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Locanda Ottoemezzo

2-4 Thackeray Street, London W8 5ET, England
+44 20 7937 2200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“risotto” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (10 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2-4 Thackeray Street, London W8 5ET, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chanced upon this small Italian cafe/restaurant while walking in the back streets of High Street Kensington and decided on a quick lunch. My wife and decided on a pasta which was cooked al dente in a lovely mushroom sauce. We both loved it and...More

Thank SMV5
Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely small restaurant that has surprisingly fantastic food. Probably the best halibut I have ever had in either the U.S. Or Europe. And very moderately priced. Easily overlooked but a real gem to go to.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Well prepared and tasty food. Only complaint was lack of choice. Was a set menu with somewhat limited choice. Approx 4 options per course. Not sure if this is the case all the time.

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant with professional service and good food. We liked the varied menu with its nice pasta dishes, starters and dessert. Not to pricey. Interesting choice of sixties rock and roll and Italian film memorabilia. Liked it and will go back.

Thank billyboy18
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner here as it was 15 minutes walk from our hotel. The food we found very authentic, the wine we felt was good but at 5he upper end price wise. We. Had the goats cheese salad as a starter (excellent) and the...More

Thank Murray R
Reviewed 31 July 2018

2006-2016, we went to this restaurant 3 times a month. The only dish they can do well is Risotto, but that is so good that it was enough. Service was great, a young non-Italian waiter made us feel that this place was really our local...More

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The food was definitely good... especially their pizza choices. The staff were friendly as well. But we left with the feeling that it was overpriced (even though we knew the prices before we went in).

Thank Paranthagan
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Stopped off for a hot chocolate, and the staff were really the nicest people i have met, and the Hot Chocolate was awesome. Cannot recommend it more highly a real gem of a place

Thank David L
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal and this place was recommended by the Hotel from round the corner. Food was relishes and the atmosphere was great for a Wednesday night

Thank jellis1968
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent authentic Italian— well prepared, fine ingredients. Great service. Had awesome risotto. Everyone was please w their meals from wine, starters, mains and desserts. We had variety of cheese, seafood and beef. Highly recommended.

Thank Mothboat
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 112
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Thackeray Street, London W8 5ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 2200
The owners of Locanda Ottoemezzo Italian restaurant in London���s Kensington, just a few moments��� walk from the High Street, are film aficionados extraordinaire. In particular, their admiration of Federico Fellini���s masterpiece 8 �� has inspired them to name their delight restaurant after it and to decorate the interior with 8 1/2 ��� themed details. The general vibe of this charming and accomplished neighbourhood restaurant is vibrant and warm and full of colour with collectors��� details like rare LPs, books, instruments and a precious 1963 poster of the film. Yet there���s nothing gimmicky about Locanda Ottoemezzo. Food, service, quality and style are the focus here and you can always expect a delightful dining experience. The perfect house risotto is always on the menu here served with a theatrical flourish from a rind of parmesan. Locanda Ottoemezzo���s fillet of beef in salt crust with aromatic thyme, rosemary and red wine served with wild mushrooms is a favourite, too. Wines and service are exemplary.
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