RestaurantsLondonChelseaSW10

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Summary

£72
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Little has changed” in five decades at this “old established Italian” – in a plush enclave off King’s Road Chelsea – which, with its gorgeous garden, has hosted celebrities as diverse as Princess Margaret and Jack Nicholson over the years. It “continues to please” a clientele of loyalists – “what’s in a name? I’ve been coming for 25 years, since my children were a year old and had tubetti in a high chair – and it’s still a lovely place to go with the family”. Nevertheless, the ratings have for years now suggested that “standards are slipping and prices going up”“it’s still the right side of OK, but only just”. For those inclined to nostalgia, one 70s survival might justify a visit – “the sweet trolley”!

Summary

£65
  £££
2
Average
3
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Thanks in part to its “beautiful garden”, this “very friendly”, old-favourite trattoria (est 1966) in a posh and pretty Chelsea sidestreet has attracted more than its fair share of Hollywood A-listers and royalty over the decades, and is particularly popular with the well-heeled locals as a place to bring the little darlings (“as the name says, it is good for families, but it’s very busy at weekends”). Opinions split somewhat on how its long service has affected the realisation of its “real Italian cooking”: “unchanged for 40 years – just lovely” vies with “hasn’t changed in 50 years, very uninspiring”.

Summary

£65
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Thanks in part to its “beautiful garden”, this “very friendly”, old-favourite trattoria (est 1966) in a posh and pretty Chelsea sidestreet has attracted more than its fair share of Hollywood A-listers and royalty over the decades, and is particularly popular with the well-heeled locals as a place to bring the little darlings (“as the name says, it is good for families, but it’s very busy at weekends”). Opinions split somewhat on how its long service has affected the realisation of its “real Italian cooking”: “unchanged for 40 years – just lovely” vies with “hasn’t changed in 50 years, very uninspiring”.

Summary

£63
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A datedly glamorous, “bustling” Chelsea trat’ that celebrated its half centenary two years ago, and which has over the years welcomed into its delightful back garden the likes of Princess Margaret, Peter Sellers, Brigitte Bardot and Jack Nicholson. One or two diehard fans still think of it as “London’s best Italian” and say “nothing changes” here; but ratings support those who feel it’s “nowhere near as good as it once was years ago”, “expensive” for what it is, and on its worst days, quite “poor”. Top Tip: still a favourite option for Chelsea folk with kids in tow.

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La Famiglia Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of La Famiglia Restaurant in SW10, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of La Famiglia restaurant.
Lawrence P
Disappointing visit. Marred by the strike ...
Reviewed 5 months, 9 days ago

"Disappointing visit. Marred by the strike that took two hours to get there from Mayfair. The service was mediocre. The pastas were equally mediocre. A big mistake was ordering a vodka martini that smacked of sweet vermouth and served in a glass that was small enough for a child's portion, should it exist."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £20.00 £5.00 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 15.00%
7 Langton Street, London, SW10 0JL
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm

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