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For 20 years, Assaggi served top-quality Italian food to a smart local clientele, so there was much wailing in 2015 when it closed after lease problems. Fortunately, that wasn’t the end, and owner Nino Sassu re-opened in 2016 with the full backing of his landlords. The whole building has been refurbished, and Sassu has turned the huge ground floor into an all-day eatery serving wood-fired pizzas alongside steaks, salads and pastries. The cooking at Assaggi proper (upstairs) remains committed to the best Italian ingredients and traditional methods reflecting the chef’s Sardinian childhood. Dishes such as calamari stew or crab with celery, olive oil and lemon may sound simple, but flavours are intense and memorable. Pasta might bring tagliolini with nine different herbs (and no garlic), while capunti is combined with speck and a gentle cream of courgettes, Parmesan and saffron. Substantial grills, regional cheeses and alluring desserts complete the line-up, with drinks running from good-value wines to Negronis.


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Assaggi

39 Chepstow Place ,London W2 4TS

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Jun 2012

Exceptional in every respect without any pretention! Service really excellent; you can sense the people here care very much about what they do and how they do it. Professional and really friendly. The menu, in Italian, was explained thoroughly and with great passion. We were recommended excellent wine by very knowledgeable staff. The food was just amazing; the best ingredients exquisitely executed; each course as good as the other. The atmosphere was just great; happy and friendly; people enjoying...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Assaggi

39 Chepstow Place ,London W2 4TS

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by   gold reviewer (44)

Jun 2010

Last time my wife and I visited Assaggi, it was winter, dark and calm. This time, the weather in the evening was glorious and the place was HEAVING; it was a challenge to hold a conversation. The bare walls did not help in that regard. The welcome was very warm and I found the over the top familiarity of the person who seemed to be in charge quite amusing – but had I been with people I knew less well, it would have been a different story. In fact, the service was good overall. The food merely correct....

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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Assaggi

39 Chepstow Place ,London W2 4TS

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Apr 2010

In fairness, there was a lot of hype surrounding this place so usually it's hard to live up to the hype. The neighborhood is charming & so is the premise of walking into a little mews & having to go upstairs to a flat. The service was gracious & attentive, however we felt too attentive. We felt incredibly rushed & hovered over. At one point my husband was still chewing his last bite while they were clearing our plates asking if we'd like dessert. Our reservation was at 7:30pm and we were finished...

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lm b.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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  • Address: 39 Chepstow Place, London W2 4TS
  • Telephone: 020 7792 5501
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12.30-2.30pm Sat 1-3pm Mon-Sat 6.30-10pm

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