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Summary

£81
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This tasteful backstreet 1980s Italian, with interesting art on the walls, sits in the no-man’s-land between Kensington and Olympia; and has become less well-known since the death of Michael Winner ten years ago (who used to plug it remorselessly in The Sunday Times as his favourite restaurant). Its quiet virtues as a high quality and authentic venture have changed little over the years: “still love this venue, but best to go in the week when the kitchen isn’t too busy”. Top Menu Tip – go for fish and seafood here.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Spankingly good Italian food” is found at this long-established modern venue in an “isolated location” behind Holland Park, whose “posh locals know a good thing when they see it”. There are plenty of “unusual options on the menu”, with an emphasis on “original and well-prepared fish dishes”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always good for a special occasion” – this family-run Italian between Olympia and Holland Park has maintained the highest standards for more than 20 years – and shows little sign of relaxing into veteran status. Still a “slick operation in terms of food presentation and service”, it is a “really lovely place to eat, with good-quality food and wine”.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just like being in Italy, with none of the pretensions of so many chef-centric London restaurants” – this “family-run” veteran between Olympia and Holland Park is “amazingly underexposed; you’d probably walk straight by it”. Regulars swear by its “excellent staff, comfortable tables and amazing food”, and it’s long been touted by some cognoscenti as “the best Italian in west London”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
10, 14
No dress code
50

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £25.50 £7.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
3 Russell Gdns, London, W14 8EZ
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Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9:45 pm
SundayCLOSED

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