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
Delicious & authentic. The wine suggestion was also spot on. Very cozy restaurant with excellent service and great location in Richmond.
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.
Great place to lunch before rugby - great staff and good food at a reasonable price
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!
Amazing food, wonderful service, really lovely atmosphere. Could not recommend more!
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.
The lamb ragu was the best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten.
What a beautiful hidden gem. If you want Proper Italian food! This is the place to come in a beautiful old building. Absolutely exquisite!!
Very tasty meal, great service, reasonably priced and lovely ambience and location
A lovely surprise. The pasta if the day with wild mushrooms and truffle was sublime. Excellent staff.
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.
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.
For such a small place, the food packs a lovely Sicilian punch. Home-made pasta and friendly atmosphere.
Dinner with a friend on a Friday evening. Good food and excellent, friendly service.
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.
Great food and great service
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.
Third visit first class food and service . Great staff and reasonable prices.
Bellisimo in every way! Food, service....get one of the dishes with homemade pasta!
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.
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.
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.
Really great food - we all enjoyed the concept of Italian small dishes as it meant we could try lots of different things.
Very good place
Nice clean food
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.
Unexpected venue - small and quirky but attentive service. Seafood pasta was nice.
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.
Nice, authentic local place. Will return.
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!
Great food. Lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
Wonderful food, company and service...
Nice pasta restaurant, really enjoyed the house red. Worth booking as it was busy on a Saturday night.
Fresh food well made and great service
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.
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.
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.
Sweet Italian restaurant with good food and grest service. Very intimate.
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.