Numero Uno

4.6
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Situated on bustling Northcote Road in London’s chi chi Clapham, Numero Uno is an Italian restaurant which delights locals and visitors alike. A typical neighbourhood Italian, Numero Uno is popular with businessmen and commuters during the week but at weekends fills with a more relaxed crowd of families looking for an unfussy dinner and groups enjoying each others company as they dig in to antipasti platters. An Italian wait staff make the Numero Uno experience all that more authentic, each of them moving from table to table, joking and conversing with diners as they take orders and make recommendations. A varied menu of Italian favourites, generously portioned, are followed by wonderfully decadent desserts and of course complimentary limoncello.
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HW
London
106 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our local and always pleases with reliable food and friendly service

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food great service.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Thought restaurant has a great atmosphere and the people were lovely. Teal old school Italian. Unfortunately it is that scenario where they need to half the size on the menu and focus on quality. Very hit and miss so take off the average dishes on the menu and stick to less choice where you can invest more in them. Really like it though, I want it to do well, hence why I am trying to be honest

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come for our festive annual meal every year and it never fails to impress. It feels like being in italy. Love the menu and the pudding trolley and will be back next year

B
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, could have been better but disappointed. Reasons; so busy that tables are 15cm apart and when full noise level becomes unpleasant, but so is the queuing at the door, it makes for cold drafts. And entrance is where the uncovered desert trolly is exposed to sneezing from those waiting ( yes , really witnessed). I wasn’t expecting a cover charge from dip and bread already on the table when seated. And I have now discovered the Menu online has pricing that is out of date. Food was good and the place will continue to thrive but could be even better.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here. Such nice waiters and great food

SB
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and authentic restaurant with lovely food.

t
London
93 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good ! And it’s easy to bring kids

FH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Italian on Nortcote Road. White tablecloths make it a little more special than some of the other restaurants nearby. Food all very homemade including pasta. Old school dessert trolley too.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice, expensive for average food but very noisy.

CS
London
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighbourhood restaurant that is always excellent

RL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant with excellent service, and received complimentary limoncello at the end - ticks all the boxes !

FO
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was lovely, but the table next to the toilet is not the best place to have a nice meal.

S
London
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love it there. Food amazing, service great and really fab atmosphere.

JF
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great family style no nonsense Italian Restaurant. Great spot for a Sunday lunch or a get together with friends

SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Our favourite local Italian.

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all round - lobster linguine is absolutely delicious

DB
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall the food was excellent I strongly recommend the mushroom ravioli, the staff was attentive meeting all our needs including the little ones. the House red very palatable well worth a try

CF
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time back and another great meal. Service is excellent , if a bit dramatic, and the food is solid and tasty!

KK
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

A favourite of local residents, but perhaps a little less friendly / inconsistent to those who aren't regulars. For example, one of our party is coeliac and she asked the manager whether they have an allergens menu. He simply replied 'no' and walked away. Our table waiter, however was exceptionally good and gave us great service he was easily able to point out which menu items were suitable to our coeliac guest. We booked this for a special family occasion having read the good reviews. It does have the feel of a 'special' place - white table cloths, a sense of formality. Despite the embarrassment we all felt over the manager's treatment of our coeliac guest, we had a nice evening.

p
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

t
London
93 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food , and wine . Service was a little off tonight to be honest I had to pour my own water and wine !

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Italian in town. Great food and atmosphere.

GP
London
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This used to be my go-to Italian in Battersea. Alas things seem to have changed.
We were very surprised on a Bank Holiday Saturday for lunch when the place was almost empty. It used to be difficult to get a booking especially if you booked late.
We got a table outside in the sun - which was great.
However, the prices have gone up, the quality is the same if not as good, and the service only so-so.
The Tiramisu was still a winner - the rest was only ok.
I don’t know what has changed but obviously it’s not for the better which is a shame.

HK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fiancé and I have been here twice in 3 weeks. It’s our new favorite Italian. Amazing service, fresh food, and great atmosphere.

PF
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian in town! Great food and amazing friendly service as usual! Authentic Italian

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dessert trolley and extensive food menu. Good wine.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, knowledgeable waiting staff, scrumptious food and delicious wine. Perfect!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic and the food out of this world! Our new favourite place for date night!

TS
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great traditional italian family venue for our family get together. Food was great along with the staff who couldn’t be more helpful. Would defo return next time we are visiting the yougsters in London - great place, great value.

DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambience were really great. The prawn starter and Charceturie both excellent and of five of us, one pasta m,Aib (rage is lovely), two Milanese veal and two veal with mushroom all very very good.

TP
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truffle ravioli is as good as it gets. And a lovely selection of wines.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with the quality of "home cooked" food & vino (& service with a smile) on offer at one of my favourite restaurants, one is left with ample time to choose, order and enjoy the fantastic ambience that Numero Uno offers. We celebrated the eve the Eve of our father's 90th birthday and could not have asked for a more hospitable experience. Chris B

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with the family - wonderful food & atmosphere. Always a special meal here.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were late and they still kept the table for us with no fuss. A real Italian charming restaurant.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went at 6.45 and it was quiet and pleasant. Waiters were very efficient, food came fast and all the pasta dishes were delicious with plenty of seafood. The portions could have been a bit bigger perhaps. Simple starter of antipasti had good quality ingredients. It started to get busy halfway through the meal, so we were glad to come early. Overall a very solid restaurant that deserves all the attention it gets in this neighborhood.

k
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service from the beginning. The waiters were helpful and polite and also had some humour. Food tasted very good.

LA
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic family meal. Great service. Highly recommend!

CB
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family run restaurant with delicious menu in a vibrant area of Clapham. I went for a catch up with old friends and we got a corner round table which was great for chat. Food was declared excellent by all. One friend is a regular as she lives nearby, so that says it all.