Osteria Antica Bologna

4.6
882 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.

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
  • 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
What 882 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anon
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic pasta dishes, service accommodated a late change of plans and kept a table long after we had initially booked.

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Didi
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We had a wonderful lunch. However it was rather expensive especially for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with great service

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stevec
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place to eat, couldn’t recommend it enough. It was the first proper post-lockdown day, so it was understandably busy and a little noisy, but the food and service more than made up for that.

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ClaireL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent home made pasta and a first class wine list. Great service too. Well worth a visit.

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BeeGee
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was great, we shared some of the small plates and had excellent wine. The ambience was cosy and family style and not too loud. The service however was extremely disappointing. The staff kept passing by clicking their pen to get our attention to order our meal, rushing us instead of waiting to be ready. It was extremely irritating and we felt stressed. Once we ordered the food did come right away but then we were hovered by staff wanting to clear plates. We had booked the table 6-8pm and had basically finished our food by 6:45 when we could have started later. The food was great but we scarfed it down and weren’t able to enjoy ourselves properly. At the end we left at 7 after feeling pressured to pay the bill already. Would recommend for quick eaters who don’t mind being clicked at!!

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PatrickB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice restaurant, great atmosphere, a couple of waiters who served us were wearing their masks below their nose rather than covering their noses as it’s suppose to be, food was delicious but portions rather small but ok, the yummy fish I ordered was full of bones, a bit disappointed in general, there’s room for improvement;-))

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vipSestin
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food , good service

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Giogago
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been for a while, will definitely make the effort to come back soon. Proper Italian food, lovely staff no complaints whatsoever. Would definitely recommend.

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vipAmyB
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect dinner - food, service and atmosphere excellent

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we will return!
The pasta dishes were all excellent.
Good value for the area and fabulous quality.
Well done and thank you to the Antica Bologna team.

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tomw
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good, but the service was poor due to an inexperienced waiter. We would also want to sit in the front restaurant next time, with the overflow seating round the back feeling distinctly second class. The place has a good ambience, great menu but was let down by cold plates and poor table service.

JC
vipJCo81
London
64 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely local spot that I will definitely be back to

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
57 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great as always. Been here a lot and good food and great service.

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LindaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little Italian - very tasty food, nice surroundings and professional friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

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JuileW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The set menu at lunchtime was fantastic value. The seabream was so tasty.
My only comment is that the wine is so expensive and I think more moderate wines should be introduced to the menu
Waiters were courteous and we had a very enjoyable lunchtime

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Anthony4
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local Italian , stunning Bologna menu and great wine loat

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vipAngel
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant always excellent food and great atmosphere

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GarethB
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

V good, authentic italian. Fairly rustic inside. Would recommend

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keith
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, nice atmosphere , little bit pricey but is worth it with the right person.

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ThomasDiRosa
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly staff all following social distancing guidelines. The restaurant were very accommodating for a special dessert request as well, always enjoy our time here. Will definitely be booking another dinner soon and popping by to buy delicious food from the deli.

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AnnaC
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant and fab food! Portions have got a bit smaller recently but great place!

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Marky1962
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite the pressures of the 10pm curfew, Mario & the team did a great job to serve 3 courses without making us seem under pressure to eat them quickly.

The food was up to the usual high standards with the Fritto Miisto starter & pistachio creme brulee as reliably delicious as ever.

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Bodley
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good as ever. Amused that the special was parma ham....

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vipFrankJ
London
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love coming here. Food is amazing with always great daily specials. Service is fantastic. One of the best spots on Northcote Road.

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BrianO
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant lunch out at OAB. Good food, generous portions, friendly service.

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PiercarlaK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in town
Fantastic food, amazing staff,
Superb chef.

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

Amazing experience. Wonderful food and service. A total gem. Can't wait to go back.

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MiaW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our favourite little piece of Italy in London was in top form The food is always beautifully cooked with the best ingredients Great buzzy atmosphere. Love it :)

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Mich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A classic restaurant, been going for years. Love it.

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vipAngel
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good local restaurant great pasta friendly service

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AngelaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual Sunday evening dining experience. This is one of the best places to eat in Northcote Rd and never disappoints. We were a party of four and everyone totally enjoyed their choice - monk fish, lamb rump and steak, two of which were specials of the day. Staff helpful, professional and friendly and a relaxed, buzzy atmosphere.

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RSCL
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to eat. Consistently good .

JC
JoannaC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Service and timing impeccable. Definitely will dine again and looking forward to some more menu options.

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Jenny
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with lovely owner, helpful staff, and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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FionaM
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great friendly service. Would recommend and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite Italian in Clapham by a mile

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tootingbelle
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hasn't lost its vibe and now also has a deli. Food and service as good as ever.

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DiegoA
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Definitely going back! And will recommend to friends and family.

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KarenS
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tasty food - had the seafood spaghetti from the Daily Specials and friendly service

FAQs

Osteria Antica Bologna does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Osteria Antica Bologna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7978 4771.

Osteria Antica Bologna is rated 4.6 stars by 882 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.