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Osteria Antica Bologna

4.5
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862 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
A Northcote Road favourite for over twenty years - that’s an awfully long time on the London restaurant scene - Antica Bologna is as fresh and thrilling as the day it first opened its doors, it conjures up images of hidden away village osterias in the wild countryside of Emilia Romagna or the rolling hills of Tuscany, its cheerful welcome befitting of an old family favourite. Chef Marzio Zacchi passionately believes in using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal produce having grown up in the Piemonte countryside surrounded by a family who reared chickens, grew veg and cured their own salami. However, despite his rustic upbringing, Zacchi has brought to Osteria Antica Bologna’s food the kind of sophistication that can only be gained through several years training in top London restaurants.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 862 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThomasDiRosa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly staff all following social distancing guidelines. The restaurant were very accommodating for a special dessert request as well, always enjoy our time here. Will definitely be booking another dinner soon and popping by to buy delicious food from the deli.

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AnnaC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant and fab food! Portions have got a bit smaller recently but great place!

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Marky1962
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite the pressures of the 10pm curfew, Mario & the team did a great job to serve 3 courses without making us seem under pressure to eat them quickly.

The food was up to the usual high standards with the Fritto Miisto starter & pistachio creme brulee as reliably delicious as ever.

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Bodley
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good as ever. Amused that the special was parma ham....

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vipFrankJ
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love coming here. Food is amazing with always great daily specials. Service is fantastic. One of the best spots on Northcote Road.

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BrianO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant lunch out at OAB. Good food, generous portions, friendly service.

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PiercarlaK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in town
Fantastic food, amazing staff,
Superb chef.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Wonderful food and service. A total gem. Can't wait to go back.

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MiaW
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our favourite little piece of Italy in London was in top form The food is always beautifully cooked with the best ingredients Great buzzy atmosphere. Love it :)

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Mich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A classic restaurant, been going for years. Love it.

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vipAngel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good local restaurant great pasta friendly service

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AngelaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual Sunday evening dining experience. This is one of the best places to eat in Northcote Rd and never disappoints. We were a party of four and everyone totally enjoyed their choice - monk fish, lamb rump and steak, two of which were specials of the day. Staff helpful, professional and friendly and a relaxed, buzzy atmosphere.

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RSCL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to eat. Consistently good .

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JoannaC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Service and timing impeccable. Definitely will dine again and looking forward to some more menu options.

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Jenny
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant with lovely owner, helpful staff, and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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FionaM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great friendly service. Would recommend and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite Italian in Clapham by a mile

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tootingbelle
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hasn't lost its vibe and now also has a deli. Food and service as good as ever.

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DiegoA
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Definitely going back! And will recommend to friends and family.

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KarenS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tasty food - had the seafood spaghetti from the Daily Specials and friendly service

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heathert
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

A bit disappointed, asked for the pasta starter, they served the main, and didn’t acknowledge the mistake even though I questioned it several times! (I was charged for the main)
The steak main was very fatty and I therefore couldn’t eat it all.
A shame really as we have been many times before and it’s usually nice.
Too much competition out there, so I’ll give it a miss from now on.

MG
Mum2Girlz
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family meal for a bit of a treat. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful with the kids and all had face coverings. Felt very safe and not seated too close together.

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LBLB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always and friendly service. I’ve been here a few times and recommend it!

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PsychedelicGecko
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great authentic restaurant with quality meats, fish and vegetables.

They managed to open as a deli during the later stages of the COVID-19 Crisis and I loved getting to chat to the owner about all the ingredients etc. In fact, I owe him a slice of my Tiramisu so we can try each others recipes (I already know his is a traditional and delicious version).

All in all you can tell the staff care and what an employer, they had lots of staff working even with a reduced number of tables because of distancing.

Would highly recommend and I've already booked in another visit with my family next week!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic and so tasty. Staff was friendly and service impeccable.

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wilverwood
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Authentic. Home cooked feel. Lovely atmosphere

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MichaelF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great food, excellent social distancing measures. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

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Bonicats
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. One of the best restaurants at Northcote Road.

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CA20
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was so nice to finally come back to Osteria Antica after lockdown. We had a table outside which was great. When we arrived we were told the restaurant had to move the tables by 11pm which I completely understood for the noise levels for the residents who live above street level. The food was great- exactly as I remember it- loved the crab linguine and the courgette fritters.
It was great to see innovation in Covid times (tables outside etc) but I also can't wait until the restaurant can go back to the way it was before Covid..

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vipMelvinW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Busy and authentic. Friendly service.

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Lovefood
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening, super service and lovely staff , thanks

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JonH
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. First time to a restaurant since lockdown. It was our silver wedding anniversary so they gave us a 4-person table even though it was very busy. Table was half in and half out of the open front, so got alfresco atmosphere without the street noise. Food was fantastic. Simple, fresh, not showy, lovely ingredients and superbly cooked. Yum, Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service, I’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. I went with family and every dish was outstanding. It was Sunday lunchtime and it had a wonderful atmosphere, very friendly and attentive waiting staff. I will go again and highly recommend it.

JM
JanetM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service, especially as I am pregnant and yummy food as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great little Italian restaurant in the heart of Northcote Road. The food was authentic Italian and full of flavour. A little pricey if you go for the complete dining experience but definitely worth the price.

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FayeK
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and flawless service. Highly recommend!

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SeanK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food. Very good service until the end.
It could have been a perfect evening, but was spoilt by a situation that became unnecessarily inflamed. We had 2 bottles of wine and then ordered two additional glasses. One of these arrived and we had to chase the second one. When the bill arrived, we were charged for 4 and we had an extended argument before it was resolved and there was no hint of an apology. Very sad.

That said - Everything else FANTASTIC

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vipRoby101
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really good, simple and traditional food - a treat to find!

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GabrielP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my gf been coming there quite a few times. The food and the service is amazing. Definitely I'll be coming back

FAQs

Osteria Antica Bologna offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7978 4771.

Osteria Antica Bologna is rated 4.5 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.