Numero Uno

4.7
658 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Situated on bustling Northcote Road in London’s chi chi Clapham, Numero Uno is an Italian restaurant which delights locals and visitors alike. A typical neighbourhood Italian, Numero Uno is popular with businessmen and commuters during the week but at weekends fills with a more relaxed crowd of families looking for an unfussy dinner and groups enjoying each others company as they dig in to antipasti platters. An Italian wait staff make the Numero Uno experience all that more authentic, each of them moving from table to table, joking and conversing with diners as they take orders and make recommendations. A varied menu of Italian favourites, generously portioned, are followed by wonderfully decadent desserts and of course complimentary limoncello.
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SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Our favourite local Italian.

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round - lobster linguine is absolutely delicious

DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall the food was excellent I strongly recommend the mushroom ravioli, the staff was attentive meeting all our needs including the little ones. the House red very palatable well worth a try

CF
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time back and another great meal. Service is excellent , if a bit dramatic, and the food is solid and tasty!

KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

A favourite of local residents, but perhaps a little less friendly / inconsistent to those who aren't regulars. For example, one of our party is coeliac and she asked the manager whether they have an allergens menu. He simply replied 'no' and walked away. Our table waiter, however was exceptionally good and gave us great service he was easily able to point out which menu items were suitable to our coeliac guest. We booked this for a special family occasion having read the good reviews. It does have the feel of a 'special' place - white table cloths, a sense of formality. Despite the embarrassment we all felt over the manager's treatment of our coeliac guest, we had a nice evening.

p
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always!

t
London
83 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food , and wine . Service was a little off tonight to be honest I had to pour my own water and wine !

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best Italian in town. Great food and atmosphere.

GP
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

This used to be my go-to Italian in Battersea. Alas things seem to have changed.
We were very surprised on a Bank Holiday Saturday for lunch when the place was almost empty. It used to be difficult to get a booking especially if you booked late.
We got a table outside in the sun - which was great.
However, the prices have gone up, the quality is the same if not as good, and the service only so-so.
The Tiramisu was still a winner - the rest was only ok.
I don’t know what has changed but obviously it’s not for the better which is a shame.

HK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My fiancé and I have been here twice in 3 weeks. It’s our new favorite Italian. Amazing service, fresh food, and great atmosphere.

PF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite Italian in town! Great food and amazing friendly service as usual! Authentic Italian

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely dessert trolley and extensive food menu. Good wine.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive, knowledgeable waiting staff, scrumptious food and delicious wine. Perfect!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was fantastic and the food out of this world! Our new favourite place for date night!

TS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great traditional italian family venue for our family get together. Food was great along with the staff who couldn’t be more helpful. Would defo return next time we are visiting the yougsters in London - great place, great value.

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and ambience were really great. The prawn starter and Charceturie both excellent and of five of us, one pasta m,Aib (rage is lovely), two Milanese veal and two veal with mushroom all very very good.

TP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truffle ravioli is as good as it gets. And a lovely selection of wines.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed with the quality of "home cooked" food & vino (& service with a smile) on offer at one of my favourite restaurants, one is left with ample time to choose, order and enjoy the fantastic ambience that Numero Uno offers. We celebrated the eve the Eve of our father's 90th birthday and could not have asked for a more hospitable experience. Chris B

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with the family - wonderful food & atmosphere. Always a special meal here.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We were late and they still kept the table for us with no fuss. A real Italian charming restaurant.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went at 6.45 and it was quiet and pleasant. Waiters were very efficient, food came fast and all the pasta dishes were delicious with plenty of seafood. The portions could have been a bit bigger perhaps. Simple starter of antipasti had good quality ingredients. It started to get busy halfway through the meal, so we were glad to come early. Overall a very solid restaurant that deserves all the attention it gets in this neighborhood.

k
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service from the beginning. The waiters were helpful and polite and also had some humour. Food tasted very good.

LA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic family meal. Great service. Highly recommend!

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic family run restaurant with delicious menu in a vibrant area of Clapham. I went for a catch up with old friends and we got a corner round table which was great for chat. Food was declared excellent by all. One friend is a regular as she lives nearby, so that says it all.

KL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed Sunday lunch here. Busy but very good service and delicious food.

TC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Numero Uno has hardly changed in the 25 years I have been going and the food and service are as good as ever. You won't find better unfussy Italian food outside of Italy.

MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner, great service, great pasta, good portions and not too pricey 👍🏼

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, welcoming atmosphere. Great food! Veil was deliciuos

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We stumbled across Numero Uno a few summers ago. Have been back many times since and are always happy with the food and the service. This occasion was our New Years Eve dinner. The vibe was great without being overwhelming- as is the case whenever we go. We had the tuna carpaccio as a starter which was really lovely and fresh. And My Lobster Linguine was divine. Always love the dessert cart with the fruit tart at the end as well. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves an authentic Italian experience.

N
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food as always but service was a little patchy. 5 of put into a slightly cramped corner which was a shame as restaurant not full

NY
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing menu and superb food and service. We are already planning our next visit with thoughts of the beautiful desserts.

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant great food excellent service highly recommend visiting for a great dining experience.

FA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Boxing Day with family and they catered for all kids, including babies, with aplomb. GREAT food and service and atmosphere: have the monkfish or the truffle pasta- bellissimo!

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to this restaurant. Went with my daughter who lives in Clapham. Very friendly welcome when we arrived. Menu was huge and very varied. Food was delicious and service exemplary!
Will certainly be going back.

BB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and great staff. A lovely small Italian on northcote road

MJ
London
35 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and friendly staff. Always busy so book in advance.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, lovely environment, Friendly staff. 100% go back!

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve only been a few times but never been disappointed by the food or service.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Numero Uno has always been consistently excellent since I first visited in the mid 1990's. On this occasion I was celebrating my 60th birthday with a small party of family and friends. Everyone's verdict was the same: TRULY EXCELLENT evening. I cannot commend Numero Uno highly enough, and I cannot wait to go back again.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Numero Uno loads of times and it never disappoints. Love it.

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