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|Address:||249 King's Road, London SW3 5EL|
|Tel:||020 7352 1880|
|Price: £31.00||Wine: £12.95||Champagne: £51.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-11.30pm (Sun -10.30pm)|
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If you haven't worked out the cuisine here from Made in Italy's name, you certainly will as soon as you walk through the door and get hit with the cheesy cookie-cutter Italian decor and the bog-standard laminated menu. The food isn't particularly adventurous as it sticks to “classic” (read “dull”) pizza and pasta dishes. Unfortunately it's not that great in terms of execution either: it's Italian for the English crowd with quantity taking precedence over quality, rather than lovingly crafted versions of authentic dishes. Still, if what you're looking for is something to fill you up and you're not too fussed about it being the meal of your life, then this is not a bad place for a pitstop. Locals seem to be using it as a pizza takeaway joint so it must be fulfilling a role in the otherwise chi-chi Kings Road community. We had a few bits of bread with olive oil to start and some drinkable red and then I had spaghetti a vongole, which was pretty much what you'd expect: a mound of marginally overcooked pasta, swimming in tomato sauce and served with enough clams to keep you busy. We pushed off sharpish to catch a film but I can't imagine lingering here for long by choice anyway. Service seemed good enough to me, with the only complaint being the swiftness of delivery suggests that pasta dishes/sauces are not made fresh to order. It's in the “cheap n cheerful” category coming in at under £20 a head. I'd probably come back if I needed feeding pre-film again but the upstairs terrace with its people-watching potential might make this a better bet in summer.