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Caraffini Restaurant

4.7
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36 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Caraffini, close to Sloane Square, is a long-standing Chelsea favourite, offering a generous welcome, excellent service, wonderful food and fine wine, all at a very competitive price. Our highly experienced team, and the warm elegance of the ambience, provide a memorably happy and relaxed experience.

FULL MENU available Monday to Saturday, 12:00pm to 3:00pm for lunch and 6:00pm to 9:00pm (last reservations) for dinner. Due to COVID regulations all guests must leave by 10pm.

AFTERNOON MENU (drinks and snacks) available between 3pm and 5:15pm (last reservations). You may need to move table or leave at 6pm to allow dinner guests to take their table.

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

DUE TO NEW COVID REGULATIONS CUSTOMERS MUST LEAVE THE RESTAURANT BY 10PM. Please therefore bear in mind that if e.g. you book a table for dinner at 9pm you will only have 1 hour before you must leave the restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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 36 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RossB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average food and very brightly lit unpleasant atmosphere . Service ok - functional but not very personable. Disappointing

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vipsmiler
London
94 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding anniversary trip and Caraffini being one of our favourite Italians in London we are always looked after. The food is always good and they have a few dishes we both love. Scampi & Avocado in a cheesy sauce with rice is fabulous and the Creme Brûlée is the best we’ve tasted anywhere . Service is always excellent and the restaurant is rarely quiet.

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vipLogger60
London
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there because it was suggested by friends who live close to the restaurant. Caraffini was perfectly acceptable. Everything was good. The veal limon was nice and I found the orange segments in caramel sauce pudding intriguing. Overall, a nice local Italian place. If I lived in that neighborhood, I would probably go there often. But it’s not a place I would seek out.

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Jherek
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Caraffini Restaurant several times and have always had a very good experience. This time during the Pandemic I have to say they handled the situation very well I was happy with the measures that they have put in place to keep staff an diners safe. As always the food and service was first class.

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vipmarkT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely but could do with a few mor reasonably priced wine

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TheAnt
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic Italian food we had Spinach Soup homemade and the special pasta Paglia e Fieno which were excellent. Service is always very good.

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Darklangel
London
35 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good quality italian food in a nice and safe atmosphere

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David
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as usual.

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vipCharles
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great value with great service.
The sardines and veal were excellent.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, traditional Italian food, served quickly & unobtrusively.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

They offer “eat out and help out” in the website
But they said is no longer available
The should not offer something they won’t do
The excuse was: it was only for August.
But as many restaurants are still doing it, I thought they did too. Because the offered!
Not coming back

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Sanjayb
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, with warmth and caring. Perfect intervals between courses. Not slow nor rushed. And the food of course was very good

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ShannonW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant, attentive staff and fresh, home made authentic Italian. Will be recommending to friends and will return in the the future. Went well above and beyond expectations.

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vipIzBiz
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Caraffini. It’s a firm family favourite and we have celebrated many milestones there. As always, the food was delicious and the service excellent. Thank you from the C-Ss!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and excellent pasta dishes. Very enjoyable.

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Marcassins
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was only OK - sadly I had a very salty cod dish but kybhsiband did enjoy his beef.

Very friendly staff and in difficult circumstances because of covid they did very well

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit for 13 years. Food was as delicious as it was when we used to eat here. Great to see all the staff again. would recommend Caraffinis. A Superb Resturant.

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RussC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing Italian culinary experience . So pleased to see everyone at Carraffini
still staying positive in their business during these difficult times.

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FionaC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caraffini’s is that perfect combination of delicious food, made from excellent quality produce, with a sprinkling of exceptional service. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly (and accommodating to our elderly relative’s needs). Great ambience and Covid safety both reassuring and understated. All in all, the perfect lunch. Would highly recommend this lovely family restaurant.

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JanetM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always superb. Service unobtrusive and efficient. I have eaten here several times and am never disappointed.

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London
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

美味しい上にさりげないサービスと雰囲気で、心地よく食事を堪能でにる。もう既に次回の予約を入れたくなってる!

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NiyazL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food - one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

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vipFInediner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have lived in Pimlico for a few years and passed this restaurant many times. This is our first visit, and we’ll certainly be back. Great atmosphere and good food.

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ColinL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ambience is better in the evening.
Food great. Wine expensive by the glass.

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JeremyL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food great service, the two essential elements when eating out!

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AmberDane
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome.
Great food and service.
Great value for money.

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ShanadeJ
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fresh. It is priced reasonably! I will definitely go back!

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vipRebeccaE1
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a 700 mile car journey our first thought was to have dinner at Carafinni. It did not disappoint. The service & food were outstanding as always.

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Heather
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Lovely dinner. Staff were super helpful.

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vipCatR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal matched with incredible service as always. Nothing is too big or small an ask. Love this place

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vipFoodlove
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great food! It was our first experience back in a restaurant since COVID-19 and we felt really safe with them! Their food had always been amazing and still is. It’s good quality produce, beautifully cooked with that lovely caring service which a good Italian can only offer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
41 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely experience dining at Caraffini. The food is consistently delicious, service is excellent and on the four occasions we have dined there since lockdown lifted, we have felt very safe given how carefully they are operating the restaurant due to covid.

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Helen
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive staff and careful attention to hygiene and safety.

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Phil
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply an amazing experience and the food is incredible. The wonderful staff are always welcoming and ensure you are comfortable and looked after. Couldn't recommend this place higher to anyone!!

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vipLNL1
London
30 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favourite of ours. Never a disappointment

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vipIzBiz
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favourites. They’re family!

FAQs

Caraffini Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.