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Mimmo La Bufala, London,

Mimmo La Bufala

4.2
4.2
225 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Mimmo La Bufala serves healthy and traditional Southern Italian pizza and pasta with a contemporary flare. With numerous awards and nominations over the last 10 years, Mimmo La Bufala showcases the gastronomic heritage of Naples with critically acclaimed pizzas, pasta, fish and meat dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7435 7814

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 225 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North London

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. W

    Willow2

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A great menu something for everyone. Our only conplaint was the toilets which were dated and need to be updated. Staff were attentive generous portions and my whole seabass was delicious
  2. C

    Cedonulli

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for dinner with a friend on Friday night after several years’ hiatus due to Covid, it used to be one of our local favourites pre-2020. Really good to see that the chef’s skills haven’t deteriorated a bit in the intervening years! The service was very friendly as always, portions are generous and each dish was excellent — my foil-baked sea bass was a particular delight. If I have one minor gripe it’s that their wine options by the glass could be a bit more extensive. They have a very solid range of well-priced Italian wines by the bottle, but only 2 or 3 choices by the glass.
  3. AW

    AndrewW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, tasty and well cooked. ( only minor issue -Roast rosemary potatoes were warm not hot) Staff were really friendly and good fun.
  4. IY

    IrvingY

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff were very helpful when there was a flood in the road outside and we had to leave by the back door
  5. MM

    MariaM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Menu filled with Italian classics. There are options for those who not necessarily are in a mood for pasta or pizza. Staff was super nice and attentive. Restaurant is big and sectioned so it was easy to be away from other while dining with kids. Will definitely go again.
  6. C

    Cole

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Friendly staff but very average food at very high prices. Dated interior also in need of an upgrade.
  7. M

    Michael

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice Italian restaurant in Hampstead Heath. Conveniently located across the station. I liked the ambience. Good option if you are looking for a restaurant out of the city centre.
  8. EE

    EltonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and service friendly and attentive.
  9. N

    Nick

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Decent food - quite expensive-served in a lovely ambience with excellent service. Overall, an excellent local Italian with fine outside seating area.
  10. ML

    MicheleL

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Really bad restaurant. First was the music inside the restaurant, it was really really loud. Second problem - the seat of the table they sent me to was soaking wet, and nobody from the staff told me about it. When I asked to move to another table explaining why, then they told me "oh yeah, those seats were washed today". I then moved to a table outside. Ordered a glass wine. The glass was so hot, as it had just left the dishwasher, it changed the temperature of the wine. Later I had my dish, a Tagliolini Mimo, that looked and tasted like instant noodles. Really. The bill 30 pounds and a wet bottom.
  11. LG

    LauraG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, well looked after, will definitely come again.
  12. MD

    MrDoyle

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We were in London for a concert and staying near Hampstead. Saw good reviews on line so booked here
  13. NS

    NigelS

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely brilliant restaurant, great food, great location and wonderfully attentive staff.
  14. m

    michaelm

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    All lovely and friendly; ran smoothly but they seemed understaffed. Waitor was rushed off his feet; but did all he could to make sure all was covered efficiently. However a little more discipline needed on the floor.
  15. L

    Lekkerbek

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as usual in spite of oven issues in the kitchen
  16. B

    Birdy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An elegant restaurant with attentive staff. Beautiful table ware and an exciting menu.
  17. N

    Naomi23

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and the staff were lovely. The spaghetti vongole was delicious as were both of the sea bass dishes and fabulous portions. We were seated just inside the restaurant but where we could see the hustle and bustle of the outside which was perfect.
  18. L

    Lekkerbek

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always pleasant and a delendable summer meal,sitting outside
  19. j

    jonathana

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food awful service. Over committed trying to serve too many people. AVOID at all costs.
  20. C

    Courtney

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I found that the quality had declined since my last visit, though the food remains good. Somehow the flavours were duller and the ingredients didn’t taste as fresh or bright. The waitstaff seemed stressed and overextended, which probably means the restaurant needs to hire more people. Overall, slightly disappointed when I found the food fantastic about a year ago.
  21. m

    mattu

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Very understaffed. 45 minute wait to order and 1 hr wait for food. Had sympathy for waiting staff as rushed off their feet but would think twice about going again despite good food. Frustrating that they continued to take walk ins despite not being able to service the patrons.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food arrived over one hour late. I had to repeatedly keep asking for it and was either told a few mins or 10 mins. Then the other persons food arrived and they had to eat theirs as it would of gone cold. Mine arrived after they had finished their meal so then they had to wait till I finished. They even had the audacity to charge me full price! I would not recommend this place anymore.
  23. b

    ben872516

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely service. Had a very pleasant meal.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food good. Tables are a bit squashed together and prices are very expensive. Nice location opposite the heath. Friendly staff.
  25. H

    Helena

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    My 3 friends received their food. I didn’t. When my lasagne arrived it was still frozen. My friends had already finished. The second it came out it was burnt and dry all around the edges and bottom. I ended up without food that night. Huge disappointment! The restaurant removed the service charge for my friends. That was it!
  26. d

    daniels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Recommend a table outside if the weather allows
  27. d

    derry

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    exellent food and service with a smile,very friendly.
  28. SG

    SoniaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time in this lovely Italian restaurant. We were welcomed and served by lovely Susy, she was very friendly, prompt and efficient. The food is top Italian standards, traditional and tasty southern Italy. As an Italian myself from the South, I can tell. We had calamari and courgettes chips as a starter and then spaghetti vongole and penne boscaiola, followed by the best tiramisu ever. We will go back to try more dishes for sure. Highly recommended. The ambience is lovely too and suitable for a special celebration.
  29. ZO

    ZOEC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and atmosphere, as always! a very lovely, local, authentical Italian restaurant.
  30. m

    markg

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, value for money. Staff were very nice. Overall a nice Experience. Would go again.
  31. TA

    TraceyA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Very disappointing. Had to wait over an hour for food which then arrived all at different times so we didn’t eat together. The waiter was stressed and vocally argumentative with other staff and rude when serving us. We have been going here for years and the last 3 visits have been extremely disappointing. When the food did finally arrive it was average. No pizza chef arrived so also no pizza. Unfortunately having given the restaurant the benefit of the doubt after two previous disappointments we will now be looking elsewhere.
  32. JO

    JackieO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Good menu. Strangely no focaccia available as the Chef wasn't in that day(?). I'd have got some from Tesco as a stop gap. Generally the food was not hot enough. Service was quick and friendly.
  33. CA

    CallumA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    What a terrible experience. Booked an outside table for 9pm which wasn’t ready until 9:40pm. Waited around to then be told they stopped serving pizzas at 8pm yet the whole time we were there, pizzas were constantly being cooked. Waited all evening to eat there only to leave starving hungry and annoyed at the way we were spoken to by the blonde women at the front of house. Other waiters/waitresses were very polite and apologetic. Sort it out.
  34. W

    Weavy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were sat by the stairs where people were queuing to pick up takeaways, and where staff were squeezing past to serve the outside tables so it was noisy (not in a good way) and far from relaxing. The staff were not particularly friendly or attentive and the food was on the small side and nothing special. Was a not very enjoyable, overpriced and underwhelming experience. Would not recommend or return again.
  35. A

    Alzette

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice Italian restaurant with helpful friendly service.
  36. b

    boca

    London

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An upmarket Italian in Belsize Park. Friendly service and the pasta was authentic. Medium priced - a solid dependable option in the Belsize Park and Hampstead area.
  37. R

    Roadrunner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good restaurant , service was a little slow and some dishes not as tasty as usual
  38. GG

    GiulianoG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is generally good, excellent pasta and pizza, starters less so, I had fried calamari, the portion is on the small side and the product is fairly industrial stuff. My partner had crab cakes, no taste and the accompanying mayo was low quality - details are important. Much better with pasta - I had excellent tagliolini with granchio - and pizza. Wine is very expensive, £6 and up for a glass of 175ml - this is extortionate. The restaurant decor has not been update for a while, and the tables are cramped - we were sitting in the top room near the kitchen and the light was very dim - I had difficulty in reading the menu. More space, more light and freshing up the decor would make this place more pleasant. Service was prompt and attentive. For dinner for 3 we spent £94, which is in line with Hampstead prices. We will likely go back, but will probably skip starters.
  39. NL

    NaomiL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Our server made a mistake (not. Problem- this happens!) and gave our main dishes to the table next to us, and they started eating it. Half way through the Staff noticed and apologized to the table next to us, but said nothing to us, after we could clearly see our dishes were placed at the other table by mistake. They took them away and gave the other table their dishes, and within one minute they gave us our dishes, in different bowls than the rest of the restaurant. Clearly they had simply heated up the same partially eaten dishes and re served them to us and did not even apologize or acknowledge the mistake. Obviously mistakes like this happen, that’s not the problem at all, just a simple apology and a fresh dish would have been enough and otherwise it was a lovely evening. It is a shame since I live in hampstead , and would have loved to come back. The burrata was either not a burrata but a mozzarella or simply not very fresh.
  40. N

    Nonna

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable. Food interesting and delicious. Feel good place to go.

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Mimmo La Bufala does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Mimmo La Bufala is rated 4.2 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Mimmo La Bufala

45A South End Road, London, NW3 2QB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hampstead

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Phone number

    020 7435 7814

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