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Caraffini

61-63 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1W 8DH, England
+44 20 7259 0235
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
18:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
61-63 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1W 8DH, England
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1 - 10 of 314 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fine dinner with friends at Caraffini, a very reliable spot with a lovely ambience and friendly, helpful service. The smoked swordfish starter was well prepared and presented and a tasty, unique alternative to a plain salad. My grilled sea bass entree was...More

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several nights of London pub food (which we do love by the way), it was time for some Italian even though we were in Chelsea. We weren't disappointed. When we noticed the diners at adjoining tables were all English locals, we knew we made...More

Thank R S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This friendly bustling Italian restaurant in Lower Sloane Street has for many years been a favourite of its loyal regular customers. From the moment you enter the staff are friendly and helpful and the service is speedy and efficient. The main menu remains very much...More

2  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - what a fabulous meal we had! Simple, beautifully prepared, traditional Italian food, efficiently served and oh so delicious. Such high quality Italian food is rarely found, but this was it. I’d go back again in a heartbeat.

1  Thank jamtarts2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was Chelsea Flower Show time and a special menu was available so I was expecting the worst. I was quite wrong although initially the waiters were a bit frosty, probably due to stress, they soon warmed into the traditional Italian hospitality. We sat outside...More

3  Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A very accommodating neighborhood restaurant with Italian food Since it was nice outside we chose to be seated outside. They brought out fresh tablecloth and napkins, a bowl of large olives! And breadsticks while we waited for our drinks to be served. Then a large...More

Thank 999LauraP582
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

It has been a while since we visited Caraffini - it used to be a favourite haunt so we thought that we would try it again. Having read some of the recent reviews I feared that we would be disappointed. We needn’t have worried -...More

Thank sirth0mas
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Here for an informal business dinner. Popular with the locals (hence expect to see plenty of well-heeled Chelsea types). Food is superior trattoria quality, not Italian nouvelle cuisine (thank goodness) and service is friendly and knowledgeable. Wine list is good. I had fish of the...More

Thank ordinarypunter2015
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went there with my mentor for a Friday dinner. The food was absolutely delicious and tasty which I thoroughly enjoyed however I do think the level of service can be improved which will make the restaurant even better

3  Thank Hawkdai007
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent evening out. Food was well prepared and presented. Attentive service. Clearly popular with the locals.

Thank Tjwswazi
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Daisy B
6 May 2017|
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Response from Matthew d | Property representative |
Hello - many apologies for the late reply to your question. We do not allow dogs inside the restaurant, but we have an outside dining area in front of the restaurant where we do allow small dogs. The outside space is largely... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$48 - US$64
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:15 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-63 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1W 8DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7259 0235
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Description
Relaxed, welcoming and elegant: Caraffini, a stone's throw away from Sloane Square in fashionable Chelsea, and serving fine traditional Italian food with modern overtones, is a long-time local favourite with an international reputation and impressive following.
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