Locanda Ottoemezzo

5 reviews

2-4 Thackeray Street , London, W8 5ET

Locanda Ottoemezzo

SquareMeal Review of Locanda Ottoemezzo

Taking its theme from Federico Fellini’s cult film 8½, smart Locanda Ottoemezzo manages to capture some of the style & glamour of the movie & the era it evokes. The sultry neon signs & black frontage might suggest a bordello, while racy photos of 50s’ icons add to the adult feel, & the basement rooms have a decadent, sultry quality. Prices are steep & the menu is broadly modern Italian, although the kitchen occasionally ventures east – adding soy & honey to grilled tuna steak, for example. Beef carpaccio with parmesan & truffle shavings suits the mood, likewise a grown-up dish of squid-ink pasta with calamari & chilli, while pannacotta with a glass of Vin Santo makes a lush finale. There’s a daytime café next door, although the adjoining chocolate shop is no more.

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Locanda Ottoemezzo Location

2-4 Thackeray Street , London W8 5ET

Opening times

Tues-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Wed 7-10.30pm Thurs-Sat 6-10.45pm (Sat 7pm- )

Locanda Ottoemezzo's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.8

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Service: 9.2

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Atmosphere: 9.2

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Value: 7.4

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Silver Reviewer
17 February 2015

A wonderful evening in a warm and friendly local.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

11 October 2014

Food and service are always top at this restaurant. Ambience is also unique and very cosy if you are not surrounded by noisy guests. Food is always great and well prepared. Try the home specialty of risotto in crosta or let the waiter suggest their seasonal specials. Enjoy

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Silver Reviewer
22 September 2013

There are a ton of Italian restaurants in London and sometimes it's difficult for the good ones to get standout. However, Locanda Ottoemezzo has no such problems as the food does the talking. Skillfully put together with flavours that leap off the plate, you can tell a lot of love and care goes into the cooking. The restaurant itself is a very calm place and perfect for either a date or a group of friends. Went as part of a big party and the Chef didn't miss a beat. Starters included carpaccios and half moon pastas, cooked so deliciously each bite melted in the mouth. Mains included Uruguayn fillet of beef, fondant of potatoes, Tuna in breadcrumbs and assorted liguines. Each dish was expertly executed and absolutely delicious! Finished off with deserts – the Chocolate Nemesis is particularly recommended. Possibly, one of my new favourite restaurants and will definitely going back sooner rather than later.

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