Stecca

4.4
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73 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Stecca's, tucked in the heart of Little Chelsea, presents fine pairings of the versatile ‘cucina italiana’ with simplicity, without compromising on the freshness of seasonal ingredients.
What 73 People Are Saying
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vipBasher
London
30 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sitting outside watching the world go by with attentive service. Happy to set up the aperol spritzs properly!

The food was excellent with some good, summery, options. We had a few starters with some very good pasta.

Only comment was they only had Gordons as a gin option.

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Happydiner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was super as usual. Loved the food. As well as the peaceful smart atmosphere , the service the Ice cold prosecco that very few restaurants manage. Everything was so good. Not very busy for a Friday but it suits me fine. Hope Corona doesn’t affect the business for long.

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MartinG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over priced but paying for a seat near the match, perhaps.

Food wasn't bad but not tip top by any stretch, wine too lukewarm for a white!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

* Food was of a high standard
* Setting was high-end but not ostentatious
* Service of food was prompt when done but had to ask staff on several occasions that we would like place orders
* Actual service staff were very pleasant when actually communicated with; helped with wine selection
* As a first time visit, would definitely recommend to experience for yourself

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RobertoG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very comfortable and food was very exquisite. Would definitely recommend it and would come back too! Fantastic experience overall. Thanks

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NickM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok but not great. A little over priced for what it was. I suppose we were paying for the location and the owners expensive Kensington overheads. The service was a little slow but it was the busiest day of the year. Valentine’s Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Usually excellent food and friendly staff. But kitchen seems disorganised; food can take too long to be served.

Our food today was a little dissapointing. Spaghetti was swimming in oil, and the tagliatta was greasy, fatty, and almost inedible.

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vipSRM12
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Italian restaurant was highly recommended to me by an Italian friend and I was thrilled to discover an amazing and authentic Italian restaurant near where I live! Great food, service, ambience--I'll be back!! The Lobster pasta was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Amazing

Will visit again for sure

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laurencec
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

restaurant dans un joli quartier. Jambon excellent et très bonnes pâtes. Très bon accueil

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as usual, thanks Don Stecca

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Emanuele
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. Food quality (tasty and light), fast and nice service, all outstanding. Definitely recommended.

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NicosB
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food!! Very authentic definitely will go back soon!!

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laurieo
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This simply some of the best Italian food in the neighbourhood.
Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sunday lunch is probably not the best time to visit this restaurant. The portions are quite large and therefore commensurate with the price charged but, is this necessary? The ambiance is good and the food also but, they needed more staff as the restaurant was full.

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vipSarahW
London
23 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was nice & staff friendly. We were the only ones in the restaurant on a Wednesday evening so didn’t get the full experience

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vipSpike21
London
44 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here as a party of ten. Both the food and service were exemplary. Giampiero does a fantastic job front of house and the kitchen cooks up a storm!

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DanielaM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

With such level of prices, I would have expected at least to be able to speak with the person at my table, but the noise was so high that it was really impossible. The food was very good indeed, but definitively overpriced.

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FabioB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our experience at Stecca was great. The service and level of attentiveness was exceptional, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere created by the staff. The food was elegantly presented and very tasty.

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Franxy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant in one of most beautiful place in London.
Staff is professional and friendly. The food is excellent. You can’t miss it!

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Sklosct
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dinner on our first full day in London. About a 5-minute walk from our flat. First class food, friendly/professional service, and did I say excellent food! This is a must if your in Chelsea!

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Isabelle
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Excellent food but no attention paid to what we've ordered , wrong dish, wrong water, wrong wine served in our glasses and mixed with another one.
And pushed to order sides and it wasn't necessary as we already had vegetable and potatoes with our meat.
we shared the bill with our friends and they add £1.50 to each of us without notice. We realised after we left that we had paid £3 more!
shame as the food is delicious .so I would recommend it but watch!

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Rocky42
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We went to Stecca for dinner for the first time on Friday night with my sister who was visiting from Singapore.

The setting is pleasant with comfortable seating and a nice views over the gardens behind.

It took awhile for the wait staff to return to our table to take our order and we quickly noticed that though the restaurant was just over half full it seemed a little chaotic on the restaurant floor.

We finally ordered our drinks and some pastas and salad. The drinks arrived after a short wait with a nice bottle of Prosecco being placed next to our table which the girls gladly enjoyed.

Our food followed with the three pastas arriving one which was cold. This was promptly taken away by the chef and remade.

The pastas were all tasty and well made. The Burrata salad was amazing!

What was missing unfortunately was the true dining experience. It appeared that some of the wait staff were fairly in-experienced and didn’t know what they were doing. This meant that the experienced staff had to do most of the work as well as spending time telling them what to do. It also appeared that the chef was spending as much time on the restaurant floor as in the kitchen. This seemed to create more confusion and for us made the experience rather stressful instead of the relaxing evening out it was meant to be.

There were many good things about Stecca but to compete with the best Italian restaurants in London it needs to offer a better dining experience.

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vipflavio
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Good food in pleasant surroundings. The chef sat at the next table drinking & talking loudly for an hour making it difficult to hear. One of us went to the toilet & witnessed the head waiter humiliating the junior member of staff in an abusive way. Will not go again & endorse such unacceptable behaviour by management.

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vipchristopherr
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! the veal chop was as always fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Under staffed - obnoxious host more interested in serving the girls on the table next to us. Over serving, bringing food first not even a thank you for our custom (and service we paid for nothing).

Many ingredients ran out - for the price point plenty of better places down the road and in the area. Hope it was worth a bad review for the girls he was pouring free drinks too.

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vipJA353
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant - service was personable and attentive. Due to the warm weather and early evening sitting, we were able to sit outside and enjoy the breeze but did not suffer at all in terms of service

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Local restaurant very private. Amazing food with ingredients of high quality. Just a bit short in staff when we went but very kind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best steak tartare ever, and an amazing monkfish on a bed of broccoli. Fabulous food as always.

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fabrizioc
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

In spite of our reservation, when we arrived in time the table was not yet prepared. Time after ordering we have been told one dish was no longer in the menu. Too slow, unattentive and poor quality service. Prices too high if compared with choice and overall quality.

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vipbobbiew
London
31 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Stay away, although food has some taste presentation is not in sight
Instead of costing food they simply aim to make money by serving minuscule portions.
Staff tried but pushed to limits so they cannot even remember what you have ordered
Get your own water pour your own wine
Little or no idea what they are about

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Gino
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

L'offerta del 50% di sconto è una truffa. Per il resto cibo buono e servizio ottimo.

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Worley
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our two mains came 15 minutes apart and the rice in the risotto was hard. Disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Average! Will not go there again

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Martina
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Overpriced food and their service needs great improvement. We had a reservation for 2 and they insisted we get the table close to the entrance, which I insisted I did not want and was happy to wait for another table to become free. They insist we sit and they’ll give us another table as soon as it comes free. After about 5-10 min. another party of 2 walks in without a reservation but they seemed to know the waiter and manager and like magic they had another table for 2 in the back which they did not offer us. They never offered another table and we had to eat close to the entrance where it would get super cold every time someone opened the door to leave or enter the place. The food is average, I am italian and can cook better than what we had there and I am not a chef. Will not recommend to friends and not come back anytime soon.

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DavidO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great chef led dining experience

By some distance the best Italian in Chelsea

Worth the investment

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KevinC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Got a reservation for 7 at very short notice. Very welcoming and attentive. They were extremely busy which delayed some courses, but they kept us up to date. Food was excellent and steaks were cooked as requested. My foreign colleagues were delighted with the restaurant and its location. Definitely will be going again

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vipParislondonsg
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stecca is an excellent Italian restaurant; one of my favourites in London for sure. Service is very friendly, attentive and efficient. Portions are generous and dishes are very well prepared. Highly recommend the escalope Milanese as well as the grilled sole. The high Quality of ingredients really is noticeable and so enjoyable. All in all a really nice experience. The only small let down is the atmosphere. I can’t put my finger on it, but it slightly lacks in warmth

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IhabS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with top level quality of food

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We spent 87£ each with 1 glass of wine each starters and main (one was a simple pasta dish). Good food but doesn’t justify the price i think. Service was good though a number of items missing from menu.

FAQs

Stecca does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Stecca also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7460 2322.

Stecca is rated 4.4 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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