Dear Londiary,

What can I say? This place is children’s imagination of heaven’s kitchen. All the easy comfort food like thin crispy pizza, the sweet and savory spaghetti Bolognese, rich and creamy gelatos. It’s everything that you’ve ever wanted as a child.

Tucked in front of Chalk Farm tube station,  an area heavily populated with Caribbean influence and the smell of its hashish, this medium sized Italian diner is surely making its way as being the neighboring family’s oasis.

Constructed in 1931 firstly as a gelateria, Marina Ice has evolved into a full set restaurant serving three courses of Italian comfort food. 

We tried the spaghetti bolognaise (8.70 £)

which said to be the best in town, which yes- it is definately better than your frozen MnS Bolognese (which should be noted, IS GOOD), also ’Fungi Luca’ (4.85 £) 

, the crispy breaded mushroom in parsley and anchovy as an appetite cracking dish, and of course one scoop from the legendary ice cream choices (and it’s all good).

It was a comforting experience, as you can feel in between your chumps that every food is a hand made, loved, and carefully woven with Italian Chef’s  ‘amore por el cibo’.

Basic Information

Name : Marina Ice 

Type : Italian

Opening Times : Tues – Fri (midday -3pm and 6pm -11pm), Sat & Sun (midday -10pm and midday – 11pm)

Address : 8 Haverstock Hill London NW32BL

(get off at Chalk Farm Tube Station, it’s just in front of you when you exit the tube station). 



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