Vicino

Vicino

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 15:00
Mon
12:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Tue
12:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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About
There aren't many restaurateurs who would hand over the choice of their restaurants name to patrons, no matter how faithful. But the diners of Vicino, previously De Cecco, knew what they were talking about. For a restaurant which has long been a local favourite with faithful visitors returning again and again there really couldn't be a better choice. With its laid back, charming atmosphere and friendly service, Vicino is one of the most welcoming restaurants in South West London. The informal surroundings suit the chilled out vibe and, of course, the home style Italian cookery which is the kitchens speciality. Old favourites and tempting dishes make Vicino's menu as special as its Kings Road location.
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles127 reviews
Excellent
62
Very good
35
Average
8
Poor
6
Terrible
16
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Julia
London97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
We were really pleased with our food - especially I’m with my lasagna. It was was very succulent and tasty with a lot of pink sauce. My husband ordered black linguine with prawns, sea scallops, baby squids and chilly. His dish was also lovely. We can recommend this restaurant!
Written 27 September 2020
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wanderer1603
England298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
We go to Vicino around 6 times a year and the food and service never disappoint! The menu changes slightly throughout the year to incorporate fresh seasonal produce whilst the classics remain a reliable constant. Favourites include the carpaccio di manzo, calamari, or bresaola to start, followed by the carbonara (best in london), taglioni speck (my favourite), or linguine for mains. The staff are charming and it feels like you're part of a big family whilst dining there. We always have a fantastic time with delicious food and leave feeling very happy. Thank you!
Written 14 July 2023
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Danielle K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
I have visited Vicinos more than 10 times as I live locally. The linguine Al Nero is my favourite and always 10/10, the house wines are good value and great quality. Sometimes I have the tiramisu which is delicious.
Written 8 February 2023
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nicholas s
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
Having lived in London for 45 years, this experience of eating in an Italian Restaurant was the worst I have ever encountered. I started with Calamari which tasted as if it had come out of a deep frozen packet and was very rubbery. My main course was veal milanese, which was dry - the worst I have ever eaten. Finally, our waiter had not received any training in charm. He was sullen and grumpy, and certainly didn't warrant a service charge of over £20. I will avoid this restaurant in the future.
Written 23 September 2022
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Manager
Hi Nicholas, thank you for your review and we are dissapointed to hear your comments about the food and service. rest assure this is not the standard to we strive for. we would like to discuss this further. if you can email info@vicinorestaurant.com we would be most grateful.
Written 8 February 2023
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Bill Sperco
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
This was family celebration. We went to Vicino on the recommendation of one of the party. Sadly, it must have changed management as it was unrecognisable. The silver service and caring waiters had been replaced by rude and unhelpful waiting staff, reflecting the attitude of the manager (owner?) who was just unpleasant. We asked to be moved to another table but this was denied notwithstanding that it was empty all evening. This is the worst meal I can ever remember having. The service was slow, and people were served at different times. It seemed throughout that we were being done a favour by reluctant staff. When the food did come, there were no redeeming features. The pasta was a congealed mass. The muscles were overcooked and dry. The lasagna was microwaved and stodgy. The gamberoni were shrivelled. The calamari looked as if they had come from a frozen packet. Even the asparagus special was ruined. I usually enjoy liver which should be of good quality and lightly cooked; what was served was of poor quality reheated in a sauce which can only be described as uniquely dreadful. The Pinot and Barbera were of very low quality and almost undrinkable. To cap it all the bill was substantially more than I anticipated.
Written 8 July 2024
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Victoria H
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
This was the worst meal with the rudest staff I have had for a very long time in London. The food was terrible, the service was consistently rude, we were given food we hadn't ordered, wine we didn't want and at ten were practically thrown out on the street. It was appalling at every level. And overpriced.
Written 9 February 2024
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James H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Poor service, low-quality food. Used to be white table cloth and attentive service but not anymore. We used to visit this restaurant for special occasions beauties of the vibrant and attentive service. My family, some who travelled from out of London, visited this restaurant for a birthday. But once we walked in it looked like a cafe not a restaurant. The service was slow and as though we were inconveniencing the staff to order or food. We asked to move to a large round table which would be more sociable but were told we couldn’t, resulting in many of us unable to hear each other - such a shame as many of us haven’t seen one another for some time. When asking for this request, the distain from the manager to why we were asking was very evident. The waiter even defended by quite aggressively stating that our table was fine and there is not need to move, to the empty, more convenient round table. The food quality was not what it used to and the wine was not great. I am disappointed to say the least. We will not be returning. So sad after the precious experience we had throughout 2023.
Written 11 June 2024
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Felix H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
Had a great night at Vicino. Booked the 2 tables of 10 in the conservatory area for my 25th. Restaurant is lovely, great ambiance. Very authentic Italian. Food well exceeded expectations - absolutely delicious - all friend were surprised with how nice it was. Had a great evening - thanks very much Paolo and all the waitresses/ chefs I was will returning soon!!
Written 25 March 2023
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Aaron Singh
thank you so much for the feedback and we are so pleased you had a great time with us and the food exceeded your expectation. we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written 28 March 2023
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Mary B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Six of us went there for a birthday celebration. The restaurant itself is very pleasant and the food was ok to very good, depending on what the dish was. However, the service was far from perfect, especially at the end. We were given the bill before we had finished our meal (we hadn’t even yet asked for it.) Then before we had time to look at the bill and check it one of the waiters was standing over us with the card machine. Admittedly it was their closing time but surely a restaurant should give the customers a little leeway. None of us had ever before been to a restaurant where we felt so unwelcome at the end.
Written 27 November 2023
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Owens On Tour
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
This is possibly the best Italian restaurant I have ever visited. No pizza but fantastic traditional Italian food cooked with passion. Lovely staff & attentive owner nothing too much trouble. Food was amazing calamari fritti, prosciutto & mozzarella & bruschetta so so good. Mains of seafood pasta & lobster with pasta the best we have had, my sirloin steak was lovely. Next time we are in London this will be one of our go to restaurants.
Written 24 November 2022
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Manager
Thank you very much for your comments and to be considered the best Italian restaurant in London....possibly! we hope to see you again in the near future. many thanks
Written 8 February 2023
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Pooja P
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
Vicino is a great spot for a trattoria style restaurant in London. Their pasta were amazing, as was the rest of our 3 courses. Reasonably priced and good house wines. Had a little wait for some of our food but it was to be expected due to a lunch rush!! All in all, a fab place to go!
Written 22 December 2022
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Manager
thank you very much for your positive comments and we are delighted to hear you had a great meal and visit. we hope to see you again very soon!
Written 8 February 2023
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abc
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Good, classic Italian restaurant. Good wine & hearty food. Owner/Manager excellent. The place was full! Best to book.
Written 1 August 2023
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HugoH710
London26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Terrible service. Grumpy staff. Poor to average food. Could do way better. Don’t bother. Don’t go. Why when once upon a time it was a treat to go here. Now you can’t wait to get out.
Written 5 June 2023
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Shaleen B
Oldham52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
The first visit for food and the food and service was amazing. An early valentines treat and we will definitely retun. Highly recommended
Written 11 February 2023
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Rodney W
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
I have never been to a restaurant with such an incredibly rude Manager, not the customer service you expect to receive from a restaurant! If you are looking for a good Italian in this area I suggest you go to Gola. As a local I will not be returning here again
Written 8 February 2023
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Aaron Singh
hi there, we are very sorry to hear the nature of your review, and would be grateful to discuss this to understand what happened. please contact us on 07850986080.
Written 28 March 2023
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