In every corner of Harrow, you’ll find a host of international foods with Thai, Chinese, Italian, Lebanese and British food often being the most sought after. These cuisines are also a huge hit, especially among tourists, who are interested in sampling dishes which are common both in restaurants and street foods in the borough.
Italian food is recognized for its richness and diversity. Known for being made from fresh ingredients, its recipes are often passed down from generations over the years. It depicts Italy’s heritage and culture with signature dishes being Pizza and Spaghetti Bolognese.
In actual fact, there are tremendously diverse regional cuisines found in Italy. There are also a variety of well-known dishes like Polpette, Risotto and desserts like Tiramisu and Gelato.
Some top-rated and best-reviewed Italian restaurants can be found within Harrow. Take your pick from the list below and you will definitely not regret it.
Casa Mia: Traditional Italian menu in a patriotically decorated space with arched windows and ceiling beams. Authentic and highly rated, especially on Google with a 4.2 out of 5 rating. Address: 455 Uxbridge Rd, Hatch End, HA5 4JS
Sorrentina: Established for over 40 years in Harrow, no list would be complete without mentioning Sorrentina Restaurant. They specialise in authentic Italian cuisine with a fine dining edge, even with polished silverware ala high-end London restaurants. The restaurant has a casual and relaxed atmosphere with romance and quality, helped along by the finest customer service in Harrow. Address: 6 Manor Parade, Sheepcote Road, Harrow.
Prezzo: You will experience a warm and welcoming feeling in this popular chain, yet authentic, Italian restaurant in St George’s Shopping Centre. Generous portion sizes and the staff are very attentive. They also serve exotic drinks and cocktails. Address: St Georges Shopping Centre, Harrow HA1 1HS
Dona Theresa Restaurant: Authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. The Google reviews for this one give it an impressive 4.4 out of 5 with 227 reviews (at the time of writing). Dona Theresa prides itself on “the ability to offer our customers delicious and authentic Italian food, created at the highest standards”. The website states that every meal is unique. Address: 451 Uxbridge Rd, Hatch End HA5 4JR.
Pizza Del Sud: The quality and taste of this Italian are second to none. Using only the freshest and finest ingredients, the Pizza especially will leave you feeling satisfied. Fairly new in Harrow too, they are highly recommended. Address: Unit 8 South Harrow Market, Northolt Road, Harrow HA2 0EU
Fireaway Harrow: Another new outlet in North Harrow, Fireaway is very reasonably priced and serves wood-fired pizzas, some of the best in Harrow, with generous portion sizes and fresh salads – worth a visit for sure. Address: 22 A The Broadway, Pinner Road, Harrow HA2 6ED.
Zaza Pinner: Great food made from ingredients directly from Italy. All the best fresh food in Harrow, and this lovely place in Pinner is one of the best around. Zaza is authentically Italian, some of the ingredients include extra virgin olive oil, Italian cheese and plum tomatoes that is used in their famous pasta sauce. If heading down to Zaza for lunch, they offer a good value deal of two mains for £14.90.
Grove on the Hill: With an impressive 4.5 rating out of 5 on Google Reviews, Grove on the Hill is a hidden gem of an Italian eatery in Harrow with some of the finest food you will find across the borough. With an authentic feel and gorgeous ambience, we would highly recommend the Risotto ai Frutti di Mare if you are planning a visit. Address: 41 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, HA1 3HT.
With so many options of varying Italian restaurants and pizzerias, you will be literally spoilt for choice in finding the perfect Italian meal whether it’s for a special celebration or a meal out with the family or a romantic dining experience with a partner.