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#668 of 1,868 Italian in London
#3,823 of 15,132 Restaurants in London
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday here with the family - highly recommended for a special night out; the atmosphere was great in part due to the pianist.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Perfect meal. Efficient, knowledgable and genuine service. Wonderful live pianist. Had the Salmon, my friend the veal. Zucchini on the side. Tiramisu followed. All food flawless. Shall most certainly be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

Have been going to Villa Bianca for many years but never again. My friend and I both ordered Dover sole ( market price ) so my fault for not asking! However we were charged £65 per fish, ridiculous!! We questioned a bill for £263 for...2 people but the staff just said prices had gone up. They really didn’t care. One to avoid.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023

I really don't understand the positive reviews...from entering the door we knew it was a mistake. It was like being in a bad 70s sitcom with dated bland food to match. Two elderly gents oversee the tables and service was prompt but verging on rushing...you through the evening tbh. No moment to yourselves. The atmosphere was dire and the food the same: too quick to appear, tasteless and a bad 70s time warp. The veal was steamrollered flat and dry...monkfish was spongy. Tiramisu was shop bought and if you closed your eyes you would have no clue what you were eating. Lazy and tired on all counts and overpriced...even for Hampstead.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 February 2023

What a beautiful restaurant warm and welcoming staff and amazing food authentic Italian The set menu during the week offers amazing value truly some of the best Italian food in London

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Average food, unpleasant atmosphere created by the two older male hosts and expensive. We’ve been there a number of times and this time was particularly unpleasant.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

I had a wonderful meal with great service late on a Tuesday evening. I thought it might be rely on it's location for its popularity but that was not the case - definitely one of the best Italian (we had pasta) restaurants I've been to...in London. Excellent (if pricey!) wine.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022

Very impressed with the level of sophistication in the food, service, setting, and atmosphere. All at a very reasonable price.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

A pleasant evening with good food, well presented, and excellent, friendly service. The sea bass was filleted by the waiter and was perfectly cooked. The calves liver was served as requested and was delicious. All six of us enjoyed our meal. The wine list is...extensive but on the pricey side, even for Hampstead. The pianist was competent but it was too loud and a slight relief when he stopped for the evening. Surprisingly, the restaurant was far from full.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022

We stumbled upon Villa Bianca during our visit to Hampstead. The restaurant is classy and has a wonderful menu. This was our last night in London and it did not disappoint. My husband started with the Carrot and Orange soup which he said was amazing....I started with the aubergine starter which would have been adequate for me as a main on any other day! I had the salmon special as my main while my husband had the porterhouse steak. Both of our meals were delicious. We opted for a nice bottle of South African wine and dessert was a warm apple tart. Need I say more. The service was wonderful and t was apparent that the managers (men in nice suits) take pride in what they do. By the time we left the restaurant was full and quite busy. We were happy we were able to get a table. We would return next time we are in London.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

New look menus , some food cooked at the table , a few changes but the basics remain the same , without doubt the best looking restaurant in Hampstead , which is how we were persuaded to first try it some years ago . The...staff are customer friendly , the head waiter is charming , and last night I had the best rack of lamb I have ever had in a restaurant - and I have had many many racks of restaurant lamb , it had not been sliced but so tender it cut beautifully and tasted delicious , with mash potato and zuchinni on the side - perfect . Started with minestrone again one of my favourites and ended with tiramisu . My wife’s fillet steak with peppercorns was also perfect , again tender , and juicy . Okay so this was all as it should be but so commonly is not , anywhere in the world . So a lovely meal and thank you v, b .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

From the moment we turned the corner of the cobbled lane it reminded me of holidays in Italy! Buzzing atmosphere, busy waiters, clinking glasses and bottles popping, piano in the background, beautiful exterior. Food was sublime, we are picky eaters and vegetarian. Delicious spinach and...ricotta rolls to start. Bruschetta was perfect, ravioli perfect. My husband said the chocolate volcano was best he ever tasted and I quite agree. Waiters attitude was exactly right, welcoming, interested but not intrusive. For London the bill was very reasonable. Picking hairs, the only improvements would be to offer non-alchoholic Wine and beer and the bathroom needs a refurb especially resealing around the taps. Usually we trek into town to The Bleeding Heart or Andrew Edmunds. Now we’ve found Villa Bianca closer to home we will definitely be changing our anniversary dinner destination! Thank you Villa Bianca for a wonderful experience!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Magical experience, sitting on the balcony eating a wonderful meal with the pianist playing on a summers night was just stunning. Truly enjoyed, thank you villa bianca

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

we have been before and once again we had good service and the food is a good standard. wine prices and food have been increased slightly well what hasn't they have an upstairs with a man on piano but the room is smaller. the tables...and setting inside are well placed apart so you dont feel like you are joining another group. For the location it is a good place to have a meal. For the records staff were not wearing face masks.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

The restaurant looked really lovely and there was a very buzzy atmosphere so we were really pleased to be there. I ordered sardines as a starter and honestly, it went downhill from there. These sardines were tinned and heated and passed off as a starter....The main meal, a lobster ravioli was non descript and bland. After returning from a very quick trip outside to have a cigarette, our table with our unfinished drinks had been cleared. The waitress apologised but offered nothing else. I was so upset at this point I decided not to order coffee or desert. This was a special anniversary and I'm so upset that our dining experience was bland. London has a plethora of Italian restaurants; this is definitely not one to go toMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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It’s a lunch they have on Sundays!
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  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4