Demartino

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£26 to £40
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Italian

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Traditional Italian restaurant serving wholesome Italian food prepared from fresh, carefully selected produce. Unpretentious, great quality food served in a professional, friendly manner. The restaurant is well-known in the area for its warm and relaxed atmosphere.
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JT
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just so nice.i just can't compliment enough.
We just enjoyed the food the staff were attentive and friendly. Value for money. Just a great place and will be returning.

W
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in London Food is always excellent. Veal Milanese with spaghetti and fried zucchini is delicious. Good value, buzzy atmosphere, authentic. Thank you.

J
London
216 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Super Italian food served by lovely staff. The quality attracts large numbers of happy diners and so it’s noisy and there is a turn round time but that’s the price for excellent food. Calamari and skate wing specials were excellent on this occasion and there is a good range of wine by the carafe if you don’t want a whole bottle. Thoroughly reliable.

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, really good, friendly and efficient service - they can't do enough

d
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abbiamo cenato piu' volte da Demartino. Bell'ambiente, cucina ottima (veramente italiana), cortesia e professionalita'. Assolutamente raccomandabile. Domenico (da Milano).

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant. One of my favourites.

P
London
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Large, very friendly space. Not intimate or special but felt typically Italian and that’s never a bad thing! Menu features Italian restaurant staples as well as classics that don’t typically appear such as rabbit with polenta or Osso Buco. Nice glass of Barolo too.

Food was good but not exceptional. Service charming. Great value. It’s a neighbourhood restaurant and it seemed many loyal regulars came in. Overall would happily return knowing the place fits it’s intentions.

B
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food nice place ok value

IT
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classic Italian food in an atmosphere of a family run restaurant

J
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My guests and I enjoyed our lunch, the food was above average, the lambs liver excellent.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave Italian in London!

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s
London
161 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal but we were on a table by the window with quite a draft so when you book ask to be away from that area as it gets very busy so difficult to be moved.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another most enjoyable lunch with friends; food dependably good, service friendly and efficient, atmosphere busy and bustling.

SU
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table using the 'Open Table' App after trawling through lots of reviews of restaurants in the area. I was able to book at the last minute as it was an impromptu business trip with my wife and I also wanted to impress her!

I have to say were were not disappointed, we arrived slightly early and were shown straight to our table, the restaurant was extremely busy and the ambience was very welcoming; of course being full it was noisy but it was the happy chatty type of noise which only added to the experience.

The menu choice was really good and I opted for the Garlic and Chilli prawns as a starter and the calfs liver for my main. My wife chose the Salumi board to start and the Grigliata Di Pesco Misto as her main.

All I can say is the food was amazing, well presented and exactly enough on a plate in each of our courses. My calf's liver was cooked to perfection, extremely tender and a joy to consume. My wife's main was a mixture of fresh seafood and she was equally complementary in fact she was certain it was one of if not the best seafood platter she has ever eaten.

We also had a bottle of Nero D'Avola 'Vitese' with our meal which was an amazing wine which went really well with our menu choices.

We are not normally dessert people but after such a great meal we both opted for one. I had the Demartino home made Cheese Cake, which was delicious and my wife had the Arance Caramelatte which she has not stopped talking about since.

Overall this was a really enjoyable dining experience, I would wholeheartedly and without any hesitation recommend Demartino. Our experience was a happy and memorable evening surrounded by a lively ambience. The staff were really helpful, efficient and polite and although not a frequent visitor to London I will make a point of ensuring that I eat at Demartino again.

In closing, the meal was great value considering it was London and one of the more fashionable areas.

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favourite for many years - never fails to deliver on all counts

MC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian restaurant, friendly staff, excellent service and superb food. Could not fault it and would have no hesitation in booking again.

DR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian restaurant, the staff were brilliant, and really made us feel welcome and comfortable. Food is out of this world, and the whole place has a buzz about it. We'll certainly be back.

j
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly atmosphere and food amazing. It was so good that we went back the following evening. Next time we are up in London we will definitely go there again

s
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Demartino is my favourite Italian, I cannot recommend it enough !

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our go to Italian restaurant in London .
Welcoming charming staff .
Great food well prepared never rushed .
Superb wine list but the house red and white are well selected, reasonably priced and delicious - no need to spend more .
Been going there for many years to meet a group of friends whenever we can find an excuse and have never had a complaint . It can be a little noisy but that seems to suit the restaurant and its never too noisy that you can't hear yourself speak since the tables are nicely spaced out .
Great VfM
Was there last Friday and can't wait to go back again in a few weeks .

JF
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going for the last 3 years with friends and will continue. Always good.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's always noisy at this restaurant but then it's nearly always full.
The staff are friendly the food service is good.
The food quality is always very good, and the menu is not fussy like some so called new style venues.

We will of course be going back in the future

JD
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and fun as ever. It was a shame that they had the TV on

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening. We arrived early but it was no problem at all.
We were looked after very well and the food was excellent.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend to a friend because the food was excellently cooked and served by friendly, professional staff. A comprehensive wine list also.

N
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always a nice place to eat and a good vibe, uncomplicated menu with good wine.

BB
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and welcome from staff

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and wonderful staff . Food was delicious and all in time

VD
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

DeMartino's is always a reliably solid choice for authentic Italian food. Service is always excellent and with a smile. The food is very good with healthy portions. If there was a weakness I would say it is with the desserts - hit and miss in that department. As a beverage, I always have gotten the house red wine. This time it tasted like it was right out of a box instead of a bottle. In any case, for the quality of what I was served that night, it was over-priced. Overall, DeMartino's is very popular with locals in the area and with visitors from the local hotels and one wouldn't go wrong with a visit there.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good venue, friendly and caring staff, very generous portions and a good value.

Was very noisy but in a nice way, good buzz to the place.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, place. Never hassled y tuition hurry or leave. Always fantastic.

GB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to take various clients out for lunch and Demartno never fails to supply a high quality of food and atmosphere. When the client has finished their meal always it is complemented how good it was.

ST
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been coming here for many years and keep returning because the food is always good, the service friendly and the ambience fun if a bit noisy on occasion

BB
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and terrific food as always . The sardines in aubergine tower exceptional

J
London
216 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very popular place serving delicious Italian food. The staff are friendly and helpful and there are daily specials to tempt regular customers. The wine list is decent and we enjoyed a lovely Vermentino. We always enjoy e visit here!

BM
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Friendly service allied to good basic cooking with some Italian influence makes this a reliable restaurant but without any special merits. I always enjoy a visit on my own with friends or customers. Keep up the good work

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. I go a fair bit & it’s my partners favourite.

F
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend has a place in Italy so know his Italian food, there can be no greater recommendation than fir him to say he would definitely return

JS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, good wine and good service. Excellent Italian food