Visiting London on business. We actually came to Notting Hill to eat at the restaurant next door but there was an hour wait. Mediterraneo had a shorter wait and looked very nice. The food was fantastic. Burrata to start was buttery and a big portion. I had the Linguini with clams and my co worker had the Filet with truffle marinade special. Flavors were perfect. The only reason I give it four stars is that the service was very hands off- it felt like they were just a little too busy for us. We weren't in a hurry so it was fine, just not very personal. But it was a meal to remember.
Sister restaurant of Osteria Basilico but not quite as good. Good option if the other is fully booked though. Overall, the service and quality of food was decent. A good casual restaurant if you are in the area.
The spaghetti with lobster had generous chunks of lobster meat and the fresh hand made papperdelle had a great light and chewy texture.
Pappardelle al Ragout diHand Made Pappardelle with Veal Ragout & Tomato SauceSpaghetti all' AragostaSpaghetti with Lobster and Fresh Tomato Sauce
It's a decent neighborhood place and inferior to Osteria Basilico. Doesn't hold a candle to the nearby Assagi or other great London Italians Enoteca Turi, Osteria dell'Arrancio, and Scalini.
Highlights were the Burrata and Orata.
I am shocked this place only has one review ... but the fact that the reviewer gives 3 stars after such glowing commentary is the greater sin.
I just traveled through Florence and Rome and can tell you the meal I shared with my colleague was one of the best I have ever had ... of any cuisine ...
Our two apps were wonderful ... and the pumpkin ravioli was delish. We also tried a fettucine with porcetta in demiglaze that was memorable and delicious.
This is owned by the same folks that own Basilica ... which was packed so we were referred down the street ... can't wait to try Basilica!!!!
It's a good, steady, Italian restaurant. The food is good, the atmosphere is good, the service is good.
Pasta dishes are £10-15, then maybe a bit more for meat and fish dishes.
The one thing that is a bit annoying is that (on Saturday night at least), they have rigid 'sittings', so they'll ask you if you want 7:30 or 9:30 and if you go for 7:30, you'll be fairly well swept from your table at 9:30.
A favorite amongst locals, Meditteraneo serves unfussy good Italian food at reasonable prices. I like the laid back atmosphere and the decoration that really conveys that light and lively spirit of the Mediterranean. The service is friendly and in general good, and one thing I love is they serve your table a basket of warm bread, which is always welcomed when you are starving and waiting for your food. The pastas are to die for, I went with a couple of friends, we ordered different dishes and these just went around the table till we where using the bread to scrape off the remains of the sauces. We also had a hefty amount of wine; they have a great selection we chose bottles of Chianti. I strongly suggest you book ahead only because its so popular it does get pretty busy.
Mediterraneo was our first Notting Hill experience some years ago and we have been coming back ever since. It has a great atmosphere and is both cosy and charming. The bread and oil they serve for you to get started are just divine and the dishes are quite good as well. But above all, they have the best tiramisù in all of London (although it's a little unconventional but that's what makes it so good). Compared to similar places in London (or Notting Hill for that matter) Mediterraneo is not excessively pricy.
True, the 'sittings' are quite rigid (especially on Saturdays) and you should definitely be aware of that when you reserve a table. So you are well-advised to take the 9.30 slot if you want to enjoy a relaxed dinner with an almost open end. And if you keep your eyes open, you will easily spot a celeb sitting right next to you at one of the tables
Had a great lunch her one busy Saturday- Food was good and so was the serviice and atmopshere - Lunch appears to be a better bet here than Dinner.
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