Osteria Romana by Andrea Reitano

4.5
156 reviews
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Italian
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  • Romance
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Hidden within the lanes of London’s luxurious Knightsbridge, Osteria Romana opens its doors to bring the simple elegance and humble dishes of the Eternal City to London, celebrating Roman produce, culinary history and limitless passion
What 156 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place , small but nice atmosphere , great food !!

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London
84 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before visiting this restaurant I saw few reviews. All very positive about the food and service with few negative comments about the prices so I was a bit worried.

Being completely honest I was surprised when the bill came- only £90 for two people with a bottle of wine ( including tips). The quality of the ingredients was great and staff was very friendly trying to make your evening special.

So great value for money and amazing quality and don’t forget this restaurant is in Knightsbridge.

Ps the best carbonara I have ever had in my life

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great evening full of lovely italian food and wine. We will be back.

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Not exactly an authentic Italian place but service was great

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DL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was ok but more expensive than anywhere else in London that we ate in the week

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AV
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

If you like Roman cuisine, by all means come here. It was nothing special and over-priced. The waiter was friendly and helpful, although we struggled to get attention towards the end of our meal. They're a bit stingey when it comes to prawns in dishes. I would come here again but with no particular hurry as there are many better italian restaurants in the Knightsbridge area. Okay to Good, but not great and must try harder.

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v
London
71 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent -

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location, good for a romantic dinner, small and cosy. The service is excellent although some staff have thick Italian accents difficult to understand. The menu is limited but with a good selection. Food is very tasty and presented well. The place is not massively overpriced but a little expensive, especially for starters but remember you are in Knightsbridge

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n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Some stand out dishes... best carbonara... the artichoke was very average, batter really thick and greasy, and the other dishes were good. Service was excellent and staff super knowledgeable about the menu.

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London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best italian in London. Great location, great food , friendly service , very Romantic and not expensive.
The truffle gnocchi is just incredible!

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PC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner with our 19 yr old while on vacation - felt like we were dining in Italy!

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CA
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great location just off main street. Cosy small restaurant. It's a little gem. Food is amazing, real Italian very tasty. We had parmigiana as starter and matriciana and meatball as main. We also tried a tiramisu. Really great place high recommended. Staff very kind and helpful.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was very friendly and warm. The restaurant is quite small and had a lively atmosphere. Would most certainly recommend.

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately not good. Pasta was fresh but badly executed (runny cacio e Pepe and kind of smelly shrimp in my mums pasta). Veal was undercooked (basically raw in some parts). Good was a disappointment but the service was above average. They were very nice and didn’t charge us for the pastas so it seems they really do care, which means they are willing to improve the food standards. All the best to them and I’m sorry we didnt have such a great experience.

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and really romantic. Appetisers were in the average and not worth the price. Good pasta and desserts but overall the bill was too high

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely authentic little italian place - the italian waiter there is super nice and welcoming

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A
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very friendly staff and fantastic flavors. Never been to Italy, but I would imagine restaurants would be just like this place.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small and cozy with attentive service

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food, that even Italians love. The ambience is very romantic.

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing valentines experience. Hugely recommend for an intimate, romantic and personal dining experience. Sylvia our waitress rocked!

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a piece of Rome in London. Lovely

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SA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Good and very traditional Italian cuisine, a rare find in today's restaurant scene, where "Traditional" seems to have a completely different meaning!

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was very good food quality Staff ambience and location too I will def come back

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EM
Italy
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience! Good food (although would not have minded a slightly larger menu), EXCELLENT service. We very much enjoyed it.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Location molto carina è uno staff molto accogliente e gentile

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I
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice warm and comfortable restaurant with friendly staff. Very good good and wine. Highly recommended.

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It looks like such a lovely place from outside but it's very poor food and service. The Spaghetti Carbonara was burned. Avoid!

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un pó dei buoni prodotti italiani a Londra!Carbonara incredibile.. tutto delizioso, abbiamo preso carbonara, carciofi e saltimbocca,porchetta e tiramisù, ottima anche la scelta dei vini!da non perdere!tornerò sicuramente !

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RJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I liked the ambience a lot - quiet, cosy, friendly Italian, tucked away down a side street. Great to have this option on a Sat night in Knightsbridge. Our pasta mains were tasty but the starter was disappointing. Service was good. We enjoyed a nice evening here.

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F
London
46 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pay attention to your bill just in case wrong expensive item was charged.

Food was large portion and service was fine.

May not come back for average food.

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OT
London
84 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience. Italy in London... eating so good italian Food at £50 per head is unbelievable in Knightsbridge.

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t
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional night.. Sofia was brilliant and her advice on dishes was fantastic as was the food.. a little gem in Knightsbridge.

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hidden beauty in the hear of Knightsbridge. Cosy restaurant, top food. Outstanding service (Flávio in particular ) wich make Osteria Romana a special one.

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

Emotional Experience! Amazing food and great ambiance.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Manager who is bald and Italian was a bit rude and sarcastic. Other staff are nice. Amazing pasta

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Italy
52 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian cuisine in London by far, I go there at least once a week and never get tired! Lovely decorations and kind and friendly service!

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Italy
47 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best carbonara I’ve ever had in London! Service is just perfect and warm, the ambiance of this small hidden restaurant reminds you of the eternal city! I’ll go back sono for sure!

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This tiny venue deserves a high score! Not many places in London guarantee so high quality of food and service for honest prices, Osteria Romana does! And the ambience is lovely, fell in love for this place!

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London
84 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This the best Italian restaurant in London. The best because the food is amazing , the service is perfect , the ambiance is very romantic and it’s not overpriced like so many other restaurants in the area ( dinner for 2 is below 100£ with wine).

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porchetta is what you want to have when you go for a Roman restaurant and they’re making it just right! Lovely carbonara as well, I love this restaurant!

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