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“Fantastico!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Gaffe

La Gaffe
107-111 Heath Street | Hampstead, London NW3 6SS, England
(0)207 435 8965
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Ranked #2,120 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
London
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Fantastico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My daughter and I came across this gem by chance. The decor is charming and you can almost believe you are in Italy. We had a glass of Prosecco whist perusing the menu. As it was lunchtime, we decided to have pasta and gnocchi and we shared them. The gnocchi was in a creamy pesto sauce and was light as a feather. The tagliatelli came in a tomato, aubergine sauce, with crispy pancetta and a hint of chili.. It was divine and I couldn't have made it better at home.We had a glass of house red to go with this, which was a bargain at £3.50 a glass. We were also given some freshly baked rolls and butter at no extra charge. The entire bill came to £33. Our new favourite Italian restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“wow of an Eightieth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My mother in law's 80th birthday party lunch has just been held at this gem of a traditional Italian restaurant.40 guests for 3 course lunch,drinks before and coffee afterwards.Wonderful family atmosphere helped by courteous,friendly,efficient staff.Nothing too much of a trouble for tht staff to do for us all.Home-cooked ,very delicous food,man-size portions.Lorenzo,the manager could not have been more helpful as regards organisation and ensured the party went with a swing,we even could bring our favourtite music in.We have been to La gaffe before as "ordinary" restaurant guests and the level of service,quality of food and value are consistanly excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“wonderfully delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for an excellent quality meal, that is not expected in a chain restaurant...the environment makes it extra special, it is very cosy, with great decor to make one feel very at home and relaxed with excellent affordable prices and friendly staff and owner!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Freshly prepared food & friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Exceptional value in Hampstead/London for great food and service in a charming restaurant in a family run hotel. 5 minute walk from Hampstead tube station.

Visited August 2012
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Malta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great place, welcoming staff, decent menu and prices, tasty food, good wine list. Recommended and will definitely visit again when we're back in London. The only con I could think of is that there seems to be an idea that this is a French restaurant from the reviews I read here and elsewhere, yet the menu is purely Italian. I don't mind at all, but would guide the other French-food seekers wrongly. Yet again, it remains a great experience to dine there, anytime. Well done to the staff.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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