La Fortuna Kensington is a gorgeous little Italian restaurant with a unique and endearing family touch. Right on Kensington Church Street, not far at all from Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace, La Fortuna London offers a menu that’s brimming with Italian classics and daily specials, all of which go way above the norm in terms of what you might be used to at Italian restaurants in London. How so? Well, to start with, every piece of pasta at La Fortuna is handmade by the chef and absolutely worth getting excited about. But be warned, as La Fortuna Kensington is pretty intimate, it does fill up fast. Best to reserve in advance to avoid any disappointment.
La Fortuna London is pretty hard to miss as you stroll down Kensington Church Street, owing to its quaint blue exterior contrasting with the red London telephone box right next to it. Quite the picture, as we’re sure you can imagine, and one that’s made even better once you step inside La Fortuna London and soak up the welcoming, cosy, often romantic vibe that’s become something rather popular in this revered part of London. Naturally, the same can be said of the La Fortuna menu which, unlike many other Italian restaurants in London, focuses on quality rather than quantity.
To begin at La Fortuna London we’d certainly recommend some antipasti, as is the proper Italian way. The selection of Italian cured meats is always a win as are the rather curious wholegrain rice cakes with avocado, smoked salmon and mango. For your main, the rolled sea bass with sundried tomato, capers, spinach and a lemon sauce is a refreshing treat, while high-quality pizzas and pasta options add plenty of authenticity. For some of the best Italian dining in Kensington, look no further than La Fortuna London.
Really good food, cosy ambience and friendly service. We appreciated the warm welcome and the reasonable prices. The pasta special was great and the cheese plate dessert was noteworthy
Made very welcome for lunch booked in advance Very interesting menu and chosen dishes were beautifully presented and tasty. Very nice carafe of House red wine. Gelatee lovely and also capuccino. Good value