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“Ok food, extremely slow service, and unhelpful staff”
Review of La Fiamma

La Fiamma
Ranked #11,838 of 23,015 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ok food, extremely slow service, and unhelpful staff”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Went to the restaurant to have dinner . We waited an hour for our food and 30 min just for the drinks . The food was ok but nothing special. Staff didn't seem like they were trained as I found them rude and unhelpful . We asked the waiter if he could help us split the bill and he said "we don't do that" he then asked another waiter to help us and he said "I can't do that". In the end we realised that he probably didn't know how to calculate . It was only when the manager helped us did we leave semi satisfied. Never again !!!

  • Visited May 2014
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“great pizza, loud staff, avoid their bolognese”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The best thing about this place are the traditional Stone baked Pizzas - which are superb and not too expensive for this part of London. The place it self it clean an comfortable with quite a cosy section at the back.
However on our visit, twos thing went very wrong. my 4 year old son had Bolognese, but after one mouthful he pushed it away saying it was horrible, thinking he was just being fussy, I tried some myself and he was right, it was the worst Bolognese I have ever had.
The second problem was the staff, the service was fine, but the whole time we were their the staff were talking amongst them selves very loudly, The head waiter was the worst he seemed to be arguing (in Italian) with other staff. AND BOY CAN HE SHOUT! His shouting alone made us skip coffee and desert and leave hastily and we vowed never to go back there for a sit down meal gain. This place is very good for takeaway pizzas, but not too good as a restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“God-awful”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Walked in with my wife and two boys. I knew we'd made a mistake the moment we crossed the threshold: dated, cold interior, ridiculous Italian schmaltz music from the 1980s blaring over the speaker system- and nobody in there apart from a bored waiter. We sat down, asked for a menu- and it only went downhill from there. This restaurant clearly only exists as a trap for the tourists who stay in the local cheap hotels. Bottom line: avoid. This is a dreadful place.

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Thank ernestoteles
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brick oven pizza and more”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We dined here twice, once for a delicious meal and again with carry-out order for the fantastic pizza.

Visited April 2014
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Le Havre, France
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I would not go back”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Food was Ok, but very small portions. Service was nice, but the restaurant is very noisy and drafty.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Dagmar247
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