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Trattoria La Ruga

59 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ +44 2035512066

((((( Italian
Main course: £16
Food spend: £24
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 16:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Lovely atmosphere, great food and fabulous staff

Trudie Tinsley 17 November 2015
from London

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The cosy Trattoria La Ruga in Walthamstow Village serves authentic Italian cuisine to east London, with an exquisite menu which changes daily. Intimate and romantic, the restaurant has a small terrace for al fresco dining, and offers a selection of fine wines from the region.

Using seasonal ingredients, the Trattoria La Ruga menu could include starters of leek and garlic risotto or chargrilled tiger prawns. The meatball gnocchi is a favourite, or try chicken liver pate with red onion jam.

Pastas are served in 2 sizes at the Trattoria La Ruga restaurant, with classic carbonara and pesto Genovese among the regulars. Swordfish with lemon relish or sea bream with olives are typical seafood choices, while meat dishes may include rib-eye steak or braised joint of lamb.

The wine selection includes the work of small, artisan growers to provide pure, refreshing complements to La Ruga’s fine Italian food. On the upmarket Orford Road in the village area, Trattoria La Ruga in Walthamstow is an 8-minute walk from Walthamstow Central Tube Station.

Trattoria La Ruga

59 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ

Contact +44 2085205008
Reservations +44 2035512066

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Customer reviews for Trattoria La Ruga

4.8 ((((( (based on 28 reviews)
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  • romantic (19)
  • dinner (17)
  • business (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • luxury (6)
  • entertainment (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • lunch (4)
  • value (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • views (2)
  • ((((( by from Walthamstow

    There may be other reasons for believing Walthamstow is the centre of the universe but the Trat is one of them.

  • ((((( by from London

    Lovely atmosphere, great food and fabulous staff

  • ((((( by from London

    Delicious food in a great atmosphere - very good indeed

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Staff, food and ambiance all at a price that was about the same as somewhere a lot less pleasing.
    Will definitely be returning.

  • (((** by from london

    Good service and the food was ok

  • ((((( by from London

    There's a lovely traditional vibe the restaurant. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Food was excellent too. Orford road has plenty of restaurants to choose from and over the years I've tried them all. La Ruga is the best of them.

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Would highly recommend eating at La Ruga the food and service were excellent ,it was such a lovely evening and I i was bowled over by the quality of food I had gravadlax and steak which were surprisingly good. It was a 5 star experience

  • ((((( by from London

    Food was excellent and the service was warm and welcoming. We live just around the corner and had heard many great reviews from friends so we decided to give it a go. We were very pleased that we did and we will be sure to go back over the summer and enjoy dinner outside.

  • ((((( by from London

    Welcome and ambiance first class, service friendly and efficient, food top-notch with generous portions. Vash and Nikita looked after us perfectly.

  • ((((( by from London

    Have been to this restaurant several times, and the food is excellent every single time,whatever you chose to eat is cooked to perfection. Service is always excellent to, I would say it's definitely one of my favorite restaurants.

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