Numero Uno

4.5
613 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Open Daily: 12pm - 3pm, 6:30pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
020 7978 5837
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Full Bar
What 613 People Are Saying
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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent local Italian with very good food and great service

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service attentive staff great menu highly recommended already recommended to clients & friends & family.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant for our reunion of schoolfriends at lunchtime. Good fixed-price menu

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GG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Best local Italian in the area. When you get to know the staff you want to come back. Fresh white truffles were the order of the day; pasta, butter and truffle.

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really attentive service, great wine list and fresh authentic Italian food. We had a great time. My only commenters I’d like a few more gluten free options for pasta and bread. But that’s not a criticism at all.

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n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very lively and vibrant local restaurant. Good, solid Italian trattoria food. A lovely end of week treat

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, yes a bit pricey but worth it

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere
Great value for money
Service great

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EE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place - was recommended by a friend and a bit nervous to take an Italian friend but we all LOVED it. Really great atmosphere, brilliant staff and such good food. Try the truffle pasta - it's amazing. Great desserts too served from authentic trolley.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little spot at the quieter end of Northcote Road. Food was exceptional - I was thinking about the truffle pasta for about two days after eating there! Would highly recommend for a long catch up dinner over a bottle of wine or a group meal. Friendly, family style, gem of a restaurant

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service very disinterested and patchy. Waiter ran off before we had finished our order. Starters plentiful but charcuterie arrived with no olive oil offered and it was a little dry. Scallops for main course very overcooked and doused in far too much balsamic vinegar, pasta with Italian sausage broccoli and chilli had no chilli not much broccoli and lacked flavour. They brought chilli when requested but no apology. The truffle pasta was very good and the chicken was good too but not enough to make us want to go back.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely local restaurant with good food and nice ambience. Only complaint is the cost of of the starters which are £9.50 plus, going up to £16 which to my mind is way over the top for an appetizer. However, the portions are generous, so we shared two starters between four of us which was just about enough. We had to ask twice for oil and vinegar for the bread and were only given a very small amount which seemed a little mean.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and staff were patient with our requests.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We weren't disappointed with our spontaneous Thursday night booking for a Friday night. Service was attentive and had a personal touch. The restaurant had a real Italian feel with a free tiramisu to share and limoncello shot at the end - a real crowd-pleaser!

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little gem...is our new fav local place which we can walk too.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As ever great fun, although on this occasion they did not have my choice of starter or main course. That said, they asked me what else I would like and made it especially. That's 5 star!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly and great quality simple food.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Nice ambience. Will be back!

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F
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Numero Uno has a welcoming continental atmosphere. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The menu was varied and the food tasty. We enjoyed our first visit and will go again.

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c
London
50 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Old school charm, family-run feel, lovely service and comforting food - had a wonderful evening catching up with an old friend marked by slow drinking and tasty food / drinks.

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c
London
48 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food at a fair price but it is obviously very popular and the restaurant has tried to capitalise on this by having far too many tables in there. I would say it tries to squeeze in 30% more covers than an average restaurant of its size (which is a credit to the kitchen and the waiting staff as these elements weren’t compromised) but it does leave you feeling hemmed in, squashed and shouting to be heard.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is divine! Fantastic family venue. Friendly efficient service.

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B
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleased as always with Numero Uno, we came back here for our 3 year anniversary and was not disappointed. We had the anti pasti, followed by a seafood linguine and cheesecake, such a lovely atmosphere good prices, we each had a drink and a coffee and the whole bill came to £89! Did not feel rushed or pestered at all.

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HW
London
90 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our neighbourhood favourite although scallops a little chewy on this occasion. Quite quiet for a Saturday which was welcome as noise levels can be a little overpowering.

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G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb local restaurant with great food and friendly staff

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JT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Friendly family restaurant which serves huge portions. 1 starter served 2 people. Nice and relaxed atmosphere - one did not feel rushed and the service was very efficient.

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n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very lively experience and good Italian trattoria food. Fun all round. But it is a bit pricey.

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal at Numero Uno open on a sunday
Night. Good italian food and very nice service

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AH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is nice but service is very slow. 2 hours for a pasta dish is not right

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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

It was a wedding anniversary dinner and there was no recognition of this special occasion even thought we had advised this when asked when we booked - so why ask! We were put on a table in the middle of every one by the coats so a) trying to have a conversation was impossible and b) we kept be knocked by staff or other customers. Overall it felt like we were being processed and the sooner we eat and leave the better. Not even asked "would you like coffee". Simply here is some Limon Cello and the bill while hovering with the card machine. We arrived at 7.15 and were out by 8.30 charming.

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E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good & charming place to go. Take you back to the 80’s

Could do with a upmarket wine by the glass as a 2nd option

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H
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant with exceptional service and very good value for money.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We were Jamed into a corner table for 2. Next to a table for 5 which had 7 people at it. Net result we were unable to be served or leave without the other table moving. Not great for a £100+ meal for two. Food was ok. We won’t be back any time soon.

Iain

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!

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KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I booked the table for 2pm for a party of 8 for our xmas lunch - we arrived about 2.10pm (not overly late), and the first thing the waiter said to us was that the kitchen closes at 2.30 ! Why on earth were we not told this at the time of the booking. From there on in everything appeared rushed and a huge damp cloth was placed over our lunch - although the food was good and the service fine, I am afraid the damage had already been down and our festive bubble had already been popped!

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our table was not ready upon arrival and was located in a very cramped area of the restaurant. The staff, however, were very friendly, if not a little slow in their service.
The menu is far too excessive

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. Helpful staff though service a little slow.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, ambience and service as always. One of my favourite restaurants in London. Thank you all

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very traditional place that clearly hasn't changed for years.. feels pretty outdated but food was ok, service friendly but there are much better options out there

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lively and friendly local restaurant. Delicious food. Super friendly and efficient staff. A most enjoyable evening.

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