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|Address:||25-27 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NT|
|Tel:||020 7584 5248|
|Price: £40.00||Wine: £18.00||Champagne: £40.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12.30-3pm 5.30-10.30pm Sat-Sun 12N-10.30pm|
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Elistano isn't terribly cheap, thats the one thing you should know, but if its proper Italian food with fresh ingredients and flavours and bags of visual appeal, then Elistano is for you. Tucked away in the back streets of Chelsea, Elistano has been around for a long time and every time I go there the restaurant is teeming with trendy locals, yummy-mummies and hoards of Italians (which is always a good sign). Expect a noise-level that can be insufferable if you have a headache and sitting elbow-to-elbow with fellow diners is a tad overly initimate to say the least, but hey, this is Chelsea.
My favourite starters are definitely the Carpaccio di Manzo, Insalata Vitaminica (bacon, avocado and spinach) and also whole artichoke with dressing… Main courses, for me personally either the fabulously good Linguine alle Vongole, perfectly ‘Al Dente’ strands of linguine with garlic, white wine, chillies and juicy clams or the equally good ‘Spaghetti allo Scoglio’ a seafood pasta with a tomato and saffron sauce. Fish dishes are also always great and lovely and fresh.
For me, its a winner. But take your credit cards because cheap it ain't!