Formally known as De Cecco, New King’s Road’s Vicino has recently undergone a rebrand and emerged as Vicino (meaning local in Italian). Frankly though, regulars will be hard pressed to spot many changes beyond the name: the team is still serving their signature contemporary Italian food in a trattoria-style environment to Fulham and Parsons Green locals with an eye of great Italian food. Offering both a lunch and dinner service, Vicino is a much loved part of central London’s dining scene.
Vicino focuses on using the finest local, seasonal ingredients to reflect the team’s ethos: unpretentious food, cooked well, using traditional Italian methods. The kitchen is supplied by producers in the UK and Italy, meaning that the food blends both sustainability and authenticity as well as possible. On New King’s Road in Parson’s Green, the food here is as classic as it gets when it comes to high-end Italian cooking in London. Expect sea bass ravioli and burrata as well as traditional dishes like spaghetti all'amatriciana as well as a handful of modern twists.
In its old life De Cecco had built a reputation for reliably good Italian food at sensible prices in Parsons Green. Much about Vicino maintains the strengths of De Cecco, not least the starchy table cloths and trattoria-inspired decor. Indeed, there are few differences between the old and new, but perhaps the biggest difference is the affirmation that Vicino is a local restaurant for local diners in the capital. Join the team for lunch and dinner service all week and enjoy some of the finest Italian in London.
Excellent range of dishes to suit all tastes . Super friendly service and all at very reasonable prices .This restaurant is a local treasure in Parsons Green .
The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. I intend going back there and would seriously recommend Vicino to others. We were taken to our table and were introduced personally to the waiters attending us. We had a wonderful evening.
I had a great time. The food was delicious and the layout of the restaurant was welcoming and warm. Would definitely recommend and go back again!
Great service,dinner was very nice and delicious.Staff was very good and professional Will recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food.Great chooses of drinks also.
Excellent and charming local Italian restaurant. We have been here a few times and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and consistently good service. The lobster dishes are really good - perfect lobster, picante sauce but not too spicy and pasta to perfection. Table also had lasagna and carbonara both of which were also yummy. You get much better value for money here vs Strada next door, also better food, wider variety and authentic tastes and good quality. Highly recommended.
Vicino is a wonderful friendly Italian restaurant. The welcome, the service and food are excellent. I cannot fault Vicino and look forward to my next visit.
It's a nice space, especially near the window on a sunny day. My veal was slightly lacking flavour and a bit rubbery, but the mash was perfect and the spinach lovely. My lunch companion loved the tagliatelle with lamb strips, rosemary and vegetables, and we both had very nice puddings and perfect coffee. We were well tended to by waiters, one of whom did a very good job but without quite looking us in the eye! Very "professional". I'd say it's reliable Italian food and the chef knows how to cook; perhaps the veal was having a bad day. Nice calm atmosphere for a good chat.
Hi really enjoyed meal and service was good only one complaint we got charged£4for tap water. Last time we came asked for house wine and had two bottles but got charged£30 rather than£18.when I asked my husband why he did not say anything he said he did not want to complain in front of my sons girlfriend. This would be my only niggle as you have to check everything on bill and little things are added
We have been going to Vicino regularly for nearly 20 years. Great food, great atmosphere and friendly and professional staff. Also, a very well chosen and reasonable wine list.
Food is very good, the classics are mastered gracefully and the more adventurous dishes are well balanced in terms of flavours ( my salmon with rhubarb was a joy for the palate). Kids are welcome and their menu is great too. Good wine list. A lovely and reliable restaurant.