Our review comes as a summary of 12 years in West Hampstead, where we have visited La Smorfia regularly every month, at least. Its staff is welcoming and helpful in all circumstances.
We highly recommend "Antipasti La Smorfia" which are extremely good; it is so good and filling that could be a meal on its own unless shared. Their pizza, to our standards, is the best in London. Light, thin and with extremely good ingredients (we have always ended up eating the whole lot, even crusts that are usually left). Trappola pizza is my favorite; I would highly recommend although it could be challenging for those with a week digestion (peppers, anchovies, onions are there). A plain Margherita would give an idea of the good dough and extremely good tomatoes sauce used. My partner would often go for the daily specials, they really make an effort to find something "Special" for the day. Fish and meat are cooked extremely well; you can tell the provision is accurately sourced, paying attention to freshness and seasonality. Traditional Italian desserts, being the chefs from Naples, are not be missed - try their "Caprese" . Their wine list is also extensive and well sourced. You can find Italian regional wines, with also a "good value for money" concept (their house wine is also very good. Peppe, the owner, has been in all these years extremely consistent and professional. He is a dedicated manager, with a strong passion for what he does. We went there by chance during our first year as La Smorfia was conveniently located right in front of our house, but we have always returned because of the warm atmosphere and the lovely food. Always felt as if we were at home. Highly recommended to anyone. Thank you and we will definitely be back.
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