Ciullõsteria

4.7
661 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
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.
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G
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian food, quick and friendly service, very reasonable prices

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C
London
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little Italian, food was so delicious and such a good varied menu. Had the Bresaola to start - yummy! And some pasta for main which was delicious as well. Service is great and ambience was nice, they are very busy so make sure to book well in advance.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal in friendly surroundings

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FH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent authentic service. Bruschetta starter was massive and great for sharing!

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KY
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian. Lovely staff. Gorgeous food & nice selection of wines.

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SD
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing!!!!! great service as always and food always freshly made

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely service, good ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed as always.

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MW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good find. Lovely food and ambiance. Very friendly waiters. Will go back again when in the area again.

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JL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Amazing food and incredible service.

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ES
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food as always- never had a bad experience here and always makes special occasions great! The food is always good and very attentive service!

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

been coming here for years and it's never disappointed us or our guests

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DE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening, great ambiance, food and service very good, thank you!

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Italian.Good location in Balham.Very good service,great food .Highly recommended

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing restaurant! Food was incredible and staff super friendly!

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, great food, authentic Italian restaurant! We had a really nice meal and the staff sung a surprise Happy Birthday to my sister! Thank you for a great night

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Valentine's day and had a lovely time. We tried 4 of the anipasti dishes and can highly recommend the baked asparagus wrapped in palma ham, jumbo prawns wrapped in palma ham and the beef carpachio 😍

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NY
London
65 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love. Everything is wonderful from service to food.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. ...the food tasted genuine Italien, the vongole was delicious, friendly staff, made me want to be in Italy again!

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AL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic italian restaurant. lovely food and amazing choice of gluten free options!

Will definitely be back :)

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RE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional - just really good people making a really good effort.

Food is delicious.
Best Italian we've had in a long time.
Portions are generous.

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b
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant local italian, charming service and delicious pasta.
All very good value for money.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Other than the sasauge not being that great, the rest of the food was good.

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f
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited this restaurant for couple of pizze and some beer.
Wonderful as always, proper Italian food like nowhere else in London.
Kind and professional staff.
A Must.

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CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful local Italian restaurant with very friendly staff who go out of their way to make your evening enjoyable. Good and well priced wine list and great food but Specials have been specials for years now.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and excellent service. A lovely restaurant

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z
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great meal at Ciullosteria. The waiting staff were very attentive and friendly and the food amazing. We will be back......again;)

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beilliant and friendly local restaurant. Great range of Italian dishes and regalry changing specials menu. Wine list is a particar highlight. Reasoanable ranhe of prices and choice of good quality Italian wines. Familiy run and family friendly, eqully good for couples. This is one of our fabourite palces in Balham.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with lovely food. We really enjoyed it.

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a
London
44 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Never disappointed at Ciullo! Best Italian in SW!!

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CS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual – always sure to have truly delicious food with a great service

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic family run restaurant - can’t recommend highly enough

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and ambiance , polite and humourous service which made the evening lovely , Thanks guys

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KY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Will never tire of going there. Glorious lovely italian, my fave.

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LE
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Couldn't recommend this place enough.

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CH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and good selection of wines. Very pleasant surroundings.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little restaurant with fantastically fresh Italian food.

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RR
London
45 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my favourite restaurant in Balham - delicious, authentic Italian food, amazing service, friendly staff, fun atmosphere and great value. Have been here numerous times and it never disappoints!

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food here is fantastic. It is my second visit and really enjoyed it. The ambience is also great, super cozy. They have an extensive menu with delicious food. The staff is really nice as well. I highly recommend this place!

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

Love this restaurant, food and setting is great and everyone is really friendly.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb birthday meal . Tasty and authentic Italian food. White tablecloths. Excellent service. Not too noisy.

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