L'Artista 1

162-164 Station Road , London, E4 6AN

SquareMeal Review of L'Artista

There’s always a “fun atmosphere” at this Chingford ristorante, helped along by terrific service and some genuinely “authentic” food. Run by the same Italian family since 1984, L’Artista can sometimes feel a bit like a jovially convivial time-warp – although there’s no arguing with its staying power or reliability. Welcoming owners Batista and Franca are well known to a roll call of regulars who don’t bat an eyelid at the old-fashioned decor, the background music or the equally old-fashioned menu – even if prices are far from nostalgic. Regular hits from the seldom changing line-up range from garlicky king prawns with chilli to calf’s liver with butter and sage, via grilled sardines, pasta with crab (a regular favourite) or lamb with sauté potatoes and deep-fried courgettes. The fact the owners can regularly fill the place without a website or online bookings says a lot about L’Artista’s local reputation.  

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Chingford Station 276m

Buckhurst Hill Station 2km


Address: 162-164 Station Road , London E4 6AN

Area: Chingford

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12.30pm-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6.30pm-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Chingford Golf Centre 687m

Royal Epping Forest Golf Club 1km


Telephone: 020 8529 0435

Cuisine: Italian

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