Festa sul Prato

Restaurants, Italian New Cross
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Venue says Join us at Festa sul Prato for authentic Italian food and wonderful art events all year.

A stylish Italian in the middle of Deptford.

It’s clear that a lot of careful preparation has gone into Festa Sul Prato. Soft grey walls, muted black lights and a light wooden counter make the place feel more like a Scandi neighbourhood café than a refined Italian restaurant hidden within the suburbs of Deptford. The menu, which is scribbled neatly across a wall that frames the kitchen, is packed with simple dishes that make the most of some truly lovely ingredients. Take the dish featuring a pair of sausages from nearby Bell & Sons, that was so good I audibly grunted with approval after each bite. Meanwhile, a rich and hoppy chocolate tart was made with a red ale from Deptford’s Villages brewery.

But things began to fall down when it came to the delivery. Some dishes simply lack finesse – a starter of squid and pancetta came out oily, while a risotto main could have been lifted from average to irresistible with a big handful of parmesan.

These quibbles aside, Festa Sul Prato is a decent neighbourhood eatery that’ll be a particularly nice spot during the summer months, given its location on the edge of a park. As long as you don’t mind being surrounded by people grunting over sausages.

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Festa sul Prato says
An Italian café and restaurant in the park – open for breakfast, coffee, teas, lunch and dinner – all freshly cooked using locally-sourced and high-quality produce. Wine from artisan producers in Italy. Offering vegan and vegetarian dishes. Plenty of outside seating.

Festa offers space for up to 40 guests inside and in the summer outside space for up 60 people. We can host parties for all occasions. Festa is also ideal for children’s birthday parties as we are in Folkestone Gardens with the playground and skatepark right next to the premises.

At Festa sul Prato, we take great care in the selection of our ingredients and produce, and ensure that we only choose the very best.
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By: Alex Plim


Venue name: Festa sul Prato
Address: Folkestone Gardens
Trundleys Road
Transport: New Cross Overground
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £75.
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Festa is a charming place in the leafy part of Depford and a must-visit spot at this time of the year. 

There is a large terrace so you can come with the kids, grab a coffee and let them play in the park. 

I had a coffee and a vegetarian breakfast-  it was tasty and reasonable price and the staff was incredibly helpful. You cant ask for more! 

Lovely place, amazing food and atmosphere! We are never disappointed.

Great find in Deptford. Wonderful new Italian cafe/ restaurant on the edge of a pretty little park. Cool, minimal interior, Great food with daily specials, simple dishes with quality ingredients, beautifully cooked. Excellent wine. The staff were friendly, efficient and very welcoming. I can't praise it too highly. Well worth seeking out and making it a regular haunt. We will certainly be back.