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survey result

Summary

£80
 ££££
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Average
3
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s “still a sense of occasion when you dine” at this “very smart and fashionable” Belgravia Italian, which remains in the same family after 35 years and is nowadays run by Laura, daughter of founder Gino. It’s “very business-y” though, and having hosted Frank Sinatra and the Clintons back in the day, it’s not un-fair to say it is “past its glory years”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s “still a sense of occasion when you dine” at this “very smart and fashionable” Belgravia Italian, which remains in the same family after 35 years and is nowadays run by Laura, daughter of founder Gino. It’s “very business-y” though, and having hosted Frank Sinatra and the Clintons back in the day, it’s fair to say it is “past its glory years”.

Summary

£82
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Frank Sinatra was among the notables who flocked to this sleek Belgravia Italian in its 80s heyday. Nowadays run by the founder Gino’s daughter Laura, It still delivers an “imaginative menu” with Venetian specialities, a “pleasant atmosphere” and “good service”, but even diehard supporters complain that it’s “pricey” and sceptics say it’s “gone over the hill”.

Summary

£72
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This swanky Belgravia stalwart was a big-hitter in the 80s, but attracts mixed praise these days. “Competent Italian food with good professional service and some style” is the majority view, but even fans can find it “surprisingly pricey for what it offers” and to critics “what used to be justified by fine cooking and a sense of verve, now seem expensive for something that’s slapdash and fraying at the edges”.

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Restaurant details

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30
No dress code
85

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£23.00 £38.00 £5.00 £13.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
29 Ebury St, London, SW1W 0NZ
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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