Masaniello

4.5
430 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Cosy

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About

Recently presented with a 2012 award from the Italian Chamber of Commerce for quality, Masaniello is situated moments from the river on Twickenham’s Church Street. Opened in 2009, Masaniello remains one of the town’s most celebrated dining rooms, providing a level of authenticity rarely seen in British Italian restaurants, not only in the food but in the atmosphere; equal parts friendly and family orientated, professional and sleek. The interior is classically styled in dark wood and cream, providing a warm, intimate setting for fine dining as well as lovely AL Fresco terrace. Head Chef Livio and manager Maria Lucia share a passion for the world of restaurants and the food of Italy, especially the Neapolitan region, from which the menu takes much inspiration, balancing rural and seafood ingredients in flavorful and colorful dishes cooked to order using the freshest and best ingredients or, where needed slow cooked in advance to maximize taste.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 9:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 10pm
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Phone number
020 8891 5777
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Livio Te
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Additional
Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout
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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We went for a delayed wedding anniversary meal on a Saturday evening. Unfortunately we had negkected the fact that the Sevens was on at RFU! Twickenham was mobbed with good natured and well lubricated young people. Thd restaurant was nit full but it was quite noisy and not their fault of course. The food and service was very good but we wanted an intimate dinner. We just went on the wrong night!

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f
London
80 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great friendly welcome at Masaniello. Lots of veggie dishes and a good wine list at very reasonable prices. Authentic Italian cooking and restaurant, I had a lovely aubergine pasta though prefer traditional tiramisu than the pistachio one they served.

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DD
London
135 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and the food and service are consistently good. Lots of choice and everything cooked beautifully and served piping hot. The seafood dish I chose was fabulous - chock full of shellfish - and such a big portion, I had to take some home!

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SG
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. We ate with friends after rugby at Twickenham. The food and drink was excellent, and the service great. Excellent location. Would definitely recommend to anyone, we will be back !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food well worth a visit and good value for money will definitely return when next In twickenham

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Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food and service

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

Great Helpful staff lovely creative menu beautifully cooked and served not too expensive worth traveling from Ireland would recommend it to others

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TF
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Twickenham..if not the best. Authentic and extremely tasty Neapolitan food. The staff are incredibly friendly ( it helps the staff are Italian too and know their menu extremely well).
When you see crowds of happy italians eating in an Italian restaurant outside of Italy, it's a good sign!!! Couldn't recommend a better Italian place in West London.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place - the service is always genuine, friendly and full of passion for great service.
Amazing food and bubbly atmosphere.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and superb service as always!

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f
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another lovely meal at Masaniello with a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is also child friendly. Pizzas are excellent, though the salad was uninspiring.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited for lunch before rugby match at Twickenham. The service was first class, efficient, friendly and quick. Our pizzas were both excellent with plenty of toppings and beautifully cooked base. Will be back next time we are in Twickenham.

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

One of our places to go for either before or after a rugby match at The Stoop or Twickenham. Pleasant staff. Good basic food with a few twists on traditional Italian dishes. I like the Bruschetta with aubergine replacing the tomatoes.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal in a lovely restaurant . Unseasonally warm day but thankfully we had a table by the Front open windows .
Service was fantastic . We took ages to order as we were too busy chatting but that wasn’t a problem for the restaurant and they let us take our time . The staff were so friendly and accommodating . Would definitely recommend and would go back .

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BH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely little restaurant on Church Street. Very unassuming but cozy & friendly ambiance. Very pleasant staff. The food was lovely - I had their signature ragu pasta (delicious) & my friend had their house pizza (her abiding favourite). We shared a starter of octopus, which was tasty but a little chewy & very expensive for the portion at £10.50. Overall, definitely on my list for a more than decent local Italian.

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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Busy restaurant serving quality food with attentive staff

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Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We meet up each year prior to the Rugby - Food always very good and a great atmosphere in which to catch up pre match.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very warming welcome at a lovely welcoming restaurant
This was a lunch booking prior to attending Twickenham Rugby.
The staff were all very attentive and the food was very good
probably one of the best pizza's that I have had for a long time
would definitely recommend this restaurant

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SE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic as always! Great place, great food and great value.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the few authentic Italian restaurants, Masaniello never disappoints.

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T
Cambridge
9 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A proper authentic neighbourhood Italian & really good value for money 😄

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W
London
42 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

There are a wealth of Italian "trattorias" in the Twickenham/Teddington/Richmond area and they have to have something special to stand out. For Masaniello, it is the ambience and the service. The food is fine, prices are average for food and wines, but the place just buzzed. The FOH suprema was on the look all the time, but she didn't really need to be as the waiting staff were really on their game. Keep it up!

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a table here on a Saturday night and the place was packed.
It had a really good atmosphere,the team were really friendly and the service was great our waitress knew the menu inside out and advised us on her favourites.
Our order came out reasonably quickly and was really good,the mozzarella was amazing and the pasta stunning.
Definitely will go back,the only let down is the tables for two are tiny and you could only get one pasta bowl on it let alone two!
Luckily another table had just left and the waitress was more than happy to move us

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service- couldn’t have been friendlier-really busy night but food came on time and everyone was very kind . Good choice of food and wine and great atmosphere

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MB
Berkshire
73 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Masaniello and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice menu with not only pizza and pasta but also some other interesting choices. I had the Grilled Spanish octopus, roasted aubergine, nduja dressing and smoked burrata cheese for a starter, which was very good and the calves liver for mains, cooked perfectly. My friend had the fish casserole, which was full of different ingredients. Again very good.

Recommended and would definitely go back

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NF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little Italian restaurant in Twickenham. Very authentic and tasty food.recommended.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the food quality was good, very authentic but portion sizes small so don’t go hungry unless you’re going for 3 courses. Pizzas are much better value than the pasta dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always

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MO
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having only just moved back to West London we wanted to meet friends. Looked up local restaurants and Masaniello came up. Looked good so booked. A brilliant choice and we shall be returning again soon. Delicious food!

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - cannot be faulted. 10/10. My wife was born in UK, but her parents were Italian. She is an amazing cook of Italian food. Apart from home and Italy, Masaniello is the only place she will eat pasta. That says it all. Thank you once again for an excellent afternoon's dining. Mike & Daniela

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always! Graffette back on the menu, my favourite.

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SF
Berkshire
25 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We moved tables to get away from the door, but ended up squashed in at the other end of the restaurant by the toilets! Starters were good, but mains average and the bill seemed a lot for what we had.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a busy evening but the staff are always friendly here and the atmosphere was lively but not too noisy. The food was freshly cooked and satisfying. It's also a great place for coffee and lunch.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A little piece of Italy in Twickenham! Fantastic personalised service. Divine pizza!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We done at Masaniello pre and post Harlequins’s rugby matches. Good food and friendly, courteous staff. Recommended.

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JH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy evening because of the rugby but at no point did we feel rushed. Service was excellent and all staff very friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent, certainly the starters and pasta we had were a bit different from the run of the mill Italian restaurants. House wine good value.

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HC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a double birthday celebration here on Sat eve. Staff were excellent, very enjoyable evening

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most enjoyable experience with authentic Italian food served in a buzzy friendly environment.
Staff are delightful and so want you to enjoy your food - not a difficult expectation !
All six of us are planning to return .

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and lovely food. Look forward to next visit

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit but will definitely not be last ! Gorgeous authentic Italian food 😁

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