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Manicomio - Chelsea

4.5
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773 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Manicomio Restaurant has been serving elegant, delicious Italian fare, specialized in fresh produce and homemade pastas, with an emphasis on seasonality since 2003. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner offering both set and a la carte options. Fabulous 80 seat terrace away from the road for al fresco dining and people watching.

Restaurant features:
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wi-Fi

Food:
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 773 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LuanaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waitress was very rude from the start. We asked if you could add another chair and the reply was simply no without even giving an explanation. They refused to serve us wine without ID even though we are eating and some of us had ID on then. When ordering the waitress kept correcting our pronunciation of the Italian dishes. Menus were taken from the table and she didn’t ask if we wanted any starters first. After all this fuss, one of the plates were wrong but we didn’t complain as the night was already ruined. At the end when desserts arrived, the waitress said she head it was someone birthday. It made all of us very uncomfortable since she was listening to our conversation the whole night. Overall poor and very rude service!

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vipLondonGirl2
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Menu is different to online and my vegan breakfast was tiny. A meal for for 5 year old child.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good service.

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vipAnthonyA
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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AC861
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the area; good service - what more can you ask for?

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoors area is fantastic - comfortable heaters, the plexiglass makes it almost feel indoors and private.

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KayZal
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location , nice large heated outdoor area. Food is nice but there could be more vegetarian choices. Spiedini di mare and steak both very nice.

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chiswickjill
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have just returned from an excellent lunch and wanted to thank you and particularly your Rumanian sommelier - for making this a memorable occasion-

the wines she suggested were excellent and the food was superb. by chance you were able to seat us in the open part of the garden so it became almost a private dining room

once again many thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was served so raw, couldn’t cut through it and very little apology from our rude & almost arrogant waiter. Very disappointing. Had the matter been handled in a considerate and polite manner there would have been no problem but the waiters attitude spoilt the evening.

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ectoras33
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic experience. Great food and location. Recommended!

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AmiK
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service, we'll go back for sure
thanks

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DominicW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go in Chelsea - tucked away by the Saatchi Gallery

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Teatree
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable late lunch with excellent service.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great food and very well looked after.

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Menetou
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in a very open airy conservatory with delightful ambience. The food was excellent. The service attentive but not intrusive. And all with reassuring Covid security.

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MARTAk
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to be served so attentively and the food was delicious. I shall be back very soon!

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Biggles
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming not pushy and relaxing. Perfect for lunch

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EleniT
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and staff. The food and drinks are amazing.

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MarissaE
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cozy but classy, fantastic service.

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Elizabeth
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and really good food! Would absolutely recommend to a friend. Think the waiters were a bit busier than expected because while they were attentive and took our order quickly and our food was served without us waiting very long at all, the bill took forever to come.

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JustineCS
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Firstly I found the service really good, helpful, charming and professional. 30 years in restraunt management I know good service when I have it. The food was good and outside dining was great. The only complaint I have is smokers on other tables outside chain smoking while I ate. Not great and maybe the restaurant could make a smoking section away from others.

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vipAnneB
London
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed with the food or service..always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was awful. Sharing charcuterie plate with not even a salad dressing dry crisp bread and one of the meats was very plastic

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SimonS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Wine waiter was pushy interrupting with loose chat about special offers. Also unclear why pack up and last orders has to start at 9.15. I had been a fan of manicomio but will try other places.

MD
MikeD
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Charming service, very efficient drinks order! Good ambience and heating on the terrace and the food was, as ever, excellent. Even ordered Padrone Peppers which were not on the menu, but arrived nonetheless!

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Dilia
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food, AMAZING location! Definitely recommend.

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Loulou
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! This place is consistently delicious and the staff are attentive, the wine list is also great. can't wait to return. YUM YUM

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SarahM
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Main course very disappointing - had the turbot which was the special of the day and ended up with a very small portion of fish that was predominantly bones and very little actual fish. Particularly disappointing as it was the special of the day and it looked like a restaurant that would deliver good food. They redeemed themselves with the dessert, but a poor main course was still disappointing.

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davidm
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

excellent service, good atmosphere, reasonable price

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Barbs215
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. We had the special pasta of the day which was well prepared and tasty. Nice ambience in Conservatory room.

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vipAnneB
London
38 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants,lunch and dinner.Excellent service and delicious food

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vipMarkT
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and prawns were superb as was the Gavi

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Jeff
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great ambience and the food was amazing too, would definitely recommend or visit again

AJ
vipAJ33
London
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, excellent service.

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shineyshi
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here. This recent visit the food was even better! Attentive staff but not over the top and a good atmosphere. The eat out to help out scheme made it amazing value.

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JuliaH
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another lovely meal in very pleasant surroundings. Manicomio has made the very best of a difficult situation.

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SouthEastAsianWoman
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Its a great location, beautiful people and ok food where its not superlative but not bad. However, 2 of our orders did not come but made it into our bill. To be fair, we should have checked but its the additional drinks order and the additional food order so maybe you can only order once? There was a lot of pressure to order food 10 minutes arriving due to kitchen closing...so why schedule a table booking at that time. I suspect its great service for others if you are well-dressed and look rich but not for ordinary BAME-type customers like us where we did not have white folks in our party of 5. Maybe we should not have dared venturing into Chelsea on a nice sunny day. Maybe we should add a classification in Open Table for "diverse folks welcome?"

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GIULIAF
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, nice terrace, we will definitely go back to Manicomio!

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MikeS
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty food and lovely setting. Portions could have been bigger for the price though.

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Tatiana
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very prompt and attentive and they seem to have upped their game on the food.

FAQs

Manicomio - Chelsea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7730 3366.

Manicomio - Chelsea is rated 4.5 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.