L'assaggino

4.5
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158 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
You’ll find L’assaggino on a quaint cobbled street, one of Richmond’s prettiest locations – a Grade 2 listed building off Richmond Green. Enjoy fresh homemade pasta and authentic Italian cuisine from our Chef who is a North Italian native, from Genova. Our small menus are made with fresh vegetable and meat that is locally produced with simple and excellent food that changes frequently.
What 158 People Are Saying
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TobiasL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service.
All of this came for a very reasonable price.

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JohnM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked because nowhere we knew and liked in Richmond had a table for 4 at the time we wanted on a Saturday night - Our good fortune because we've discovered a great friendly relaxed restaurant - 2 small rooms, one above the other - Upstairs is particularly pretty - Really nice service and very good and reasonably priced Italian food - We will definitely be back

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vipDiner55
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was disappointing , quite salty, maybe off day for the chef. Was expecting better from the reviews . However the service was good !

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MJ14
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food good value. Sloping floor upstairs adds character either that or I had drunk too much.

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Fionajj
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food; lovely service; beautiful little restaurant

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AdamP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Saturday evening had. Lovely food, attentive team and great wine. We’ll be back

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vipHWDS
London
107 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Third time in this lovely local Italian and the food was excellent. Service good too, now a favourite haunt.

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DerekG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good value for a pre rugby lunch ; handily placed ; good service and a nice ambience . would recommend

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CMBM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just love this place!
Dishes could be bigger and prices lower!
Service is impecable.
Overall, beautiful place!

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katia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food .Well presentation.Clean please.Service was good

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Alan
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Very polite and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Lisa
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was nice but not great, main courses were served on a cold plate and food was not that hot. Service was good, the place has potential maybe we were just unlucky.

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Opentableregular
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice special- long roasted boar ragú and pasta.

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Mop21
London
58 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dinner for two early on a Saturday evening to celebrate a birthday, so it was relatively quiet. The service was very good and the food, as ever, was excellent. A great place for an intimate dinner.

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KevinH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual.

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vipRitaB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine, super service. Could not fault my dishes, and the rest of the group seemed to agree. I would go back alone for the gnocchi, superb

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vipColinG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

cibo fantastico!

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vipPHILIPW
London
47 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place good food but lacks atmosphere on a lunch time, they should do a shorten buisness menu to bring in more people.

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vipPHILIPW
London
47 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

As a suggestion I recommend the restaurant offers a buisness lunch from a reduced menu, 2 coarses for a fixed price it will help bring more clients in if advertised correctly.

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vipS1274
London
150 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely little lock reataurant - authentic and chanting Italian service - will definitely be back while Xmas shopping

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vipColinG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

fantastico cibo italiano autentico!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely pre-theatre meal. We will definitely return when we have more time to relax.

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Cityeater
London
54 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your big standard Italian but a little bit different. Pasta is a speciality but always served in a refined way. It's a tiny intimate restaurant and good value too

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CallMeCaroline
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The site is not really accessible to people with mobility issues as it is very small, the loos are upstairs and the stair are very steep. That said, it's a lovely venue - small and quaint and intimate. The food was authentic and delicious; the staff were charming and the prices were very reasonable. I will definitely go back and would recommend to friends.

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viprichardm
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice cozy place for a quiet dinner. I think the pasta is the best I have had in the UK! Outstanding.

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CarysB
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Really good authentic Italian food and friendly hosts. But the Menu different to online so our vegetarian guest struggled a bit

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shawko1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great meal - everything was delicious! We had the bruschetta and the mushrooms to start - super tasty. My wife had the Trofie and I went for the Lamb Ragú. Great local Italian restaurant. Perfect for a weekend treat!

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TomK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for a great price

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Canoli are delicious.

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vipCochyn
London
284 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I found this place only a week ago, and was delighted to bring my husband here at the weekend.
Italian food is our favourite, and seafood pasta is very high on the list.
Calamari Ripeni - stuffed squid. We ordered a starter to "share", and this nearly caused a fight. Really succulent, with loads of flavour. With a bottle of Vermentino, it was perfect.
The husband tried the carbonara di mare [which I'd had the week before] and it's now his favourite dish. I chose black tagliolino, and that's a meal that can sometime lack flavour, once you get over the showiness of black squid ink. But this was delicious.
Prices are very reasonable, considering the quality of ingredients, and the skill in preparing them.
Staff are lovely. The restaurant is cosy. I reckon the bookings for Valentine's night will probably start.......now?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible value for pound.

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vipCochyn
London
284 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This little place is typical of a restaurant that's recovered really well from its previous life. Richmond residents and visitors will recall it as 'Amadoro', which was great for a while - and then, wasn't. We'd stopped going.
I'd already done a day's work by the time I got here for a late lunch: just a simple plate of pasta, I thought.
Carbonara di mare is not a combination I'd had before - tiny cubes of tuna cooked to perfection, plus squid and fabulously garlicky prawns. One glass of wine was not enough; as hungry as I was, I slowed right down to savour this one.
I'm taking the husband for dinner soon. He reckons my own Italian cooking is 'restaurant quality'. He's about to discover it's not!
Owner Manolo knows what he's doing, and the chef deserves a medal the size of a frying pan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A bit disappointed with the overall experience. Starters really average, pasta was ok, service so so. Maybe it was a day off but looking at the previous reviews we felt we were in a completely different restaurant from the one that had been reviewed so far.

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vipDianaT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely experience with waiter and chef who clearly really cared about what they served. Delicious stuffed calamari. A return visit after a while and will be back again soonest next opportunity.

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Mop21
London
58 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dinner for two friends on a Friday evening. We reserved a table but it hardly seemed necessary as there were several tables free at 20:00.; it was surprisingly quiet. We shareds the chicken livers as a start and it was superb. For main course I had the spaghetti carbonara and my friend had another pasta dish (both excellent) accompanied by the house red which is perfectly acceptable Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The service was very good and we enjoyed our meal. Will be returning.

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AndyM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very small and intimate restaurant just off Richmond Green, Parking in Old Deer Park which was free after 6pm and just a 5 min walk across the Green. Amazing food and service was quiet but attentive, Not the biggest menu but about 8 or 9 choices in starters, mains and dessert but all of very high quality. We both had Seafood Pasta as main and can honestly say the best pasta I’ve ever had. Chefs and owners all from Sardinia so recipes have a Sardinian flavour. really really good and will definitely be going again. Couldn’t fault it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small family Italian, everything cooked fresh to order. Had the pasta with bottarga - the owner had just brought the bottarga back from Sardinia with him.

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Gonefishing
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We only had one course and coffee , but enjoyed our pre- theatre meal and will be back to sample the full menu.

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vipNb81
London
78 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening with great italian food - really felt like we were in italy with the quality of the food and ingredients!

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vipAngel
London
33 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely fresh pasta and wonderful service! Much recommended!

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L'assaggino does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

L'assaggino is rated 4.5 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

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