Ciullõsteria

4.8
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839 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
The bustling café society vibe of London’s Balham High Road is the perfect setting for relaxed Italian restaurant Ciullõsteria. Friendly and laid back, the Ciullõsteria is inspired by the sun-infused food and chilled out nature of Southern Italy. The Calcagno family, owners of Ciullõsteria, has more than twenty years of experience in the Italian restaurant business, experience that is applied in every last aspect of the Osteria’s running – from the simple, comfortable and unpretentious design of the dining room to the always efficient yet unfailingly friendly service from staff who welcome guests as if they were old friends. But of course at Ciullõsteria it’s really the food that is the main focus. All traditional and completely authentic, Ciullõsteria provides home style Italian cookery ranging from hand made pasta to fresh, crisp twelve inch pizzas, all served with quality wines from the country’s best and most well known vineyards.
What 839 People Are Saying
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Hannah
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - best Italian meal i have had in ages! Lovely family run restaurant. Cant wait to go back.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch service and high quality Italian food

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AndyF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice local Italian restaurant. Seafood pasta and mushroom ravioli were both excellent along with the tuna steak. Good wine menu. Very busy for a Thursday night which shows how popular it is.

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JanetD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Genuine Italian experience with excellent menu, quality food and good presentation.

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Harry
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and really authentic. We will definitely be back soon!

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Shyanne
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicous homey italian food with large portions and excellent service. They let you relax and enjoy your meal without rushing you out.

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NYCinLON
London
75 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live for the aubergine melanzana. I order the large so I can heat up leftovers the next day for lunch. It re-heats beautifully. My daughter got the ragù alla bolognese, which was clearly made by angels. That also heated up great the next day. The desserts are so good they could bring a tear to your eye.

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MarkT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The quintessential family-run Italian restaurant - great, honest cooking, delightful service, and a bubbling atmosphere. The chef/owner visited every table to check we were happy. They have a deli two doors away too.

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NikkiM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Lovely little restaurant. Really reasonable prices and good sized portions. Will definitely be going again soon

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RosyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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vipJamesL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food

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NeilV
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and wine, well distanced in the restaurant, reasonable prices.

Will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good quality food and great portions. A rare find in London
Thanks

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francescag
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian restaurant! Peppino always make us feel home! MY Truffle taglionini were superb!

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vipBenjamin
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely quality dinner with a girl friend

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AlisonB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blissful four hour lunch here on Sunday. Perfect in every way; the gentlest burrata ever and charming service. We will be back as it was an afternoon to treasure.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Italian restaurant is now my favourite local Italian. The food was absolutely delicious! I had a prawn starter and my sister had scallops, both dishes were delicious and the portion sizes were generous. Next to the pasta, my sister had a truffle pasta and I had a Parmesan cheese pasta, again portions were generous and the taste was so good! The service was great! Nothing to complain about. I can’t wait to visit again!

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JamieL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, one of my favourite sure for great food.

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OliviaS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant authentic Italian food and lovely staff!

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MightyMo
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service always. Best Italian Restuarant in London.

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virginiem
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first time there and we had a great evening, will definitely visit again.

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CeriH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in London! Food is incredible, staff are fab and atmosphere perfect.

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dled
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, really authentic. The atmosphere inside was nice too and the servers are friendly.

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ClaphamFoodScene
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent quality, fresh Italian food - will definitely be back!

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TomO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mum was happy, so I was very happy! Good food with generous portions. Highly recommend.

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Faith
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place has been on my list for years - I’m so glad that I finally got to go! Amazing atmosphere, and the food is very authentic. Great value for money :)

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Lizzy
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Lovely authentic family run restaurant

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MaiaE
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful food, great service, excellent value for money. Our second time eating there and we will definitely be back!

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LynnB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. And they've managed social distancing so well, you feel very comfortable. It's just how a local restaurant ought to be.

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MajJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very lovely evening. Food was perfect and the staff really nice.
Will go again.

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vipJonR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous authentic italian restuarant where the pasta is cooked to perfection.

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AndrewP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I rejoiced to be back at Ciullosteria. The food was really excellent, especially scallops starter and truffle pasta. The service was friendly and highly efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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WarrenH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent . Range of choices excellent. Friendly staff in a busy restaurant. Was worth the extra travelling across London from our hotel by Tube, and was a delicious end to our week in London.

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vipKrisS
London
76 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighbourhood restaurant, friendly service, great food and always a buzzy atmosphere; I keep returning.

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lynnm
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous place, my husband, daughter and I had some lovely food tonight. The service was friendly and excellent . We will be back

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vipCc1572
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian restaurant in South London. Fantastic food- lovely staff. Always recommend. Thanks again!

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BIJINGO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Always. It would be selfish to keep this a secret.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The team at Ciullõsteria are fantastic and did a great job making sure we were looked after. Delicious food - we enjoyed the calimari in particular. Can’t wait until the deli opens!

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RenaeN
France
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. Warm and friendly staff. Fantastic Italian wine selection. Could not fault the experience. Will definitely be back!

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PoppyD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, cosy restaurant with great service and amazing food

FAQs

Ciullõsteria does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ciullõsteria also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8675 3072.

Ciullõsteria is rated 4.8 stars by 839 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.