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Osteria dell'Arancio
Osteria dell'Arancio

Osteria dell'Arancio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.osteriadellarancio.co.uk
  • Email: bookings@osteriadellarancio.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 349 8111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12:00PM - 3:00PM
    Dinner: Monday to Sunday 6:30PM-11:00PM
    Private parties at other times by arrangement
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pierluigi Sandonnini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please pre-arrange with the restaurant.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monthly wine tastings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: milmans street
  • Public Transit: Tube: Sloane Square
    Buses: King's Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking after 6:30 on single yellow lines, nearby paid parking.
A word from Osteria dell'Arancio
Customers and critics describe Osteria as a 'friendly', 'haute-boho' Italian on King's Road with a 'colourful' and 'quirky' interior. Mismatched crockery, and unusual artwork give it a colourful, eclectic feel. The menu is authentic and seasonal and the detailed all-Italian wine list is some say 'to die for'. Headchef Pierluigi Sandonnnini trained in Italy under the auspices of Gualtiero Marchesi (considered the founder of modern Italian cuisine), but his cooking has also been influenced by by the cuisine of Marche (his mother), and Tuscany and Piedmont (where he grew up). He often takes a contemporary approach to traditional dishes, producing a range of dishes that are fresh and light in style and better suited to modern taste and diet. The first floor dining room is perfect for private parties and there are regular wine tastings with wine producers.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChild Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Very quiet on a Monday night, but didn't stop good food and great service for our table of 7. One top, the pasta with spicy sausage doesn't actually have spicy sausage meat in it.....apparently it's melted into the sauce during cooking. Might have been nice to know that before we ordered."
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "I've eaten many times at this neighbourhood favourite and again it delivered high quality food without any pretence or fuss. Wine list is excellent and it's well worth asking for and taking the advice of the somellier."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "I had dinner with a friend here on a Saturday night. It's a great little restaurant with friendly staff. The food was served quickly and was delicious. I would definitely go back."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Still my favourite Italian in London. Good wine list, great service and good food. You have to pay up for it, but not ridiculously so."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "we always have a great time here with food and drinks"
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "excellent food as always great wine and seasonal menu to fit all appetites"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "We decided to go for a restaurant that had good ratings, and had to be Italian. The space itself which was reserved for the family was perfect, the service on the onset was slow and took ages for our drinks to arrive. We ordered from the Al a carte and I decided to have the pasta with meat sauce, i think it was venison - no venison to be found only tomatoes, pasta was well cooked but lots of chilli flakes added to the dish which made it quite hot!! The other main courses which arrived were better but service was slow and will not be going back anytime soon. sorry."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Took my Italian mother here for an early Mothering Sunday meal on Sunday following a recommendation from someone at work. The Italian manager (possibly owner?) was fantastic, very welcoming and gave some great recommendations for wine and menu and made a lot of friendly conversation. The waitress was also very attentive without being over bearing. The food was fantastic, true rustic Italian food. Not one of us selected a bad option and the red wine recommended to us complemented our meal perfectly. The ambiance was relaxed and there was a true mix of diners - from what looked like a date, through to families. I can't wait to come back in Summer when it's warm enough to sit outside. Excellent value too given the prestigious location. 10/10."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Osteria dell'Arancio once again last night and are never disappointed. We went in for a casual dinner and shared the grilled calamari which was delicious and then I had the special veal milanese and my husband had his favourite spaghetti with clams. We accompanied this with a bottle of delicious red wine. The staff were very attentive and welcoming, I can't wait to go back."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "Lovely, vibey restaurant with some of the worst service ever experienced. The food is mediocre and unimagenative. One main course at our table was sent back. Will not be returning soon."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Thought the food was too salty. A glass of wine at 10.5£ was on the upper end. Two kids ate half portions, plus 2 appetizers, plus two mains, 2 desserts and 4 glasses of wine for 164£ was at the top end of the range."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "I treated a friend to dinner at Osteria dell'Arancio the other night and had a wonderful meal. The homemade pasta is the best in the area and the service is terrific. The have a wonderful wine list making your choice hard! Can't wait to go back."
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "Always good never disappointing. Very attentive staff. The manager/owner always smiley and helps with wine and never goes wrong. Delicious food!"
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "First time I have been in this restaurant and I was very satisfy by the food, I'm Italian and it really seemed to be back home. I would have tried everything in the menu. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere, very good vines. I will definitely come more often."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "I have been to the Osteria many times, the food is always excellent and I really enjoy the ambiance and the attentive service. The wine list is extensive lots of choice with a good options for all pockets."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "This place always delivers consisent good food with great service anytime you are there. My daughter thought food and service was great as well (8 yrs old)"
    dined on 05/01/2014
  • "great food always bet service and huge selection of wine"
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "Very expensive indifferent food. £20 for a tray of cold meat cuts was just too much. And both the 'truffles' and the rabbit leg had no flavor. Weird spotlight lifting and poor acoustics. But staff were great."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "This is our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant!! The wine list is great, excellent service and good food."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "Great food and the owner is very personal and friendly!"
    dined on 03/12/2013
  • "I would highly recommend Osteria dell'Arancio to anyone who enjoys exceptionally good Italian food. Wonderful ambience and very pleasant staff."
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "Still my favourite Italian in London. Great food and good wine, with friendly staff who are always helpful with recommedndations. Not cheap but not extortionate either, and worth it."
    dined on 06/11/2013
  • "Great food at very reasonable prices. Excellent wine list - trust the sommelier's guidance, he has some great stuff, again at good prices and pairs well. Service was a little sluggish towards the end of the meal when I last went, but in the past has been faultless."
    dined on 11/11/2013
  • "we had a great dinner saturday nite with friends and our two little girls. the organic red wine was really good and the servers knew to get the kids ordered and fed and yet we all still felt like adults. the orrechiette and gorgonzola was one of the best pasta dishes ive ever put in my mouth. cant recommend it enough!"
    dined on 02/11/2013
  • "Again, I have not been surprised by the great quality of the food at Osteria dell'Arancio on the King's Road. The owner and chef are very smart to limit the menu items which makes each choice perfectly prepared and presented. It is all delicious and I have never been disappointed and will definitely go back very soon."
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "Second time there. Owner very cordial. Everything was just "good" but far from exceptional. Doubt a third visit"
    dined on 24/10/2013
  • "We were a party of 8 attending for a celebration dinner. They managed to accommodate all of us very smoothly for a great night out. The food and atmosphere was delightful as was the service and the wine list was absolutely amazing!"
    dined on 28/09/2013
  • "This restaurant provides creative dishes in the great Italian style of cooking"
    dined on 12/09/2013
  • "We decided to have four courses and starters, second course are very good. However we wait too long for main courses and food are not good. Worse thing is chocolate souffle is not souffle is chocolate fondant. That is very disappointed since we are only one table after 9pm."
    dined on 13/08/2013
  • "Better than many italian restaurants in London, Italian feel and many returning clients. As an italian, I think this place stands atgood to very good italian standard. To go back again at the end of one my London walks."
    dined on 03/08/2013
  • "Excellent food and wine. Tried an unusual tuscan wine from the extensive wine list, recommended by the sommelier, and it was delicious, and complemented the simply but perfectly cooked fresh food. Service was friendly but efficient, and it was lovely to sit outside to eat."
    dined on 20/07/2013
  • "The and the service were good. I think that of the lights were a bit dimmer it would have given the restaurant a bit more ambience at a night time. I would go back but for an outside lunch or a quick meal. Very good wine list!"
    dined on 13/07/2013
  • "Great Italian restaurant with really exciting menu and a fabulous wine list"
    dined on 03/07/2013
  • "Very Nice informal atmosphere, great food and wine!!"
    dined on 30/06/2013
  • "My favourite Italian restaurant in London. Not cheap but not ridiculous but always have great food, wine and service. Will keep going back."
    dined on 03/06/2013
  • "and good food and good service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone"
    dined on 15/06/2013
  • "There used to be loads of fashionable Italian trattorias in Kings Rd in the 1960's all designed by an Italian architect whose name escapes me at the moment but they were all white artex walls with a wooden chair rail around , tiles floors and waiters in black teashirts who pretended to be friendly but really hated you. It looked as if they all came out of a specification book called ' How to Design an Italian Restaurant' The food was all formularic,and the accents were put on to make you feel like you were in Italy. This is Osteria dell Arancio - stuck in a time warp ,not the prices.. The waiter completely buggered up the ccd transaction - all in all - all puff, no smoke .To be fair, food Ok, but at £50 per head, no wine - why be fair?"
    dined on 07/06/2013
  • "Went to Osteria dell'Arancio for the first time. Really enjoyed the food and the wine."
    dined on 05/06/2013
  • "As always the food is always delicious. Excellent wine. Seasonal Sicilian menu. Beautiful."
    dined on 30/05/2013
  • "Lovely and delicious food. Fit for foodies. Extremely delicious food and wine"
    dined on 24/05/2013