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Pappa Roma

South Kensington · Italian, Pizzeria · ££££
Excellent
5.3/6
77 Reviews

About Pappa Roma

Papa don’t preach, but if he did, he’d recommend you head to South Kensington’s award-winning, Pappa Roma for the simply divine Italian food turned out by a kitchen of lofty talent. The pizza dough is hand-stretched and the pizzas themselves baked in the only wood-fired oven in this part of London, the pasta is homemade fresh everyday, the cheese, olive oils, and even the tomatoes are selected by the chefs and imported from Italy to be combines with best of local products so you know you’re going to indulge in only the finest Italian dishes when you take your places at Pappa Roma’s Glendower Place restaurant.

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Address

Pappa Roma
6 Glendower Place, South Kensington
London SW7 3DP

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Menu (General)

Specials Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Starters, Primi Piatti and Pizza

Every Day - All Day
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Pizza

Every Day - All Day
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Deserts

Every Day - All Day
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Wine List

Every Day - All Day
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Further Information

Pappa Roma’s head chef Nicola has over 30 years experience, trained in the heart of Italy, and gracing this South Kensington Italian restaurant with a presence that guarantees the quality of the cuisine on offer. He picks the olive oils and many other of the vital imported ingredients himself, supervises the pasta and pizza prep, and it’s his culinary encyclopedia of recipes and gastronomic nous that keep this special southwest London kitchen ticking over. Early in the morning, the area’s only traditional wood-fired oven gets warmed up, and in go the foccacia and ciabatta ready for the first guests.

That oven keeps going all day, turning out hand-stretched pizzas that are proving incredibly popular among South Kensington locals. We recommend the signature Pappa Roma pizza, a perfectly balanced twelve-inch pie topped with mozzarella, grilled courgette, cherry tomatoes, Burrata cheese and Parma ham. The full a la carte menu is classically structured, as you should expect from any Italian restaurant in London with a worthy claim to authenticity, with the homemade egg pappardelle with Italian sausage meat, courgette, cherry tomato and truffle cream at the top of our list of the restaurant’s pasta dishes. Further or, Ssecondi piatti like the Scottish beef or sea bass are an irresistible lure to Pappa Roma’s Glendower Place address.

77 Pappa Roma Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Gill R.3 days ago · 1 review

Very good food and excellent service, friendly and efficient staff. Certainly a restaurant that we will return to in the future and would highly recommend

"Excellent"6/6
Jenny D.6 days ago · 1 review

Friendly and efficient with delicious food. I would recommend it for a cosy dinner. Well placed for South Kensington and near the tube. Try it.

"Excellent"6/6
Nancy K.11 days ago · 1 review

Excellent, friendly service and food. We sat on the patio out front for our meal as the restaurant was a little too warm inside. The starter of olives was very good. We enjoyed vegetarian pizza, spaghetti with prawns, four cheese gnocchi, lasagna, and wine. Everything was delicious, served in good time, and we found the bill reasonable for four persons, averaging about 25 pounds/person. We would happily return here.

"Excellent"6/6
Michael B.16 days ago · 1 review

Attentive and likeable staff, great food and flavours . The waiter made good recommendations. All 3 of us enjoyed our different courses. My mushroom risotto was outstanding

"Excellent"6/6
Antony L.4 months ago · 1 review

Quietly located away from the hustle and bustle of South Kensington, yet within a few minutes walk of the tube station, Pappa Roma's Italian Restaurant is a genuine, authentic experience of real Italian cuisine... My pizza base was typically rustic and clearly oven baked, without that sweetness of a Pizza Express pizza, where the dough has a one teaspoon measure of sugar added! The toppings on my "Primavera" were generous, and my side order of tomatoes were 100% Italian, so they were properly red, and tasted sweet, unlike the predominance of Dutch tomatoes preferred by the supermarkets... these Italian tomatoes were accompanied by red onions, and fresh basil. A glass of the Barbera was a perfect Italian red wine for my meal, and to finish, the cappuccino was suitably strong. The service was attentive, without being intrusive, the staff seemed happy, and were very helpful and patient with my group of diners. The price was reasonable, and I wish I could return sooner than September!!

"Great"5/6
Wayne D.2 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Really felt we could be in Italy, that is, until the risotto arrived. It was completely overcooked into a mush, however, once we pointed this out to the Italian manager he apologised and immediately re-ordered it for us. He soon returned to the table, having tasted the risotto himself and agreed it was terribly over-cooked and apologised profusely. It seemed as an Italian he was almost ashamed his kitchen had served such a bad risotto. A new freshly cooked risotto arrived which was outstanding. Any kitchen can make a mistake and I was impressed at how well the manager dealt with the situation. All of our remaining food was flawless. I wouldn't hesitate returning to Pappa Roma.

"Okay"3/6
Arno S.a year ago · 1 review

We always enjoy the food at Pappa Roma, however, on this occasion the service was very poor. It seems as the main patron was not in the restaurant the team in charge had made plans for the evening and wanted guests to leave as soon as possible. Although we had a table booking for 21:30 we still expected to be able to enjoy our meal without being rushed by the waitress. We had barely finished our mains when we were asked whether we wanted any desserts whilst at the same time being told that they wanted to close the restaurant so we'd better be quick! Really disappointing, particularly as it took the same waitress 10 minutes to bring us the menu in the first place when we arrived (and no, the restaurant was not busy but she was chatting to her friends...). So next time we will make sure the main patron is there as he is an excellent host!

"Great"5/6
Finnian F.a month ago · 1 review

Friendly staff were quite happy to let us sit outside but the wind blew us in, the wine list was reasonably priced and we enjoyed the Chianti reserve, a delicious red, the parmigiana we ordered for a starter was delicious and all three of u enjoyed the tagliata and salad; we were too full for anything else. It was busy enough there and the food and atmosphere were perfect for a lunchtime get together. I would recommend this for a lunch and supper, this is a lovely local and seems popular with those from the nearby Lycee; French clientele spells good food.

"Excellent"6/6
Patricia G.10 months ago · 1 review

As usual our visit to Pappa Roma was excellent. The food is freshly prepared and cooked and the staff are friendly and welcoming. A fantastic Italian restaurant with a lovely family feel. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

"Good"4/6
Peter S.3 months ago · 1 review

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant. I would have given it six for the first time. However, we did not enjoy it so much this time. The waiting staff we unattentive to the point of being rude. When they did attend to our table, they did not understand what we were asking for on a couple of occations. The food itself was pretty good apart from the olives, which were salty to the point of being inedible. When we were there the first time, the olives were excellent.

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