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Date
Tue, 5/22
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7:00 PM
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L'assaggino

4.4
61 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm and 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
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Phone number
020 8940 1806
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Special Offers

Salad & Pasta Dish Or Pasta & soft drink: £10

Selected pasta & salad.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 April 2018

Ends: 31 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

2 course set menu (Bruschetta & Lasagna): £15pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 April 2018

Ends: 31 July 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

Wine Tasting: £25pp

Includes 2 courses and 3 glasses of wine. Option for 3 courses - £30pp.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 April 2018

Ends: 30 August 2018

Availability: Thu 17:00-22:00

What 61 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.2
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4.3
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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

This was my first visit, for dinner with a friend. It's a small restaurant with a limited menu but no less good for that. The chef made his own recommendations and cooked our food according to our tastes. I had the meatballs to start, followed by the octopus. Both were superb with a Sardinian red. The service was friendly and attentive. We shared a Tiramssu and both had coffee. £40 a head not bad for Richmond.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Really great food - we all enjoyed the concept of Italian small dishes as it meant we could try lots of different things.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Very good place
Nice clean food
Good hospitality
Would recommend

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Very good food and reasonably priced. The menu was small but a great selection. Unfortunately for us there were some options unavailable which was a little disappointing, we all ended up having the recommended main dish which was fantastic.

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2.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Unexpected venue - small and quirky but attentive service. Seafood pasta was nice.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

This is the third time I've been here and each visit has been excellent. The service and the food are both brilliant and the location is very cool being in one of the lanes in Richmond. I would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Nice, authentic local place. Will return.

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

what a gem. hidden down a side street in Richmond and packed with rugby goers but great food and atmosphere delivered in record time with superb service. we will be back!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Great food. Lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2018

Wonderful food, company and service...

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Nice pasta restaurant, really enjoyed the house red. Worth booking as it was busy on a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Fresh food well made and great service

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Service was excellent but the food was not as good as expected because it wasn't hot enough! I chose spaghetti carbonara as I never have this at home & whilst it was delicious, temperature wise it was only warm which was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

A beautiful 18th Century building with a homely and romantic feel. The restaurant was a perfect fit for a valentine's date, the food is authentic and delicious and the service was charming. I would definitely go back - especially as the meal was very reasonably priced and great quality.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

As always a lovely meal at L'assaggino! A relatively new restaurant in Richmond and we have been already 4 or 5 times. All the pasta is hand made and tastes lovely. And the menu always has a couple of new things every time we go. My Nana who now lives in England loves going to there as it reminds her of back home in Italy.

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Sweet Italian restaurant with good food and grest service. Very intimate.

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5.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Was a bit nervous after reading previous reviews that they might give our table away despite our booking. Fortunately there was a table available when we arrived (15 mins early, just in case...) but I did notice we were offered the table even before I’d said we had a reservation, so I do wonder whether we could have been unlucky if someone else had come in just before us.
Anyway, the food, wine and service was wonderful, I’m really looking forward to going again.

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2.0Dined on 9 December 2017

I was excited to go to L'assaggino as all the reviews that I saw said the food and service was brilliant. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.

Our booking was at 7.30 and we arrived on time, having another engagement to get to later in the evening. By the time that our food arrived at 8.45 pm... we had finished a bottle of wine and were just excited to see any food. The food was good...but not worth the extended wait.

To top it off - when the bill arrived, the service charge had been added to it...along with the waiter's comments that its never usually like this. I'm sure it isn't...but then don't add a service charge to the bill.

The ambience was lovely and the restaurant seems like it could be great for others but unfortunately we had a bad experience.

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Great evening, te staff were very attentive and even sat down with us at the end of the evening to discuss out thoughts . Throughly recommend this for an evening out in a quaint dinner, try it out, we love it.

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1.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Staff seemed to have very little idea where to sit people and what to do. main course was pasta x 2. We waited one hour for the mains to arrive. My lasagne was over cooked and my wife's pasta was warm, not hot. It is the first time I have ever been to this restaurant and would not go back. I live locally and wanted to try it but was very disappointed. It's a shame but the whole experience was poor .

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4.0Dined on 3 December 2017

Busy evening in Richmond so booked in here. Pleasant stylish varied and short menu. Very pretty rooms (both ground and first) with a refined ambience. Wine list reasonable and approachable. Small rooms but we got a window table for 5 so all was well.
Menu very attractive for starters and mains. An alluring place.
Super friendly staff and food was on time and everyone smiled.

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4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Normal service resumed, great evening, excellent service from pleasant staff , going back this week.

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4.0Dined on 29 November 2017

They make fresh pasta here and it is wonderful. I would recommend trying anything that says fresh pasta or homemade deserts.

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly.

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Excellent simple Italian authentic food. Great service.

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3.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Bit disappionting . Long wait for order to me taken , one starter came out cold and had to go back , my main course was poor , wine was nice mind !

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3.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Ok not the best Italian in the area by far
Food was good
A very small restaurant with small tables a little space

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4.0Dined on 11 November 2017

We ate lunch here before going to Twickenham. Reasonably priced tasty food and good wine list. Small inside but split over two floors. Would highly recommend as well run and service excellent and quick. Plus very easy to get to the rugby.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

This was our first visit and won’t be our last. We went for lunch before heading to Twickenham to watch the rugby and it was a fabulous start to our afternoon from the very attentive and friendly staff to the exquisite home made pasta to the sumptuous wine! Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on 3 November 2017

Enjoyable evening. Will return and recommend it to other friends!

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3.0Dined on 31 October 2017

Oh, dear, we have been several times to this restaurant and never had a bad exerpience, hence we decided to take some friends. We arrived on time and where directed to our table , only then did we realise the owner was not present. The food was not up to the usual standard e.g. The meat balls were swinming in oil not sauce, the lamb was dry to name but two problems. We had three coarses plus coffee and yet at 22.10 we were asked to drink up and leave with in 15 minutes as they want to close. Very surprising as they advise last booking as 22.00 and previously we have been there well after 23.00. Guess it's a case of while the cat being alway and the mice playing. Such a shame as we really enjoyed the place, we will go one more time as we believe in being objective and hope the owner is present and the service reverts to the pleasure of our earlier visits.

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4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

Thanks for a lovely moment! We enjoyed a delicious meal and it felt warm and cosy.

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4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

The restaurant staff were good and so was the food only just started off really when we (partner & myself) ate there. Would recommend for a quite eating spot out of the way. Very good service.

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4.0Dined on 27 October 2017

We decided to book as an impromptu dinner out at the end of a busy week. The food was wonderful. We had a bruschetta and burrata caprese to start and Gorgonzola gnocchi and penne arabiatta for main with a bottle of primitivo. The restaurant is in an old quirky building with lots of character. I think to improve the experience even more it would have been lovely to have some more ambient lighting ie candles on tables and softer lighting in the evening. Otherwise it was a perfect evening and certainly didn’t detract from the great food.

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5.0Dined on 27 October 2017

Fabulous meal again - second time there. Delicious fresh ingredients making the most outstanding Italian food - mussels and lamb ragu this time

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5.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Went there pre theatre. Even though no pre theatre menu, reasonably prompt service (although I had to ask to order a glass of wine after I finished my cocktail). Quaint place - really tiny so feels a little too much like hovering but there's no option given the size. Food was excellent, service good, prices reasonable. Mostly pasta, but that was fine for me. We didn't have time for pudding, but the table next to us had some and they looked great. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 20 October 2017

Second visit and did not disappoint, seriously if your in the area you have to try this place, great food, reasonably priced with excellent service with a warming ambience, what more could one ask for? Going back next week.

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4.0Dined on 20 October 2017

I picked this for a pre-cinema meal and it fitted the bill perfectly. Relatively small menu and the mains are mostly pasta but everything we had was delicious and the service was friendly. Great value with a 20% off food offer.

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4.0Dined on 15 October 2017

It was our first visit to L'assaggino but definitely won't be our last. The food was delicious, we sat outside in the sun at one of the two, small tables in front of the restaurant, and we appreciated the personal service from the manager. Portion sizes were decent without being huge but the food was of a high standard and well presented. The only minor negative was that the staff seemed over-stretched and service was slow at times, but that didn't detract from an overall enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Really lovely restaurant and staff. Great wine and food but could do with some more non pasta options for main

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