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“Slightly overpriced, but great authentic Italian food, friendly staff in a lovely atmosphere.”
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Ranked #9,481 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Price range: $20 - $33
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Slightly overpriced, but great authentic Italian food, friendly staff in a lovely atmosphere. The Spaghetti Vongole are to recommend!

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

i took an overseas colleague here for dinner on a Friday night. When I made the reservation I was not told that they operated a two sitting dinner policy. Half the way through the meal we were told very rudely that we would need to vacate the table at 9.30. One waiter in particular was incredibly impolite. When 9.30 arrived we were told aggressively "You have to leave NOW" despite not having finished our drinks/evening. The food wasnt great either and it was horrendously expensive. I was mortified by this restaurant and will never again visit here.

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5  Thank 421ally
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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'!

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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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Thank Sidji
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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.

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Thank VanVlerah
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