La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo

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£26 to £40
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Italian
La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo serves traditional, homely Italian cuisine. Classic Italian cooking techniques are given a modern touch, and served in a bright, laidback dining space.
Alfredo’s menu is made to be shared - whether you are looking to indulge in a multi feast, want to grab a light bite or are just indecisive and when the food is this good, you should share.
So sample a little bit of everything, enjoy our relaxed way of dining and let us take care of you - the Italian way.

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Daily 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM

What 23 People Are Saying
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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely little local trattoria. Lamb particularly well done (in fact, medium rare!)

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was ok. Waiter was very friendly. However it was too expensive for the quality and portion .

BJ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, the best Italian food I've had outside of Italy.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great food, best lamb I’ve ever had. Pasta was interestingly prepared - won’t spoil it but never seen it done that way before. Service was good, prices were reasonable. Overall a really good choice

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a friendly and beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious and the people were so friendly and kind. The wine was great too.

MB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Their food is alright, and they gouge heavily on the price of drinks. £5 for a small still water is insane.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and great service. The best tiramisu we have had!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere!

B
London
137 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was lousy. Four times I had to call for attention. We were one table of only three that evening. The pre-dinner drinks were ridiculously expensive. The extra sides arrived well after we had started our mains.
I left no tip.

By the way here is the origin of the word TIPS. When our great grand parents were journeying by coach they would stop for a meal and to change horses. They would not have wanted to loose any time over this, so there was a money box on the dining table ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. Interesting eh?

BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The place looks pretty, if you like bright colors. But that's all I can say about it that's good. The food, despite being pricy, was dull in the extreme. The servers seemed to have been hired two hours earlier. And there was just no effort to make the meal interesting or special in any way. Sea bream served wrapped in metal foil, with literally nothing else on the plate. 'selection of gelato' turned out to be 4 scoops of wall's vanilla ice-cream jammed together in a bowl. That's it. Nothing added. It was really quite bizarre. I have no idea why some reviews here are positive. Seems unlikely. The locals have clearly cottoned on. When we arrived the place was empty.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good price, and the service was wonderful. Our server was very personable and always attentive.

IM
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and very friendly staff. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner. Share a starter and dessert - they are pretty generous portions!

M
London
70 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Last minute booking. The Polish Maitre d' was excellent making us really welcome given we had only booked 15 minutes earlier and it was after 9pm. The food less so - e.g. creme brulee, came without the brulee, really?! A few small changes could make this restaurant 10 times better.

I
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

On a freezing evening, staff paid no attention to keeping us warm by closing doors or keeping the heating on. We had to keep reminding them.

Portions were small and not particularly tasty.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant all round! Food fresh, very Italian, service superb, even though we were early and only people there the atmosphere was very cosy.

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

unassuming place in the basement of a hotel, but with very good homemade italian food and incredibly friendly and helpful italian front of house staff. the burrata is of a very high standard, the pasta very well made and the wine menu of a good standard and variance. The location is great as well, just accross the road from south ken tube station but not the easiest to spot...don't let that put you off though!

IM
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food with extremely friendly and passionate staff. Italian food done well. Don’t expect pizza - quite right too! The pasta is delicious. The tiramisu is not to be missed.

PB
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Massive mistake. We passed thriving restaurants to end up in a room on our own, underground. Even though we had sent a prior email to alert them to one of us being gluten-free, there were no GF options at all. None. Not even bread. The food consisted of olives and meats to share, then a small bowl of pasta and a soup-served on cold crockery. We had 2 glasses of wine and 2 peronis. Cost..... £75. Even though we were the only clients, we still had to remind the waiter to refill our small water glasses. What a joke. Don’t go there! It spoilt our special day out in London and I’m still seething.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and ambience was excellent. A place where you can actually hear yourself speak.
The service needs a little help, and so does the stock manager- they ran out of JWB.
All in all, a wonderful experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Simple, authentic and genuine cuisine.
Very friendly staff.
Nice and relaxed atmosphere
With so many option in South Kensington, this is a place worth going back for.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

IT WAS A VERY PLEASANT AND RELAXED AND SPACIOUS VENUE
THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND THERE WAS PLENTY OF CHOICE AND A GOOD CHOICE OF WINE
THE SERVICE WAS GOOD AND THE STAFF WERE FRIENDLY AND THERE WAS NO PRESSURE ON US SO THAT WE COULD TAKE OUR TIME

L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, quiet, small place (24 seats). Cozy, comfortable, wonderful food and staff.

JR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to London