Westminster is not short of fine dining establishments. In fact, there’s a real glut of very expensive restaurants in the area. However, if you’re in the market for very good food without the SW1 price tag there are far fewer options. Enter Osteria Dell’Angolo, an Italian restaurant moments from the Houses of Parliament, the Abbey of Westminster and the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, off Horseferry Road on Marsham Street.
There are few postcodes in central London likely to evoke the image of crisp tablecloths and severe service than Westminster, SW1. And yet there’s a restaurant bucking the trend for over-priced and under-delivering restaurants in the area. Osteria Dell’Angolo off Horseferry Road on Marsham Street, over the road from the Home Office, is offering excellent, contemporary Italian food, led by head chef Massimiliano Vezzi. The restaurant is set in elegant surrounds befitting the restaurant’s location, but without the hefty price tag that’s haunts so many of the areas good restaurants. Diners are choosing Osteria Dell’Angolo for its superior food and unpretentious attitude to good food.
Head chef Vezzi began his culinary journey in Italy before moving to London, lured by the cosmopolitan restaurant scene in the capital. He cut his teeth cheffing at big name kitchens like Al Duca and Latium. As such, his menu is a fitting tribute to the best in contemporary Italian cuisine in London. Try coda di rospo arrosto avvolta in guanciale con borlotti e spinaci (roasted monkfish wrapped in cured pork cheek with traditional Italian borlotti beans and spinach) to get a sense of the skill in the kitchen. This is a serious restaurant with a serious chef at its helm, and as such the wine list is appropriately stocked for a fine dining establishment. Osteria Dell’Angolo on Marsham Road in Westminster is open for lunch service during the week from 12pm-3pm and for dinner Monday-Saturday from 6pm-10.30pm, a reservation is recommended, especially for dinner.
After an absence of a couple of years I was delighted to revisit and was not dissapointed. The staff are friendly welcoming and very professional and the food simply sublime - I highly recommend the rabbit parcels - rolled in smoky pancetta with olives and served in an amazing reduction - as close to a perfect dish as I have tasted anywhere. The wine list is superb. We will be back soon.
Great service, amazing food and great choice of Italian wines...the starters we had were the beef carpaccio and scallops followed by the monk fish and beef. We shared cheese and had desserts - all were fabulous!
Great food, excellent service a real upmarket experience for lunch in an area of London that isn't heaving with great restaurants. I will definitely be back!!
We booked a table in Osteria afer having read very good comments on different portals including Quandoo. I was surprised that the restaurant even exceeded our expectations! Very good food, we were four and took 3 courses each, all excellent. Very attentive staff.
Lovely restaurant and very nice food. My only niggle would be that there were two types of seating area, one with tablecloths and soft chairs on a higher level and another without either on the lower ground level. When I got there, I was place on the lower level and asked what the difference was in terms of booking. There wasn't any and I was moved to the higher level (a better dining experience in my view).
An exceptionally enjoyable evening out - beautifully cooked food and pleasant bottle of wine. And the seating was just perfect for two of us whose hearing is poor - one of the side sections with a semi circular solid wall behind us. Very highly recommended for those who enjoy quiet dining.
We enjoyed our lunch at Osteria Dell' Angolo very much. The pasta for both dishes was delicious, as were the sauces. Good service in a pleasant ambience mad our visit very satisfactory.
best italian restaurant in london, a true hidden gem in westminter, really worth the detour! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
My favourite Italian restaurant in Westminster. Lovely food, very good service, obviously spotless. Today a very good fried polenta and mushroom starter, plus excellent salumi.
Excellent and nice people do I need to say more I don't think but I just have to keep on filling your quota don't i