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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Has Buonissimo in West Green Road closed its doors for the last time? The shutters have been down all week with no message. It MAY just be August holidays but I fear the worst. The place was a very positive addition to the area, and was open all day every day for coffee, snacks and full meals. 

Has anybody got any information?

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I had an idea I heard someone say they were going to close for holidays sometime, but it seems very strange not to leave a message. I really hope not - they're by miles the best thing round this way.

They're on holiday for three weeks. 

Good! That means my kids can't hassle me for their appalling chocolate pizza (£8 for chocolate spread on pizza base) for a while. The rest of the menu is great though and I hope it doesn't close. Nice to have something close to home that's not on green lanes.
There is a message but behind the mesh shutter so hard to read through the holes. It said holiday dates I think till 3rd sept, and new management and menus afterwards as far as I could make it out. Always found the food and service great there with interesting pastas on the specials (amazing crab and courgette orichiette last time) , but has been not very busy even on a Saturday night a few weeks ago when we were in. Maybe just more marketing needed.

New management and menus sounds a bit worrying, though I can't help thinking they'd be a bit fuller during the day if they added a loss-leader £5 lunch to the menu.

I was walking past Buonissimo after dark the other night and the notice about the re-opening was illuminated so I could see it properly for the first time. I've never eaten a full meal there; what I like about it is the daytime coffee bar atmosphere. I hope they keep that going, though it is a bit empty sometimes during the day.

We can now definitively answer the original question. No thankfully Buonissimo has not closed its doors for the last time. It re-opened yesterday as scheduled and all the original staff still seem to be there. That's good- they're a friendly crew. It's also still open all day so still a coffee bar as well as an evening restaurant. So all seems fine at the moment. 

I've lived in the area for less than a year now and keen to try more local eateries I took my boyfriend to Buonissimo the other day.  It had been on my list to try for a while as I liked the look of the decor and once I saw a burrata appetiser advertised on the board outside.  Unfortunately we were disappointed.  The quality of the food was on a par with a central London tourist trap but the prices were actually higher if you ask me.  When they didn't have any sage for a butter sage sauce they offered mint instead! 

I wish I'd tried it out before the change in management.

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