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.
We only had one course and coffee , but enjoyed our pre- theatre meal and will be back to sample the full menu.
Lovely evening with great italian food - really felt like we were in italy with the quality of the food and ingredients!
Lovely fresh pasta and wonderful service! Much recommended!
A little gem hidden away in the side streets of Richmond, we throughly recommend this restaurant .
Have been a few times to L'assaggino and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. It is a cute little restaurant on several floors, which makes it very cozy. The food is always fresh and taste really nice and the staff is nice and friendly. Can only recommend this place.
Loved the food and this was a cosy restaurant with a great atmosphere. A hidden neighbourhood gem.
Warm, friendly service and delicious food, every time.
Lovely fresh pasta, the gnocchi were fabulous! I’ll be going back!
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.
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.
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.
Good food. Top class pasta and fish.
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.
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.
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.
Small intimate space serving tasty Sardinian food. Nothing not to like.
Up there with our top 5 local restaurants if your have not tried this little gem, then you should ASAP.
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.
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!
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.
Best Italian food we have had outside Italy. Menu is limited but food is top class. Great friendly service.
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!
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.
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.
Friendly, warm vibe with incredible food. The staff were very helpful and personable. Will be returning!
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.
Great little cozy spot in Richmond!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Such good authentic Italian food. Really impressed. The service was wonderful too. Had a really great dining experience, can’t wait to go back.
Excellent as always
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.
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.
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
Delicious & authentic. The wine suggestion was also spot on. Very cozy restaurant with excellent service and great location in Richmond.
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.