La Famiglia

4.8
380 reviews
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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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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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?

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian Restaurant. 100% recommendable.

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3
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great people and great food

PN
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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 :)

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

m
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

M
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

t
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

TS
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

PN
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

KG
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent italian restaurant

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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)

TK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Found hair in my food. Not so pleasant!

JS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

l
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food!

AW
London
76 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is he best Italian food you can fet

SK
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 month wedding anniversary!!!

SN
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

HE
London
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great meal as usual. The best Italian ever

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

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

HR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

U
London
36 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JG
London
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant, good food with decent portions.

I wasn’t amazed by the restaurant.

PF
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

SL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AD
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch pre Chelsea Flower Show.
The service and food were excellent and the staff very friendly and welcoming.
Very good value for money.

DA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, delicious food and wine, plus a great setting with the outdoor tables.

S
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best in London. Food. Atmosphere. Service. Grazie

D
San Francisco
163 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so special! The warmth from the servers makes you feel like family! The food is delicious. We wanted to go back a second night, but ran out of time. Get a reservation and you’ll be very happy.

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