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“Simply great Italian food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Famiglia

La Famiglia
7 Langton Street, | Chelsea, London SW10 0GL, England (Chelsea)
+44 (0)20 7351 0761
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Ranked #3,481 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Price range: $92 - $92
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chelsea
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply great Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant, the service is very good, the decor is nice, but none of that really matters because the food is so good.
It has a large marque sort of thing at the back which doubles the size of the restaurant, it doesn't get cold or anything but if I were going on a date I'd ask to be seated in the main part of the restaurant as it's nicer, but otherwise I don't care.
I've been many times and will go many times more.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“So So”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I tried this restaurant after a gap of several years, it had always been a restaurant I liked and enjoyed eating at. This time, I found the service from the waiters very good, however the seating was questionable, and they were not able to find the booking, so off to a bad start. Plus the restaurant was empty and we were seated right next to the only other couple in the restaurant, which felt odd. However the food was good though salty, the restaurant does get very noisy if you are seated under the canopy. We didn't find it over expensive.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food but poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

I went to La Famiglia with few friends on a Saturday evening. The food quality is very good, we had the Tagliata and Fiorentina as mains, potatoes and spinach as sides and the Torta della Nonna and La foresta nera cake for dessert. The service wasn't great, the waiter was quite rude, I asked him if he could suggest any plates from the menu, his reply was hasty and he seemed very bothered. The plates have been served very quickly, which is good if you are in a rush but we didn't have the time to talk.
The overall rating is good but they should definitely improve their service.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great for a party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Noone can beat the party atmosphere this restaurant generates in its blue and white striped pavilions . The staff are experienced and friendly , the wine list is good ( and well priced ) with some really good Tuscan wines as well as lesser known Sicilian offerings . We also had some Prosecco which is a great aperitif . The food can vary from excellent to mediocre ( our boar was relatively tasteless ) so stick to their pastas and traditional dishes and be tolerant when they are very busy !!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“You know exactly what you are going to get”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We love La Famiglia. Get a table out the back for a Saturday or Sunday long lunch with friends or family and enjoy good - sometimes very good - food in an atmosphere that is always buzzy and upbeat. Celebs galore eat here if that is your thing but, for us, a relaxed meal with good food and good service without excess pretension or prices is a rare thing in Central London. One tip ... if you follow football (not soccer!) avoid when Chelsea play at home as this is the place their well to do fans eat before or after the match.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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