Ciullõsteria

4.7
574 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Area
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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.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
What 574 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
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4.6
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CB
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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
4.0
Dined on 15 July 2018

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

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I
London
5.0
Dined on 10 July 2018

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

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DR
Tampa
5.0
Dined on 8 July 2018

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

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NY
London
5.0
Dined on 5 July 2018

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

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w
London
5.0
Dined on 4 July 2018

Lovely local feel. Friendly family run place. Good food

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RB
London
3.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 24 June 2018

Excellent food and enjoyed the experience.

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CS
5.0
Dined on 20 June 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

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
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

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

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

Father’s Day

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JC
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

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

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AP
London
4.0
Dined on 14 June 2018

We feel lucky to have this as our local. The service is friendly and efficient, the Italian ambience is authentic, the food is very good and, at least when we were there on a weekday, it was pleasantly full while also offering a variety of tables. Quite unassuming from the outside, better than you might think inside.

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s
London
4.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

Nice little restaurant

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T
Chicago
5.0
Dined on 31 May 2018

Great service - local neighbourhood restaurant with excellent food

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RD
London
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

Myself and my partner love coming here to eat, it's such an Italian gem right in the heart of Balham! Our favourite.

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AW
London
5.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

Lovely dinner 👌🏾 I am yet to have a bad experience at this restaurant, I have recommended it to many friend and have been going here with my family for a few years now it’s always a guaranteed good time!

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C
London
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

Ciullo's is a local restaurant - have been there quite a few times. I was there on a Friday night and it was a bit noisy as it was full with a big birthday party. Maybe they could do something to improve the acoustics, but this is the only thing I could fault. Service is always very friendly and food is very good. Great place!

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s
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

Absolutely excellent service and food of the highest standard. Generous portions, beautiful flavours, and the loveliest possible staff.

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NY
London
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

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.

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JE
London
5.0
Dined on 9 May 2018

The food never fails to disappoint - the pizza base bread at the beginning is a lovely touch - Awesome as ever - thanks Giuseppe and team!

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ST
London
5.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

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.

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JT
London
5.0
Dined on 4 May 2018

Such a wonderful find! Great service, and great food. Perfect local Italian

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BS
5.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

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.

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SM
Newcastle
5.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

Unpretentious and authentic. A great local Italian. We'll be back!

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AN
New York Area
4.0
Dined on 26 April 2018

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.

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TC
London
5.0
Dined on 24 April 2018

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.

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LT
5.0
Dined on 17 April 2018

Another fantastic evening at Ciullosteria. Delicious food, wine and we were looked after so well. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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TW
London
5.0
Dined on 13 April 2018

Our local italian of choice, as usual very good. Thanks to all

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GK
London
5.0
Dined on 1 April 2018

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.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 31 March 2018

Amazing food and great service!!

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VL
London
5.0
Dined on 27 March 2018

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.

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RK
London
5.0
Dined on 17 March 2018

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!

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OT
Switzerland
5.0
Dined on 17 March 2018

Great authentic Italian food in a well organised family restaurant! Never lets us down

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E
Surrey
4.0
Dined on 16 March 2018

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.

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CP
London
4.0
Dined on 14 March 2018

A local favourite! You book in the knowledge that you'll get a good Italian meal in a traditional setting with very good service. It always delivers.

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LM
London
5.0
Dined on 11 March 2018

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.

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g
4.0
Dined on 6 March 2018

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.

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