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Mattarello Bolognese

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#519 of 17,434 Restaurants in London
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $61
CUISINES
Italian, Emilian, Northern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed today via mobile

I chose this restaurant for a special birthday treat for my friend. I lived in Italy for 8 years so was looking forward to trying"homemade, fresh pasta" after reading all the reviews on TripAdvisor. I wasn't expecting the restaurant to be busy as it is...in the city which is notoriously quiet at the weekends. We ordered Burrata and Prosciutto for a starter. What came up was just that, a ball of burrata surrounded by prosciutto. No oil, no dressing, no presentation. I had to ask the waitress for some bread, oil and balsamico. The prosciutto was nice and sweet but the burrata was nothing to write home about. For main course, my friend chose her favorite "Tagliata" whilst I wanted to try the fresh pasta, so I plumped for the butternut squash and truffle tortellini. For those proficient with Italy or Italian cuisine, Tagliata, is a prime cut of steak, cut into strips and served with rocket, parmesan and balsamic vinegar. What was served up was a 1cm thin steak, with what can only be described as raw Chinese stir fry vegetables with some parmesan shaved on top of the salad to accompany it. My tortellini was equally disappointing. Thick and floury pasta, overpowered with oversweet butternut filling and not a hint of truffle in sight. I managed to eat one and a half before I gave up. After mentioning this to the manager, to her credit she did apologise and we were not charged for the Tagliata. We are going to have the panna cotta for dessert but based on the first two courses we gave this a miss. I can only think that reading the rest of the reviews, which is why I chose this restaurant in the first place, the restaurant is used to a high turnover of city clientele throughout the week so everything is fresh and in stock. A very disappointing meal and a restaurant I sadly will not be recommending to my friends.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very friendly and the home made pasta was molto deliozo!! Recommended to visit after a stroll in the hot vecchia citta city.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten path, home cooked Italian food. Everything is Gluten Free and does not compromise on taste or quality. The service was great and the restaurant was impeccably clean.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's ok. Nothing special. Service a bit all over the place. Cheapest bottle of wine - £34. Bowls of pasta close to £20. For that kind of money, I would expect more. Won't be rushing back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An off the beaten path pastaria with excellent bolognese, charcuterie, pan, and wine. The owner was an amazing host and welcomed me in to share a glass. The staff was fun and sang along to a few Italian classics. This is Italian by Italians and...I wish them the best!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came out to London from the states and was walking by and said let’s try Italian. So glad I did! Food was delicious, drinks were awesome, staff was amazing and cute!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious in-house made pasta. Served with care and reverence. The service was equally admirable as the food. A pleasant experience worth recommending

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

Wow! the food and the friendly customer service was amazing I will come back hats off to the chef and the front staff for an amazing experience. I recommend this restaurant and the prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

My brother’s birthday booked weeks ago. Best welcome with the welcome glass of Prosecco and top Italian appetizers. The puffy bread and buttata it was amazing. Fresh pasta rolled out on a rolling pin the chef in Vista Bella smiling and welcoming .Friendly waiter is...very cheerful so both food and service top.In the end we had a great time . I would come back every day to eat their lasagna and tortelli butternut squash and funghi . Thanks for the day and also thanks to the manager .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Simply amazing! We have celiac and could not have felt more comfortable. Handmade gluten free pasta was delicious. And outstanding service. Please go here!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

definitely recommend this restaurant to the people who likes the real essence of a good italian food. I will definitely come back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

I was there with the family for dinner. Should have walked away when no one showed up to the table for 15 minutes of sitting down. The restaurant only had 3 tables occupied at this point. Finally got the waiters attention and was placing the...wine order when the female manager/ owner showed up and upsold the burrata cheese. Of course no mention of the price. Then she disappeared and no burrata. My wife got one of the waiters attention and reminded them of the burrata. Then 10min later the burrata shows up with 4 pieces of bread. And 2 min later all of our main courses show up and we just started having the burrata!! I sent the seafood pasta back and the manager gave me the impression that she will make it fresh when we are ready to eat main course. We also ordered 2 portions of the pasta bolognese that my kids started eating. The pasta was tasteless and under cooked. The seafood pasta was such a disappointment. Frankly, one of the cheap chain restaurants would serve you better seafood pasta. I noticed that while the waiters and owner/manager were Italian, the cook was not. This probably explains the poor quality pretentious Italian food in this restaurant. It was my expectations that the manager would do the right thing and discount at least one of the items. Instead, she charged for everything, charge 6 more pounds for 4 small pieces of bread that should be free and the icing on the case, added service charges to the invoice when they should have paid us for wasting what could have been a lovely evening in London. Save your time and money - avoid this place like the plague. I don’t mind spending a lot of money on good authentic tasty food when service complements the food. This is definitely not it!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

Went for a business lunch with some colleagues . One of my friend raccomend this restaurant, all I can say is that if you are looking for high quality that’s the right place. The selection of salumi and formaggi was something unreal. Sandra (GM) provided...an accurate explanation about this Villani salumi, one if not the biggest producer of quality prosciutti Parma in Italy. Only in this restaurant I finally had the opportunity after so long to have one of the most delicious Fiorentina steak. That was just superb, the softness and the test matched with a great glass of Bruciato makes me feel like I was back to Italy for a moment. The staff was great, always present to make sure we were alright. I definitely raccomend this restaurant to the people who likes the real essence of the Italian food. I will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

6 of us went here after a business conference and had an amazing meal. There was a slight mix up with a meal (wasn’t gluten free ) but this was picked up by manager and quickly remedied I had tortellini Bologna which was beautiful and...a few of the others had tagliatelle Bologna or a tortellini with butternut squash and mushroom, with the final dish being a specially made gluten free meal We had a lovely time and all enjoyed our food. The staff was amazing and it’s been a long time since u e had such good serviceMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

Did not like this place. The service started off really well but slipped as soon as more than five tables became occupied. Drinks weren't served until i had almost finished my dinner. The aubergine starter was lovely but I got the ragu tagliatelle as main...and hated it. Overcooked pasta stuck together and a ragu sauce that definitely was not fresh. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Umbyfa
January 3, 2022|
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Response from jnscotland2017 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, I don’t know. I had to google to translate your question as I don’t speak Italian. Maybe the restaurant will answer this.
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February 17, 2018|
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Response from MilleVoci | Reviewed this property |
If you do not eat eggs, you might struggle to choose a main course as (from memory) they only offer handmade pasta dishes. The pasta should therefore include eggs.
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Portia K
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Victor_Loriente | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late response, but I don't think they will answer you via trip advisor. Better book through OpenTable App or directly on their website mattarellorestaurant.uk and under reservation I hope it helps.
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Mattarello Bolognese is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5