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Gloria is everything an authentic Italian should be. Every staff member is Italian, so when you step through the doors, you feel like you're already living la dolce vita. The trattoria itself is based in the middle of Shoreditch, but it’s easy to forget the busy London streets once you’re inside. Their menu boasts a mix between old Italian classics and new fun dishes with a twist (maybe give an example here?), with ingredients sourced directly from Italy. We recommend starting with the creamy burrata and crispy baked artichoke, as well as fluffy fresh bread to snack on in-between courses. Burrata is big news at Gloria, as they have four dishes on their dinner menu with the creamy cheese. Choosing between pasta and pizza is never easy, but we opted for the latter topped with pesto and rocket. If you are feeling extra cheesy, go all out with the carbonara cooked in a wheel of cheese.
Gloria, 54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR