Ciullõsteria

4.7
600 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 5pm - 11:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 8675 3072
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
50 people for private parties.
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Private Party Contact
Giuseppe Calcagno: 020 8675 3072
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Parking Details
Parking outside the restaurant after 7pm.
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Public Transit
5 minutes walking distance from Balham station.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
What 600 People Are Saying
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MJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Throughly enjoyed myself here on a Saturday evening. Even though the restaurant is on the smaller side, it never felt cramped. There is a good selection of food and after recently coming back from Gozo, didn't feel out of place from any of the food I experienced there.

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NY
London
60 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We take everyone who visits to Ciullõsteria. My cousin, a foodie, nearly cried with joy after tasting the black truffle pasta, I can't blame her, it's magnificent. As usual, the staff were helpful and friendly and lovely.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant. It has tremendous style and the food is the best Italian we have ever had. We come as often as we can, but if we lived locally we'd be regulars that's for sure. The staff are wonderful, warm, welcoming, friendly and attentive.

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GL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service overall great experience!

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favourite Italian restaurant in London! Didn’t expect it to be so busy on a Thursday but goes to show how great the food is

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect little family run Italian. Great food and service at very reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. One of the best Italians. Menu was great. Authentic. Great service. Ambiance is very cute. Also good prices. Highly recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Really tasteful enjoying Italian food at this local Balham restaurant. Good portions

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E
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place we ever been in London always our first choice of me and my miss

A presto ragazzi 😊😊

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CS
London
29 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good at this neighbourhood delight - it remains a firm favourite with the whole family.

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NY
London
60 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I pretty much write a review every month. Ciullõsteria is my family's go-to restaurant for everything. I never tire of anything about this place. I could probably eat here every day.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner, food was excellent and really liked the service and family feel of the restaurant. It was pretty much full but service was friendly and attentive, and no delays with the food.

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NR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really authentic italian with friendly servers and tasty food. Portion sizes were great, pasta was fresh and the pizzas were delicious!

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AF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and great value and the service even better - made my birthday for special!!

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AD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff, would recommend to my friends as a neighbourhood gem!

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday dinner and we were really pleased by the quick and attentive service provided by the staff. As we like to keep our Birthdays low-key we didn't alert the staff, but it was fun to see another Birthday girl get a desert with sparklers and Birthday music being played. The food was great, and very authentic. Reminded us of food we have had before in Italy. Not an anglicised Italian at all. We will definitely come again and recommend it to our friends.

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NY
London
60 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite local restaurant. The food and service is always perfect.

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a
London
41 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

You can never get it wrong at Ciullosteria! Food is great and staff extremely friendly. Feel like home all time I go

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CC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary, it was delightful. Great food delicious wines and wonderful atmosphere. The kindest staff we will definitely go again and again.

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BD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was authentic, service friendly and atmosphere quiet. Lovely would definately recommend.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful food and great service can't believe this place has been on my door step and I've only just tried it. Definitely recommend.

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NL
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great ambience. A really good, authentic Italian!

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LR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails! The food is incredible, great portion sizes, super tasty and all of the staff as very attentive and friendly. Best restaurant in Balham.

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GQ
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always such delicious food! The pasta is amazing, and prawns always so fresh!

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very poor quality food. Would strongly advise not to go here

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CB
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and very welcoming restaurant. I’ve been wanting to try this authentic Italian for ages and it did not disappoint. All had great pasta dishes but heard their pizza and fish/ meat dishes are good too.

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JC
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, the charcuterie board for starters was excellent and tasty homemade pasta, lovely artisan beer.

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I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, not bad value for London. What else is there to say.

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DR
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great meal with great service
Would highly recommend it to anyone

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NY
London
60 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 9-year old's birthday dinner. Every family occasion is celebrated at Ciullosteria.

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w
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local feel. Friendly family run place. Good food

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RB
London
179 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ciullõsteria is a reliable spot in Balham suiting a range of needs from date night to group catch up. Worth a try if you’re in the area.

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H
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good best italian in Balham i would say. The staff is nice and friendly. Its not cheap but ok priced. Dezerts are lovely.

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d
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and enjoyed the experience.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great wine, great service, reasonably priced. Would 100% recommend. Top of my list of places to eat in the area. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal to celebrate my birthday. The staff were very friendly, the service was great and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend.

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NB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going here for 13 years and the food has always been fantastic!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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JC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, great service, will be back in the future. Such a fantastic local find

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