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“Lousy Italian Food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Rocco

Rocco
254-260- Old Brompton Road | Chelsea SW5 9HR, London SW5 9HR, England
207 259 2599
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Ranked #1,921 of 17,944 Restaurants in London
Price range: $92 - $92
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Lousy Italian Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Went with friends on their recommendation. Carpaccio tasteless, scallops with swordfish and crab cakes - scallops were chewy and bland, prawns were salty, lasagna was good, ravioli undercooked and insufficient pumpkin, desserts were mediocre, wine list passable but they were out of several we wanted. Service was just OK. Cannot imagine how Rocco could be called anything close to excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Rocco Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I think they have their Grandmother in the back cooking away :))
Everything taste homemade. From the minute you walk in you are treated
like family. Fresh feel to the place in every way! The sauces are so good,
I unconsciously was using my finger to get every drop x And who doesn't appreciate
good service, that is what you get - in fact, you kinda think - are we the only people in
the restaurant? No, you're not, but it sure seems like it by the special attentiveness.
And just when you think that's it ... oh my gosh the dessert - the rich goodness of the
quality ingredients comes through so deliciously, that you don't even care about calories, oh
my ... I LOVE Rocco! Thank you for being like - Mama's Good Cooking!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Every dish we tried was excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Vitello Tonnato was as good as I've had. My friend (with Italian family) raved about his bean soup; meat balls; roast potatoes & tomato sauce with my pasta. Staff have genuine passion for their food and took genuine interest in customers, taking the time to talk us through the produce in the attached delicatessan. Home baked cakes looked very enticing but we'd run out of space. We'll certainly go back. Outdoor seats would be great place to watch the world go by.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kinderhook
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I have eaten at the restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Good food, attentive service and a warm and friendly atmosphere. And very inportantly for London, not expensive.

  • Visited May 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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Kentfield, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Friendly welcome into modern - cool industrial - space.
Knowledgeable staff.
Black pappardelle with scampi in pesto sauce, rucola salad with parmesan shavings (generous) and a cheese plate (overly generous - requiring a second glass of red wine...).
Will be back!

  • Visited June 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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