Osteria Romana by Andrea Reitano

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£26 to £40
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Italian
Hidden within the lanes of London’s luxurious Knightsbridge, Osteria Romana opens its doors to bring the simple elegance and humble dishes of the Eternal City to London, celebrating Roman produce, culinary history and limitless passion
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sembra di essere in Italia.. Complementi! La carbona e l’amatriciana erano squisite..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cute little Italian. Really authentic and food was great. Would definitely eat there again

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

It was amazing! Adorable location, tasty food and lovely service! I highlighted on OpenTable that it was my boyfriend’s birthday and spontaneously waiters brought a surprise birthday cake and limoncello, sooo sweet! Real Italian roman food! We will come back again very soon! Thank you Davis, Angela and Manuele for making our dinner so special!!

D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor quality food lacking in quantity, 19:00hrs on a Sat evening, I ordered fillet of beef and they didn't have any left so I had the veal meatballs which were of poor quality served on a bed of mash with a couple of garden peas (disappointing). My wife ordered a prawn pasta dish which came with a mass of pasta and 3 prawns. We had traveled all the way from the north east of England and were so much looking forward to a nice meal on the Sat evening. I had looked up the ratings on trip adviser which were really good which leads me to believe that they are writing there own reviews

AK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Overpriced place with pasta between 15-22£ which is not fresh nor very special.
The charged 20£ per glass or red wine (where the bottle costs like 25£ in the supermarket).
The beef tartar we ordered was not good anymore so my parents got sick over night.
Really disappointed also given the place looks super charming at first and the ambiance is nice. They need a new chef and revise the cost of their food to match quality.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place was refered by the front desk woman in our hotel and yes she was right , a small menu but worth it . nice ambiance , it's a small and cosy place , if you to be romantic it's the place.

AF
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not much too say, everything up to the expectations. Very good restaurant

l
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite authentic Italian restaurant in London!

Will keep back next week.

Fulvio is great !

D
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food all around! Eggplant parm for appetizer, then 2 pasta dishes for mains - both were HUGE and QUALITY servings! Wine selection was good, having fresh basil leaves in olive oil for dipping was great!! Got a large salad for our veggies, was so big the 2 of us couldn’t finish it! Then chocolate cake with gelato for dessert - yum!!
I’d highly recommend RSVPing to get in for dinner when you want some great Italian food and atmosphere! Next time we are in the area we will definitely come back!!

LP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitio acogedor con un ambiente agradable y sin ruidos. Personal atento y correcto.

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OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value for money in London! Real pasta masters here.

OL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing classical Italian restaurant. The manager Fluvio was very friendly. I celebrated my birthday and he make the experience very good. Make a compliment for us, with porchetta and dessert on the house as a gift. Meet all our expectations, the best meal we have at London.

OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a customer from day 1. For two years this restaurant makes the best pasta in London.

JA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Romana was amazing! So good I decided to cancel another reservation and go back here instead. The restaurant is adorable and has great ambience. The waiters are friendly and helpful. The food was original and unbelievably delicious. The gnocchi starter, the carbonara and the lava cake were the best I have had anywhere. Of a two week trip across London and Paris, Osteria Romana was my favorite. So good!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manma mai! I veri sapori del Lazio a Londra in una tipica osteria romana.

Il locale già da fuori è delizioso con la vetrina ricoperta di fiori a pochi passi ha Harrods in uno dei quartieri più esclusivi di Londra.

Dento si parla italiano con accento romano, anche nei piatti.

Abbiamo mangiato una parmiggiana di melanzane strepitosa, bruschetta alla cicoria, tagliatelle al ragù, branzino, cacio e pepe e carbonara (senza panna!!).

Porzioni abboddanti, addirittura le paste sono servite nella padella!

Bravi e buoni

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service !

OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Romana is a real roman Restaurant! Eating like “Felice in Rome” in front of Harrods it’s incredible!

OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian Restaurant!

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OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta lovers book this restaurants! Better than Italy...

SC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little find , just off the beaten track.
Food was excellent and great service

MW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for my partners birthday. It is a cosy little restaurant just off Knightsbridge. The food was delicious, I had carpaccio with fruity Parmesan, rocket and broad beans. I then had tuna steak, nicely seared and very tasty. Marie has oxtails which were rich and delicious. For dessert as requested the waiters brought tiramisu with a candle singing happy birthday. Also, I had a chocolate fondant which was perfectly gooey! We both drank wine by the glass, my red was rich and sweet, Marie’s white crisp and a little dry. They also gave us a glass of lovely dessert wine and a limoncello to finish - no charge. Service was very good. Not too expensive too and a large menu so you can come back and try more. I would highly recommend a visit.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening with my partner. The venue is quite small but they seem to have a way to make it all work. Wine was delicious and the service was great. We felt comfortable and attended to at the times we required it. Food service was good, didn’t have to wait too long.
Overall a pleasant evening, would definitely return.

Thanks!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Roman osteria, food is delicious!

OM
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice Italian restaurant with a delicious food. Very small, so book beforehand.

GR
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and authentic food. Lovely cosy location - always a treat!

OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little gem! Great Food and friendly service...
Very good value for money considering the prime location.

RB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little gem hidden round the corner from Knightsbridge tube. A nice touch was the bread basket with freshly snipped basil and olive oil. The pasta dishes were all very good but we ordered mixed salads which were forgotten but we really did not need. The waiter recommended a lovely bottle of red, which was so nice we wanted to order another but they had run out.

C
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little piece of Rome at a very cool location in London. The service, the food, the wine, everything in this place takes us back to Rome. Excellent menu with Roman tipical food, very different from a traditional generic Italian restaurant. Recommende if you really like italian food and want to seriously step up or take your loved one for a ROMAntic dinner.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food was excellent. Wine list is great but a bit pricey.

OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a loyal customer from day one and I love it.
Great food in a very romantic atmosphere. When you step inside you feel like in Italy.

IV
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great, genuine Italian food and a lovely cosy ambiance

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend this place. The food is high quality. The staff is amazing and very attentive. If you are looking for authentic Italian food, this is the right place.

J
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

amazing service , waiters were extremely polite ! Would recommend

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Would like to give 4 out of five but a couple of the younger people in our party of five were not enthusiastic about their dishes, whereas we older ones were. Lovely atmosphere in this tiny tucked-away restaurant, and great service, especially when some of our party were late. Although we are used to paying high prices (Savoy, Ritz, Cinnamon Club, Oriental Bangkok etc), I had been wondering how they kept going for so long with so few covers - when I got the bill for five of over £300, I realised why. Three of us were on soft drinks and the other two just had glasses of wine.

FR
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were there twice. Once last year and the second time last week. Last year the service was exceptional and the food was too. This year it was good but not as good as it was last year. The appetizers we ordered last year came with the personal recommendation of the chef. Last year the meatballs were perfect. This year the gnocchi appetizer was different and good and the meatballs had some hard spots that were unpleasant.
I would recommend it to a friend with reservations. I don't know if the management has changed but it lost some of its appeal.

L
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

So disappointing. Lovely space but appalling food. Gnocchi were really big, heavy discs (4 in a serve they were so massive and heavy) though the truffle sauce was lovely. Deep-fried artichokes where stalky and chewy. Tripe alla romana very good, but "authentic" spaghetti carbonara weird. Very al dente but sauce salty and strangely liquid with a hit of acid? surely it is supposed to be egg yolks, grated pecorino or parmesan and guincale? A side alad was rocket, shaved carrot and two halves of cherry tomato. Lovely montepulciano. the whole not worth almost 128 pounds. We won't be back.

OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy restaurant and Great value for money.
The best carbonara in London.

JH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service I look forward to returning soon.

OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a quiet spot to grab dinner and saw the reviews for this place, and we were not disappointed! The menu is both in Italian and English, and the service was excellent. They started us off with fresh bread and hand cut basil leaves (from a pot on the table!) with olive oil. It was a really nice touch to have them cut it right at the table. We started with the fried artichokes which were nice, but undersalted. (Most things are in London to us Americans.) We then ordered the Buccatini and the Cacio e pepe and both were incredibly delicious. (Nice portion sizes too!)

We couldn't leave without trying the Tiramisu and it was also very lovely. (Very traditional Roman style with lots of cream.) It is such a quaint little spot, it would be great for a date night or small group dinner. Bringing a large group here might be problematic though. Absolutely would go back again!

OT
London
109 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding. Food was fresh and beautifully presented.
It’s a wonderful Italian restaurant .