La Famiglia

4.7
351 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
Trends have come and gone on London’s iconic Kings Road, but one jewel remains in the crown that is the World’s End, the restaurant known as La Famiglia. Created by the godfather of Italian chefs, Alvaro Maccioni, it first opened over thirty five years ago. This is as authentic cuisine as anyone will get outside of Tuscany.
The food is made from the finest, freshest, seasonal produce, with game such as wild boar, rabbit and venison.
The ‘olio extra vergine di olivia’ is perfected from the Maccioni’s own olive groves in Italy. Carciofini fritti (deep fried baby artichokes); Capelli d’angelo all’olio tartufato (angle hair egg pasta with truffle oil and parmesan); Vitello tonnato (thinly sliced veal with tuna mayonnaise) and Arista al cinghiale (roast wild boar with rosemary, garlic and olive oil) are just some of La Famiglia’s classic dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday:
12pm - 2:45pm (Last Order)
6pm - 10.45pm (Last Order)


Sunday:
12pm - 2:45pm (Last Order)
6pm - 9.30pm (Last Order)
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Phone number
020 7351 0761
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
King's Road
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Public Transit
3 minute walk Edith Grove Worlds End
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
351 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
15%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on 9 July 2018

It took them 40 minutes to take our order, an additional 40 minutes to bring the starters. Had to remind the waiter 3 times for the bottle we had ordered and when it came it was unusually warm. Food was salty, tables way to close together.... very very poor experience and we have been there very often but yesterday was the last time

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

We are returning fans of La Famiglia having visited in the 80’s! It was hectic as there was a wedding at this time however great service, amazing food!

We will be back!

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Always fabulous! The food is the best Italian in London. X

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Very pleasant environment but we felt we were a bit rushed. We booked for 2:30pm and arrived on time but before we were sat on the table we were told we had to order because the kitchen was closing in 10’. Two minutes later we sat at the table and another waiter said we had 5’. The starters were exquisite but mains were just ok and the desserts delicious. I have mixed feeling about this one.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Had fab evening with son and husband . Was recommended by a local friend - excellent food, wine and ambiance - family friendly - will return

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3.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Nice restaurant, good food with decent portions.

I wasn’t amazed by the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 28 May 2018

I felt rushed - 4 courses served within an hour :-(

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Fabulous- ambience, food, service , value fir money - will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Had a lovely lunch pre Chelsea Flower Show.
The service and food were excellent and the staff very friendly and welcoming.
Very good value for money.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Great ambience, delicious food and wine, plus a great setting with the outdoor tables.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

One of the best in London. Food. Atmosphere. Service. Grazie

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

This place is so special! The warmth from the servers makes you feel like family! The food is delicious. We wanted to go back a second night, but ran out of time. Get a reservation and you’ll be very happy.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Our family favourite - returned to time and again - always the place of choice for my children's birthday dinners.
Fabulous food, staff and ambience. We just love it.

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

First class in every way

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Terrific food and warm welcome by staff -- as always!

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4.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Food was quite good but service was spotty. Very friendly service, but the waiters just didn't stop by often.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Love La Famiglia

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Great authentic Italian restaurant with delicious dishes

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Wonderful food and the staff are very welcoming and lovely!

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Very welcoming, lovely aspect at back of the restaurant, kind and attentive waiters, food very good. You can tell that it is run by an Italian family who do their best for you. I would think it is a mainstay for the locality,and that people frequent it regulary, it is a home from home !!

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Excellent, as ever

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3.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Lots of babies. Some of them crying. Too hot. Waiters are not smiling. Like they are not happy with their working conditions. The food is not so good. Average. Still can not beat Signor Sassi or Scalinis.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

What a pleasant surprise! Booked after reading online reviews and when we arrived all we could see was a nearly empty front room. But the main dining room in the back was buzzing! Fabulous service, great sense of humor, delightful food and wine. Other than tons of kids and families (well it is called La Famiglia...) we really enjoyed our experience here.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Excellent food, warm and wonderful service, lovely presentation.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

always a favourite.
can’t go wrong

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

One of the best evenings we had in London in years! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2018

The restaurant was up to its usual excellent standards with a high number of diners on a Tuesday lunchtime despite the ever threatening weather conditions.

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Best Italian in London (as always)

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Authentic Italian restaurant - I am sure it can’t have changed much in the last 50 years and I hope it doesn’t in the next 50. Food, ambience and service excellent and price as anticipated.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Fabulous as always. Friendly, efficient , great wine list, menu straight out of Nonna's kitchen, top notch

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Heaves with atmosphere, feeling of people having a thoroughly good time. Bright ambience. As a starter I have enjoyed the whitebait but the helping is so generous it fills one up before the main course. This time I took the rocket and parmesan, tasty and a better balance. I nearly always have the chicken cooked in a brick with mustard sauce. Delicious and unique. Excellent and varied wine. The Puglian wine very good value. Service warm but discreet. We shared a dessert. Three courses even with a modest starter is substantial. A great place to take visitors from abroad.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Toll und sehr lecker

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5.0Dined on 30 January 2018

Always fantastic! Love the food and the staff is welcoming, warm, and attentive.

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3.0Dined on 23 January 2018

Il cibo non è stato molto speciale, pasta stracotta e burrata non fresca

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5.0Dined on 23 January 2018

Top rate - never anything less.

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Excellent food and service. Beautiful venue.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Best Italian in London.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

This is a great restaurant, the food was delicious and the portions were large enough for two. The waiters were very attentive and brought out our food fast.

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5.0Dined on 2 January 2018

What a great find, a true family run restaurant, amazing service and gorgeous food. We had children and a vegetarian in our party and everyone loved it. The level of service is not something you get everywhere! Thoroughly recommend!

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