About Locanda Ottoemezzo

Tucked away on Thackeray Street off the throng of traffic down Kensington High Street, Locanda Ottoemezzo is a place to escape the bustle of London life and slow down, Italian style. To our mind, ‘Italian style’ means delicious, authentic food in a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Locanda Ottoemezzo pull this off, with all the rustic charm you could hope for to go with their simply incredible Italian offerings. This has been a popular Kensington eatery since its days as a simple cafe in the 90s, but Locanda Ottoemezzo have now expanded their repertoire from exquisite foccacia sandwiches (though those are still on the menu, thankfully) to hearty breakfasts, perfect pizzas, decadent desserts and a slew of refined main meals like roasted baffonero fillet of beef, homemade fresh egg pasta with black truffles, slow-cooked duck salad and so much more. It’s worth queuing for, as many Kensington folk do of a lunchtime, but do the wise thing and book a table because you really don’t want to miss out.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Locanda Ottoemezzo
2-4 Thackeray street, Kensington
London W86ET

Menu Highlights



Fresh burrata, and San Daniele ham seasoned 18 months


Black angus beef Carpaccio, celery salad, Pecorino di fossa rocket pesto and pane Carasau


Roasted American scallops, cream of celeriac and vanilla, baby plum tomatoes confit and crispy bacon



Slow cooked fillet of neck of lamb with braised artichokes white polenta and cream of garden pea


Roasted fillet of wild sea bass With cauliflower purée aromatised with star anise, glazed baby vegetables and spicy concasse of fresh tomatoes


Roasted “Baffo Nero” fillet of beef with roasted potatoes and garlic tender stem broccoli finished with redwine sauce



Homemade black of ink gnocchi with red prawns, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach


Homemade egg thin pasta with wild mushrooms, Chicken demi-glace (juice) finished with 5 grams of fresh Italian black truffles


Risotto with Porcini mushrooms, finished with thyme and butter served in a parmesan cheese rind (22/24 months)


Main Menu

A la carte


25 Locanda Ottoemezzo Reviews

25 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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Tim V.a month ago · 1 review

The food at Locando was as always fantastic and the service excellent

May A.2 months ago · 1 review

Tasty food , fresh ingredients, friendly staff and cozy atmosphere . Will recommend friends to go there and have lunch or dinner . Thank yoi

victoria s.2 months ago · 1 review

We had superb food and service and there is a wonderful atmosphere in this characterful neighbourhood restaurant. Wish London had more places like this.... Everything is done with care and pride.

Katie B.2 months ago · 1 review

We had an excellent evening at Locanda Ottoemezzo as a group of 8. Delicious food and top class service. Good atmosphere. We would definitely go again.

Keith D.2 months ago · 6 reviews

We had a very good evening. We were a group of five people. And the waiter was very professional and helpful. Some of us shared starters . The bread basket was delicious. As were the main dishes. The menu is very flexible. You could have a starter and a pasta or a starter and a main and again we shared puddings. A fun dinner. We will visit again.

Jane L.7 months ago · 1 review

I have been coming to this restaurant for several years, always introducing new friends. One very good friend who taught me to make Risotto conceded that their Risotto was even better than her own - strong praise. Staff at the restaurant always come up with excellent wine recommendations. I am invariably made to feel very welcome

Lorraine D.a year ago · 1 review

We love visiting Locanda. The staff are super friendly, helpful and attentive. The food (and wine!) are incredible. You are guaranteed a lovely evening if you go to Locanda. Definitely try the Chef's Special - Risotto in forma di Parmigiano. It's amazing.

Felipe B.2 years ago · 1 review

Perfect as always. A real gem. The homemade pasta at locanda ottoemezzo is ine of a kind. Truffle season makes it even better. Topped by excellent wine selection, including outstanding options by the glass.

Elizabeth S.6 months ago · 1 review

amazing service, friendly and attentive without being invasive. fantastic food which is excellent value for money. every plate was delicious! setting is warm and welcoming. definitely somewhere to go again and again.

Alison H.a year ago · 1 review

The pasta was very tasty and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The service was excellent, as we were going to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall.