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Locanda Ottoemezzo, London,
Locanda Ottoemezzo, London,
Locanda Ottoemezzo, London,
Locanda Ottoemezzo, London,
Locanda Ottoemezzo, London,

Locanda Ottoemezzo

4.8
4.8
310 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Pizza and lunch is ONLY served next door at our Cafe Ottomezzo. For evening bookings, please specify if you would like Cafe/Pizzaria or Restaurant seating.

The owners of Locanda Ottoemezzo Italian restaurant in London’s Kensington, just a few moments’ walk from the High Street, are film aficionados extraordinaire. In particular, their admiration of Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 ½ has inspired them to name their delightful restaurant after it and to decorate the interior with 8 1/2 – themed details. The general vibe of this charming and accomplished neighbourhood restaurant is vibrant and warm and full of colour with collectors’ details like rare LPs, books, instruments and a precious 1963 poster of the film. Yet there’s nothing gimmicky about Locanda Ottoemezzo. The perfect house risotto is always on the menu here served with a theatrical flourish from a rind of parmesan.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 19:00–21:30 Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30
  • Phone number
    020 7937 2200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West London

    Best Overall

  • West London

    Best Service

  • West London

    Best Value

  • West London

    Healthy

  • West London

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • West London

    Italian

  • West London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

310 Reviews
  1. suzyQ

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going to Locanda for over 20 years. It is a complete gem. The food & wine are always fabulous and the service warm and friendly. Of course we have favourite dishes and no visit would be complete without the beef carpaccio with truffle or seasonal risotto served in a huge Parmesan rind. If you’re feeling up to it you can have as a starter so you don’t miss out. Beef ragu pasta is magical as are many of the pasta courses. Tiramasu is to die for as is the chocolate tort. Pizzas from the cafe are outstanding and a favourite take away option on the weekend . We Always look forward to our visits as it Never disappoints .

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  2. OMCO

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal. Friendly, helpful service with wonderful recommendations.

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  3. Enzos

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing authentic Italian restaurant. The food is exceptional. The staff are amazing & friendly. Great ambiance & decor. I travel often to Italy and this is as good as any restaurant I have eaten in there. Highly recommend.

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  4. johnk

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a regular restaurant for my family. We love it. The food is always fantastic quality. It has it's quirks which makes it all the more interesting and fun. Went there this week for my son's 21st birthday celebration. It was his choice of restaurant.

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  5. AlciL

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fortunate to have been able to be back to this gorgeous place: delightful Italian cuisine, rightful wine selection and beautiful decoration make this restaurant a definite favorite choice

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  6. Newbie

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super-pleasant owner managers. Some great dishes - the risotto served form a Parmesan cheese wheel is always excellent. And ask for a wine recommendation - they are always good.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful in every way, host, food, wine, quiet, wonderful

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  8. AssafS

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best romantic Italian restaurant in London. Small place, amazing service, superb food, you feel like you are eating in a small village in Italy Been there 5 times and will come again. Don’t miss this one.

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  9. Gava

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The owners are lovely and the food excellent. The Interiors are in need of a makeover.

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  10. Deany

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A warm welcome by friendly staff. Efficient service. Prices a little high but food very tasty and excellent white wine.

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  11. DesM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal here before going to The Royal Albert Hall. The food was delicious and the staff were really attentive. Will definitely go back and have a not so rushed meal (with dessert next time).

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  12. PaulR

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emilio is always present and always a joy. Like being at home. delicious dishes, a changing menu and a wonderful ambiance.

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  13. MagS

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal in a cozy atmosphere. We will be back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely authentic Italian restaurant- great service and great food.

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  15. RaviM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with amazing service, would recommend!

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  16. CatherineT

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb Saturday lunch! Top spot, great staff, amazing and authentic food

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  17. Dominator

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff! Celebrated my daughter’s 16th.

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  18. AndreaG

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing! Just go and have an wonderful meal! Try the focaccia

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  19. JoJo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming place and will definitely return. Thanks

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  20. Kiltiebear

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and the food were delightful.The environment was quirky and fun.

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  21. MarkW

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived 15 minutes yearly and rudely accused of being 2 hours late. It went down hill from there.

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  22. Anto

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite Italian restaurant in London. Has been good since our first visit 13 years ago. Amidio and Francesco are wonderful hosts, rhe food is exquisite and the ambience is quirky Felliniesquea d somewhat romantic. Our expeirience was so good, we decided to book a second visit this trip.

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  23. Tras

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well worth a visit. As a couple dining out, our 3 courses, plus 1 bottle of wine cost approx €200. Both waiters were so helpful and charming, giving full explanations regarding the menu. The food was delicious. Its a charming restaurant, with little nooks and corners. Many posters and images on the walls relating to the director Fellini and Italian cinema. It was a real treat...pricey, but worth it.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always terrific food and service plus great value!

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  25. Michele

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic authentic quaint Italian restaurant. Amazing homemade pastas. service was exceptional. Can't wait to return!

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  26. RosieS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit turned out to be an excellent choice of venue. The staff were very accommodating & friendly & the food was very good. We will definitely return.

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  27. Maha

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ate was delicious, best Italian in a very long time. Service was amazing, highly recommend this restaurant

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  28. ChrisG

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    At a table for one I received the attention so needed with excellent food and delicious wine

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely, quirky restaurant full of charm with great staff and excellent food x

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  30. Samantha

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Outstanding wine and brilliant service. We’ll be back!

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  31. AssafS

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a gem of a restaurant. You feel like entering a restaurant in Italy, where everyone knows you for ages and make you feel great. Service food and ambience are amazing. Will go again soon

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. We came with our 2 kids and although they aren’t a “kid” spot- they were incredible with our little ones. Request the front table for more space. Adult dishes were spectacular and my kids devoured their pizza! Cannot wait to come back.

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  33. EliottW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only is the food, some of the best I have had in London, but the incredible team, the atmosphere, and everything else, have made this place myself and my friends favourite

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant on every level!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a nice casual setting.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and outstanding food quality. Authentic Italian .

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  37. Bayswaterbonviveur

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very charming neighbourhood restaurant. Food classic Italian and good. Relatively small menu. Excellent service.

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  38. PaulR

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and friendly

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  39. LaythD

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience Well managed from welcoming to service, food and wine A great place

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  40. DannyA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal at Locanda Ottoemezzo. The staff were very attentive, but also not continually interrupting our meal. We were there for my wife’s 40th and they made the meal really special.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Locanda Ottoemezzo is rated 4.8 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Locanda Ottoemezzo

2-4 Thackeray Street, London, W8 5ET

Additional information

  • Area
    Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 19:00–21:30 Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Indoor Fireplace, Wine
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