Italian Food: La Figa, Limehouse, London

La Figa is the sister restaurant of Il Bordello in Wapping. Being a massive fan of this Italian place, when my husband La Figa, London 1suggested going there I jumped at the idea.

Now, to give you an idea of the Wapping branch, the second you walk in, you feel like you just landed in Italy. The place is small, buzzing and the food smells amazing.

When we arrived at La Figa, I was a bit disappointed. The restaurant is a fairly large and for such a large place, you would expect some sort of decorations which is not the case. The only decoration you will find is the mosaic at the centre of some of table

At night time the restaurant is also quite dark with blue lighting creating quite a cold and impersonal atmosphere.

Moving on to the most important part: The Food

IMG_2496On that point, they definitely got it right!

Just as Il Bordello, the portions are MASSIVE!

I ordered 4 cheese gnocchi which was really good but way too much for me. My husband went for a pizza that he really enjoyed and unlike me, actually finished.

Unfortunately, as you can imagine, with such big portions we did not try anything else.

The Service

Like the food, the service was à l’italienne. None of the waiters were very smiley but they were all very nice and attentive. We were asked a few times if everything was ok and if we needed anything.

Our food was also served quickly which was very much appreciated as my husband was starving!

Before we left, we were even offered a digestive on the house!

The Menu

The menu is extensive and it took me a while to figure out what I wanted. Going from simple pizzas to meat and fish dishes, there is something for every taste.

It is also reasonably priced, bearing in mind that you will leave the restaurant feeling absolutely full.

The Location

La Figa is about 5 minutes away from Limehouse station on the DLR. It is located on a small square and is really easy to find.

Do I recommend La Figa?

Even though I prefer Il Bordello, I wouldn’t mind going back to La Figa.

With that said, if you live west London, I am not sure this restaurant is worth the trip.


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