Trattoria La Ruga


A romantic French restaurant in the heart of Walthamstow Village, East London, La Ruga serves fine cuisine from a daily changing menu.The warm and comfortable ambience of La Ruga makes it ideal for couples looking for an intimate dining experience, as well as families seeking a relaxed meal together. Menu specialities include whole Dover sole in butter and lemon sauce, wild boar steak with grilled vegetables in porcini mushroom and cream sauce and the fillet of beef on a crostini with pate and red wine sauce.La Ruga is also a fantastic choice for hosting special celebrations. A maximum of 45 people can be accommodated on prior request.

Average main course: £16.00 (USD19.48) per diner
Average food spend: £24.00 (USD29.22) per diner

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Trattoria La Ruga

59 Orford Road,Walthamstow Village
E17 9NJ
+44 20 8520 5008
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Trattoria La Ruga

5.0 out of 5 25 September 2015
by Jaime T.

A gem in Walthamstow's Orford Road. I wouldn't hesitate to take friends and family here - which I have already, twice.

They do a terrific £10 pasta and salad deal on most days (except for Friday and Saturday evening) and the carbonara was 'one of the best I've ever had', according to my brother in law. I opted for the gamberoni: prawns with garlic, chilli, and sundried tomatoes, which was...more

1.0 out of 5 19 July 2015
by Mike S.

This used to be a very good local restaurant 15 -20 years ago and so it is a disappointment to review how poor was our experience the other evening. Service was slow and unreliable. How it took an hour to take our order and produce two plates of anti pasti and a chicken liver pate is beyond me. By the time they arrived we had finished the bottle of red wine and were in need of another....more

3.0 out of 5 20 May 2011
by Sonia F.

I'd love to give Trattoria La Ruga a higher score - I had been a couple of times and had a gorgeous meal, together with fantastic service.

However, on my last visit, my pate starter had a HUGE amount of pate, which was very heavy and filling, with nowhere near enough bread and not an enormous amount of flavour, and my partridge was unseasoned, totally overcooked and therefore dry as a bone...more

5.0 out of 5 22 November 2010
by psimonk

As a local, neighbourhood restaurant this is very hard to beat. Frankly, as Italian cooking in London, this is very hard to beat.

Now, first the caveat - I'm vegetarian. So I can't directly review the steaks, butterfish etc. But every non-veggie we've ever taken has been wowed. On a veggie tip, choices (particularly Fri/Sat night) can be limited, but what we get is always stunning - so it...more

5.0 out of 5 13 October 2008
by macaroon

This is a real little gem and definitely worth the trip all the way out to Walthamstow. I would never have thought such a great restaurant would be here, at the end of the Victoria line in E17 and on such a pretty and happening street in lovely Walthamstow village, (and yes, the village is very lovely and very surprising!) - but it is and this restaurant really deserves 5 stars.

We sat...more

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