Osteria Romana

4.4
258 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Roses and signs that mimic the style of Rome's historic centre for Andrea Reitano's restaurant hidden within the lanes of London’s luxurious Knightsbridge district, 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.
Osteria Romana has been selected as one the best Italian restaurants in London by the Gambero Rosso eminent guide.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 258 People Are Saying
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AngelicaT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Italian and I really enjoyed the food ( especially the special Cacio e Pepe) and the place was amazing too, really quiet and romantic! Highly recommended 👌🏻

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Bbbb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food so much! It's as amazing as Osteria Napoletana (in London as well)! The service was perfect, Carlos and the other 2 people (an Italian waiter and a Spanish waitress) from the staff were amazing! Thank you so much!

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SofiaT
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, super cute and romantic place! Great for date night!

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Antony
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening at Osteria Romana. It was my second time and even better than expected. Food was very good, very cosy restaurant and the service impeccable. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! I haven’t stopped bragging about it. The food is absolutely incredible and the service is so good as well. It was really lovely. Can’t wait to come back

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ErmelindaR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Me and the other guests had a lovely time at Osteria Romana. Fulvio was excellent and he made us enjoy our stay even more. Well done Fulvio! And forza Frosinone!

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vipTonyM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Booked outside was a joke .One very small metal table seen better days.Ate inside in cramped conditions with table so small(perhaps smallest restaurant table in London.) restaurant so cramped couldn’t accommodate tables any bigger.Poor experience.Never going back.Food just about ok.?Price outrageous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The main waiter was extremely rude and unfriendly. The pasta was completely cold and when we complained he tried to argue that it should be. When we asked for the bill he scoffed at us and rolled his eyes. Overall a very unpleasant experience. There are definitely much better Italian alternatives for the same price in the area.

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alessandroc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All perfect as usual, friendly but professional and perfect food

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to visit that feels quite unique which is a compliment for London. Food was fantastic and the wine was good too, if a little over priced. Would definitely recommend and will be returning if I find myself in Knightsbridge again.

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vipMarta
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was impeccable. We will definitely come back!

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AgataM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, really enjoyed it!

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vipAuroraM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice waiters

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vip2105
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in London. Highly recommend

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LenaK
Switzerland
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Another one very ordinary italian restaurant in London. Insipid food and spirit.

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Francois
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good food, although not excellent. Very good service. Quality/Price ratio a bit poor.

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VladimirH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch there. The pasta was amazing and the wine selection is very good.

Excellent service and very close to the tube

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurants is very cozy and specialize on Roman Traditional dishes.
Parmigiana was very good but the pasta for my taste was a bit overcooked and overloaded with the sauce.
On the overall we had a good experience, the staff was lovely but the restaurant is definitely too pricy for a lunch out.

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CCicco
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posto stupendo, servizio di alta qualità. Piatti eccellenti con un vero menu romano. Bella sorpresa.

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CarmenM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Average food, lovely place...................:://:::

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quiet and delightful ambiance - a gem in the heart of Knightsbridge. would happily visit again

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Very nice and quiet atmosphere. Tasty and good qiality food. Spaghetti, salad, starters, all very good!
However I did not enjoy the taste of the carbonara that much and this is why this was the only thing left on our plates. I did not personally likeditmuch, but the qualoty was good,it has nothing to do with the cooking or teh ingredients. I did not say anything to them; howeversincethey saw I did not actually have more than a coupleofbites, I would liked it if they had asked and maybe offered to bring me something else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

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Mica
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian place in town. Cute environment and good selection of food.

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widski
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service very attentive
Excellent pasta
Real Roman food

SM
SarahM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice place! very safe, we didn't have any other customers near by.
Food was fantastic! and service spot on!
Portions were massive!

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Noms
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, nice cosy setting and secluded from the busy street.

Delicious food and well presented with a nice selection of wines

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LaRegina
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I didn't find anything exceptional. It was pretty standard.
Was expecting something a bit more traditional. At least to have staff that spoke Italian being that it was an Italian restaurant

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RichardW
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to have a meal out, at last! Lovely food and service. Agree with some others that pricing on wine list somewhat OTT.

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Aura
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a lovely birthday celebration last Saturday! Excellent service, highly recommending and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food won’t let you down. It’s excellent! However, going out for dinner it’s not just about the food. Service was horrible. We booked for 20:45, but our table was only ready by 21:05, and there’s waiting area (and we weren’t offered a drink or anything as an apology). Once we get our table, I had to get up and ask the waiter for the wine list and menu, after 10 minutes waiting. The wine list has few but good options but extremely overpriced (like 3 to 4 times retail price). For the price you pay, there are certainly better places to go in London.

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vipVanesaG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and a very nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food with wonderful atmosphere, can feel the authenticity of both the food and restaurant.

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Egbert
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food average - salty carbonara. Tiny lamb chops for £28
£20 cacio e pepe is criminal
Go to bancone instead.
Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Taste is not good at all
Ambience and atmosphere is nice but the food taste is not that hood at all

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional Italian food

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vipJDFs
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Having arrived on time for our booking we were left waiting 20 minutes, standing by the door. Three separate waiters informed us "two minutes" in the time we were waiting.

At the time of my booking I informed them I am lactose intolerant and when ordering off the menu I order something clearly marked non-dairy. My started arrived smothered in shavings of Parmigiano. Having pointed out this to the waiter and mentioning also the menu stating it was dairy-free he told me to just remove the shavings with my knife!

I would describe our "waiter" rather as an Uber-driver who finished his shift early and came by to help out on a busy night! When I asked for more bread as the bread with my starter was rock-hard (genuinely it was the same as a moretti biscuit), the waiter poked it with his finger before dealing with my request!

The main was well cooked but by now we could not wait to leave and did in fact consider leaving before our starter or possibly after our starter. Suffice to say we did not order desert. In fact my wife and I did discuss the idea the waiter would stick his finger in a sorbet to prove it had no cream!

Overall the food was okay and the chilled red win an oddity! However, the entire evening was simply dreadful from having to stand in a doorway for 20 minutes through to service that defies the meaning of the word. In short - dreadful!

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vipTonyP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time and our excitement for evening lived up to expectations. The restaurant has a lovely chilled feel and our service was on point and the fresh basil cut at the table with olive oil and the freshest bread was an unexpected bonus ....

I rarely have pasta out unless at a top Italian ...and the fettuccine I had was delicious.

My Gf & I will definitely be going again as Osteria Romana is certainly a little jewel tucked away in Knightsbridge

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Nick
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate atmosphere, delicious food, friendly service. The perfect date night. Highly recommend, A+

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Alex1980
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time in this place and enjoyed the simple and fresh food they provided wines offered were a little expensive. Good selection but all started around the same price and went up! Very nice all in all though

FAQs

Osteria Romana does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Osteria Romana also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7584 5819.

Osteria Romana is rated 4.4 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.