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|Address:||140 Westbridge Road, London SW11 3PS|
|Tel:||020 7228 5420|
|Price: £33.00||Wine: £14.90|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 8.30am-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M) Sun 9am-10pm|
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An absolute gem in the heart of Battersea for casual dining. It's one of those rare Italian restaurants which manages to serve up great pizza as well as a range of beautifully cooked, authentic Italian dishes. Sure there's lasagne on the menu, but you'll also find rigatoni with wild boar ragu, pumpkin ravioli, and ossobucco. Tagliatelle with truffle oil and funghi is my personal favourite. They also have a good little deli counter serving up ciabatta sandwiches made to order.
As a consequence it's a fairly mixed clientele: locals grabbing a sarnie, business lunches, yummy mummies meeting over coffee. And a fair few Italians, which is the real test. You may have to repeat yourself to be understood by the waitress (the place is run by “real” Italians) but service is friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is unstuffy and slightly rustic so probably lends itself more to the lunch crowd (although I've had great couple-y dinners here too).
It was £25 in total for the lunch the 2 of us just had; no booze, but soft drinks and coffees included. I think this is very good value, especially given the quality of the food and cooking.
With a place like this here there really is no need to suffer the service frustrations many complain about at Bennetts opposite.