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5.7 /6 Wonderful 152 Reviews


Wandsworth Italian £££ +100
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About Caminata

Caminata" is one of the cosiest and welcoming restaurants & lounge bars in Balham. Part rustic farmhouse, part funky loft Caminata’s interior is quite simply fabulous with its exposed duct work, bare brick walls and comfortable furnishing. Frequently displaying original art work "Caminata" introduces established and up and coming artists to our clientele in a simple and enjoyable way. Our menu is an eclectic mix of rustic gourmet and urban cuisine combining traditional stone baked Italian pizzas with delicious pasta and salads with varied selections of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes too.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 00:00
Caminata, 96 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HR London


152 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 152 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 16:44

It is a really great place to go for dinner. Great Italian food in the South of London, definitely worth going to gain. Thank you!

1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 11:05

Tasty pasta, good vibe and for a reasonable price. I'll happily be back. I don't really need anymore words to describe the place. Not one more.

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 02:08

Brilliant restaurant, very impressed with the service and food. Would definitely go back. Well done guys. This restaurant is an asset to the community. Can't praise it enough

1 review so far 6
02.09.2017 09:32

We love coming here as a family and with friends. You always seem to be able to accommodate us at the last minute. Great food, great staff, great ambience. Thank you very much

1 review so far 6
31.03.2015 16:56

This was one of the best meals that I have had in a very long time. I tend to avoid booking Italian for dinners out as a lot of restaurants are fairly underwhelming and make me think that I could have cooked what I ordered at home, but I went for Italian on this occasion as we were a large group and Italian tends to suit even the fussiest of diners. I was so pleasantly surprised that I have been telling everyone about Caminata ever since. The food was absolutely delicious. There is a really wide variety of options on the menu, not just your usual Italian options, and an absolutely fantastic specials menu. I ordered my whole meal from the specials menu and it was to die for. The wine and the beers flowed and we had a fantastic evening catching up. The price was very reasonable considering we all had three courses, plus wine, beer, coffee and digestifs, and also considering the quality of the food. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone and cannot wait to go back!

5 reviews so far 6
14.04.2015 11:39

I've just moved to Balham and this restaurant is right at the top of my road. I have had the £6 takeaway pizzas and they are delicious so I was really excited to eat in. I went on a Thursday so I used my Tastecard - two of us had starters, mains, shared a dessert and a bottle of wine and it came to just over £50. The atmosphere was great, service was friendly (even when my Boyfriend set fire to the menu) and the food was amazing. I can't recommend this place enough. The only drawback is that I now walk past every day wishing I was going in!

1 review so far 6
29.02.2016 08:36

Lovely food, friendly service, perfect evening. I have only found Caminata recently and have visited so often that I've tried practically everything on the menu! Never been disappointed and they have updated the menu regularly so I can always try something new or go back to my old favourites. I recommend the Gnocchi :)

1 review so far 6
26.08.2015 07:51

Evening in Caminata was a great experience, staff was very friendly and helpful with menu selection, food was very good and waiting time very short. i would recommend Caminata to all my friends

3 reviews so far 6
29.03.2016 12:10

Just one word - SUPERB!! Quite honestly one of the very best meals we have ever had. The food was to 'die for' whatever we had, Gamberoni All’aglio, Calamari Fritti, Rabbit Casarecce - Homemade Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta, Piscatory Fresh Seafood Linguine, Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta with Prawns. All of it was beautifully cooked and presented with super flavours. Front of House was also outstandingly excellent with very attentive, friendly, and overly welcoming service. All-in-all, a superb evening. We will return!! (Living down in Bournemouth, can you please open another restaurant down here!)

1 review so far 6
14.03.2015 03:07

Four of us had dinner at La Caminata last night. They have an extensive menu with friendly and attentive service. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and it was excellent value as well. Overall, a very good experience which I can highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
19.11.2015 08:00

The atmosphere was buzzing and the staff were lovely. The pizza that I ordered was too much for me (I have a small appetite) and they instantly agreed to cut it in half and box it up for me to take away. The other half was delicious! My friend had pasta which he thought was very good and his Tiramasiu was eaten very quickly....definitely recommend this and will be going again for sure.

1 review so far 5
05.05.2017 07:29

I had a girls celebration for my birthday here , I have been twice before and love the genuine Italian welcome and freshly prepared food .It is in every bodies price range and everything tastes delicious .Only one comment to be negative from one of my group which was lack of a different type of desserts from the usual ! ( they offer Typical Italian desserts that are lovely though ! )Good night was had by all .

4 reviews so far 6
18.07.2017 06:17

I love Caminata! Amazing food, great service and the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is very good. The value for money is also very good and competitive for Italians in London.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 12:59

La Caminata is a fantastic restaurant. I've tried most of the pasta dishes on the menu and enjoyed them all. To top it off, the staff is super friendly and welcoming.

1 review so far 6
01.02.2016 09:30

Great restaurant - friendly staff, amazing food and a beautiful little restaurant. I dine at Caminata frequently and am always impressed. Generous portion sizes too and decent house wine

2 reviews so far 6
23.01.2016 09:10

I have been here many times and the food is always delicious, the service amazing and the staff always very friendly. I would definitely recommend you go to Caminata!

1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 09:25

The food was amazing and fresh, the pasta is made fresh in the restaurant and tasted divine. The surroundings were quaint and authentic. The service from the moment you step in is 10/10, whether its giving recommendations to attention to detail and quick service, this was a really lovely restaurant to eat at, I was thoroughly surprised.

9 reviews so far 6
07.08.2017 13:09

Had a lovely zucchini starter and the ever excellent charcoal based pizza. Caminata is one of my fav restaurants in the area as it never fails to impress

1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 12:13

Caminata is always a treat, from its fantastic food and wine to the impeccable service. Giuseppe never lets us down! One of our favourite restaurants in the area.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2015 07:26

We've been here before. Food, prices and service are all fabulous. And local. Unpretentious. Manager could let her staff go a bit. We were asked twice if we wanted to order dessert when we had already spoken to the waitress about it and wanted to rest a bit so almost ended up with two desserts.