It’s all about the magnificent pizza at La Gioconda Pizzorante in Hornsey, although there are plenty of other lovely dishes to sample too. Located in the north London suburb of Hornsey, La Gioconda Pizzorante is a delightful family-run Italian restaurant where the main focus is on the delicious pizzas cooked in the authentic wood fire ovens. La Gioconda may be pocket sized but offers a cosy ambience and a big warm welcome to all who dine there.
The Italian chefs at La Gioconda Pizzorante boast years of experience in preparing the best Italian food and really do know their stuff when it comes to pizza. There are plenty to choose from on the menu, with stand outs such as the delicious Quattro Stagioni with tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, artichokes and black olives. The pasta dishes are pretty special too, with recommendations including the fresh tagliatelle with truffles, porcini mushrooms, Italian sausage and fresh cream sauce or the amazing truffle gnocchi with cream and mushrooms. Italian desserts are always good and those at La Gioconda are no exception with the likes of homemade chocolate fondant with its gooey chocolatey centre.
Italian bottled beers such as Peroni or Moretti go down nicely with a pizza whilst wine lovers have a fine choice of Italian reds and whites. La Gioconda may be compact but it’s a stylish little dining room with modern leather armchair style seating and classic artwork adorning the walls. The small red Italian car outside the front of the restaurant makes the restaurant stand out from the rest.
Please note: The tastecard discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days - including, but not limited to, Valentines day, Mothering Sunday, Father's day, Christmas eve and Christmas day. You must also book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.