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

“Pricey but always ‘comme il faut’” sums up the still-accomplished cuisine at this once-famous Belgravian, a short walk from Knightsbridge. That said, 20 years ago under founding chef Giorgio Locatelli, it was “the doyenne of Italian restaurants”, while now it’s simply “reliable” – if at a high level – and “resting on its laurels”.

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

“Still one of the top Italians in town”, say fans of this well-known Belgravian, whose heyday was twenty years ago under founding chef Giorgio Locatelli. But while it’s still “always busy and buzzy”, survey feedback is much more muted nowadays, and – though it avoids damning critiques – sceptics consider it “dull and completely overpriced”.

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

“A lovely top-class Italian” is the verdict of most reporters on this “old-fashioned” (and business-friendly) Belgravian, which in the noughties was regularly fêted as London’s best and which, on most accounts, “still produces really wonderful dishes, especially fresh pasta and fish”. Its ratings continue to be hampered, though, by a disgruntled minority who think “it used to be fantastic, but has become stodgy”.

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“Having once been amongst the best Italian restaurants in London the cuisine has become more ordinary” at this well-known Belgravian, which is widely seen as “resting on its laurels”, and to its harshest critics is “awful”. It’s not without support though: even some who feel it’s “overpriced, staid and could do better” say “it’s still worth a visit for the bible-like wine list and classic cooking”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions, Entertainments
Yes
26
80,40
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £28.50 £32.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£18.50 £35.00 £9.50 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 13.50%
15 Lowndes St, London, SW1X 9EY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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