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“Best Italian Restaurant in London”
Review of Locanda Ottoemezzo

Locanda Ottoemezzo
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Ranked #3,011 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$112
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
Description: The owners of Locanda Ottoemezzo Italian restaurant in London���s Kensington, just a few moments��� walk from the High Street, are film aficionados extraordinaire. In particular, their admiration of Federico Fellini���s masterpiece 8 �� has inspired them to name their delight restaurant after it and to decorate the interior with 8 1/2 ��� themed details. The general vibe of this charming and accomplished neighbourhood restaurant is vibrant and warm and full of colour with collectors��� details like rare LPs, books, instruments and a precious 1963 poster of the film. Yet there���s nothing gimmicky about Locanda Ottoemezzo. Food, service, quality and style are the focus here and you can always expect a delightful dining experience. The perfect house risotto is always on the menu here served with a theatrical flourish from a rind of parmesan. Locanda Ottoemezzo���s fillet of beef in salt crust with aromatic thyme, rosemary and red wine served with wild mushrooms is a favourite, too. Wines and service are exemplary.
Rome, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Best Italian Restaurant in London”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Been here several times, and always had an amazing time. You can enjoy a really tasty sandwich or a delicious pizza for a quick meal, and it's not expensive at all; or you can have a fabulous dinner in a cozy location, enjoying real Italian food with best quality ingredients and lovely presentation, drinking amazing wines. Must try the Risotto with Parmesan. Perfect for special/romantic occasions. It's a bit pricey but it's worth it. Coffee and Desserts are also very good (Must try Tiramisu or Nemesis Cake). Staff really helpful and friendly, chefs accommodating.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Italian romance on a plate”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Very romantic ambiance, attentive and passionate service. Food was exquisite, especially the risotto dish served in the Parmesan, and the squid ink pasta. A restaurant for true pasta lovers, no heavy floured sauces, true flavour, true ingredients, true Italy. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2014
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New York, NY
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11 reviews
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“Lacking”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Service and wine were good. Food was lacking. Octopus appetizer was good. The cold soup was tasteless. I got the ravioli and my husband got the brill. Both dishes were just bad. For an expensive meal we expected better food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thornhill, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“Just Briliant”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Five of us dined here and had a terrific time! The food was without doubt the best Italian we have had outside Italy. Everything was delicious but we particularly enjoyed a Risotto brought to the table in a carved out third of a whole Parmesan cheese which was then which was then stirred and spooned into the risotto out of this world. For pudding they made a Zabaglione for us specially which was the crowning glory of a fabulous evening. Will be back soon!

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Taste explosion. We ate here on a friend's recommendation and will go back. Absolutely delicious. I had the tuna and my wife had the risotto. Both fantastic. Interesting decor - unique restaurant. Friendly service.

  • Visited May 2013
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