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Osteria Antica Bologna

4.7
4.7
1141 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
A Northcote Road favourite for over twenty years - that’s an awfully long time on the London restaurant scene - Antica Bologna is as fresh and thrilling as the day it first opened its doors, it conjures up images of hidden away village osterias in the wild countryside of Emilia Romagna or the rolling hills of Tuscany, its cheerful welcome befitting of an old family favourite. Chef Marzio Zacchi passionately believes in using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal produce having grown up in the Piemonte countryside surrounded by a family who reared chickens, grew veg and cured their own salami. However, despite his rustic upbringing, Zacchi has brought to Osteria Antica Bologna’s food the kind of sophistication that can only be gained through several years training in top London restaurants.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7978 4771

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Marzio Zacchi

  • Neighborhood

    Battersea

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    <br>Clapham Junction Railway Station and various bus routes.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 1,141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. W

    Womble

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, cosy atmosphere, delicious food, will be back :)
  2. J

    Juliet

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious good quality food at reasonable prices. Excellent service
  3. FQ

    FranciscoQ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. The dishes of the day were spectacular! Please try the pasta with seafood!
  4. RM

    RobertM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time it was excellent - very friendly without being over attentive
  5. a

    alexw

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening. Loved every minute. Will come again asap.
  6. DM

    DaisyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and excellent service. A nice break from chain restaurants!
  7. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place with great food. Will go back for sure.
  8. SD

    SarahD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great local favourite which is why we keep returning
  9. R

    Roca

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    I found it overpriced. Small portions, even the kids one, small pasta dish for £12 (nothing else) . The main pasta was also very small. The small glass of wine was very expensive £9.90 for the quality . So the food was good and the service as well but I wouldn’t recommend it.
  10. PI

    PIPB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I haven’t been here for many years, and was pleasantly surprised when I returned. Food was great, prices reasonable, wine excellent. Will be returning
  11. RS

    RosSW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Authentic Italian food and staff, good choice on menu
  12. L

    Leaf

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love this family run restaurant - have been going for over 20 years
  13. EK

    EvaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place delicious Italian food amazing ravioli nice service
  14. AM

    AliMog

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always .
  15. A

    Anonymous

    London

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Antica Bologna. It is our favourite restaurant on Northcote Road. Always good food, great service and excellent value for money. Highly recommend.
  16. AM

    AliMog

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and warm friendly service. Always a pleasure to visit.
  17. FM

    FlorM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, good atmosphere and excellent food!
  18. KC

    KimC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality, authentic food in a neighbourhood gem with a buzzing atmosphere. Will come again.
  19. LW

    LadiesWotLunch

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit, lovely relaxing lunch. Absolutely delicious food, especially home made pasta. Great service…waiter very attentive and helpful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly friendly team with delicious food. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough.
  21. DG

    DanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent night out..! Service was excellent, food was delicious and the ambiance was amazing. Lots of fun with the waiter & waitress.
  22. NY

    NanetteY

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lunch. Incredible pumpkin ravioli. Superb service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly. Slightly cramped tables. Lovely food. We will return.
  24. SA

    SarahA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Just a lovely restaurant. Very good food, great waiting staff. A pleasure to visit.
  25. SW

    SuzanneW

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious pasta and friendly staff A relaxed lunchtime meal , didn’t ever feel rushed
  26. JB

    JulesB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service, but need to remember to book a table in the front next time.
  27. AC

    AnitaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended. Can't wait to go back!
  28. RG

    RobertG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Staff warm and welcoming and knowledgeable. Food delicious. Wine exceptional. Can’t ask for anything more.
  29. I

    Italianista

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Discrete but attentive service. Reasonable prices
  30. JC

    JanineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a warm welcome on arrival, excellent service and food was delicious we had a fantastic night and two bottles of wine went down nicely. Will definitely be coming back :)
  31. SC

    SarahC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Such a gorgeous neighbourhood Italian with delicious food, lovely service and a happy, warm atmosphere.
  32. KC

    KCandDD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully cooked classic Italian food with a proper Aperol spritz to start. Good selection for vegetarians It’s quite a small space so moderately loud
  33. J

    Jacqui

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always packed, book ahead! An excellent authentic Italian , although in the pricier side
  34. L

    Luncher

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, great food, thank you
  35. S

    Sarah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food - best meal out I have had in a while and felt it was really good value for what we had. Will 100% return again!
  36. F

    Foodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and charming staff. The homemade bread was something else.
  37. GS

    GuyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner here last night. Food was amazing and service was perfect. Loved how authentic it felt being Italian myself. Will be back there very soon.
  38. P

    Pbsteeds

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant lunch, great food and service, all good
  39. ME

    MonsE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Memorable return to an establishment I last visited around 20 yrs ago. So pleased the fried olives were still on the menu and the grappa selection was still plentiful. Service was very friendly and efficient - considering how busy it was. Only gripe was the noise level ("ambience")......having to shout to your dinner companion through the whole evening to make yourself heard is a bit wearing .....perhaps I'm showing my age...on the wrong side of 60....otherwise, the food was very good as was the house wine...
  40. B

    Beatrice

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Will be back soon. Proper Italian food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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

FAQs

Osteria Antica Bologna is rated 4.7 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Osteria Antica Bologna

23 Northcote Road, Clapham, London, SW11 1NG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Battersea

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Clapham Junction Railway Station and various bus routes.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marzio Zacchi

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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