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5.3 /6 Excellent 110 Reviews

The Italian Taste

Surbiton Italian £££ +100
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About The Italian Taste

The Italian Taste offers customers a true Italian experience without having to get on a plane and head to the Mediterranean. This proudly family-run restaurant, on Victoria Road in Surbiton, uses only ingredients they are passionate about and are proud to serve to you, such as fresh fish, squid, prawns and lobster hauled daily from Brixham Market. Using techniques clearly passed down from nonna, these ingredients become an array of authentic, delicious dishes that show a deep-rooted love and understanding of Mediterranean flavours. Without leaving London, be transported to the vibrant eateries of Bella Italia in The Italian Taste’s lively, casual dining area, where great food meets excellent wine, good company and hearty conversation as the only things of immediate importance.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30
The Italian Taste, 44 Victoria Road, KT6 4JL Surbiton

CHEF'S CHOICE

110 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 110 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
13.10.2017 18:20

What a little gem this is. Lovely little restaurant, efficient friendly staff and the food is just fantastic. We have been on a number of occasions and tried various dishes from the menu and everyone of them has been absolutely first class. A Must Visit, book now.

2 reviews so far 6
04.10.2017 17:27

Delicious wonderful. Lovely atmosphere. Friendly helpful staff. Fantastic food. Small family style restaurant. I would highly recommend it for celebrations or just a relaxing family meal

1 review so far 6
30.09.2017 11:58

A fabulous meal & lovely staff. Will definitely go back and have recommended to friends. The limoncello was a delicious treat at the end of our meal thank you

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 14:33

Very good food. Good service. Fab wine. Not expensive. Booked only 90 minutes before. Never been, certainly will go back. Highly recommend to try as we wanted a change from our regular

1 review so far 6
28.03.2016 17:21

We arranged a table here to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The lady who runs the restaurant during the day was so helpful and organised balloons and pretty confetti on the table and then also a candle in my daughter's dessert with singing! The service - as usual - was excellent. And the food authentic and fresh, just how we like it. They are also clued up about gluten-free diet, which is comforting as our daughter is a Coeliac. We also love the Gavi de Gavi at £29 per bottle. We will most certainly return, as each time we had dinner here, the 4 of us enjoyed it immensely.

1 review so far 6
17.04.2016 09:25

Organised a small group booking for a friend's hen party. We all enjoyed incredible food and cocktails, the lovely, small, intimate setting, and the staff were friendly and attentive. Couldn't recommend The Italian Taste more highly.

1 review so far 5
03.07.2017 15:34

Always a pleasant courteous experience. Food is consistently good. They serve very large portions, if you are extremely hungry you could manage a starter and main course (this is written by a woman). Otherwise, I would share a starter or go for dessert. The house wine is very good and reasonably priced. The staff are always helpful and engaging. The table d'hote menu offers a good variety of typical Italian fare with a good fish choice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this local restaurant.

1 review so far 4
01.05.2016 07:01

VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE FOLLOWING: not getting the table we specifically requeted three weeks previously; being told there was already something not available from the menu as soon as we sat down (lobster); not having strawberries for one of your SPECIAL cocktails; not having one of the desserts on your menu (apple tart); having a napkin with a huge tear in it. This being said, the reason we enjoyed our experience was that the service was good, our guests were great company and we have to say the food is always absolutely delicious. It's a shame it was tarnished by the other obstacles.

2 reviews so far 5
20.08.2017 10:47

Nice a la carte menu, with several additional specials . Good food. Attentive staff. Sensibly succinct wine list. Not cheap but reasonable price for the quality. Drawback is that many of the tables are too close together, unless you are a four on one of the round tables. Excellent that it is open all day too, so going in at off peak times or late afternoon is a good option. Overall a good experience albeit with one or two minor reservations.

1 review so far 5
10.05.2017 08:23

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit - good food and great atmosphere. I had the veal saltimboca which was good and a generous serving and my wife had the Tortelloni Aragosta which she raved about. Only disappointments were the zucchine fritte and the calamari fritte (had better at Qverde) and being charged £1.50 for 2 slices of bread! On a positive note I can recommend the house red at £15.00 - good value for money.

6 reviews so far 6
10.05.2017 20:54

What an absolute find. The food was excellent from start to finish, packed full of flavour and the service was friendly and efficient. Busy pretty much all the time, booking is recommended and the atmosphere is lively and fun. Great to come here with friends, families or just for the two of you. Looking forward to repeat visits.

5 reviews so far 6
23.04.2016 12:36

I went to the Italian Taste on Friday night in a group of 9. We were served quickly and all our meals arrived together. The food was great, as usual, the decor attractive and the staff very friendly. This has became a great favourite - I am sure my friends and I will be back soon.

3 reviews so far 6
23.09.2016 07:26

I really couldn't fault the service. There is a good range of choice on the menu and the food was grea. the restaurant has a nice atmosphere and prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. I'll be going back!

1 review so far 3
23.04.2016 14:06

I really wanted to rate this higher - the staff were friendly and it is a local business, but it was nothing special unfortunately. The service was slow - we had a long wait to order, which always is a bad start when you arrive hungry. The starters were overly heavy on the garlic, though my Saltimbocca was very good. On the plus side I also found the menu good value for money. Will return to see if the service is better.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 07:21

Excellent king prawns starter and main courses of lobster totelloni. Yummy desserts of chocolate mousse and panna cotta. Good house wine, friendly service and very reasonable pricing. This is my favourite restaurant in the area; so much better than the chains!

1 review so far 5
20.07.2016 23:33

A good local Italian restaurant. A good range of classics and tasty fish specials. Great selection of Italian wines and attentive, friendly service. Great for transport with a bus stop right outside and Surbiton mainline and it's cab rank, so you can have that second bottle of chilled Verdicchhio.

2 reviews so far 5
15.07.2017 08:28

Great food and service. Our linguine sapore al mare was savoury and full of mussels and the most delicious tomato and seafood broth. My brother in law reported his tuna steak was fresh and really tasty. We were offered limoncello digestifs to complete a wonderful evening in Surbiton.

1 review so far 5
19.12.2016 15:27

Great ambience. The pasta and seafood dishes are probably what I recommend the most. She obviously means well, but a couple of times I've been, one waitress was so friendly that it almost felt intrusive. A great local restaurant. A pity it doesn't open on a Monday though.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 08:07

Always friendly atmosphere. Very good food, starters of frittura di pesce beautifully cooked and antipasto sharing plates were awesome. All our mains were well cooked and if there was any complaint it was that there was too much.

1 review so far 6
30.09.2016 08:29

It was a birthday dinner and proved a great venue. Delicious food and a great Italian range. Excellent specials. We all had different food and everyone was very pleased. Very welcoming. Definitely on our favourite restaurant list now.