Absolutely excellent service and food of the highest standard. Generous portions, beautiful flavours, and the loveliest possible staff.
My monthly review. At this point, I probably won't ever move house because I can't imagine life without Ciullõsteria a three-minute walk from home.
Everything is amazing, the food is mind-boggling good. The staff is beyond friendly and fun. (My daughter and one waiter came up with a special handshake).
P.S. the pannacotta is the best you'll ever taste.
The food never fails to disappoint - the pizza base bread at the beginning is a lovely touch - Awesome as ever - thanks Giuseppe and team!
Absolutely delicious and authentic Italian food with staff that are passionate and very hospitable. My father had a great birthday as a direct result of the food and service at this restaurant. This is one of those restaurants you have to keep coming back to until you've worked your way through the menu.
Such a wonderful find! Great service, and great food. Perfect local Italian
As always a fantastic evening of great food and service. So grateful we found this please and will always and happily travel far to visit! Very worthwhile and you will not be disappointed.
Unpretentious and authentic. A great local Italian. We'll be back!
Have been there on numerous occasions and always received a warm welcome. Food is delicious. I usually never have desserts but can’t resist at Ciullosteri.
We had a wonderful authentic Italian food, it was like being in Rome with generous Italian service, attentive enough not to intrude, but good interaction when wanted. Definitely will return on a regular basis.
Another fantastic evening at Ciullosteria. Delicious food, wine and we were looked after so well. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Our local italian of choice, as usual very good. Thanks to all
We always have a fabulous meal and never disappointed. Has a lovely family run feel of the place and intimate atmosphere; service and food wonderful - nothing is ever too much.
Amazing food and great service!!
A delicious meal as always. This is a favourite local restaurant and we are lucky to have it so near! Well done Giuseppe and team for all you do.
This is our favourite local Italian because the staff are lovely and the food is great - especially the seafood!! If we ever fancy an Italian, Ciullos is our choice!
Great authentic Italian food in a well organised family restaurant! Never lets us down
Good local family run Italian.. cosy and with charming service. Somewhat noisy when full but atmospheric. Nice food and large portions. Service was particularly welcoming and good.
Ciullo’s is a real authentic Neighbourhood Italian restaurant with all the classic Italian menu favourites with a great selection of seafood. Our kids loved the pizza and pasta selection while the adults were tucking into more classic dishes. Look out for the fried courgette in the vegetables.
When visiting London went to the restaurant following a recommendation from our daughter. We were made most welcome and had a very enjoyable and reasonably priced meal. Will definitely return when we next stay over in London.
Excellent food, homely Italian cooking that any Nonna would be proud of! Would feel at home in an Italian piazza.
It was our 9th Anniversary, and the staff made us feel welcome and special. They even suffered through my terrible Italian.
A truly excellent evening, I'm delighted to have found the restaurant and look forward to coming back often.
Thank you very much all!
My friend and I thought we'd try out this little restaurant last week and we loved it. I especially enjoyed the warm welcome and attentive service. But the food was what stood out the most. I had the crab and chilli and ginger tagoliolini and they don't scrimp on the portions - lots of crab and a very healthy sized serving of pasta /unhealthy if you subscribe to the school of thought that carbs are the devil... but, after this meal I wonder, how bad can hell really be?
Splendid dinner as always at this favourite place. I asked for a wine recommendation around £28 and the Sicilian PetraLava White was outstanding . The antipasti and tuna carpaccio were perfect and my crab tagliolini superb.
The staff are all lovely and friendly and quick . There is nothing but praise .
We enjoyed our meal here. The service was very personable, food was tasty so overall it was what we were after.
A local favourite. Wide and delicious food menu, good wine list, lovely staff, great atmosphere. use for many different occasions and people. Never disappoints!
I cannot recommend Ciuollosteria enough. It is a regular for Sunday lunch for my family. Some of the most delicious, authentic, italian food we have ever tasted. It’s great for kids, large groups or a romantic meal for two. Try it! You will never want to eat anywhere else again!
We were in Balham for a party and didn't know the area or the restaurant; we had booked online. It is a real gem - small and intimate, we were warmly welcomed, with attentive service and spotless table linen. Great music playing but not too loud and a good atmosphere. The food was authentic, home-cooked Italian cuisine - delicious! You definitely need to book at the weekend; excellent - thoroughly recommend it; we will be returning!
Highly recommend. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. All round win!
Very friendly as always.
Our favourite place. Probably eat here once a month and have never been disappointed. The staff, the food, everything is just wonderful!
Good genuine Italian food and paste made on the premises, I can’t understand why I don’t go here more often. They are helpful, welcoming really nice people and I’ve never had any food I can fault. Wine list is better value for money than many places. Perhaps a bit noisy when full but that is fine if your not looking for intimate chat, unless you want close tables to hear too.
Great service and fantastic food. My mum forgot her scarf and staff went out of their way to return it.
As always, amazing food and service, best Italian in Balham.
We have just moved into Balham, and Ciullõsteria is the first restaurant we went in this neighborhood.
The service was outstanding and we felt very welcome. We went on a Tuesday night and the atmosphere was very peaceful. The food was really nice - I had a Pizza with Burrata - which was really tasty, and my partner had the Sea Bass, which was really good as well.
I highly recommend this lovely family place, which is perfect for a romantic dinner, family meal or friend reunion.
Fairly run of the mill Italian. Somewhat tasteless food (over chilled, prepared too far in advance) and the pizza dough was unchewable. We mentioned this and in fairness they deleted the cost of the pizza from the bill. BUT, this is an Italian restaurant and the pizza should be excellent.
Unfortunately I won't be returning.
Good food and the service was excellent.
A little more attention required to the washrooms which were not attended too for quite some time , as the Paper Towels were falling into the sink getting wet and the bins were overflowing in the ladies
What a local gem! First time here and I loved it, the food was amazing- the bread with goats cheese and red onion was insane (I could have had two!)
Portions are also very generous, safe to say we were very well fed.
All the staff were lovely, attentive and knowledgable. I can't wait to come back already.
Authentic and delicious. Very accommodating and attentive service. Booking is advised.
Excellent service and great Italian food. The staff were exemplary and made our meal all the Moreno enjoyable
Always a pleasure and sure to return. A relaxed yet upmarket local. Becoming regulars and enjoying each visit more and more. Excellent Limoncello!
Spent a lovely Saturday night at Ciullosteria. The food and service were wonderful. Will definitely be going back, and would certainly recommend to anyone else looking for a nice place to dine in Balham (or even worth the trip if you are travelling from elsewhere!)