La Famiglia

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384 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
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.
What 384 People Are Saying
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vipFarookM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Thought I’d give this a second chance - as this used to be one of my favs - but as last time, food was a total disappointment. Oh well... won’t be coming back here again, such a shame!

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vipFarookM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This place was one of my favs - this time the food was cafe style average... so disappointed. I hope it was a blip ... but I am not sure I can forgive them...

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PhyllisF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What fabulous Italian food - so authentic and fresh - just delicious. Menu is very diverse - prices very reasonable and the ambiance - you feel as though you are in a small Italian village. Reservations a must.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table in the garden, very friendly staff, great service and excellent Italian food. I loved it so much!

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vipMartinL
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great local Italian on a side street. Much bigger than it looks. Awesome pasta with porcini. Outside terrace was very pleasant

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Madisonman
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious light lunch at this fabulous Italian. The staff were personable, attentive and charming, the atmosphere calm and the food excellent. What more could one ask for?

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Macl
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La famiglia maintains its high standards for service and food; a very welcoming atmosphere and attentive staff.

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Titin
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Authentic Italian Restaurant. 100% recommendable.

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vip3lla
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luigi was a great waiter and the food was lovely. I recommend the seafood risotto!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great people and great food

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PeterN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food here is always excellent - one of my favourite Italian restaurants in London for real Italian food. Great menu and fabulous seasonal selections. Great ambience but can be noisy for the non-Italian ears :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to La Famiglia with our little boy and when we have family and friends visiting us. It is one of our favorite neighborhood places.

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mgstl
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, attentive service, divine desserts! Only slight negative was noise level but everything else was perfect!

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vipMilacik
Washington DC
123 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as usual, fantastic service.
We celebrated New Year and engagement of our friends and felt very spoiled. Deserts are not to be missed!

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turchese
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food and excellent service. Highly recommend the spaghetti with Vongole

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vipThomasS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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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PeterN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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KajaG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent italian restaurant

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Tim49
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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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ThomasK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Found hair in my food. Not so pleasant!

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vipJeremyS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ladyvic
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipDownrightremarkable
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!

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vipAW12
London
76 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is he best Italian food you can fet

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SergeiK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 month wedding anniversary!!!

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SaraN
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipHenryE
London
34 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great meal as usual. The best Italian ever

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vipJOSED
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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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HelenR
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipUltraflower
London
36 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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ClareC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJasonG
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice restaurant, good food with decent portions.

I wasn’t amazed by the restaurant.

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vipPatrickF
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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

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SueL
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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