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Summary

“A great local stalwart that never seems to change” – this “traditional and welcoming” trattoria near Sloane Square particularly benefits from “wonderful” long-serving staff, who provide “the best welcome of any restaurant in London” to regular patrons (including junior members of the party). The fairly old-fashioned cooking is “consistent”, if not especially ‘foodie’.

£62
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“You always leave feeling you have been well looked after”, after a visit to this veteran trattoria near Sloane Square, whose “old school, wonderfully welcoming staff remember everyone”. The food is “reliable (if unambitious”) and even if “the tables are rather close to each other”, “there always seems to be a happy crowd”. “Nice terrace in summer”.

£61
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Marvellous, long-surviving, honest Italian”, near Sloane Square, “which can be recommended without fear of disappointment”. The “home-cooked” food “never shines but never misses”, while “it’s the service that lifts the experience to the next level” and lends the place its “happy” atmosphere – “even first-timers are greeted as regulars”, and “waiters are equally charming with your 12-year-old as with your gran”.

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“There’s always a wonderful, sincere welcome” at this “traditional” Chelsea stalwart, near Sloane Square, whose “white haired clientele” would find it “a sad day if anything changed”; prices are “fair” for the “always dependable” Italian fare.

£53
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

We were founded in November 1994 by the extraordinary combination of Paolo Caraffini and Frank di Rienzo. Even at that stage they had more than 60 years of shared experience in the restaurant business — and in the Italian restaurant business in particular.

Together, they built a talented, professional team that is second to none. And that team now continue to provide excellent Italian food and wine with friendly service to match in a smart but informal and warming ambience.

Invariably buzzing with its impressive and interesting clientele, Caraffini's popularity make it imperative that you book your table a few days ahead. As well as a generous welcome, excellent service, good food and fine wine, all at a very competitive price, the Caraffini team will also provide a memorably happy and relaxed experience.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £18.50 £4.50 £6.25
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.45
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
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Caraffini Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Caraffini Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Caraffini restaurant.
Valentine H
Wonderful old classic, never disappoints, t...
Reviewed 2 months, 27 days ago

"Wonderful old classic, never disappoints, the food is excellent, the service is fabulous and friendly, the ambiance is classic and a great outside terrace. A London favourite, never tired of that place"

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Grant P
Maitre d' remembered me from over 10 years ...
Reviewed 6 months, 1 day ago

"Maitre d' remembered me from over 10 years ago and treated me like I'd given them my patronage every day of those 10 years - can't ask for more than that, and the quality if not overly exciting cuisine still holds true."

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A M
maintains its "neighbourhood restaurant" qu...
Reviewed 9 months, 4 days ago

"maintains its "neighbourhood restaurant" qualities"

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61-63 Lower Sloane St, London, SW1W 8DH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm
Saturday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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