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Frantoio

#2,981 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chelsea
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397 Kings Road, London SW10 0LR, England
+44 20 7352 4146
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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london. England
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going to Frantoio, which I've done many times, is always fun and the food very expertly cooked with fresh ingredients and good choice of daily specials, many seasonal. Their pasta with truffle was to die for. It has a loyal following locally. It's my favourite restaurant in Chelsea.

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Thank Julialondon_England
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here a while ago as we had been intrigued by the old towny Italian charm. We received the warmest welcome and as there weren't any of the usual tables available we were seated at a large table (large enough for 8 or 9 people) in the back of the restaurant. Another couple shortly joined us, one of whom... More 

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Switzerland
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144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Il Frantoio is, in my honest opinion, the best real Italian restaurant in London (and why not extend that to the UK). Big statement you might say, but Bucci and his team replicate the good old cucina della mamma. Close your eyes, forget about the other guests, and let your tastebuds take you to the heart of Emiglia Romagna. Il... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is impecable. The atmosphere is super cozy. I recommend.

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Thank alinepinto
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

So, I decided to reward myself after my scary Flu' shot. I sat in my car and looked up best Italian in, or near, Chelsea. Lots of places popped up, but I had been to them all and didn't find them to be superb at all. So I just decided to drive off down the King's Road and see what... More 

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Dorking
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had 3 Birthdays to celebrate so all had to agree on a venue, options were sourced from Internet reviews and restaurant website study. Frantoio won over 4 other options and we weren't disappointed. Bucci made us instantly welcome with his warm and zany wit. He made us feel like familiar friends whilst ensuring our pre dinner drinks were served... More 

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Hamilton, Scotland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

First visit to restaurant on a recommendation. Warm welcome, good food, very friendly atmosphere. We'll definitely be back in October! Thanks for everything, darling! From the Scottish couple.

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London
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480 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here today, The menu is interesting and reasonable priced (we went for the set lunch menu) and the wine list is varied and do not break the bank. Service is attentive. Obviously there is reason why this place has been around for a long time! Funnily enough restaurants in Chelsea go into 2 categories: the... More 

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Thank Travelaround59
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very disappointing , had several meals in the past with my husband & friends there but today was one of the worse meal we had in a long time The service was extremely slow as 2 waiters only in service , the delivery of food was agony , i suspect shortage of staff in the kitchen too! The pasta with... More 

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Thank Bibi224
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have been to Frantoio many times, but the last visit was rather disappointing. The restaurant seemed short of staff and although the waiter was trying his best, he was struggling to give enough attention to the clientele . We all had seafood in different shapes and we all felt unwell towards the end of the meal and after. Portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$76 - US$76
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 Kings Road, London SW10 0LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7352 4146

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chelsea
Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.
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