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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Family hospitality and traditional Italian cooking

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

This smart independent Italian next to the Orange Tree Theatre has built a loyal local fan base, who come for its lively ambience and the straight-talking classic cooking. There's a decked terrace out on the pavement, and inside it's all bare floorboards, colourful artwork, and convivial elbow-to-elbow tables. Among starters, you might find pan-seared scallops with celeriac mash and chorizo, and pasta is freshly made in-house every day, appearing as tagliatelle with slow-cooked wild boar ragù. Mains deliver oven-roasted cod with chickpea and chorizo stew, or perhaps veal escalope with sage, smoked ham and sautéed potatoes. To finish, there's Sicilian almond nougat parfait with caramel sauce.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas, New Year and Bank holidays
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.45
  • Dinner served until: 11

Chef

  • Chef(s): Claudio Geraci

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Italian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 20
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 27

Getting here

A316 towards Richmond Station or town centre, 2 minute walk from tube

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Richmond
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