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“Food like home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maximo Italian Bistrot

Maximo Italian Bistrot
58 Kennington Park Road | London, London SE11 4RS, England
+44 20 7820 8030
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Ranked #149 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is open only in the evenings, but also for lunch by reservation only Please note that we are a Bistrot! We are proud to be overrated from our customers, this is because they love our genuine food, made freshly every day, with hand made pasta, ravioli and some of the best Sardinian specialities. They love also our venue, because is not a posh place, It's confortable and they feel like home with us. Our menu could change daily because of the seasonality of the food, also, you can find every day different specials. For these reasons sometimes you couldn't find all A la carte menu's options. Please don't expect to find a 3 star Michelin restaurant, (after all Tripadvisor is a container of every kind of hospitality structures) but just a nice and warm place where to find good food and nice people, and one of the best pizza in London.
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Food like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

15 years in London I have always struggled to find a place where food could be considered "genuine Italian"..I've travelled from West to East, North to South with no luck.. Maximo opened and finally my problem is solved..BEST FOOD IN THE CITY. Come and try for yourself you won't be disappointed!!! :)

DaMu

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Minocqua, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We are traveling with our adult son and his buddy. This was not a planned stop. We were tired and hungry and it was close to our rental. We loved that we could go to the store next door and buy our own wine and a 6 pack for the guys and sit outside and eat an inexpensive and delicious authentic dinner. Reminded us of Italy. Asked for crushed red peppers and they kindly cut up a real red hot pepper, it made thewhole meal. Great service. Great food. Hard to feed a family of 4 for such a good price an excellent dinner. Guys had pizza and I had the wonderful spinach ravioli. Very nice.

Visited May 2014
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Kennington!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Authentic Italian Pizza and Pasta with lovely pudding and coffee! Cosy atmosphere and excellent dishes. We went last Saturday with Family and Friends. The Lasagne were light and flavoursome, Special Pizzas were worth the price as absolutely delicious!! Unique cheesecake made by Simona was fab!! We are definitely returning to Maximo and bringing more friends!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Chocolate Fix!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Having a chocolate fix... Ben says it's awesome! A nice break from an overcast London day! The hot chocolate is really good, the chocolate cake even better! And great service too...!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Really cute little Italian restaurant just across the road from Kennington tube. The staff were very warm and friendly and keen to share their knowledge and passion for Italian food. I had the citrus-marinated Salmon to start- really fresh and flavoursome- and arrabiata penne for my main. The pasta dishes were really good- even my Italian boyfriend was impressed- and restaurant is good value for money (around £20 for three course meal)

Restaurant does not have alcohol licence so you can bring your own wine and they will provide bottle opener and glasses for you. They are also open as a cafe during the day and serve really good coffees and yummy cake.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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