• La Famiglia

    Tuscan
  • Run by father-and-daughter team Alvaro and Marietta Maccioni, this veteran Chelsea restaurant feels like a throwback to a different age of eating in London. The blue-and-white tiled rooms, the white-coated waiters - it has all changed very little since the place first opened in 1976. Not that it matters. As Alvaro says, 'the best decoration is the dish on your plate' - and the loyal clientele of old-school Chelsea-ites and fashionable glitterati obviously agrees. The Tuscan menu stretches to a dozen or so classic pasta dishes (including a memorable pappardelle with wild boar ragu), and there are simple fish dishes and grilled vegetables, plus some superb bits of meat - the bisteca alla Fiorentina is the best this side of Florence. Risotti are another Alvaro passion, and there's a different special each week, as well as a legendary strawberry risotto in season. Note: on sunny days, arrive early to grab a table in the courtyard garden. It's first come, first served, and the prime people-watching spots fill up fast.
    • Food: 8, Service: 8, Atmosphere: 7
    • GBP 45
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