Connubio da Fabio

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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
“Connubio” is an Italian word that, in our case, means the melange of two or more things, in this case food and wine from two different cuisines.
Our cuisine is a Mediterranean assembly of products and flavours from both Italy and Spain. Many of the dishes are cooked in our very special natural charcoal oven obtaining a typical balanced smoky aroma with perfect texture and flavours. It is an amazing way of cooking meat, fish and vegetables with out having to use extra oil or butter, incredibly healthy and tasty.
Our wine list is a selection of products made from indigenous and peculiar kind of grapes. We like biologic, biodynamic and organic products; we’re happy to propose fantastic wine selections (also by the glass).
We are looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you at our place, with the promise of using all our experience to make a memorable moment.
What 33 People Are Saying
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T
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The second time I have visited this restaurant
although not cheap one cannot fault the food and service
We will certainly return

F
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great Italian food cooked with care. I took my wife out for our anniversary. We used to go to family run Italian restaurant for the last 20 years. Unfortunately they have closed down. It was good Italian family cooking done with care and passion. I have been looking for that and may have found in at Connubio. The food was fantastic and the service was ok. It is a little pricy but we are talking proper home made food. The restaurant ambience is not modern and chic but rather slightly old school. Just like my old Italian restaurant. The emphasis is on the food. Everything was home made including the pasta. I will be returning and hopefully it will become our regular.

D
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really lovely place. Great service, excellent food and a real traditional family run restaurant feel

HC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with visit to this restaurant. Food was delicious!

PT
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely family meal here while staying in the area for an event nearby at Alexandra Palace. The food was so fresh, tasty, and I loved the recommendations for the wine to complement the food.
We'll be back when in the area again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all round, food perfect, service perfect atmosphere perfect.

DD
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighbourhood place. Lovely food great wine, and a great owner

SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect Italian restaurant. Warm welcome and great service, delicious food and reasonable prices with a good atmosphere and you could talk - not shout! Will definitely come back.

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Italian restaurant in the area. Great food and very friendly service. Will be back

K
London
40 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tasty food and friendly staff. Wide range of food on the menu

AW
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

After reading all the positive reviews, we had hoped for a warm welcome from Fabio and the team. However, this seemed like a totally different place to what had been written in previous reviews from others..

We had to prompt the staff to take our drinks order and food orders after waiting for an extended amount of time. No mention of the specials for the day. There was no attempt at offering another bottle of wine after the first one was poured out between 6 at the start of the meal. We would of course have ordered another one or two if they had asked, but after having to prompt the staff to place our orders beforehand and their lack of attention, we couldn’t be bothered.

The food was placed on the table in silence. There was no attempt at any friendly chat or interaction. It was really weird!!

The food was itself was good, but not outstanding. It was fairly priced which was a merit.

It’s a real shame we didn’t have the experience that others have mentioned as we love to support the local businesses. Honestly the experience was just a bit strange, no one that worked there seemed to be enjoying themselves and it just felt really awkward.

I hope this was just an “off day” and we were just unlucky, but I don’t know if we will go here again.

KE
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recently had a lovely meal at Connubio da Fabio, it was perfect for catching up with a friend, good food and good wine. There are wines matched to food and I plan to return again soon to try out some more wine!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and good service. Will definitely be back.

A
Dorset
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant. Great service, delicious food paired with amazing wines. I would thoroughly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food, cool place and host Fabio is a lovely guy who is clearly passionate about this venture.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, the wine was great, but other than Fabio himself who was friendly and welcoming, the service from the other two waiters was not as good as hoped. Overall very good and we would definitely come back again.

w
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A great neighbourhood restaurant. Excellent wine list, beautiful cheeses and a well cared for menu. Still getting in to their stride a bit but a great night out. Live music on the last Sunday of each month is a lovely addition. Highly recommend!

PT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything about the place is excellent but it is the quality of the food (the ingredients, the cooking and the presentation) that puts it top of the league.

S
London
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It's always good to patronise a local restaurant run by the owner, with his passion and personal touch everywhere. The food is excellent and we met Fabio, who was charming and enthusiastic.
My only comment is that the lighting could be a little lower in the evening to give it more atmosphere, and the prices for some of the dishes were high for a brasserie - or you need to provide tablecloths and make it a restaurant. But overall it was a lovely experience.

SM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, fast and friendly service, will definitely go back and try breakfast !

LC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food paired with delicious wines, excellent service, good price. You can tell everything is done with love. Great for couples and small groups. There are food-wine pairing suggestions and even a tapas-wine pairing tasting menu.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was amazing. Will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and very welcoming staff! Will definitely come again.

W
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and helpful staff, delicious food. Tapas, pasta and dessert all very enjoyable. Would definitely go back again!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such amazing food and staff which work there, lovely place to come for dinner. Will be back soon for sure

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beautiful. Spanish and Italian options. We shared starters, mains and deserts. All the food was homemade and authentically prepared with quality ingredients. The restaurant is cosy with soft lighting, rustic feel and gentle music. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. We had a really enjoyable evening. We had the pleasure of meeting Fabio, the owner. He's passionate about his restaurant, the food, the atmosphere. The whole thing is his creation and you can't help but feel touched by the effort and pride he clearly pours into his work. We were particularly impressed with Fabio's incredibly knowledgable of his handpicked wine list and that he makes all the deserts himself (he trained as a pastry chef). A very special little restaurant.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner here this week with girlfriends. Feel important to write a review as the food was great (both the Spanish tapas starters and the Italian mains) and service too, but the restaurant was very quiet. It doesn't deserve to be, this is an asset to the neighbourhood. Plus the owner/sommelier looks just like that chap who runs the First Dates place...

s
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Visited on a quiet Sunday eve, and Fabio was a friendly and welcoming host. Food, while OK, didn't quite measure up to the standards implied by previous reviews elsewhere (but portions were large). However, pastry/desserts were exceptionally good. Service was an issue. At any one time, only a max of three tables was occupied, but we struggled to gain attention. I wish them well, but improvements are needed.

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

This restaurant requires a Gordon Ramsey to come in and show the chef how to cook. The dessert was seriously amateurish.
The restaurant lacks atmosphere. I wouldn’t go there again. Sorry 😐

NL
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming staff lovely food great restaurant
Really impressed with the tentative service
Good food and the owner came over and you could tell he was very passionate about his restaurant. Well done to him

NP
London
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

food was good but service was pretty bad. was hard to get attention of waiter and no one came to check we were OK with our food after it arrived.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

There was a good range of menu choices from the reasonably priced to the more expensive, and we all enjoyed our choices. I think this will do better as a restaurant than it did as a cafe, in view of the amount of competition around - the food was delicious and the aircon was very welcome! I would definitely eat here again.

OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely addition to Muswell Hill. Nice atmosphere, great service and delicious nibbles. Will be returning!