Booked here as I had to cater for some friends and we were glad we went. It was a good job we arrived as a noisy family with screaming children running around were leaving ! It's rather cosy as in small and tight but a...More
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unpretentious local restaurant in Notting Hill , cosier than its sister Mediterraneo , with a lovely friendly staff. This restaurant attracts many regulars which is always a good sign. Delicious typical Italian food and wines. Gets very busy at week ends
I went for dinner to Essenza a couple of time last week and I find the food to be exquisite, the service friendly The place is small and always busy Pasta are excellent, the burrata starter dish is delicious !!!!
We stumbled upon this unassuming restaurant and have since visited again, with staff being lovely and friendly, atmosphere great and the food delicious. The perfect place to gather friends, make new ones, or have a quiet romantic dinner.
Essenza was an absolutely delicious restaurant, and an easy walk from High Street Kensington. The food was outstanding, and the owners could not have been more gracious to us the entire evening. The wine selection was great and the portions were more than substantial. An...More
We went there with old friends because Mediterreano was to available. Poor choice. My wife left 3/4 of the food as it was inedible. Waiter couldn't care less. Found my Penne Arrabiata cold and insipid. Waiter was surly and had to be called to place...More
If it was not for the good food, I would have given this restaurant just one star. First, the waiter wanted to cram 6 of us onto a table of 4 even though we had reserved two weeks in advance. And the table was even...More
The food is great. My tortellini spinach & ricotta was delicious. However, the waiter forgot to give us spoons for spaghetti and mixed our wine glasses. Moreover, they give you complementary bread at the beginning and then charge for it. The waiters have now incentive...More
The only plus is that they were open on New Years Day for Lunch. Sister restaurant of Osteria Basillica that we stopped frequenting because the service is so inconsistent and last couple of tiems it was poor. We only went because Meditteraneo was closed. First,...More