HOLLOWAY | N7
Have you managed to find that local Italian yet, the one that keeps you coming back with great pasta, crispy pizza and huge portions? I have, and let me tell you, it tastes like £6.50 of heavenly goodness, with a heavy sprinkling of parmesan.
Lamezia is an Italian staple on Holloway Road, playing host to keen locals who lap up their pasta and pizza. It's taken me a while to get round to checking it out, but it's easy to see why they have a regular crowd.
The pasta here is fantastic, with rich tomato-based sauces that show real care and attention, and cooked to just the right level of al dente. Portions are more than generous; loaded plates are sprinkled with parmesan and fresh parsley.
Expect lots of flavourful beef mince in the bolognese, a subtle chilli kick in the arrabbiata, and the pasta Siciliana with its aubergine sauce was on the verge of a revelation for me!
Lamezia also gets a lot of positive reviews for its pizza and a good few of them are below our magic £8 mark - I'll be trying them soon.
The restaurant has seating and is also available via Deliveroo. The pasta dishes come in at £6.50 or less, and daily specials hover around the £9/10 mark and are highly recommended.
Words and photography | Ed Tan
165 Holloway Road N7 8LX
Tues - Sun | 10am - 11pm
Website | lamezia.restaurantengine.com
Tel | +44 (0)20 7609 6620
Last updated | 8th July 2016