Permanently Closed - Ritorno

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87 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Ritorno celebrates the elegant lifestyle of Milan, where gathering to enjoy great food, complemented by fine wines and cocktails in chic yet informal surroundings, is central to the city’s way of life.

On the perennially fashionable King’s Road in Chelsea, Ritorno takes guests on a journey around Italy with its menu of authentic small plates and exceptional cocktails, all made with exacting attention-to-detail using the finest, freshest Italian produce.

With its jewel-box interior inspired by mid-century modern Italian design and wrap-around terrace simply made for al fresco drinking and dining, Ritorno brings the Milanese baretto tradition to the heart of London.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Thu 12:00–22:30
Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00
Sun 12:00–22:00
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Phone number
020 3301 6333
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Limerston Street
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Public Transit
Closest Tube station: Sloane Square or Earls Court
These bus lines reach the restaurant: 9, 11, 22, 28, 49, 74, 319, 328, C1, C3.
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Entertainment
Taking inspiration from the overwhelming popularity of Veganuary, celebrating the wellness movement and the superb produce utilised, we have launched a brand new nutritious yet delicious and the most carnivorous plant based menu.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.9
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T
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice venue and ambience . Lovely cocktails and bar area. Bar staff very friendly

W
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and friendly restaurant with fantastic service and food will be returning again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and great food

MP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff and service were great.Really friendly.Food was good. Simple,tasty and plentiful.Good value.Enjoyed it.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All good. Enjoyed lunch.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ghastly jangly music. Meat was blubbery and cold. The menu for this “Italian Restaurant” could have come from anywhere; eg a veggie number, some fish, chicken, steak and lamb. Rather vulgar and enormous flower-pots full of vegetables then appeared with a cone made out of paper inside. We had not ordered any form of take-away, however and were baffled by this. This previously good restaurant should try to be a little more focussed rather than attempt to please all.

SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Was so disappointed have been to the restaurant before and their menu was diverse but on Saturday there was no choice but food was lovely but we were rushed in and out and it wasn't busy!!!! I didn't think they wanted us there it was meant to be a birthday dinner but it was a let down which is a shame

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Very limited New Year’s Eve menu. Food was over cooked and tasteless. The desert tasted like it had been prepared a week in advance.

The service was also very rushed and pressurised.

The live music and general vibe were good.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good but it could have been even better service

MP
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails by amazing bartenders! Really good italian food. Moderate prices. Nice and cosy. Good vibes.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Outdated photos from website set wrong expectations. Mediocre food and poor value, very expensive for what you get—average to Italian food. Terrible tagliata, for a £30 portion, you would expect good quality meat. Instead, the beef was extremely low quality. The peppercorn and red wine sauces were simply water-based, absolutely low quality, as if prepared by an amateur cook. Service slightly chaotic and not very professional given the expensive prices. I do not recommend.

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night, which should have alerted us! The service was terrible. It took 20 mins to get the water and they forgot the sparking. The waitress didn’t write the order down and came back twice to ask again!
The food was tasteless, lacking in seasoning. Two of us got our starters and the rest came 10 minutes later. The waiters didn’t even care to check. They just ignored us.

The Milanese was rubbery and bland. The lemon sole full of bones which should have been taken off. The waiters avoided eye contact at all times and kept running around in a frantic manner!

Prices are also very high for such bland food! One of the worst restaurant I’ve been to!

c
London
23 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally very agreeable, but shame about the "muzak"!

PF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience of the restaurant. Intimate, beautiful decor/design, the bar looks amazing and lighting was great. Food was delicious and loved the table opposite the bar. Perfect for a private intimate meal for 2-4 people.

TC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not great, food was very bland, not seasoned properly and pasta was served lukewarm. Deserts totally off the mark, really disappointing in terms of flavour and presentation.
Was expecting a lot better for the prices, location and as it specialises in Italian cuisine.
Atmosphere and decor not bad for a quiet night or date - good for conversation and pleasant lighting. Service was good.

HB
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Was great except for service which was poor

F
London
38 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Ritorno. The staff are so friendly, the food is good and the bar cocktails are prepared with real skill. Sometimes it can be a little quiet, but on this occasion two parties of Italians celebrating birthdays arrived to enjoy the bar - like a little bit of Milan.

J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Well furnished restaurant with plenty of room, although it filled up later it was still quiet enough to talk. The food was OK but for the price I think it should be much better. The octopus starter and the almond pudding had little flavour. The home made pasta was good but quite a small portion.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

So disappointing. The service was dreadful, just ruined everything else. The restaurant appears a decent, sophisticated looking Italian in an expensive part of London. However, the food is genuinely average and the waiters just pathetic. We walked out as soon as we could. I just do not understand how someone can own a place like this, pay expensive rent and rates, invest in expensive interiors and then allow such useless people to run and work there.
There is plenty of choice in the vicinity so choose elsewhere.

NV
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent lunch in the sunshine on their nice terrace.
Friendly, efficient service
Great food with good variety
Chilled glass of Trentino wine
Highly recommended!

l
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food quality poor

SR
London
20 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food, comfortable seats, great wine list, great service and really good value! I also love the decor. This was our 3rd or 4th visit to Ritorno and we will be back again soon. It's really a great little restaurant. They also have amazing cocktails.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ritorno, as the name suggests is now on top of my list, perfect service, quality food, perfect ambient and the location is very elegant. Renato also was very kind and made us feel very comfortable...for sure I’ll “return” :)

AC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience, quiet and great food! Have been there a few times and the service has always been good!

ZO
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hard to fault, great for a casual supper with family but would be great for celebrations too. Highly recommended, friendly staff, delicious food and Rose Prosecco!

C
London
48 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

GOOD Italian food. Great for locals in the vicinity . Enjoyed everything and the seating is comfortable

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff

J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding- creative, unique and well presented. Delicious food, great personal service and a fabulous environment. Loved it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice service. Langoustine pasta was delicious

TC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit and won’t be my last. Good service and food reasonably priced.

SG
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab cocktail waiter, lovely venue, awesome food!

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

SW
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was terribly slow and nonchalant. We were ignored unless we waved at someone. Main course food portions were bizarrely small, compared to the huge starter of calamari my son had. Also the main course presentation could have been much better. Sorry, but not impressed. Also, for an Italian restaurant, the decor was strangely Japanese in feel.

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very, very nice Dinner indeed ,the Truffle Pasta and Calamari were outstanding ...
Very good Service indeed from the girl who served us .As a surprise we were given a Birthday Sparkler as well. Very sweet of them ,without being extra ordered and unexpected . Nice Chelsea ambiance ....Very recommendable...

PT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is great service that day was a bit slow but overall experience was nice.

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great friendly service provided by knowledgeable staff with a good sense of humour. Would highly recommend a visit.

Joe R.
Vancouver, BC

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Nice, stylish Italian restaurant with friendly attentive staff. Food lovely, though pork belly a little tough!

TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly but unobtrusive staff, good vegan options. Good value for an expensive area. Great for s special occasion.

SB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. Really enjoyed our first visit! Won’t be our last:)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice chilled vibe with superb food. Will defiantly go again