About Masaniello

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.

22 Church Street
Twickenham, Greater London TW1 3NJ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8891 5777

Website:
http://www.masaniello.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Livio Te

Additional:
Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout

Masaniello Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (38)
Special Occasions (36)
Cosy (31)
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Casual (31)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Neighbourhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Lunch (22)
Group Bookings (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Romance (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Child Friendly (13)
Business Meals (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (10)
Outdoor Eating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Seasonal (7)
Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as ever, atmosphere spoilt a bit by a couple of drunken guys on the table very close to us. Apart from that nothing to fault.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff who accommodated use half an hour early on a very busy Saturday after an international at twickers. Very nice food and atmosphere. Topped off a specialty day for myself and father. Nice one.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Great food and service! Would recommend to anyone who loves Italian food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Amazing Italian food and great authentic service - highly recommend

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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Lovely food and great service! Would definitely recommend

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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Booked at the last minute, lovely friendly staff, with good menu. There were 3 of us all had different dishes we ended up swapping around so we could all try each other’s. Really good food generous portions would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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·Dined on 19 October 2017

As always a fabulous meal and ambience. Staff are wonderful and welcoming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Late-night Find, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

One word FABULOUS. Such a great find i would recommend to anybody.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 12 September 2017

Good food, service and ambiance... even really busy on a Tuesday eve!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Great find. Fresh food freshly cooked. Can't beat that. And not a nasty chain but an extremely friendly family affair.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Brilliant, as usual. Even though it was really busy as it was a hot day, the service or the food did not suffer. My favourite restaurant in Twickenham.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Fantastic staff provided a genuine Italian experience and went out of their way to make my young daughters birthday a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on 14 August 2017

A great meal and service to match, the whole family loved their meals and we all felt very comfortable in the attentive but relaxed environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fun, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 14 August 2017

Excellent evening. Good food and good service. Nice authentic Italian restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Manchester)·Dined on 12 August 2017

Been to this place a few times and it always delivers . Great food great atmosphere attentative staff , what more do you want 👍👍

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 11 August 2017

Food even better than usual, steak was amazing! Also the special home made sausages were incredible.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

A lovely evening sitting outside last Thursday. Great food and wonderful service as usual . Our favourite restaurant in Twickenham.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Gianluca made our visit exceptional and the food was incredible! He made my mums birthday memorable and I couldn't praise his service enough. Will definitely visit again and already craving the parmigiana.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Lovely atmosphere, very tasty food and excellent service

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

We booked based on previous reviews and had a brilliant evening. We were served by a number of staff all of whom were friendly and very efficient. The food was excellent but special mention for the Baba (I think) a pastry filled with sweet ricotta - a genuine taste of Italy

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Food was very fresh and it was very homemade.
We felt very welcome at the restaurant. It was our first time but will definitely go again! Pizza and ravioli was brilliant and the chocolate dessert was outstanding!

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 (London)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Good food, service and prices as usual - but they were out of burrata so could not have the pizza I had been listing for for 3 weeks :-(

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 (London)·Dined on 8 June 2017

Another wonderful trip! This place is a gem in a town full of options for places to eat. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Great food and good service.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2017

A lovely restaurant with fantastic and authentic food, very well presented. The service was second to none and everything came well cooked, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was excellent

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Lovely food and ambience. Great service and menu choice. We had an enjoyable and relaxing evening in the restaurant. I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Really good food, carefully cooked and presented at very reasonable pricing.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 10 May 2017

Lovely cosy restaurant. Great portion sizes. We were very full by the end of the meal. Amazing authentic cuisine. Really friendly staff, would definitely recommend.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 5 May 2017

Amazing food and attentive waiting staff as always. I have tried lots of local restaurants but this will always be my favourite. Love it.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 1 May 2017

This is a lovely Italian restaurant in the heart of Twickenham on Church Street. I had there my Birthday lunch with my family on the 2nd May. The service was excellent, food was freshly prepared and delicious. My grandchildren, my daughter and I had a truly lovely lunch. I am rosè-wine-lover and I would have preferred to had some choice of Rosè wines ( sadly it was only one type available). Some recommendation : get more variety of rosè wine please. Apart from this the rest was excellent I would visit this lovely restaurant again.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 29 April 2017

The staff were exceptionally attentive, the menu is great value for top quality choice of food.
The calamari starter was delicious and a generous helping.
I don't usually go for sirloin steak, but this was done to perfection and was as good as a fillet. Loved the green beans with black olive tapenade and pine nuts, and the smokey mash was to die for!
The seafood pasta my friend had was also great.
Affogato was not on the dessert menu but there was no problem when I asked for it.
The rosé wine was perfect with all our dishes, not too sweet and very refreshing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Friendly, good service with great food. A favourite with all the family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Fantastic food and service, its a shame we don't live closer as would definitely come more often. Food was authentic and very accommodating for our 3 year old son

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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended for small groups, was perfect for 6 of us but also saw larger groups on the same night. The menu offered something for everyone at a very reasonable price. Warm and cosy environment with friendly and welcoming restaurant staff. Will definitely be returning soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

First ate here 2 years ago, post Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham. Excellent food and wine with very friendly hosts and waitresses. We will re-visit next time we attend a rugby match.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 30 March 2017

Another great meal with a warm welcoming atmosphere on a busy Thursday evening.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Brilliantly located restaurant on Church Street with authentic food and great atmosphere.

We came for a special family lunch and would definitely come back again and again.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 19 March 2017

Perfect for five of us, Food was excellent and service was great. We loved it

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

The rugby against Italy may not have been very exciting but this restaurant never lets you down. Great food and good service as always!

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

An excellent restaurant with good quality food at a reasonable price

Tags: Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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