Zafferano Restaurant

4.6
866 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
Zafferano first opened in the heart of London’s exclusive Belgravia area in 1995.

Since then, the awards and accolades have continued to pour in each year and the restaurant has achieved some of the best restaurant reviews written.

Zafferano has been acclaimed time and again for its honest wholesome take on Italian cuisine, with dishes like ‘Malfatti’ Pasta Parcels with potato and morel mushroom, Lobster and langoustine sautéed with ‘samphire’ and also Roast ‘Fiorentina’ T-bone Steak with herb salad.
There is also an elegant bar offering a selection of cocktail, aperitifs and digestive as well as a bar menu with a mouth watering choice of regional Italian favourites.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7235 5800
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Daniele Camera
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 866 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, especially the summer truffle tagliolini!

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1.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Over priced...kids pasta (£16) with butter was salty my daughter didn’t eat it and my wife pappardelle was salty and dry no sauce .
The only good dish was the risotto.
Bill came at the end 200£ and we was still hungry...sorry I don’t recommend that place for a someone who knows about food

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

As ever, delicious food, exquisite wines, friendly and professional service

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Food fabulous, service impeccable and staff made it a fantastic and special evening

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Great Italian! Definitely one of the best Italians I have ever tried. Friendly staff, professional service and amazing food. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Zafferano is a restaurant that we enjoy very much.Good ambience,excellent food, good service

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2.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Uninspired cooking, very poor value for money even given the location, patchy service - more charm than attention to detail, dull selection of wine by the glass, quite a miserable atmosphere and glum looking senior staff. you can eat so much better than this even in knightsbridge - trading on reputation?

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4.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Had lunch here. Very good value for money. Very satisfied.

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4.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Service was amazing and very attentive. However inside lacked atmosphere. Sad to see so many people on their phones at dinner and not speaking to one another

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Top-notch food and Service. I really liked the Crab and avocado salad and I loved the Pappardelle with Porcini mushrooms special and their cheesecake is to die for.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

This restaurant always offers delicious, seasonal Italian food in a great location. The staff are absolutely outstanding. Always friendly, helpful and efficient. The atmosphere is perfect for everything from business, family outings or romantic dates. It has been a favourite of my family for years. It also has a small outdoor area for dining that is quite rare in the area.

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3.0Dined on 16 July 2018

The lady who served us was unfriendly and unprofessional.
The food is always good but we were so disappointed with the service.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Great service, great food, I had a good experience and would recommend this to my friends.

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4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Nice place, shame about the elderly waiter with the glasses set in his hair who was very arrogant and looked and behaved as if he owned the place

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Good atmosphere, good service, and good T-bone steak (not only good pasta).

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4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Very good italian Restaurant with excellent Food and a good wine menue

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Nice residential neighborhood. Beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

This is a very good Italian restaurant. The menu is quite broad and the food is of a high quality. The service is first class and the wine list offers a very broad range of Italian wines. We have eaten at Zafferano many times and have never had anything bar a great experience.

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

As always a great meal! One of our favorite places in the neighborhood!

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2.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Our dinner at Zafferano was disappointing. The service was terrible and the food was very average, so you certainly don't get what you pay for. We had to virtually beg the waiter for my glass of wine, which was only served after we reminded him about it three times. The service was slow and very disorganised, as if they had totally new staff that hadn't been trained yet. We used to go fairly regularly, before the management change, and it was a truly amazing culinary experience back then. I'm afraid it has completely lost it's former glory and is now just another very mediocre, overpriced Italian restaurant in London. I won't be back.

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Great food. Service slowed with several large parties. Burrata appetizer fabulous. Great wine selection. Pleasing decor.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Zafferano is outstanding in the quality of its cooking of high level Italian cuisine simple and sophisitcated at the same time but always fresh and tasty.
Service is second to none.
I am a frequent diner and every time I come I am reminded why some of my biggest gourmet friends love it

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Amazing food and service! These people are all about customer service! Very professional and attentive. Food is prepared wonderfully and delicious. Going back soon!!

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Great food. Service could be more inspiring.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Always have to come here for their pasta with truffle.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

We go every year as a family for my daughters birthday. This year she was 23 and it was a wonderful time made even more special by the special attention that Zaffaranos always gives us. Thank you for making us all so welcome and looking after us so well 😘

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Delicious food and very attentive service. The complimentary mini desserts at the end of the meal was a thoughtful and lovely way to end a great meal with friends.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Service was fantastic and made us feel very welcomed! Lively ambience and overall, the food was delicious and flavourful. The special of the day, salt crusted sea bass was fantastic as well.
However, one of the dishes, the veal, was not as tender as expected... Been there several times now, and the service & food never disappoints. Will be going back again!

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Food was absolutely delicious. Very friendly service. Really expensive but one is paying for true quality and I would prefer one meal here to three inferior restaurant outings. Food is beautifully presented with good portion sizes.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

It is my second time at Zafferano. I love the food and service. A lovely and elegant place to celebrate special dates.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lovely celebration meal at Zafferano, enjoyed the food and the ambience. Not too many vegetarian options, but the ones we had were delicious. Meal was pricey, but worth it for me personally for an overall lovely dining experience. Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

A pleasant dinner

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Wonderful food, attentive service without being overbearing and a relaxed atmosphere. Excellent evening out.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Nothing much changed here in the last decade. Food still good.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great Restaurant! Without a doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Staff are very friendly and service is always spot on. Very good wine list and the food is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Loved it! Great food and great service. We had pasta as a starter; Linguini lobster and black Ink spaghetti both amazing, as a main course we loved the Monk fish and veal ossobuco. We will definitely go back soon.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The best veal milanese I have ever tried. Food and service are top notch. My guest was very impressed. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Brought friend there and was embarrassed by the service. Maybe our table was in a bad spot but almost not service
without me waving and calling over help.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

It was absolutely amazing. The location is very nice near Belgrave Square. The ambience is great, service outstanding and the food presentation was “out of this world”. Had sea bass and incredible. I would recommend this place highly!! Coming back myself.

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Excellent Italian located in a chique London neighbourhood.Nice atmosphere,and good authentic Italian food -without being too fancy- Excellent and very friendly service. Prices a bit on the higher side (at least for dinner ). Very good wine list.

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