Obicà Mozzarella Bar - South Kensington

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236 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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About

The world’s first mozzarella bar, serving the best of Italian Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, alongside a typical assortment of high quality artisan products such as Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP, Bresaola della Valtellina & Speck del Trentino ALto Adige, as well as fantastic antipasti, sharing platters, stone-baked pizzas and traditional pasta dishes.

The guiding principles are freshness and the quality of the ingredients, the ritual presentation and the fast and friendly service.

Obicà is Neapolitan dialect for “Here it is”.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
020 7581 5208
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Angelo Garofalo
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Catering
We are able to cater for a variety of outside catering events, from a party in your home to a business canapé function. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There are a number of paying street parking spaces in the nearby streets.
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Public transit
South Kensington tube station is a 5 minute walk away.
There are a number of bus stops that stop in the near vicinity.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 236 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bath
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good and the service also.
My only negative comment would be that when the place is full the acoustics might mean it could get very noisy. When we were there they had four tables and it was fine but I would imagine the high ceiling and glass surround would not be conducive to an intimate meal. That said, the tables are well apart which makes a very pleasant change for a London restaurant.
On balance I would recommend (will certainly go again myself) so long as it is not on a very busy night if you want a peaceful evening.

c
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great pizza and very friendly service. Thanks

SV
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and food very tasty as usual. Lovely burrata and pasta.

D
London
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and we really enjoyed the reasonably priced Sardinian white wine, nice place to meet friends for a relaxed meal

VF
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mattia the service manager was really nice and Professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun, family friendly spot in the center of South Kensington. Great service, staff was very attentive and helped make some lovely choices on the Italian wine. Food was fresh and balanced with a diverse choice.

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CHALEUREUX / EXCELLENT / une belle découverte
Un serveur très sympathique et qui ne pousse pas à la consommation. Souriant de bons conseils, il a bien fait rire ma fille.
Très bon rapport qualité / prix.
Un très bon souvenir à recommander sur Londres

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Italian - charming and friendly staff, excellent menu, drinks menu spot on - an excellent experience.

OT
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice indeed, thank you.

IC
London
52 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sharing dishes (we ordered two of the truffle burrata between the two of us, because it was so delicious), lovely wine, friendly staff and nice quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Fast service too and decent value for the area.

CA
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was ok but nothing special. The service was not great and the place was uncomfortably hot. Having visited the Milan obica I was looking forward to a similar experience I was rather disappointed

AK
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lazania were clearly microwaved
Wasnt expecting that, as everything else was very nice

KW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the restaurant. We had an early evening reservation so it was quite quiet. The weather was lovely so the bifold doors were open making the restaurant feel light and airy.
The food was delicious and was value for money.

S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Having been to the original Obica in Firenze, I was expecting the same, if not, close to the same quality. Regrettably, this was not the case.

I ordered a tuna carpaccio, but received what was essentially tuna fish similar to that found in a can. I returned the dish which was replaced with three slices of smoked tuna.

My wife and our guest ordered a chicken salad plate that lacked any attempt to present it in an appetizing manner, and was tasteless.

The only thing that made the lunch tolerable was manager. He was accommodating and very pleasant. But, I would either replace the “chef” or send him for refresher training. And, he was Italian

PH
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy to have stumbled across this lovely little place, good food and great selection of wines.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The food was absolutely delicious!

EL
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere- love the food and great service - would come again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This restaurant is in a great location and has so much potential but is seriously let down by the menu, food quality and service.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience. Good food.

AC
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was really hoping for a bit more from the food. The ambiance is really nice, service was on par but the food was just average and also very expensive. A shame as it’s a good location and close to home we were really hoping to add another resteraunt into our rotation but I don’t think we will be back.

AC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, food, service, value for money and atmosphere!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst service in a long time.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is friendly and helpful. We had a tight schedule and they managed to serve us on time to accomodate us. Food is also very good. Good value for your money.

m
London
87 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Unlucky. The frier broke — apparently after we had ordered— so no arancini and no croquettes either— two crucial parts of what we wanted to eat. A restaurant so reliant on a frier needs a reserve machine— not impressed. Remaining food good—pastas excellent. No real apology.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Just an average Italian restaurant, food is okay, service is a bit slow. First we tried the one in Los Angeles and it was very nice the one in South Kensington is just okay

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nothing to fault

HK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and cocktails. The smoked burrata and the burrata with truffle were my favourites!

k
London
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I didn't like the restaurant at all mainly because of the very poor food that they offer. Mozzarella was awful - this was genuinely the worst mozzarella I've had in years (and I eat it regularly). Pasta was OK.

H
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pasta n prawns!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice and good service.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great staff and food!

JT
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the whole experience!

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The starters are good. Burrata and Mozzarella is good. But they do not know how to make any kind of pasta for sure.

KW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A traditional slightly out of the way Italian restaurant in Kensington it was quiet when I visited. Good range of usual Pasta and Pizza. Specialty is Mozzarella..Good as a sharing dish

P
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Burrata was amazing, but once we got onto the pizza's, 13 pound for a parmigiana, exclusive tax and 12.5% service charge is not value for money. Very basic dough and no wood fire oven. Go for the starters not for the pizza's

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Esperienza positiva!

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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very original and varied menu, with a speciality in mozzarella (if you don't like that, then this is probably not a restaurant for you). Good and attentive service, in a nice quiet neighbourhood.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and service. Great experience.

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