La Pappardella

4.4
102 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
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The La Pappardella is renowned throughout the London area for its divine style and presentation of traditional Pizzeria And Ristorante cuisine, this is achieved by paying special attention to every fine detail and only using the very finest ingredients.
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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food amount quite a lot especially the pizza and at very reasonable price. Tables a bit
Too close

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PU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Pizza and Pasta for good price (generous portions). Very Italian. Not many people in service but effective ones.

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London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday, great food and great service 👌🏼

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JJ
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a go to neighborhood restaurant - crowded, noisy, fun atmosphere, good food & wine, professional staff - we’ll be back!

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RR
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go there quite often, the food is amazing and you always feel welcome by the Manager Luigi and staff

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DG
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite Italian restaurants when I'm in London. Their Home Made Pasta is always a winner.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treat friends

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DJ
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Clearly a busy local favourite, but this added to the atmosphere. Good house wine.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, with my 2 daughters

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M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful! I am Italian and I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone. Bad food and poor service.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I were in London (from the US) for a week and this was by far the best food we ate. We’ve actually been to London 2 other times, and this is the best meal we’ve had....even eaten at places that charge 3x as much for food, and still the best place I’ve ever eaten in London.
Family-vibe. Friendly service. Amazing food. I’ll seriously consider eating there every day next time we’re in London.

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DD
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambience was nice and the food was decent. As with many restaurants, the tables are tiny and it is loud in the restaurant but the staff were nice and we enjoyed the food.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice food, tipically italian, good quality and good service, friendly people.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made to feel very welcome, food was great value and quality and portions were huge :)

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were very disappointed in La Pappardella, the reviews we had read were nothing like what we experienced. All of our food was bland, runny, and pretty much tasteless. It is easier to cook better pasta at home than what we had at La Papparedella. We couldn't finish either of our main dishes because they were just not any good. The waiter asked if something was wrong and we didn't want to say how bad the food was. My arrabiata was bland and runny and the pasta was not al dente. The house red was overly sweet and not very drinkable. I will definitely not return here. I have yet to leave a bad review on OpenTable but the sub standard of the food prompted me to do this. There are so many amazing Italian restaurants in London, and this is not one of them.

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

always great - food is consistently tasty and well prepared. Family favourite - everyone finds something they like.

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un sicuro punto di riferimento
Gente in gamba e simpatica
Vera cucina italiana

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and unbelievably tasty food despite the high noise level. I'd recommend booking as there's not much space for those waiting for a table in case of walk-ins

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

Place is always great for huge pizza and the best carabonara in town

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

We had the pleasure to taste ''La Pappardella'' here in Kensington as an Italian and amateur of Italian food that I taste around the world you will not be disappointed by coming here. The food is really fresh you really can sens it's fresh product and very good quality. I took the ''melanzane a la parmigiana'' as starter it was just amazing. It's always nice to see some Italian around the world keeping italy's food in high standard. Bravo! A must if you're around!

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T
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favourite Italien in the Earls Court area. Food is great, service is efficient. Always full, but have a basement for additional capacity

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food with a familiar service. Very good for a family celebration

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good pasta. Fun place. Good value.

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H
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious, good value for money. We enjoyed our family meal there.
Service could have been better. But would definately return.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

For excellent pasta dishes at a fair price this is a must if you are in the area. Tasty large portions. We didn’t try pizza but a glimpse of the chef kneading dough - one in each hand (!). Hot plates for serving pasta would be a bonus.

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BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We ordered a plate of appetizers and a pizza. After a whole hour, no sign of the pizza and the appetizer was finished half an hour into the meal. We asked the waiter what was happening, he simply said that the pizza was in the oven. When we asked the manager, he said he would check but never came back. We left without a sight of the pizza, and they tried to charge us service even though we made it clear that we would not like to pay for the service. Would not come back.

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

Celebrating my bday and I has an absolutely amazing night , very cosy restaurant , staff very friendly and the food very good and good portion ! Definitely coming back very soon !!

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent meal in a group of 4. Massive portions; pizzas / pasta / desserts. Good quality food, very good service, alround good value for money. Lively atmosphere - typical italian feel.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The welcome by the head of service was rather cold but what came after (service and food) nearly made up for it.

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GD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food at a reasonable price very highly recommend it for anyone in and around London

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

Great food - local spot which is a winner

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On y va pas pour la deco mais pour la qualité des assiettes. Top.

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KN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and quick, the food is always amazing. Going to be back, for sure

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

Food, service and experience was first class. A genuinely Italian Italian that provided great value for money. We would go back in a heartbeat! Excellent all round 👍

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HC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been eating here for many years and the standard remains always high.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

A relatively nice experience - the food was tasty and in good quantities, they have an interesting wine list (but no Champagne). This is a nice restaurant with a lot of space and a cosy atmosphere, although the choice of playlist was rather kitsch (expect songs like La Macarena) so if you want a romantic atmosphere you may want to book somewhere else.
However the service received from most of the staff was quite poor: our reservation did not seem to have been taken into account as I was not asked for my name, and the notes linked to the booking were completely ignored. My friend received an aggressive reaction when asking for water a second time (as she did not realise I had already). The waitress was verging on the downright rude too. To the opposite (and thankfully!) the waiters were all polite and courteous, this was appreciated.
I am still wondering whether I want to give this place another try as the culinary experience was still good - might wait until the next customer service training though!

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DG
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Lasagna with homemade pasta. Mushroom appetizer was a great sharing disjyalso

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MT
Munich
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They didnt remeber the note of the birthday. This was poor.

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B
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good ambience, I like it! Good food, good ambience, I like it.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience, fantastic authentic food! Would definitely recommend!

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