Pentolina 1

71 Blythe Road , London, W14 0HP

SquareMeal Review of Pentolina

“Pretty much always the perfect choice, no matter who you're eating with”, says a fan of Pentolina – a much-loved, long-standing Italian tucked away behind Olympia’s exhibition venues. Inside it feels gently rustic with reclaimed wooden tables, vases of flowers and assorted artworks on the walls – a mood enhanced by cheery personal service and lots of neighbourly chatter. It’s pretty noisy and it often feels cramped, but no one minds when the kitchen can deliver “beautifully cooked” Italian food of the old school. Start with slow-cooked Sicilian octopus stew, move on to pappardelle with veal ragù or sirloin steak with roasted potatoes and greens beans, and finish with iced nougat parfait or pistachio cake with honey. Also look out for the occasional modern riff – perhaps carpaccio of red prawns with pea shoots, lamb’s lettuce and pink grapefruit. “Great wine pairings” are also appreciated – in fact one reader “just loves it”. 

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Pentolina is recommended for

Romantic | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kensington Olympia Tube Station 502m

Kensington Olympia Station 600m


Address: 71 Blythe Road , London W14 0HP

Area: West Kensington Station

Opening times

Tues-Sat 12.30pm-2.30pm 6.30-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Olympia 236m

Vue Cinema Shepherds Bush 619m


Telephone: 020 3010 0091


Cuisine: Italian

Lunch: £15/20 (2/3 courses)

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