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With her all Sardinian & Italian squad, including manager Marcello, Elena offers a menu that is loyal to her roots. “The menu is 10% Italian and 90% Sardinian” Elena goes on to say “We import all vegetables, pasta, olive oil, wines and deli produce, even the cakes we sell over counter are shipped in from Italy.

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absolutely loved su sazzagoni, E9 last night. Best rustic style Italian i’ve had outside of Sicily. Great value too.

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Su Sazzagoni, the Second Deadly sin, is a classic Italian Trattoria, celebrating Italy’s distinctive Sardinian cooking. Since arriving on the scene not so long ago, Su Sazzagoni enjoys a growing reputation for its superb cuisine and has become an integral part of village life in Victoria Park.
It’s easy to see why – open throughout the day as well as evenings, Su Sazzagoni boasts a bar, a café and an exquisite Italian delicatessen (with take-away meals available all day). The highlight is the excellent Italian restaurant, serving the finest of Sardinian cuisine, using the freshest possible ingredients. As you would expect, there is a comprehensive Sardinian wine list.

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The ‘experience’ starts from the moment you walk through the door, where you are met with the deli counter selling all kinds of tempting Sardinian meats, cheese, wines and other treats. The venue itself also keeps things authentic, with exposed brickwork, an open kitchen and big wooden furniture to create a genuinely homely feel that you could spend hours in (and we did!). The biggest testament to Su Sazzagoni’s authenticity was the number of Italians and Sardinians dining in the restaurant during our visit.

The menu keeps to its roots by focussing on seafood in a variety of guises, although a number of meat dishes are also available. Outstanding dishes include Squid filled with a seafood pesto, served in a tomato & olives sauce; Fregola ai frutti di mare (a “risotto” like pasta, with calamari, prawns, langoustines, mussels & chilli); and Black ink ravioli filled with fresh crab meat. Truth be told though, even simple things like Garlic foccacia were perfectly executed. Wines too are well worth exploring, with the predominantly Sardinian list providing all kinds of interesting and endlessly quaffable bottles at very reasonable prices.

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..top recommendations for regional Italian food and wine in London are L’Anima in the City, Su Sazzagoni in Victoria Park, Mayfair’s Alloro, and Assaggi in Notting Hill.

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Strictly speaking, Su Sazzagoni is more of a restaurant than a deli, but the delicatessen aspect of this Sardinian eatery makes it worth a mention. Those who prefer to have their food prepared for them can watch Su Sazzagoni’s chefs do so at the long tables that provide indoor seating. Alternatively, diners can sit outdoors under sapling olive trees.

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For a very reasonable £25, Elena’s cooking course was an informative yet relaxed evening very much in the spirit of the sunny, sociable Med.

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Enjoy fresh pasta, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes at lunch and dinner, all prepared with the finest quality ingredients imported directly from Sardinia and Italy. You can also experience the typical Sardinian Cena Agristuristica meal; a set menu of 17 courses giving you a great opportunity to try several different Sardinian dishes. Pizzas are available to take away and there is a wide selection of Sardinian wines by the bottle and glass to complement your meal. Special events at Su Sazzagoni include cookery classes and jazz evenings, and Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the day.

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Located close to Victoria Park, Su Sazzagoni is a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant that has brought the best of Sardinian cuisine to the heart of South Hackney. Inside, the exposed brickwork, light wood and low-hanging lights create a comfortable, family-friendly setting for any occasion. The menu changes at least once a week to incorporate the freshest seasonal ingredients and the chefs use traditional recipes to create authentic Sardinian fare. Popular dishes include rib-eye steak with garlic and parsley; pappardelle with wild boar ragu; and salsiccia sarda – a home-made aromatic sausage served with mushrooms and new potatoes. If you love seafood, don’t miss the linguine with crab or the gnocchi with prawns, cherry tomatoes, garlic and chilli – they’re both delicious!

Opened in January 2009, Su Sazzagoni is a Sardinian trattoria in trendy Victoria Park Village. As well as the restaurant there is also a delicatessen and bar for people who want to enjoy a quick coffee or bite to eat. Pizzas are available to takeaway at very reasonable cost. All very civilised for the East End!

With Tuscan-style restaurants ubiquitous in London and elsewhere, it’s good to see something a bit different from Italy. Bravi!

Stuart George

I confess my notes were even more of an illegible scribble than normal by the end of the meal. I was drunk, not so much on the copious wine, but – as my mother says happily at the end of a particularly satisfying meal – ‘drunk on food’.

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…carasau bread and homemade ravioli stuffed with fresh crab are among the highlights at attractive Sardinian restaurant Su Sazzagoni (136 Lauriston Road, E9, 020-8985 8448)

This Sardinian newcomer won over the locals immediately with its warm Italiano welcome & its interesting, regionally slanted menu. Sardinian specialities such as seafood fregola, spaghettini with clams & bottarga or mallorreddus all campidanese are the things to try…

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Today we chose to return to the Su Sazzagoni, which for two people who didn’t really want a full lunch was ideal as they are also a bar/coffee shop. The Sardinian origins of this trattoria are clear by the choices on the menu and wine list but then there is also an authentic Italian stamp to the entire venue. The owners and waiters are all Italian giving the overall experience an air of authenticity which is very refreshing in London where so many Italian restaurants have nothing to do with the sunny peninsula.

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Chef: Andres Clavijo
Born in Colombia, 25-year-old Andres has a Colombian father and Sardinian mother. He first started working in a kitchen when he was just 15. Before joining Su Sazzagoni when it opened in October 2008, Andres had worked in several other London establishments including the Charlotte Street Hotel, Sardo restaurant, Harry’s Bar and Acqua Restaurant. “Here I can use the best Italian ingredients,” he says. “Staff knowledge of the food is very good; we are mainly Sardinian with a few Italians, but we are all very fussy with high standards. I just love good food”.

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