The Italian Taste

- authentic Italian restaurant -


Christmas Menu


ZUPPA DI VEGETALI   ( V ) – Traditional real Italian minestrone soup

INSALATA TRICOLORE    (V) – Fresh tomato, mozzarella and avocado salad  

TORTA DI PESCE – Smoked salmon fish cake served with honey & grain mustard dressing

PROSCIUTTO & MELONE – Best quality Parma ham with fresh melon slices




PENNE ALLA NORMA  ( V ) – Short pasta in a very tasty tomato,aubergines and fresh ricotta cheese

SALMONE CON SALSA DI ASTICE – Fresh salmon fillet cooked in a creamy lobster sauce

TACCHINO ARROSTO – Traditonal roast turkey

POLLO AI FUNGHI – Sauted chicken breast with mushrooms and cream sauce




TIRAMISU’ – The well known Italian trifle

PANETTONE PUDDING – Baked Italian Christmas cake topped with zabaglione cream

CHOICE OF ITALIAN ICE CREAM – Amaretto or Coffee or Hazelnuts

CREMA CATALANA – The Italian version of cream brule’


                                         A 10% optional service charge will be added to your bill



ZUPPA DI PESCE – Delicious home made mixed seafood soup

SALMONE CON MANGO – Smoked scotch salmon with fresh mango slices

LEGUMI GRIGLIATI ( V ) – Marinated grilled vegetables on a bed of mixed lettuce leaves and basil pesto

ANTIPASTO MISTO – A selection of Parma ham and speck with rocket & parmesan shavings




RAVIOLONI AI PORCINI  ( V ) – Fresh pasta filled with porcini and mozzarella  in a pink Aurora sauce

SALMONE AI GAMBERETTI – Poached fresh salmon fillet in a creamy wine and Norwegian prawns sauce

TACCHINO RIPIENO – Traditional roasted turkey

BISTECCA ZINGARA – Sirloin steak in mushrooms and wild game pate sauce



PANNACOTTA – Creamy Italian dessert served with Grand Marnier orange sauce

COPPA DI ZABAGLIONE – Zabaglione cream topped with crushed amaretto biscuits and chocolate

CHOICE OF ITALIAN ICE CREAM – Amaretto or Coffee or Hazelnuts

CREMA CATALANA – The Italian version of cream brule’


A 10% optional service charge will be added to your bill

Weekly Specials


Zuppa di Pesce – fish soup, garlic croutons  5.95

Conchiglie alla griglia – fresh grilled scallops 8.25

Calamari alla griglia – grilled calamari with balsamic vinegar, olive oil , chilli  7.5


Pappardelle con carciofi – fettuccine with chicken and artichoke cream sauce  12

Tortelloni aragosta – lobster and crab tortelloni, cherry tomato sauce, half lobster  16

Coda di rospo mugnaia – monk fish, lemon sauce, parmesan spinach  15

Sgombro – fresh whole grilled mackerel, mixed salad  12

Salmone – fresh grilled salmon fillet, peas and pancetta   13.50

Involtini di sogliola – lemon sole and spinach roulade, creamy sauce, mashed potatoes   14.50



A short intro

They say that Italians are loud and that they often talk with their hands. They say that Italians have their way with words and that they can sweet-talk you into everything. They also say that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear. Except when it comes to the passion that Italians have.

Yes, we are loud, we talk with our hands but we also put passion into everything we do. Especially in our food. For us, cooking is a pleasure and each ingredient is chosen as if it has to pass grand-mamma’s stamp of approval. It has to be fresh and it has to be authentic.

Because we like to dine in a traditional matter, we want to make sure that everybody we cook for loves our food and the recipes are as special as they were when our moms learned them from their moms. We are happy when everybody’s happy and we take huge pride in our heritage…and food is part of our heritage.

Italian dining is an experience of its own and like any unique experience it has to be authentic. So sure, you can book a short trip to Sicily or Tuscany and have that experience, or you can just put a coat on, open your umbrella and come join us for an Italian lunch or dinner in Surbiton.


Find us in Surbiton on 44 Victoria Road

For any enquiries contact us on : 0208 241 2105 or e-mail:


Book Now

We can only accept bookings made at least 4 hours in advance to your preferred time slot and no later than 30 days ahead. Once you book a table you will receive two e-mails: one to let you know that we have received your booking request and the second to confirm your booking.

For further enquiries regarding bookings and larger parties (over 20 people) please contact us directly.


À la carte

Pane & Pizzette

Cold Antipasti

Hot Antipasti


Primi Piatti

Secondi Piatti 

Daily fresh fish from Brixham Market – please ask your server


White Wines

Red Wines

Champagne & Prosecco

Rose Wines


Get in Touch

We are a family owned Italian restaurant in Surbiton, Surrey. Since our opening in 1997 the restaurant has grown gradually, during which time we have developed our style of food, our wine and our fun & lively ambience.Our customers, many of whom have been with us since the start, have been our best critics and have always told us about what they think about the changes we make. This is because they feel it is their place as much as it is ours.

We are open for lunch and dinner every day so feel free to visit us any day you wish. For special offers and new recipes follow us on Facebook where you can share your experience with other fans or win many prizes by taking part in our competitions. Here at the Italian Taste we use only the freshest ingredients and take real pride in preparing the best authentic Italian cuisine for you, your family, friends or business colleagues – there is something for everyone. Our dishes are prepared with love & care and are full of flavours & texture.

It’s the kind of food you’ll walk around the corner for on a Tuesday night and not be disappointed with”GILES COREN, Restaurant Critic for The Times