Ciullõsteria

4.8
854 reviews
£25 and under
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.
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Helen
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food at a reasonable price and really nice staff :)

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MarkF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out from lockdown, food was good, service spot on as well

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GeorgeW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and brilliant service.

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vipRichardH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and delicious Italian food and friendly service. Great value

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DrZoe
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous authentic Italian food, wonderful service

One of our favourites in Balham, and never disappoints

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NNeil
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always like Ciullosteria - local Italian restaurant, moderately priced, great quality and a warm welcome in. It’s buzzy and atmospheric without being loud. Would recommend.

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MattM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to provide a good atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. We discovered it 3 years ago and it’s hands down our favourite go-to place for home cooked Italian.

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ChrisS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant. The food is unreal. And the staff are always so friendly and accommodating. I bought a birthday cake and they were super helpful. Totally recommend this place. I just hope it doesn't get too popular and I can't get a table!

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Yumhunter
London
35 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite local restaurants in Balham - excellent family Italian with excellent food and homely service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal in Ciullõsteria. Food is fantastic and so is the service.

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vipSukiB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighbourhood gem. Staff friendly and professional. Been going here for years and they just get better and better. The pizza is amazing. Lovely wine list.

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DavidS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always delicious food and not that expensive. A lovely local italian

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ChrisL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food as always, starters are slightly overpriced. Overall the service is good, however, always feel like they are trying to rush you out.

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Happyeater
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food (bruschetta and seafood pasta in particular) and a lovely cozy ambiance. Will be back!

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SammyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, a hidden gem and my favourite restaurant in the SW. Friendly staff, delicious food. great wine. 10/10 every time

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Hannah
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - best Italian meal i have had in ages! Lovely family run restaurant. Cant wait to go back.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch service and high quality Italian food

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AndyF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice local Italian restaurant. Seafood pasta and mushroom ravioli were both excellent along with the tuna steak. Good wine menu. Very busy for a Thursday night which shows how popular it is.

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JanetD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Genuine Italian experience with excellent menu, quality food and good presentation.

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Harry
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and really authentic. We will definitely be back soon!

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Shyanne
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicous homey italian food with large portions and excellent service. They let you relax and enjoy your meal without rushing you out.

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NYCinLON
London
75 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live for the aubergine melanzana. I order the large so I can heat up leftovers the next day for lunch. It re-heats beautifully. My daughter got the ragù alla bolognese, which was clearly made by angels. That also heated up great the next day. The desserts are so good they could bring a tear to your eye.

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MarkT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The quintessential family-run Italian restaurant - great, honest cooking, delightful service, and a bubbling atmosphere. The chef/owner visited every table to check we were happy. They have a deli two doors away too.

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NikkiM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Lovely little restaurant. Really reasonable prices and good sized portions. Will definitely be going again soon

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RosyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

JL
vipJamesL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food

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NeilV
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and wine, well distanced in the restaurant, reasonable prices.

Will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good quality food and great portions. A rare find in London
Thanks

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francescag
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian restaurant! Peppino always make us feel home! MY Truffle taglionini were superb!

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vipBenjamin
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely quality dinner with a girl friend

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AlisonB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blissful four hour lunch here on Sunday. Perfect in every way; the gentlest burrata ever and charming service. We will be back as it was an afternoon to treasure.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Italian restaurant is now my favourite local Italian. The food was absolutely delicious! I had a prawn starter and my sister had scallops, both dishes were delicious and the portion sizes were generous. Next to the pasta, my sister had a truffle pasta and I had a Parmesan cheese pasta, again portions were generous and the taste was so good! The service was great! Nothing to complain about. I can’t wait to visit again!

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JamieL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OliviaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant authentic Italian food and lovely staff!

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MightyMo
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
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
5 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.

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 854 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.