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“High end cuisine at local prices” has won renown for Andy Needham’s “unassuming looking”, venture near Ravenscourt Park, whose “smart, but down-to-earth style” gives no hint that it serves “some of the best and best value Italian food in town” (“the pasta is very good, with lots of flavour”). “Thoughtful staff” are “charming” too, and although “it’s a neighbourhood place, people travel from miles around to eat here”.
“How lucky we are that Andy Needham decided to open an accessible, neighbourhood Italian on the Hammersmith/Chiswick borders!” “Service shines”, and the realisation of the “short but tempting” menu is “extremely competent” – in particular the “brilliant pasta – consistently al dente and combined with strong, gutsy flavours”. And all at “sensible prices” too.
“A great addition to west London” – Andy Needham is “showing his Zafferano pedigree” at his “small” and “friendly” neighbourhood yearling near Ravenscourt Park; the cooking is “the real deal” (“sublime” pasta in particular) and there’s “interesting and manageably priced wine”.
Lola & Simon (RIP) was a cute little café on Hammersmith’s trafficky main drag; Andy Needham – for 15 years head chef at Belgravia’s Zafferano – opened a new neighbourhood Italian on the site as this guide went to press.
In September 2014, Andy launched L’Amorosa, in Ravenscourt Park, West London. L’Amorosa offers informal, modern Italian cooking, using a combination of the best Italian and British ingredients, accompanied by an all - Italian wine list. The 48-seat two-level space provides a warm, rustic environment, with excellent quality, wholesome Italian food to match.
L’Amorosa Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Still maintaining excellent standards. We are so lucky to have this as a neighbourhood restaurant."
"Food not as hot as it could have been (a pretty common complaint these days) but still lovely flavours. Beware there is no separate lunch menu (whatever the restaurant's website might indicate)."