Osteria Romana by Andrea Reitano

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£26 to £40
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Italian
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
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manma mai! I veri sapori del Lazio a Londra in una tipica osteria romana.

Il locale già da fuori è delizioso con la vetrina ricoperta di fiori a pochi passi ha Harrods in uno dei quartieri più esclusivi di Londra.

Dento si parla italiano con accento romano, anche nei piatti.

Abbiamo mangiato una parmiggiana di melanzane strepitosa, bruschetta alla cicoria, tagliatelle al ragù, branzino, cacio e pepe e carbonara (senza panna!!).

Porzioni abboddanti, addirittura le paste sono servite nella padella!

Bravi e buoni

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and excellent service !

OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria Romana is a real roman Restaurant! Eating like “Felice in Rome” in front of Harrods it’s incredible!

OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian Restaurant!

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OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta lovers book this restaurants! Better than Italy...

SC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little find , just off the beaten track.
Food was excellent and great service

MW
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here for my partners birthday. It is a cosy little restaurant just off Knightsbridge. The food was delicious, I had carpaccio with fruity Parmesan, rocket and broad beans. I then had tuna steak, nicely seared and very tasty. Marie has oxtails which were rich and delicious. For dessert as requested the waiters brought tiramisu with a candle singing happy birthday. Also, I had a chocolate fondant which was perfectly gooey! We both drank wine by the glass, my red was rich and sweet, Marie’s white crisp and a little dry. They also gave us a glass of lovely dessert wine and a limoncello to finish - no charge. Service was very good. Not too expensive too and a large menu so you can come back and try more. I would highly recommend a visit.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening with my partner. The venue is quite small but they seem to have a way to make it all work. Wine was delicious and the service was great. We felt comfortable and attended to at the times we required it. Food service was good, didn’t have to wait too long.
Overall a pleasant evening, would definitely return.

Thanks!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Roman osteria, food is delicious!

OM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice Italian restaurant with a delicious food. Very small, so book beforehand.

GR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and authentic food. Lovely cosy location - always a treat!

OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little gem! Great Food and friendly service...
Very good value for money considering the prime location.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little gem hidden round the corner from Knightsbridge tube. A nice touch was the bread basket with freshly snipped basil and olive oil. The pasta dishes were all very good but we ordered mixed salads which were forgotten but we really did not need. The waiter recommended a lovely bottle of red, which was so nice we wanted to order another but they had run out.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little piece of Rome at a very cool location in London. The service, the food, the wine, everything in this place takes us back to Rome. Excellent menu with Roman tipical food, very different from a traditional generic Italian restaurant. Recommende if you really like italian food and want to seriously step up or take your loved one for a ROMAntic dinner.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, food was excellent. Wine list is great but a bit pricey.

OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a loyal customer from day one and I love it.
Great food in a very romantic atmosphere. When you step inside you feel like in Italy.

IV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great, genuine Italian food and a lovely cosy ambiance

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend this place. The food is high quality. The staff is amazing and very attentive. If you are looking for authentic Italian food, this is the right place.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

amazing service , waiters were extremely polite ! Would recommend

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Would like to give 4 out of five but a couple of the younger people in our party of five were not enthusiastic about their dishes, whereas we older ones were. Lovely atmosphere in this tiny tucked-away restaurant, and great service, especially when some of our party were late. Although we are used to paying high prices (Savoy, Ritz, Cinnamon Club, Oriental Bangkok etc), I had been wondering how they kept going for so long with so few covers - when I got the bill for five of over £300, I realised why. Three of us were on soft drinks and the other two just had glasses of wine.

FR
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were there twice. Once last year and the second time last week. Last year the service was exceptional and the food was too. This year it was good but not as good as it was last year. The appetizers we ordered last year came with the personal recommendation of the chef. Last year the meatballs were perfect. This year the gnocchi appetizer was different and good and the meatballs had some hard spots that were unpleasant.
I would recommend it to a friend with reservations. I don't know if the management has changed but it lost some of its appeal.

L
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

So disappointing. Lovely space but appalling food. Gnocchi were really big, heavy discs (4 in a serve they were so massive and heavy) though the truffle sauce was lovely. Deep-fried artichokes where stalky and chewy. Tripe alla romana very good, but "authentic" spaghetti carbonara weird. Very al dente but sauce salty and strangely liquid with a hit of acid? surely it is supposed to be egg yolks, grated pecorino or parmesan and guincale? A side alad was rocket, shaved carrot and two halves of cherry tomato. Lovely montepulciano. the whole not worth almost 128 pounds. We won't be back.

OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy restaurant and Great value for money.
The best carbonara in London.

JH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service I look forward to returning soon.

OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a quiet spot to grab dinner and saw the reviews for this place, and we were not disappointed! The menu is both in Italian and English, and the service was excellent. They started us off with fresh bread and hand cut basil leaves (from a pot on the table!) with olive oil. It was a really nice touch to have them cut it right at the table. We started with the fried artichokes which were nice, but undersalted. (Most things are in London to us Americans.) We then ordered the Buccatini and the Cacio e pepe and both were incredibly delicious. (Nice portion sizes too!)

We couldn't leave without trying the Tiramisu and it was also very lovely. (Very traditional Roman style with lots of cream.) It is such a quaint little spot, it would be great for a date night or small group dinner. Bringing a large group here might be problematic though. Absolutely would go back again!

OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding. Food was fresh and beautifully presented.
It’s a wonderful Italian restaurant .

OT
London
102 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian casual in London.

Very good quality and cozy atmosphere.

Great value for money.

m
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
102 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

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.

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

Not exactly an authentic Italian place but service was great

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

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.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere for date or special occasion. Nice presentation of dishes and good quality. Recommended

v
London
72 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

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.

OT
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!

PC
Portland
7 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!

CA
Manchester
20 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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