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La Famiglia

4.6
4.6
374 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian

Trends have come and gone on London’s iconic Kings Road, but one jewel remains in the crown that is the World’s End, the restaurant known as La Famiglia. Created by the godfather of Italian chefs, Alvaro Maccioni, it first opened over thirty five years ago. This is as authentic cuisine as anyone will get outside of Tuscany.
The food is made from the finest, freshest, seasonal produce, with game such as wild boar, rabbit and venison.
The ‘olio extra vergine di olivia’ is perfected from the Maccioni’s own olive groves in Italy. Carciofini fritti (deep fried baby artichokes); Capelli d’angelo all’olio tartufato (angle hair egg pasta with truffle oil and parmesan); Vitello tonnato (thinly sliced veal with tuna mayonnaise) and Arista al cinghiale (roast wild boar with rosemary, garlic and olive oil) are just some of La Famiglia’s classic dishes.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:45pm (Last Order) 6pm - 10.45pm (Last Order) Sunday: 12pm - 2:45pm (Last Order) 6pm - 9.30pm (Last Order)

  • Phone number

    020 7351 0761

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Chelsea

  • Cross Street

    King's Road

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    3 minute walk Edith Grove Worlds End

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. FM

    FarookM

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Thought I’d give this a second chance - as this used to be one of my favs - but as last time, food was a total disappointment. Oh well... won’t be coming back here again, such a shame!

  2. FM

    FarookM

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    This place was one of my favs - this time the food was cafe style average... so disappointed. I hope it was a blip ... but I am not sure I can forgive them...

  3. PF

    PhyllisF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What fabulous Italian food - so authentic and fresh - just delicious. Menu is very diverse - prices very reasonable and the ambiance - you feel as though you are in a small Italian village. Reservations a must.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful table in the garden, very friendly staff, great service and excellent Italian food. I loved it so much!

  5. ML

    MartinL

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    A great local Italian on a side street. Much bigger than it looks. Awesome pasta with porcini. Outside terrace was very pleasant

  6. M

    Madisonman

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious light lunch at this fabulous Italian. The staff were personable, attentive and charming, the atmosphere calm and the food excellent. What more could one ask for?

  7. M

    Macl

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La famiglia maintains its high standards for service and food; a very welcoming atmosphere and attentive staff.

  8. T

    Titin

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Authentic Italian Restaurant. 100% recommendable.

  9. 3

    3lla

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Luigi was a great waiter and the food was lovely. I recommend the seafood risotto!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, great people and great food

  11. PN

    PeterN

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food here is always excellent - one of my favourite Italian restaurants in London for real Italian food. Great menu and fabulous seasonal selections. Great ambience but can be noisy for the non-Italian ears :)

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love coming to La Famiglia with our little boy and when we have family and friends visiting us. It is one of our favorite neighborhood places.

  13. m

    mgstl

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, attentive service, divine desserts! Only slight negative was noise level but everything else was perfect!

  14. M

    Milacik

    London

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal as usual, fantastic service. We celebrated New Year and engagement of our friends and felt very spoiled. Deserts are not to be missed!

  15. t

    turchese

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Authentic Italian food and excellent service. Highly recommend the spaghetti with Vongole

  16. TS

    ThomasS

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Amazing as always but so loud! And not in an old man way. The four of us are under 30, were reasonably sauced but could not hear each other on the small table. It was a Saturday night though and everything else was perfect, as it always is.

  17. PN

    PeterN

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, always very nice and seasonal menu is great. Always find it a bit noisy with tables a touch too close together, but still recommend it. Something to cut reflected sound in area at the back would be good

  18. KG

    KajaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favourites in London. And so kid friendly. Always come back here.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent italian restaurant

  20. T

    Tim49

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Excellent food and very amiable service. Main problem is acoustics which makes it impossible to conduct a conversation (but I think this would NOT apply to inside at front so I would recommend avoid the outside covered area at the rear)

  21. TK

    ThomasK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    I love this restaurant, we live in the neighbourhood but they have unfortunately a bit of an attitude problem, service is sloppy sometimes and they never recognise you... but it’s still great. So Italian!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Found hair in my food. Not so pleasant!

  23. JS

    JeremyS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not a fan of Mourinho but apparently he has great taste when it comes to restaurants. Wonderful food and calm, posh atmosphere. The outdoor patio is particularly nice on a sunny day. Considerate service as well.

  24. l

    ladyvic

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Typically Italian and wonderfully local ! This place has not changed from the first time I visited over 20 years ago! The staff are true professionals- not part time waiters. The clientele is a mix of British locals and Europeans which is refreshing in central London! Food was excellent- not fussy, plain and simple but wonderfully executed. An extensive wine list which was well priced for everyone’s budget. I won’t leave it another 20 years to revisit! Thank you for a delicious lunch !

  25. D

    Downrightremarkable

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere and food!

  26. AW

    AW12

    London

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very authentic Italian food, fresh ingredients and homely taste. The tomato salad and truffle pasta are awesome! Beautifully decorated space with semi-roofed/outdoor area in the back garden. Attentive, friendly and considerate service. Highly recommended.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is he best Italian food you can fet

  28. SK

    SergeiK

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    6 month wedding anniversary!!!

  29. SN

    SaraN

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very friendly and warmly restaurant. Perfect for family meals or friends get togethers or even a date. The food is really good italian quality and the service is super fast and efficient and very welcoming. Has lots of energy and really nice and cosy location. Would totally recommend.

  30. HE

    HenryE

    London

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Standards remain as polished as ever. Creature comforts excellent and staff obliging.

  31. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's been a few years since I visited La Familglia. It hasn't lost any of its' atmosphere & the opportunity to sit outside on such a perfect Saturday night was fabulous. The parma ham was just right & the seafood risotto of a class that is hard to beat anywhere in the world. Thank you La Famiglia for making a good night great!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was great meal as usual. The best Italian ever

  33. JO

    JOSED

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    It took them 40 minutes to take our order, an additional 40 minutes to bring the starters. Had to remind the waiter 3 times for the bottle we had ordered and when it came it was unusually warm. Food was salty, tables way to close together.... very very poor experience and we have been there very often but yesterday was the last time

  34. HR

    HelenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We are returning fans of La Famiglia having visited in the 80’s! It was hectic as there was a wedding at this time however great service, amazing food! We will be back!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous! The food is the best Italian in London. X

  36. U

    Ultraflower

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very pleasant environment but we felt we were a bit rushed. We booked for 2:30pm and arrived on time but before we were sat on the table we were told we had to order because the kitchen was closing in 10’. Two minutes later we sat at the table and another waiter said we had 5’. The starters were exquisite but mains were just ok and the desserts delicious. I have mixed feeling about this one.

  37. CC

    ClareC

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had fab evening with son and husband . Was recommended by a local friend - excellent food, wine and ambiance - family friendly - will return

  38. JG

    JasonG

    London

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Nice restaurant, good food with decent portions. I wasn’t amazed by the restaurant.

  39. PF

    PatrickF

    Aberdeen

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    I felt rushed - 4 courses served within an hour :-(

  40. SL

    SueL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous- ambience, food, service , value fir money - will definitely be back

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La Famiglia is rated 4.6 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    King's Road

  • Area

    Chelsea

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:45pm (Last Order) 6pm - 10.45pm (Last Order) Sunday: 12pm - 2:45pm (Last Order) 6pm - 9.30pm (Last Order)

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    3 minute walk Edith Grove Worlds End

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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