Harden's survey result
This “very traditional Italian” in a prime Hampstead spot “hasn’t changed much (except the prices)” for the past 30 years. Its enviable location, tucked away off the main drag, explains much of its appeal, as does a “formal but un-snooty” style that’s not to all tastes, but helps attract “lots of buzz (and some celebs!)”. Some fans applaud the fare as “well-cooked in generous portions”, others say it’s merely “fair”.
“Old-style Italian” whose popularity is underpinned by its gorgeous central Hampstead location and comfortable, retro decor. Fans acclaim it as a “top-end” destination of some accomplishment: those with less rose-tinted glasses say “it’s a nice place to sit, but with overpriced and variable food that’s no better than a tourist venue in Italy itself”.
This stalwart Hampstead Italian is “a reassuring time warp” for fans, bowled over by its hyper-cute village location and ’70s-style glamour. A fair assessment is that “it’s not bad, not brilliant – just a nice place to be”.
“This Hampstead veteran continues to churn out classic Italian fare” – “great pasta, fish and steaks/veal” – in a “proper, unpretentious setting” replete with “1970s Capri-style elegance”. Even fans, though, can find the cooking a tad “uninspired” (“tasty, but the usual Italian panache is absent”).
Villa Bianca Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Very average Italian food at high prices. The ambience ought to be great but it is all too rushed."
|Wine per bottle||£19.50|
1 Perrins Ct, London, NW3 1QS
|Monday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm‑10:30 pm|