Numero Uno 1

139 Northcote Road , London, SW11 6PX

SquareMeal Review of Numero Uno

Charm and charisma have earned this well-established Italian a dedicated following over the years. All the characteristics of an old-time trattoria are here in spades – big tablecloths, flowers and an elegant Italian host of a certain age. Look for innovation elsewhere, but be prepared to fall in love with the old classics all over again. Don’t get fazed by the odd names for some dishes (carpaccio Lucibello, linguine alla Jane, frilly malfadine Susanna York etc); instead enjoy the consistently tasty food – perhaps bresaola of wild boar with mozzarella followed by seafood risotto, spinach and ricotta agnolotti with walnut sauce or veal escalopes with rosemary and garlic. After that, a wonderfully old-fashioned dessert trolley awaits – trundled along by obliging staff with plenty of years under their collective belts. Numero Uno isn’t the cheapest or busiest Italian venue on Northcote Road, but it remains one of the best.

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Wandsworth Common Station 1km

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Address: 139 Northcote Road , London SW11 6PX

Area: Battersea Clapham Junction

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6.30-11.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Grand Theatre 831m

H.M. Prison Wandsworth 1km


Telephone: 020 7978 5837

Cuisine: Italian


Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

pip l. 24 July 2014

a friendly neighbourhood restaurant with delicious food and no Pizza – just pasta and authentic Italian dishes with funny names like Sophia Loren Pasta. the key here is the experience amongst the waiting staff – you are never served by a bored teenager, more likely its a man with 40 – 50 years experience of waiting tables as a professional rather than a holiday job. I think they are mainly related to the owner. there is always a chance to discuss football results but they always notice if you want to be left alone. its consistently tasty food, well served. it even has an old fashioned creaky sweet trolley ! my mum is a very difficult customer and this is the only restaurant on Northcote road that she wants to eat at.