Time Out says
Pasta and pizzas made in a wood-fired oven.
131 Stroud Green Rd
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An authentic Italian trattoria, just a 10 minute walk from Finsbury Park Station. Pizzeria Pappagione is one of the best Italian restaurants in London, serving tasty, authentic Italian food. The menu offers a wide selection of starters, pizza, pasta and meat dishes.
Their pizza comes straight out of a wooden oven. The calzone is the most delicious calzone I 've ever had, including the ones in Italy.
The decoration is basic and old fashioned as if all the creativity went straight to the food. The restaurant gets very busy and loud but is big enough to avoid long queues.
Easily the best pizza I've had in London. The staff are great as well and there's a wonderful family feel to the place. You feel like you'd be spilling onto the streets of Naples rather than North London when you leave.
Pappagones does do amazing pizza & pasta, no question about it & there is definitely an authentic Italian atmosphere. However... the wine is eye wateringly expensive for very pretty average bottles, and the service, on occasion, can be a little poor due to the fact its always heaving and they have a pretty quick turn around. If you're looking for a tasty midweek pizza, this is definitely the place to go - because it really is oh so good, though for a leisurely weekend meal with a nice bottle of wine, I might look elsewhere.
This place takes the 'bums on seats' approach - it's a quick turnaround rather than a place to sit and spend an evening. However, even though the place is always full the food is great and the service is very efficient. Last week we had a table of twelve seated, fed and out the door in about an hour and a half, including starters and several rounds of drinks. The place was rammed as usual but the staff didn't break a sweat.
The pizza is made before your eyes in the authentic 'swing it around your head' style, and the home made Italian ice cream is worth a try too. The pizza can be ordered for takeaway too.
Pappagone's is a solid solution to the 'food' part of your evening, and you will have plenty of evening left to do other things. If you can move.