Mimmo La Bufala

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64 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Mimmo La Bufala serves healthy and traditional Southern Italian pizza and pasta with a contemporary flare. With numerous awards and nominations over the last 10 years, Mimmo La Bufala showcases the gastronomic heritage of Naples with critically acclaimed pizzas, pasta, fish and meat dishes.
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SScott17
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful place - delicious traditional Italian food and a great atmosphere!

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vipSilverspoon
London
84 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice local family restaurant, full of families and parties. Food is home made, pretty rustic, and the pizzas seem to be the most popular items. Pasta, fish and grills are available too, and plenty of vegetable sides.

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HLancelotte
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brilliant vibe and lovely menu. Food was tasty. Service was a little slow but it was peak time on a Saturday. My partner had the lasagna and said its the best he's ever had!

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vipLaszlo
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Good food but really bad ambiance. Loud music. A free Spotify account with extra loud commercials between the songs. We ordered a bottle still water which wasn’t chilled. We could not pay the bill by card at once due to a poor internet connection. Instead we had to pay it in 2 times contactless.

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vipFishfinger
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza - one of the best I ever tasted!
Very friendly staff

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mauriceV
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the service was a bit slow and abrupt without any engagement or niceties. the food was average and not very well presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, fantastic staff, tasty food, and a great night all in all. Would go back in a heart beat. Highly recommend.

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SusanneJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good venue with very varied menu which would suit all diets, All food we ate was very tasty.
I felt that the tables were very close together and the noise level was extreme. It felt very busy and i wondered if they had pushed in extra tables
I would return perhaps not on a Saturday night

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RekaM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming restaurant with excellent food and super nice staff. Highly recommended.

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SvetlanaB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, Beautiful food. Good for family. Very recommended

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Priscilla
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza! One of the best that I have tried in London! Very kind staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Staff are lovely too!

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Mefes
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you go in, you know it’s for a treat. Ffvdhbfefggfg

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Fantastic dishes. Beautiful wine. What more can you ask for on a lazy Sunday

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LolaE
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Looked after us all very well for a child’s birthday party- thank you! (party of 9).

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SimonB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, eating at Mimmo La Bufala was wonderful. Lovely people, lovely food.

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vipMichaelG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal, great buzzy atmosphere. Food was excellent and very authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant and staff are friendly and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat for 30 minutes without even getting a glass of water. Seems like they only had 1 waiter in the restaurant. We had to leave without eating (or even ordering), but had a fantastic Indian meal next door.

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SamuelW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food is very good and good portions. Service leaves a lot to be desired. 20 minute wait for the table. 30 minutes to order a drink. Keep having to call staff over to order more drinks. No offer of dessert. 20 minutes (after asking 3 times) wait for the bill. Hire a couple more staff and train them - then you’ve got a perfect Italian restaurant.

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AgiK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Loved the meal - both starters and main course. However, the Tiramisu did not come to the same standard. It was too sweet and not tasty . THe semifreddo wa\s just delicious. Next time go for it and forget the tiramisu

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Kiki
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

1st time going and the restaurant was nice inside.
The pizza I had , La Reale was too salty but my partner loved it. Our waitress was polite.
Nice ambience and great loacation - next to the Heath if you want to walk off the calories :)
I’d go again to try another dish.

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Helena
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Food was good but expensive for what it was. The service was awful. We waited 35 minutes to place our order and the food arrived after 45 minutes (pasta). The waitress was busy discussing her bracelets with customers and was very negligent of other customers.

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vipSitaP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, look forward to coming regularly

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KennethF
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were recommended by a friend for an authentic Italian experience for lunch and Mimmo La Bufala most certainly did not disappoint us. Super selection on the menu and good wine list. The service was not rushed but still attentive. Lovely ambience and we had a super meal.

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LeslieP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is beyond exceptional and the atmosphere was just as amazing on our last visit.

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CoreyB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful experience. Great location. Pizza and risotto are delicious! Authentic. Very good portions. Fast and polite service. Our go-to restaurant for Italian food.

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AgiA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

My friend and I went to the restaurant for an early dinner. The service was attentive, the owner was welcoming. The food was average, the wine was delicious. I think the food (other than pizza and pasta) was overpriced for what it represented. There was not much flavour in dishes we ordered. It is a shame as the atmosphere was good and relaxing.

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review3dic
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have been several times and unfortunately this time was very disappointing the pizza was insipid lacking flavour and we waited long for our order to be taken and there were only 2 more tables

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooved the atmosphere and the delicious food

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Romy
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the perfect balance between attentiveness and intimacy.
The food was delectable. The vibe was delightful. Mimmo staff added the extra to ordinary. I will be back again and again and again!

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vipLori
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a nice little restaurant with good wine and good food. No A/C though so gets very hot in summer

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vipNemo
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had it not been for the cigarette smoke that wafted straight into the restaurant on a balmy evening when the windows were open (quite rightly), the experience would have been excellent. Second hand smoke is not only deadly; it also ruins the smell and taste of food. Ban smoking inside AND OUTSIDE!

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vipLori
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a cute restaurant and very good food. It is not air conditioned so in the summer best to sit by the windows or outside if possible. The big fire ovens inside made it quite hot. Overall we really enjoyed our wine and our meal.

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Limafit
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The quality of pizza changed tremendously. It used to be a really nice Neapolitan pizza but the last one was less than average.

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Godzi74
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been visiting Mimmo La Bufala for several years now and the standards are always excellent. The pizzas are phenomenal (better than I have had in Italy...by the way, I'm italian...) and the rest of the food is well prepared and ticks all the flavour boxes. I love the atmosphere in the restaurant and if you are lucky enough, you can enjoy a fun and interesting chat with Mimmo the owner (when he's not indulging in Italy or other wonderful parts to the world). We live around 1 hr away and we have no reservations in making the trip to savour the best pizzas I have ever had. The Cornetto di bufala is incredible (I'm salivating just thinking about it...).

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Ella
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive and speedy service. Any additional request was catered for and flexibility is great. Food was enjoyed by everyone. We attended with a group of 11.

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Londonvisitor
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Busy and welcoming place, personable service and wide selection of Italian dishes

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LeeS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal with fabulous service that can’t be beaten

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I found half eaten olive in my tiramisu desert. This disgusting discovery was made when I put a spoonful of creamy desert in my mouth - I cracked a tooth on the olive pit and spat it out. Imagine the horror and disgust when I realized what it was! Somebody else's discarded food remains ended up in my desert and in my mouth. The restaurant did not address this in any shape or form, only took the charge for the offending desert off the bill and then over-charged me for the drinks I did not order or have. I am absolutely appalled by the unhygienic incident and by the way the restaurant handled the entire situation. I will be filing a complaint with the appropriate hygiene licensing agency. I am never coming back to this establishment.

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Mimmo La Bufala does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Mimmo La Bufala is rated 4.3 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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