L'assaggino

4.6
114 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
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t
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely fresh pasta, the gnocchi were fabulous! I’ll be going back!

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M
London
54 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good and the service unremarkable. Our 3 course meal for 2 cost £105 with wine. I was disappointed that the manager refused to accept my OpenTable Diner's Cheque, stating that the owner did not recognise these cheques. I had checked that L'assaggino was not on the exemptions list (of restaurants that do not accept diner's cheques) and it wasn't.

I am left wondering why I bother using OpenTable and gathering points when there seems to be no way to redeem them. i have asked OpenTable that question and received no response to date.

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FR
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and friendly reception on entry and shown to a table upstairs, where it was fairly quiet. Food well presented and very good. Good wine list also.
We all enjoyed our first experience at L'assaggino and will be back. Thank you.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The starters were good. The mains were ridiculously small. The prawn dish had two prawns chopped into bits. The salami dish had no salami...just a sauce. Came away hungry.

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CG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food. Top class pasta and fish.

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C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat - a great independent Italian restaurant in the heart of Richmond. The food was fresh and authentic, it’s friendly and really good value.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our Sunday lunch, particularly the Sardinian mains. We had to wait a little longer than we expected but overall the food was delicious and the service very friendly and caring, so full stars.

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e
London
157 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had high hopes for this restaurant after reading all the very good reviews. Unfortunately we were disappointed. My friend's starter - the squid - was extremely chewy and the sauce rather bland. My main course - the asparagus ravioli was not cooked through and so the bottom was chewy. The prices seemed reasonable but when I received only 4 ravioli squares for a main course it was not good value. The wine was mediocre too. The service was fine and the chocolate dessert excellent. The stairs to the toilet were very difficult to negotiate and so we put off a second visit.We decided not to say anything as the tables were close together and we did not want to ruin anyone else's night. Such a shame we were looking forward to adding a new restaurant to our Richmond list.

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WF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small intimate space serving tasty Sardinian food. Nothing not to like.

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PH
London
41 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Up there with our top 5 local restaurants if your have not tried this little gem, then you should ASAP.

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely little Sardinian restaurant just off The Green in Richmond. The service was ok. I had sausages which were very salty but the fish was absolutely scrumptious. I would definitely go back for a second round.

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A
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! This place is the real deal. The chef is Sardinian and the food reflects that. Pasta cooked perfectly and produce fresh and tasty!

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PH
London
41 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Once again we throughly enjoy a splendid evening at this little gem of a restaurant in Richmond, if you have not tried it, you should, if you have then you know exactly what I'm saying. Full marks to the Staffa d management see you soon.

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DR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food we have had outside Italy. Menu is limited but food is top class. Great friendly service.

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JF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good experience overall. Intimate and cosy room (upstairs), and very friendly service. Food was excellent, although portions were a little bit shy of what we expected. Will come back soon!

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DG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely as always. Food and service really good. Lovely informal local secret. Only thing that spoiled the evening was a very loud boring man on the next table. A great restaurant and good value.

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ST
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in the heart of Richmond. The Service was very friendly and efficient and the food was amazing.
A very nice dinner date experience with my wife, will definitely visiting again soon.

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

Friendly, warm vibe with incredible food. The staff were very helpful and personable. Will be returning!

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T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Italian eaterie small, but intimate with conscientious and friendly staff who put themselves out for us. The menu is small, but the dishes were original and very tasty and the prices were very reasonable.

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little cozy spot in Richmond!

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A
London
80 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Even though i have been to Richmond many many times it was my first time to dine at L'assaggino. I have to say the party were all excited to try it out and we were not disappointed, we asked for the window table whilst making the booking and the restaurant accommodated our request, it is a small place with family business vibes, very nice to sit in. The food is very impressive even though the menu is not extensive it still has great choices and the food is cooked to perfection. A little on the expensive side but it is still worth it. The service was impeccable and the staff was very knowledgeable about the food and wine menu. I would definitely go again and recommend it to anyone.

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JO
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friendly welcome and great service at this tiny restaurant in Paved Court. Authentically Italian, with menu items that were new to me - particularly the baby octopus in a rich spicy tomato sauce.

Charming and prompt service, with a great knowledge the food and the wine.

We will return.

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F
Berkshire
19 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was searching for a lunch venue in Richmond on OpenTable and came accross L'assaggino - I'm very glad to have found it! It's a small, authentic Italian restaurant in the pretty part of town. The food was great, as was the service, and the menu was flexible - so I'd recommend L'assaggino for either a full meal or light lunch. I will definitely return!

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CM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved everything about this wonderful restaurant, the food was so fresh and delicious, the staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly a, the wine was superb. We had an amazing evening. Thank you all, and we can not wait to return.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at L’assaggino and won’t be the last. Good server and freshly-made pasta complemented by a nice selection of Italian wine. We finished off with a lovely pudding of pannatone soaked in liquer and topped with crystallised sugar. Definitely can recommend this place.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good authentic Italian food. Really impressed. The service was wonderful too. Had a really great dining experience, can’t wait to go back.

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MR
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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R
Brighton
13 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful small authentic Italian restaurant situated in a side street in the centre of Richmond.
The food and wine was very tasty with plenty to choose from and service was excellent also the price was reasonable so that was the icing on the cake.

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K
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we'd been to L’assaggino for dinner. It was just as good as we remembered. I had the lamb Ragu, which was perfect. My wife had the vongolle, which was also fantastic. The service is attentive and the staff are really friendly. This is our go-to restaurant for dinner in Richmond.

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PH
London
41 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Circa 12 months since our last visit after disappointing service, but all previous issues resolved the food was great, the service fantastic and the ambience much improved, if you have not visited the quaint restaurant I suggest you do

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A
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious & authentic. The wine suggestion was also spot on. Very cozy restaurant with excellent service and great location in Richmond.

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JH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service from friendly Italian staff ,lovely little restaurant in a great location down one of Richmond’s charming alleys running to the Green. Food was not the finest dining but tasty and hearty.

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WP
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to lunch before rugby - great staff and good food at a reasonable price

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FF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here for the first time and genuinely impressed. Excellent food, great staff and clearly has a loyal clientele. Really pleased to have discovered this little gem!

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service, really lovely atmosphere. Could not recommend more!

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WF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great all round Italian food experience. I keep finding myself coming back to this restuarant just so I can experience the full menu..The staff is great and make you feel a home. Can not fualt this restuarant at all.

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A
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The lamb ragu was the best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What a beautiful hidden gem. If you want Proper Italian food! This is the place to come in a beautiful old building. Absolutely exquisite!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent here, as the food and service is excellent. Price point is right and a great place in Richmond.

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EG
London
40 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty meal, great service, reasonably priced and lovely ambience and location

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