RestaurantsLondonChelseaSW10

survey result

Summary

£85
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fans of this “old-fashioned” and datedly glam trattoria near World’s End in Chelsea (est. 1966, and the haunt, in its heyday, of folks like Jack Nicholson) say it may “not be tops for food, but the atmosphere and ambience are addictive”(especially in its adorable garden in summer). Fears that it’s becoming too long in the tooth have been around for years, with sceptics suggesting “they’re just painting by numbers nowadays”; but true believers insist this view is “just snotty – the food is delicious and the service charming”. Top Tip – for a blast from the past, “the dessert trolley is an attractive feature”.

Summary

£79
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “old favourite” Tuscan may “live on its reputation” (stretching back to 1966) and the appeal of its superb garden, but on “weekend lunches half of Chelsea appears here” (the half that’s not somewhere in the country…) taking the grandchildren for Sunday lunch. Fans say the food is “not the very best but good…”, sceptics that “the only thing that isn’t average is the price… still, it is one of the poshest SWs!”

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
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”.

For 33 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at La Famiglia?

7 Langton Street, London, SW10 0JL

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
No dress code
80
Yes

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
A good experience this evening. The menu d...
Reviewed 5 months, 22 days ago

"A good experience this evening. The menu doesn't change, which is a plus for this traditional Italian restaurant."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at La Famiglia?
Post your own review of La Famiglia and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

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
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm

Best Italian restaurants nearby

Frantoio
Italian restaurant in Chelsea
£68
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
Aglio e Olio
Italian restaurant in Chelsea
£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
Made in Italy
Italian restaurant in Chelsea
£57
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Myrtle
Irish restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea
£84
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
Cambio de Tercio
Spanish restaurant in Earl's Court
£87
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
British, Modern restaurant in Chelsea
£87
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good