Manicomio - Chelsea

4.6
802 Reviews
£26 to £40
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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 802 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnaG
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and the food great. We appreciated everything they did to keep it Covid safe whilst still providing a lovely environment.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice place however bit cold. Think they need to invest in more effective outdoor
heating and ensure food does not also arrives at the the table cold which both serve
to spoilt an otherwise positive experience.

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vipBetise
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Our table was reserved for brunch at 10.30am. At 9am I got a call to be informed that, unfortunately, they had a problem in the kitchen and would not be able to provide any food. I said it was oj as we mainly wanted to meet up - 1st day opening up 12th April. I arrived on time and was directed to a lovely table but right next to the only 2 other table occupied (?!?) I mean, if the idea is to keep apart why put us right next to one another when there is no need. Talking to the waiter I asked what was wrong in the kitchen . Surprisingly I was told that the problem was that the toilets were not working and they couldn’t serve us food . By then we were 3 people there for about 30 minutes. They forgot to ask us to fill up a form or scan on the NHS app- which I had been told was an obligation. I did as well, to be frank. But it should have been pretty visible. 10 minutes later the 4th friend arrives and goes straight to the toilets. Again, for my surprise they were in perfectly working order.. ?! I really do like this place but they haven’t quite got their act together .

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NickyS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ManiComio never disappoints. Charming service , delicious food and chic but relaxed atmosphere. A happy place to have a quick lunch or a formal dinner.

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VictoriaK
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience.
So sorry you are going into another lockdown - stay safe!

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vipElaineS
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite the covid restrictions, we had a really lovely evening at Manicomio. The staff and the meal were excellent.

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SioCum
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Manicomio has made a huge effort for outside dining. They have heaters, blankets and the place looks lovely with lots of lights. Highly recommend it the food is great and the service really excellent.

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Bizok
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space, with heaters and distanced from
Other tables. Very nice ambience, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sat outside but there was a heated and sheltered from the wind so was great. There was lots of choice on the menu. The food was fresh, flavourful and nicely served. I really recommend this restaurant.

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PatrickC
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like this lace a lot Food is delicious, service friendly, good energy. It one of our favorite local restaurant.

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vipStanJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good enough for Gordon Ramsay and good enough for me. We both agreed the food and service were excellent.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, good atmosphere, everyone Covid sensitive but not too heavy handed. Manager kept a close on everyone, made sure customers were satisfied. Good seasonal menu. Have already invited another friend to go back with me!

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jerrylondon
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service outside

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JuliaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite all the COVID limitations we had a lovely lunch in very comfortable surroundings

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James
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot with fantastic outside dining! Definitely would revisit

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NickyS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location and exceptional outside space in Duke of Yorks Square. Professional and charming service and always delicious good. Highly recommend.

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Archie1664
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolute treat to be eating inside a restaurant with tablecloths. Excellent wine menu , great service. I chose lobster pasta which I have tried before.really great flavours and an overall experience.

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Grumpy
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again great food and service alwaysca delight

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MarkC
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent location and service at a difficult time made a very enjoyable lunch.

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Kman
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice wines too. Will be back

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vipclio337
London
34 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant neighbourhood restaurant, very nice staff and they seemed to be taking all the right precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and restaurant, will definitely go back

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Matthew
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was unbelievably good. Nothing was too much trouble.

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VWKR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Service was below average. On my arrival, I hadn’t made any reservation, so I asked if it would be possible to have a table for two outside, and your hostess said that was fully booked, even though there are 5 empty tables. Because of covid, we didn’t want to seat inside so we left. For our surprise, when we checked online there was table outside available. We did book online and went back to the restaurant. On our second arrival (10minutes after the first one) we said we had a made a online reservation and we sat outside. After 30min started raining and even though there were tables available outside under the parasol, they moved us inside. Again, I don’t know the criteria applied.

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philipl
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All great as usual
Long may it stay open
Looking forward to next time

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SarahO
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

We had a very nice lunch outside under an umbrella.
We all ordered a salad with pancetta, cheese and fig. All 3 of us ordered a ‘large’ but when it arrived the portion was very small - even served on a side plate!
We told the waitress that we had ordered main course not starters and she insisted that these were main course size.
It tasted very nice but was ridiculously small.

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sp007
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my support bubble - perfect

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JuliaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another very enjoyable meal under difficult circumstances. They have done their best with outdoor seating and spacing, and dispite a chilly and rainy day it all worked very well. The food as always was interesting and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional.

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MarkC
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent location with good food and service. Also managed outside eating in reasonable comfort in spite of very difficult weather.

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LuanaM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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!

LG
vipLondonGirl2
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good service.

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vipAnthonyA
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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AC861
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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
16 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!

FAQs

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

Manicomio - Chelsea is rated 4.6 stars by 802 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.