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Family-run and boasting a chef shipped in direct from Sicily, Amadora is an Italian restaurant with a superb reputation. Their location in heart of Richmond, on Paved Court, just off King Street makes the restaurant a destination for day-trippers out from London and local residents alike, who can appreciate the range of Italian food that goes further than the usual pizza and pasta fare. Book a table well in advance.
Amadora is a really sweet, friendly Italian restaurant on one of Richmond's picturesque lanes. Delicious bruschetta, fresh bread and pasta and red wine! Plus a free Limoncello to finish. Lovely!
It was a bit chaotic - the waitress had walked out, the chef was serving tables and despite having a reservation we got put upstairs as there were no free tables in the main restaurant (we were the only people up there after a family walked out.) the drinks we ordered weren't available as the weekly order hadn't come in and the food was ok but nothing amazing. The restaurant has a lot of potential but it needs organising better, better quality of food and a lick of paint. That said the lady who was working there on sat was dealing with all of these challenges very well and was trying her best.
Excellent atmosphere, food and service. I would thoroughly recommend it especially as a pre-theatre venue. My sister who is vegetarian found plenty to choose from. Will definitely make a return visit.
Italian food in the UK can often fall into the standard pizza and pasta joints that occur on every high street in the country, but at Amadora on Paved Court in Richmond’s town centre one can experience a much wider selection of cuisine from the bel paese. Their chef is Sicilian, their wine is all imported from Italy and their menu is carefully curated to represent the finest that Italy has to offer, right here in London.
Richmond’s Paved Court is a scenic place to enjoy a meal, and at Amadora, you can be sure of an authentic Italian experience. For starters, we point you in the direction of the caprese, a salad of mozzarella and tomato. Follow it up with a pasta course – gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a local’s favourite – and a main: we recommend the rabbit. Head out from London for an evening meal and you will not be disappointed – if you remember to book a table of course, which is greatly advised.