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“Spot on” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caminata

Caminata
96 Bedford Hill | Balham, London SW12 0HQ, England
020 8772 0701
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Ranked #1,579 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $42
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
london
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112 reviews 112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Spot on”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great food, good value, nice staff, superb pizza. Can't really fault the place. Really worth a visit

  • Visited July 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A random and pleasurable find........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Having spent the afternoon with friends in Balham I wanted to eat before travelling back to Canary Wharf. Caminata was recommended to me by my friends so I pitched up and was offered a great table up by the bar area. The place was lively and had a good buzz.
The owner of the restaurant, Ellie, quickly made herself known to me and I felt welcomed.
I ordered the 'Balham' pizza with a glass of prosecco.
Not being in the mood for a big bowl of pasta but also not wanting a load of dough on my plate I was pleasantly surprised by the very flavoursome pizza that was presented to me. Clearly fresh ingredients were used and served on a light pizza base. Very enjoyable. The strawberry ice cream finished it off perfectly for me.
I dined alone but did not feel alone, the atmosphere was fun and chatty, without being intrusive and the staff were very attentive. A definite recommendation from me!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good pizzas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice trendy Italian with good pizzas, always got a soft spot for a pizza with an egg on it. For some reason it reminded me of the pizzas you get in France! Serves pints too which is always a bonus

Visited March 2013
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London
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I love little restaurants like this- small, cosy, tasty food and good wine.Not expensive! If you are lucky enough to be surved by their Italian waiter (forgot his name), your dinner will be even better, he is so funny that guy!
I have booked it for my besties birthday dinner, she also loves it!

  • Visited June 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“This small local restaurant is a real find.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This small neighbourhood Restaurant is a real find.
The menu is Italian.
Caminata bills itself as having the best Pizza's in Balham.
I don't know whether this is true, but I can say their Pizza's are tastier
than Pizza express which is 400 metres away.
But Caminata is so much more than a Pizza joint.
The food is very tasty and the wine reasonably priced.
I hope I'm not jinxing things, but each time I return,
I ask myself, gosh I must come here more often.
Keep on doing what you're doing Caminata.

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