Trevi Ristorante scoops prize with readers' votes

Trevi Ristorante

Trevi Ristorante has been a family-run business for decades - Credit: Trevi Ristorante

Trevi Ristorante in Highbury Crescent has been named the Islington Gazette best cafe, as voted for by readers.

In the lead up to charity-led initiative National Hospitality Day on September 18, we asked readers to nominate the best restaurants, pubs and cafes in north London, and then vote on the three finalists.

Despite being a restaurant, the Trevi's warm, welcoming, relaxed and friendly atmosphere scooped it the prize in the cafe category.

Runners up in the poll were The Breakout on Caledonian Road and Acoustic Brasserie in Newington Green.

Trevi Ristorante manager Dennis said the family-run business is well-known in the area.

Since his father Jeff set up the business, the whole family has stepped up to help out.

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Dennis said: "I know a lot of people who live in Islington, and people always tell me this is one of their favourite restaurants."

Trevi Ristorante

The simple décor and home-cooked meals made it readers' top choice - Credit: Trevi Ristorante

The cafe is just around the corner from Highbury and Islington station, and prides itself on serving some of the city’s "most authentic Italian dishes".

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"I'm glad our customers continue to come back and support us," he added.

With its "cosy atmosphere" and "cheerful environment", it's little surprise this bustling venue is popular amongst locals.

The restaurant notes on its website: "From the homemade spaghetti and meatballs to the chicken breast with cream and mushroom sauce, everything in our kitchen is prepared from scratch, all using time-honoured recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation".

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