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“The best of the three”
Review of Essenza

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Ranked #9,436 of 22,853 Restaurants in London
Price range: $20 - $33
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“The best of the three”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is the middle ranked of the Mediterraneo, Osteria Basilico and Essenza chain. It's also our favourite. Not as frantic as Osteria Basilico and not as expensive as Mediterraneo, it's a little cramped but the food is top notch and the service friendly. The pasta is great and the veal a real treat, in fact it's 'vealy good'!

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
759 reviews
625 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
“Good local italian”
Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Ok so this place is one third of a triple with osteria basilica and meditareaneo both across the street. Its the most modern but still has rustic food which had a great taste about if but portions were a bit small and the prices are high so not great value but defo good food.

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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Decent, perhaps worth a try”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

It seems to be a nice little Italian place popular with the Notting Hill locals. I found it a bit over-priced, but I also found both the food and the service to be very good. It's nothing to exactly write home about, but it was good.

  • Visited October 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Friendly authentic Italian place near Portobello Raod”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Full of Notting Hill/Portobello locals, this place provided a relaxed agreeable atmosphere for a catch up with a professional colleague. My Burrata starter was wonderful and the seafood risotto very correct. The rest of the menu looked tempting - on paper and on the plates being consumed around us. The service was friendly and helpful and the lighting low - and the wine list contained good Italian Coverage. Definitely one to return to!

  • Visited March 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good food but..”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We have been here for a dinner and we had very good food but portion were relatively small, our table was extremely small and the final bill was definitively high.
The restaurant is very small so you definitively need to book the table if you want to go there.

  • Visited February 2012
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