropub that takes both the gastro and the pub parts of the label seriously.
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Radici is a big restaurant serving Italian classics, and while it might not be the most exciting spot in Islington, it’s one of the most useful.
Located in the epic lobby of the new Ned hotel in the City, Cecconi’s is a posh Italian restaurant that has the business lunch crowd locked down.
Macellaio RC Union Street
Macellaio serves incredible Italian-style steaks from Piedmont, and nice pastas, too. It’s definitely worth it for a splurge.
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