Numero Uno

4.6
630 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
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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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.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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

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

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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.

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N
London
23 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

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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.

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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.

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FA
London
2 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!

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v
London
2 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner in crime was late for our meeting but the gentleman looked after me really well, checking if I was okay and serving me drinks. The food was amazing, so fresh and lush. Busy restaurant, not for a quiet chat. Really friendly vibe for a Friday night. Excellent food and serve for the price. Will 100% visit again soon.

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FL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regulars at this restaurant. The food is outstanding and always consistently excellent. It can be a bit noisy as it’s a small place and always very busy. We love it. The team there are great, friendly and attentive.

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D
London
6 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
2 reviews
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
54 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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