Ciullõsteria

4.8
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822 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 822 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamieL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OliviaS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant authentic Italian food and lovely staff!

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MightyMo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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
75 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

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RachaelS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very fast and the food lovely. Additionally the ambience was lovely, the restaurant has a nice buzz but isn’t too loud so you can still have a conversation with the people you are with.

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JaniceB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal as always. This hidden gem is my favourite.

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Sashannah
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a very warm welcome, staff members were super friendly and the service was excellent! The food (and wine) was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was also great! There were lots of customers which is always a great sign. Will definitely be going again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and wonderful food. Outstanding night out!

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Beckie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to eat in Balham! The owner and all the staff are lovely, food exceptional and quick service!

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Helen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy this place is open for dining again! The food is delicious and we felt comfortable as everything is well spaced and aired. Highly recommend.

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XavierC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian so far in Balham area. Will go back. Great staff, great service, very good with kids and great food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been!!
Service and food are amazing!
Good portions and nice prices.
The staff is really friendly !
Will definitely come again !!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date and was definitely not disappointed. It is a small place, but cosy.

It suits both casual meals as well as a special occasion. The environment and the staff were friendly and welcoming.

They have a good range of food. I had Ravioli and my date had Risotto which they were both delicious. Will definitely go back.

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NYCinLON
London
74 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the last night before restaurants closed. I can only hope this wonderful restaurant with it's friendly and wonderful owner and staff can weather this horrible time. I hope to write another review of my family's favourite place soon,

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AdilM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, friendly authentic Italian staff and food

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Korky
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and a warm welcome attentive service and a great atmosphere.

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AClapham
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with good food, great service (lovely family run atmosphere with attentive but not overbearing service) and perfect atmosphere. There was a great buzz in the restaurant, but we could speak comfortably which is hard to achieve! Large portions and great value too. Highly recommend and will be back.

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Steve
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice food, good service and b=nice atmosphere at the restaurant

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vipAmanda
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food here is great.

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RachelW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really authentic Italian local and delicious food. A little gem!

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aishaH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An easy reccomend to anyone interest in great 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 822 OpenTable diners.

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