Numero Uno

4.7
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680 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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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Lianne
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and extremely friendly and attentive service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! One of my favourite restaurants and the staff are so welcoming.

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Fiona
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going. You are never disappointed the food & service are exceptional!

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EmilyW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very nice local Italian for our anniversary dinner.

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svvv
Surrey
36 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bustling as always. Food very tasty, service very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Jan 15th

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vipHWDS
London
107 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our local and always pleases with reliable food and friendly service

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vipBryobry
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food great service.

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vipJasonR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Thought restaurant has a great atmosphere and the people were lovely. Teal old school Italian. Unfortunately it is that scenario where they need to half the size on the menu and focus on quality. Very hit and miss so take off the average dishes on the menu and stick to less choice where you can invest more in them. Really like it though, I want it to do well, hence why I am trying to be honest

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katieh
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come for our festive annual meal every year and it never fails to impress. It feels like being in italy. Love the menu and the pudding trolley and will be back next year

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Berty
London
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, could have been better but disappointed. Reasons; so busy that tables are 15cm apart and when full noise level becomes unpleasant, but so is the queuing at the door, it makes for cold drafts. And entrance is where the uncovered desert trolly is exposed to sneezing from those waiting ( yes , really witnessed). I wasn’t expecting a cover charge from dip and bread already on the table when seated. And I have now discovered the Menu online has pricing that is out of date. Food was good and the place will continue to thrive but could be even better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here. Such nice waiters and great food

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SofiaB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and authentic restaurant with lovely food.

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viptocc
London
95 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good ! And it’s easy to bring kids

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FranH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Italian on Nortcote Road. White tablecloths make it a little more special than some of the other restaurants nearby. Food all very homemade including pasta. Old school dessert trolley too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice, expensive for average food but very noisy.

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ClareS
London
30 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighbourhood restaurant that is always excellent

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant with excellent service, and received complimentary limoncello at the end - ticks all the boxes !

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FoodieOllie
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was lovely, but the table next to the toilet is not the best place to have a nice meal.

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Sunlunch
London
36 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love it there. Food amazing, service great and really fab atmosphere.

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vipJohnnyF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great family style no nonsense Italian Restaurant. Great spot for a Sunday lunch or a get together with friends

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StephenC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Our favourite local Italian.

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christopherb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all round - lobster linguine is absolutely delicious

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DougalB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipCharlesF
Melbourne / VIC
14 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KathyK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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pandabear30
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

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viptocc
London
95 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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vipClaireC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GPH1971
London
28 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

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HopeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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PaulaF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSarah
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dessert trolley and extensive food menu. Good wine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TimS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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DesC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TonyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChrisB888
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Numero Uno is rated 4.7 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.