L'assaggino

4.4
84 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
You’ll find L’assaggino on a quaint cobbled street, one of Richmond’s prettiest locations – a Grade 2 listed building off Richmond Green. Enjoy fresh homemade pasta and authentic Italian cuisine from our Chef who is a North Italian native, from Genova. Our small menus are made with fresh vegetable and meat that is locally produced with simple and excellent food that changes frequently.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
Mon–Fri 18:00–22:30
Sat 12:00–15:30
Sat 18:00–23:00
Sun 12:00–17:00
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Phone number
020 8940 1806
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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What 84 People Are Saying
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PH
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Circa 12 months since our last visit after disappointing service, but all previous issues resolved the food was great, the service fantastic and the ambience much improved, if you have not visited the quaint restaurant I suggest you do

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A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious & authentic. The wine suggestion was also spot on. Very cozy restaurant with excellent service and great location in Richmond.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service from friendly Italian staff ,lovely little restaurant in a great location down one of Richmond’s charming alleys running to the Green. Food was not the finest dining but tasty and hearty.

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WP
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to lunch before rugby - great staff and good food at a reasonable price

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FF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here for the first time and genuinely impressed. Excellent food, great staff and clearly has a loyal clientele. Really pleased to have discovered this little gem!

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service, really lovely atmosphere. Could not recommend more!

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WF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great all round Italian food experience. I keep finding myself coming back to this restuarant just so I can experience the full menu..The staff is great and make you feel a home. Can not fualt this restuarant at all.

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A
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The lamb ragu was the best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What a beautiful hidden gem. If you want Proper Italian food! This is the place to come in a beautiful old building. Absolutely exquisite!!

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EG
London
40 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty meal, great service, reasonably priced and lovely ambience and location

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lovely surprise. The pasta if the day with wild mushrooms and truffle was sublime. Excellent staff.

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FW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked on the off chance - delighted with this find. Fresh pasta, delicious sauces and enthusiastic wait staff. The food was hot, appetising and came quickly. Casual surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Will be going back.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food I have eaten in the UK! The food and service was stunning; special highlights were the calamari, lobster ravioli and tiramisu. This restaurant has a small and carefully prepared menu; using fresh and seasonal produce. Then staff were amazing and have brought the taste and essence of Italy to Richmond. I am almost reluctant to write such a glowing review as I would like to keep this restaurant 'my hidden gem'! The prices are also so reasonable and some outside seating on a lovely little side street. Thank you for making our Saturday night so special.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

For such a small place, the food packs a lovely Sicilian punch. Home-made pasta and friendly atmosphere.

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Dinner with a friend on a Friday evening. Good food and excellent, friendly service.

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TH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal here, the food was truly amazing and the staff were all very friendly and looked after us perfectly while we were here. Highly recommended.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A super local restaurant with very good Italian food, friendly service in a cosy atmosphere. The menu is more interesting than many Italian menus, and I would happily go regularly.

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SE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit first class food and service . Great staff and reasonable prices.

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EW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellisimo in every way! Food, service....get one of the dishes with homemade pasta!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely cosy local Italian. Wonderful traditional and authentic classic dishes brilliantly cooked with some great daily specials that are always interesting. Friendly and polite service. A real gem.

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M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit, for dinner with a friend. It's a small restaurant with a limited menu but no less good for that. The chef made his own recommendations and cooked our food according to our tastes. I had the meatballs to start, followed by the octopus. Both were superb with a Sardinian red. The service was friendly and attentive. We shared a Tiramssu and both had coffee. £40 a head not bad for Richmond.

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W
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

If visiting Richmond upon Thames and wanna stop for a nice meal , no doubt L'assaggino it's the Italian restaurant for you.
The place is small and cosy with a romantic vintage atmosphere. From the outside you would never think to find such a good quality restaurant with an amazing service.
Since the "discovery", a couple of months ago, I became a regular and introduced the place to family and friends and no one was disappointed.
Manolo, the owner, is an extremely polite & knowledgeable gentleman, he describes the dishes with great passion and he is always there to suggest the right wine to match the food ordered.
The menu is relatively small and simple , however the food quality is excellent from starters to dessert, the service always pleasant and never intrusive ( worth a mention the lovely young waitress Laura, friendly, sweet and professional). In addition they have a good wine selection.
A tiny con after so many well deserved pros, the restroom is slightly inaccessible, however I am sure the managers are aware and maybe already working on this for future improvements.
Overall highly recommended.

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food - we all enjoyed the concept of Italian small dishes as it meant we could try lots of different things.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place
Nice clean food
Good hospitality
Would recommend

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and reasonably priced. The menu was small but a great selection. Unfortunately for us there were some options unavailable which was a little disappointing, we all ended up having the recommended main dish which was fantastic.

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S
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Unexpected venue - small and quirky but attentive service. Seafood pasta was nice.

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JB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the third time I've been here and each visit has been excellent. The service and the food are both brilliant and the location is very cool being in one of the lanes in Richmond. I would highly recommend.

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MR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, authentic local place. Will return.

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HW
London
91 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

what a gem. hidden down a side street in Richmond and packed with rugby goers but great food and atmosphere delivered in record time with superb service. we will be back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

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CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, company and service...

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V
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice pasta restaurant, really enjoyed the house red. Worth booking as it was busy on a Saturday night.

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WO
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food well made and great service

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P
London
67 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent but the food was not as good as expected because it wasn't hot enough! I chose spaghetti carbonara as I never have this at home & whilst it was delicious, temperature wise it was only warm which was disappointing.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful 18th Century building with a homely and romantic feel. The restaurant was a perfect fit for a valentine's date, the food is authentic and delicious and the service was charming. I would definitely go back - especially as the meal was very reasonably priced and great quality.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a lovely meal at L'assaggino! A relatively new restaurant in Richmond and we have been already 4 or 5 times. All the pasta is hand made and tastes lovely. And the menu always has a couple of new things every time we go. My Nana who now lives in England loves going to there as it reminds her of back home in Italy.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet Italian restaurant with good food and grest service. Very intimate.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a bit nervous after reading previous reviews that they might give our table away despite our booking. Fortunately there was a table available when we arrived (15 mins early, just in case...) but I did notice we were offered the table even before I’d said we had a reservation, so I do wonder whether we could have been unlucky if someone else had come in just before us.
Anyway, the food, wine and service was wonderful, I’m really looking forward to going again.

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