Authentic Italian food – Venerdi

So much amazing authentic food at Venerdi restaurant.  I had the pleasure of going along on a complimentary experience with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to taste the amazing food they have on offer.

Venerdi Restaurant

Who doesn’t like good Italian food?

Venderdi Restaurant in Hackney is not just good, it is amazing.

Big portions, energetic atmosphere and superb service, this restaurant offers a wide variety of Authentic Italian dishes.


‘wear elastic pants as you won’t be able to walk after all the amazing food’

The Love Pop Ups London group sampled many dishes including a pasta sampler appetizer called Trilogy Pasta.  This included Panzotti Pistachio (ravioli filled with pistachio in a pesto sauce), Gnocchi Bufalina (gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella served with a tomatoes and pesto sauce) and Parradelle Melenzane (aubergine, cherry tomato, garlic, basil and goats cheese in tomato sauce).  All the dishes was made with fresh pasta. It was difficult not to load up on appetizers and bread.

For our mains we was served two pizzas and a pasta dish to share among the three of us, so we could really sample a range of other dishes which Venerdi has to offer.

Venerdi food

All the pizzas and the pasta dish all were amazing.

  • Tartufo pizza – a white base pizza (no tomato) with mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella, mixed porcini mushroom and truffle oil. Crisp and yummy.
  • Bufalina – a tomato sauce base topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil.
  • Ravioli Con Aragosta – a fresh homemade ravioli stuffed with lobster and topped with a rich tomato-based sauce.

For dessert we ordered two different ones to share.

  • Tiramisu – This Tiramisu was creamy, tasted of coffee and tasted really fresh.
  • Panna Cotta Al Bailey’s – very creamy and tasted great.

We loved it

Though all the food was incredible, one dish really stood out. The porcini pizza is a white based pizza with buffalo mozzarella and porcini mushrooms. Though it seems like a simple pizza, it had an incredibly flavourful taste and our entire group could not stop eating it!

This would be a fantastic venue for a birthday party (as there are so many things to share – getting as many dishes as possible would be ideal) or would be a fun date night where you eat great food, drink wine and soak up the atmosphere.

Highly recommend this restaurant. I will definitely be going back.

To check out their menu or to per-book a table click here.


Thanks to Venerdi for letting me and some other members of the community of Love Pop Ups London come down to sample some amazing authentic top quality food.  Read our blogs / reviews from the comments section below.



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written by Regina Kenney 


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