Harden's survey result
“Michele in the kitchen cooks up a dream and Heidi looks after the front of house beautifully” at this “very charming” backstreet Olympia favourite. The result is “delightful and imaginative Italian food” from a “short seasonal menu” served in a “lovely and low-key” setting that makes it a “perfect local”, and one that folks travel for.
“We love it!” – neighbourhood restaurants “don’t come much better” than this “lovely” (and affordable) contemporary Italian in the backstreets of Olympia, where “Michele in the kitchen always delivers wonderful food, while Heidi is always charming as front of house”. One gripe: “please could they vary their menu a bit more – we’d eat there far more if we hadn’t already seen it all!”
This “smart” and “charming” Italian in the backstreets of Olympia is “just what a local restaurant should be”: “a great all-round experience”, with “quality at decent prices” and “interesting” cooking (although “the menu doesn’t change very frequently”).
“What a jewel!” – this “massively popular” Olympia spot is “heaven-around-the-corner” for locals; it’s “cramped and noisy”, but very “attractive” looking, with “extremely welcoming” service from the chef’s wife and “fresh and imaginative” Italian cooking.
Pentolina Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Everything is very nice about this local Italian in the back streets of Brook Green. Nothing spectacular, but a very nice menu of Italian classics with a twist, a well-priced wine list, very friendly and welcoming service and a gentle buzz."
"Food here was good however I've given a rating of only good because of portion size and value for money. I only had 2 scallops in my starter and given the PRICE I paid for it was expecting at least 4."
"Food had a very authentic Italian home-made quality. There were many Italian diners who discussed the days dishes rather than looking at the menu. Always a good sign. The service was excellent, but the place it tiny and can be noisy."
"High-Standard Italian local. Service and surroundings first rate. Food generally brilliant but the odd misstep this time eg dry veal."
|Wine per bottle||£18.75|
71 Blythe Rd, London, W14 0HP
|Tuesday||12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 6:30 pm-11:30 pm|