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|Address:||45a South End Road, London NW3 2QB|
|Tel:||020 7435 7814|
|Price: £38.00||Wine: £16.99||Champagne: £85.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Thurs 6-11pm Fri 12N-3pm 6-11pm Sat-Sun 12N-11pm|
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This place seems to be called Mimmo La Bufala now, we think it's changed hands. Food is provincial Italian, and the place caters for small groups including families with kids and parties of 8 to 10. The majority of people seemed to be enjoying having pasta or pizza, and it looked good from the open oven at the front of the restaurant.
We went for a couple of the daily specials from the blackboards taken round to the tables. Scallops with asparagus, and sea bass baked in foil were good. Presentation is rustic. Apart from buffalo mozzarella we didn't see any reference to buffalo specialities.
First courses were prompt but it took an hour for the main course to arrive, we didn't mind as we were enjoying the wine and chatting, but in the end we had to order garlic pizza bread as we were hungry, and that arrived quickly.
We were told as we were seated that they were changing banks so didn't have a machine for cards, so we would have to get cash. I see from other reviewers elsewhere they've been doing this for some time. We were offered 10% discount for the inconvenience, and we saw when we got the bill that they put 10% on for the service charge, then took it off again for the discount.
We had a good evening and are very likely to go again, but may well have pizza next time.