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“Genuine italian food in Chelsea” 5 of 5 stars
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Frantoio
397 King's Road, London SW10 0LR, England (Chelsea)
+44 (0)20 7352 4146
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Ranked #4,553 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
Price range: $76 - $76
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cardiff
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118 restaurant reviews
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“Genuine italian food in Chelsea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a genuine Italian family restaurant and clearly many customers live locally and go back regularly. The food is excellent and the atmosphere informal and intimate although rarely can get quite exciting with dancing around the tables! The service is friendly and personable and everyone is made to feel very welcome. The menu is limited but this usually indicated that the food is fresh. There is also a list of daily specials. You will not go here for haute cuisine but for delicious home cooked food. The prawns, veal and fish are especially recommended and you will leave full and also with the feel good factor of money well spent.

  • Visited February 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Would definitely return.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Not the most AMAZING food I've ever had but good all the same. The owner is very friendly, helpful and has a lovely dry sense of humour (as long as you have a sense of humour too you will be fine). The restaurant is clean and the service is quick, the toilets are clean and comfortable, and the food is varied. I would like to visit again. Make sure you ask them what each item comes with as, for some of he dishes, we were expecting more so had to order some sides AFTER the food had arrived.

  • Visited January 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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“An old haunt revisited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We used to go to Frantoio's fairly regularly having followed the owner up from Balham. Last night was our first visit for a couple of years. If anything it was better. We were warmly welcomed ( I know we are old customers but everyone gets a a warm welcome) the food was excellent and more generous than I remembered and was served by the no-nonsense family style waiters. They had run out of the house red which forced us into something better which went superbly well with my delicious liver. Atmosphere was great as always and packed on a Tuesday night, even late. Will definitely keep going. For first timers don't expect 'West End' this is a family run fun place to eat with good food and service which attracts interesting and discerning people

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurant in London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

I visited Frantoio in December 2012.
I had a great time . Service impeccable, the food was fantastic...
It is a wonderful place to spend an evening between friends or business partners alike.
It is price reasonably and I would have paid 10 % more if asked ...
The place was full mid week... Highly recommended....
Book early as it will be difficult to get a table !!

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Woodford Green, England
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“An excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I've been to Frantoio's four times now for lunch and have been very impressed on each visit. The staff were very welcoming, the service was good and the food was excellent. An authentic Italian restaurant. What more could want? Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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