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sarasue Dec 14th, 2010 06:09 AM

Italian Restaurants in London after Christmas
We will be in London 12/27-12/31 and would like to have Italian one night.
A London native has
recommended these places:
angela hartnett
locanda locatelli
Anyone have a favorite?
thanks in advance!!

sarasue Dec 14th, 2010 12:33 PM

one more try?

avalon Dec 14th, 2010 01:25 PM

Our favorites are La Famiglia and Montepeliano for high end. For a very reasonable excellent meal try Orsini, across from the V and A or Cafe MOntepeliano, a bit down from the V&A on the same side of the street.

Both La Famiglia and MOntepeliano have websites

KayF Dec 14th, 2010 04:48 PM

We have not eaten at any of these places but you could check them out on


sarasue Dec 15th, 2010 08:30 AM

Great site-Thanks for the responses!

Bette Dec 15th, 2010 09:39 AM

We always make a point to dine at La Genova on each trip to London. We have never been disappointed.

Tony Bennett enjoys dining there whenever he visits / performs in London. Many of his paintings hang in the restaurant.

avalon Dec 15th, 2010 11:38 AM

I was checking to make sure Montepeliano still had Dover Sole on the menu and thought I'd post the websites of the places I mentioned above

hsv Dec 15th, 2010 03:49 PM

Zafferano is very good traditional Italian with a twist - and expensive. Service can be a bit on a high horse, but normally is quite nice.

I haven't been to Locanda Locatelli in 18 months. It used to get lots of publicity, but nowadays it's become quieter. I cannot tell why. It used to be even more expensive than Zafferano.

Murano, Angela Hartnett's current place tops them both in price - and possibly is less typically Italian than the other two, judging by its menu. I have walked past it only, though, not eaten there yet.

I don't know Assagi.

hsv Dec 15th, 2010 03:56 PM

With regards to La Famiglia, which has also been recommended here on this thread: I consider it charming - with staff having been around for decades, probably. I don't think the quality of its cuisine is anywhere near that of the places that were recommended to you by your local acquaintance, though. It's not bad - but it won't match Zafferano (albeit you would probably spend GBP 10 per person less at La Famiglia).

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