La Famiglia

4.7
369 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
What 369 People Are Saying
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TS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Amazing as always but so loud! And not in an old man way. The four of us are under 30, were reasonably sauced but could not hear each other on the small table. It was a Saturday night though and everything else was perfect, as it always is.

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PN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, always very nice and seasonal menu is great. Always find it a bit noisy with tables a touch too close together, but still recommend it. Something to cut reflected sound in area at the back would be good

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourites in London. And so kid friendly. Always come back here.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent italian restaurant

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Excellent food and very amiable service. Main problem is acoustics which makes it impossible to conduct a conversation (but I think this would NOT apply to inside at front so I would recommend avoid the outside covered area at the rear)

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I love this restaurant, we live in the neighbourhood but they have unfortunately a bit of an attitude problem, service is sloppy sometimes and they never recognise you... but it’s still great. So Italian!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Found hair in my food. Not so pleasant!

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JS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a fan of Mourinho but apparently he has great taste when it comes to restaurants. Wonderful food and calm, posh atmosphere. The outdoor patio is particularly nice on a sunny day. Considerate service as well.

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l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Typically Italian and wonderfully local ! This place has not changed from the first time I visited over 20 years ago! The staff are true professionals- not part time waiters. The clientele is a mix of British locals and Europeans which is refreshing in central London! Food was excellent- not fussy, plain and simple but wonderfully executed. An extensive wine list which was well priced for everyone’s budget. I won’t leave it another 20 years to revisit! Thank you for a delicious lunch !

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food!

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AW
London
76 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Italian food, fresh ingredients and homely taste. The tomato salad and truffle pasta are awesome!
Beautifully decorated space with semi-roofed/outdoor area in the back garden.
Attentive, friendly and considerate service. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is he best Italian food you can fet

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 month wedding anniversary!!!

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SN
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and warmly restaurant. Perfect for family meals or friends get togethers or even a date. The food is really good italian quality and the service is super fast and efficient and very welcoming. Has lots of energy and really nice and cosy location. Would totally recommend.

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HE
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Standards remain as polished as ever. Creature comforts excellent and staff obliging.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been a few years since I visited La Familglia. It hasn't lost any of its' atmosphere & the opportunity to sit outside on such a perfect Saturday night was fabulous. The parma ham was just right & the seafood risotto of a class that is hard to beat anywhere in the world. Thank you La Famiglia for making a good night great!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great meal as usual. The best Italian ever

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

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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HR
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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U
London
31 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant, good food with decent portions.

I wasn’t amazed by the restaurant.

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PF
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

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SL
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DA
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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D
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JM
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HE
London
20 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class in every way

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EJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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JC
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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

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BV
London
28 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love La Famiglia

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian restaurant with delicious dishes

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and the staff are very welcoming and lovely!

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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HE
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as ever

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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R
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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