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#143 of 2,039 Italian in London
#716 of 16,999 Restaurants in London
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US$48 - US$64
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.8 miles from V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
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Reviewed 10 December 2020 via mobile

It is so good that we went there for two successive days for lunch. Service was excellent, friendly and attentive. Wonderful pasta yesterday and superb calves liver today. Whether pannacotta, creme brulee or chocolate souffle, the deserts are divine. Prices are reasonable. Setup for Covid...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020

Awful service, took so long for the food to come. The most shocking thing however was the price of the food. So unbelievably overpriced. My bill was £200 when the food was probably worth around £10. Restaurant also didn’t smell very unpleasant. Please never go...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Since I've been back in London after being in lockdown in Surrey during the pandemic, I've been enjoying many meals at Caraffini, as they are adhering to all of the pandemic regulations while still maintaining the high quality of food, and friendliness and charm of...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

The Trip Advisor rating fails to do Caraffini justice. This is probably due to the vast majority of its diners are locals living in the area who don’t rely on Trip Advisor. We have dined here many times over thirty-plus years and always find it...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

called in after viewing Tutankhamun exhibition Glad we booked because the place was full by eight o clock

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

My mrs took me there for a treat and we loved it. Delicious food. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Reasonably priced for the area. Will go there again.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

We visited Saatchi/Tutankhamun and came here afterward for lunch. So pleased we did. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and the wine was lovely. It has a warm vibrant atmosphere and was very busy. We will be back and will...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020

I felt extremely uncomfortable like I was a zoo animal as everyone was staring at me and my siblings and I primarily feel this is due to the colour of our skin and our religion. The waiters did nothing to make us feel comfortable and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020

Having visited Saatchi for Tutankhamun exhibition came here at 7pm for dinner with friends. Great choice. Really warm welcome, immediately shown to table, given info about specials and menus which have dishes from all over Italy. All 4 meals were excellent, sensibly priced and good...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

We had lunch after seeing an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. It was busy but the service was still very good. All the food was excellent but the grilled sardines were outstanding.

Date of visit: January 2020
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David N
28 June 2018|
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Response from ordinarypunter2015 | Reviewed this property |
Solo dining would be fine, it's a lively restaurant and the staff are v friendly
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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  • Caraffini is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5