iddu

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Iddu in South Kensington serves top quality authentic Italian cuisine. Located on Harrington Road in London you’ll find every dish is made fresh with organic seasonal ingredients. Along with Iddu’s great food, you’ll also find a wide selection of signature cocktails and drinks, which helps turn a great meal into an evening to remember. Perfect for catching up with friends or romantic dinners for two with a special someone, Iddu is well worth a visit, just don’t forget to book your table before you do

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was disappointed as have been before and had a nice meal but this time we ordered the salad (£14) which came SO small (starter size), with no salad leaves and we were charged £2.50 extra for small bowl of rocket. Waitress reacted as if everything was an effort, hugely unhelpful. Very dark lighting.

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Dainty
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent .efficient with no pressure on time to choose food which was very tasty

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GiovanniC
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice place. Staff is very polite but they brought the wrong food and wrong wine. Good to go with a friend

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JuliaA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I do not know where to start really. The service in this place is appalling. You will wait for hours to get your food. And even the bread basket takes 20 minutes. Possibly more if we would ask 2 waiters in a row. It was not busy when we were there but this did not speed up the service at all. 1h wait for food, wrong food delivered. One of the waiters looked very hangover and not really bothered. The food is ok-ish but I would say you can get much better for your money in this area. And this is not my first visit, last one was as poorly managed as this one. So it is definitely not a coincidence and if I were the owner I would seriously consider changing all the waiting stuff. How can it be that 4-5 tables and 4 people working on the floor and such a chaos with service.. I will never enter that place again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Fantastic apart from their phones weren’t working so when I was trying to call to amend the booking no one was answering. I also sent an email and didn’t get a response. Other than that it was good

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vipGourmetTime
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great local restaurant, the tuna tartare is heavenly and so is the pasta. Had a lovely dinner overall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. Great neighborhood gem.

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HMacd
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It is a very pleasant place but the menu is very short and you could just find nothing you like. The portions are even smaller so unless you have a 3-course meal you’ll leave hungry. The prices on the other hand are not. The food is tasty.

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vipCountess
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Extremely lovely restaurant and our local favourite.
Great food as always but our favourite dish, the pistachio pasta with shrimp has been taken off the menu. PLEASE bring it back, as we had this weekly it’s that terrific.
The tuna tartare with avacado is extremely good as is any dish with your superb gnocchi. One of our party is a vegan and found not much of a cholce so a menu addition for that would be great and also more salads too. Although the menu is not large everything is well done and it is always a pleasure to visit.

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rebecap
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Used to go there with friends for their famous prawn and pistachio pasta, bit now they changed the menu and removed it 😔

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vipFlorence
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is very nice and the place too , but sometimes the service is a bit slow .

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MNRST
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very relaxed atmosphere and good quality food - perfect for a quiet conversation with good wine list.

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GiuliG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were having dinner and the waitress kept filling our glasses with Prosecco even if the glasses were still half full. The etiquette is to fill a glass only when is empty. Also the restaurant call itself as Sicilian but only the some of the desserts are Sicilian. They should change the definition to Italian. The Manager was very nice and welcoming and smiley.

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MissFog
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The staff was very helpful , although the restaurant did not have any highchair. Food was good, portions were the right size and desserts delicious.

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vipSRM12
London
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Iddu is delicious and very fresh. I definitely recommend this restaurant. There are very healthy options as well such as salmon or tuna tartar with quinoa--not what you would expect from an Italian restaurant!

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Smudge
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food & stunning wine. Beautifully presented plates of exquisite ingredients - thank you

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gourmet63
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This Sicilian restaurant with warm, Italian service and perfectly cooked pasta feels like you're dining in Italy. Seasonal specials are always good, most recently a sublime risotto with porcini. The gelato is the real thing.

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petra
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I would never recommend this restaurant even though its in my neighbourhood and i will never go back .Greeted by unfriendly, unpleasant waiter/barman
Bad uncaring service with the wrong attitude- no atmosphere, AC was on even thought it was cold out side, i had to asked twice for it to be turned down it was so cold.Music too loud.....its was more like the staff were more important that the gust!

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vipKYS107
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The only negatives were the music and the ambiance. It was too loud, like Ibiza house music playing in what is supposed to be a tiny cozy Sicilian restaurant in south ken. They need to rethink the music. The prices are too expensive for the size of the dishes and for normal spaghetti. Just down the road at Buonasera, it’s equally delicious, and lower prices...grazie mille

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice italian restaurant with good food. Nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service, nice and quiet (it wasn't super full on a Monday) good service and the grilled octopus was outstanding!

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vipKevin
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Iddu used to be one of our favourite restaurants in the south Ken area and we have been visiting the restaurant since its opening. However since the original owner has moved on, the restaurant risks sliding down into oblivion very quickly. Cheap pasta dishes with lack of character and a very limited choice

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sandys
London
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very disappointed. I've been here a few times and I've always loved it. Something had changed though and there is no buzz in the place. Food was OK but unmemorable and it was basically empty.
Sad to say I won't go back.

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vipWelshman
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I booked Iddu for a get together with friends for Sunday lunch. I had checked out the menu online and it looked great. Was a bit disappointed therefore to find that it was only the brunch menu available which restricted the choices available.

The service was very slow despite the fact it wasn't busy when we arrived. The servers were very pleasant though and commented that they weren't sure why food was taking so long to come out of the kitchen.

When the food did eventually arrive it was delicious.

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Elbaron
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The pasta is really good and they do serve a decent brunch, but service is painfully slow and inattentive.

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Fazl
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friday night dinner with my husband & another couple.
Pros: Not too busy, so was a lovely environment to have conversations. Interesting food options - healthy, fresh, well presented. Good service, polite staff.
Cons: Limited gluten free options for our friend. A little pricey at £90 for 5 dishes (2 were vegetarian, 2 ceviche style on quinoa & 1 chicken; + 2 herbal teas, no other drinks), but apparently reflects it's high quality produce (can't fault that!).
Overall, I'd go back again for an occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for 4 people through Open Table at 21:30. When arriving they told us they did not know we were coming and told us that the kitchen was closed. Only coffee or desert were still possible. What a disappointment from both the restaurant and Opentable. When trying to rebook a table at Opentable somewhere closeby an other table at 22:00 at the same restaurant (Iddu) was still available. Even though the kitchen was already closed as I just explained you.
I could not cancel the booking through the application so was not able to booknsomething else.

What an experience...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Iddu is good for a quite bite to eat or a quick breakfast, it is a little snobby, and wildly overpriced, but nice decor and often live Italian music which is authentic and fun

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vipCamila
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We had a nice lunch, the place wasn't packed but the service was not the best.

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kathS
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I visited Iddu with two friends because we went there last year and enjoyed our evening. This time it was a Saturday night and we were the only people in the restaurant, there was only one selection for a main course, although some starters could be served as a main. The only hot dish was the pasta and it was very poor. My friends had the salmon tartar served as a main and was small. The outside had people sitting at tables but they were must having coffees. The service was friendly but I would not recommend it due to lack of choice of main courses.

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EmmaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and wine, beautiful place. The live music on Tuesday night was fun and authentic but far too loud - would have been much better without the microphone as it was impossible to hear each other talk. If we had not been by the window we would have had to leave...

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SJak225
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cute, authentic spot with nice juices and coffees - very loud inside/sound carries a lot. Nice outdoor seating though

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Aino
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went here for a weekday dinner with a group of six friends. The restaurant decor is lovely, modern and intimate. The food was very good. I had the pistachio pesto pasta, which was quite nutty but I really liked it (a friend of mine had the same and didn't enjoy it as much so I think it's a matter of taste). The service was pretty good I found, not the best but nothing majorly wrong - just quite slow and curt. Overall a nice experience, would recommend for a relaxed dinner with a few drinks!

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dineright
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delightful atmosphere with live music that wasn't too intrusive! Food was tasty and sufficient, and the charming Italian waitress was most attentive. The Tuna tartare with avocado was fresh and the large was good for two of us to share, and the parmegiana alla melizana was real comfort food. The chicken braciola though flavourful were a little dry. Pricing is strange - main course can be less than a starter, and the wine by the bottle had startling price tags! The wine by the glass was excellent and acceptably priced - but not available by the bottle? Will definitely go back but maybe have a drink at the pub beforehand!

JR
vipJayR
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great and ambiance is really nice. Been here a few times once on a date night and a couple of tomes for catching up with friends. It's a great place for both occasions.

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vipNomadee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely local. Great food, relaxing and warm ambiance and good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very unassuming restaurant within easy distance of the Albert Hall

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great and authentic restaurant we will be back........................................
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Mishviews
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal and service, will come back

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Daniel
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Trendy Sicilian eatery with a focused menu of regional dishes well cooked and presented. Excellent aubergine parmigiana and amazing home make ice cream. The best I have had in London. One starter shared, two mains, two scoops of ice cream and three glasses of house wine came to £78 including service. The only downside is once it gets full, with it's low ceilings, it can be very noisy

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