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Lovely meal with delicious food and tasty wine. Different meals to other Italian restaurants and very friendly staff.
Excellent service and delicious food. Not your normal Italian. Try it and see.
It was simply divine. Cosy and enchanting atmosphere, friendly staff and highly delicious food.
Not our first visit and certainly will not be our last. You get great value for money especially when you consider the area. Food is wonderful.
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!!
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.
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!
We were looking for an Italian restaurant to go to around the Natural History Museum and due to the good reviews on the Internet, we chose to go to Pappa Roma. It was wonderful. Traditional Italian food, home made and served in a family setting. We were keen to support an independent business and will certainly be back.
Pappa Roma is a great and authentic Italian restaurant. The customer service was fantastic and the food even better. My mum said it was the best melanzane alla parmagiana she’s ever had (& she’s not easily pleased). You know an Italian restaurant is going to be good when there are Italian people eating at it!
Our first time visiting Pappa Roma and based upon the online reviews our expectations were high and were met. We were welcomed very politely and the service was efficient. The menu was extensive and very reasonably priced for this area of London. Our choice of meal was served promptly and was delicious. We will be returning soon.