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Osteria Antica Bologna
23 Northcote Road
As the son of an Italian chef I can honestly say this is a great find! If going on a weekend evening I'm sure a reservation will be required. I was in the area on a Tuesday night and the place got pretty full around 7PM.
The food was spectacular! The rigatoni with sausage was full of flavor and very complimentary to the red wine. The pasta with mushroom (which I was told was seasonal) was...more
And so begins my forays into the delights of Clapham, oops, I'm sorry, South Battersea. There is not a myriad of well-reviewed places on Northcote road, so we took a punt on this one one evening. The Osteria has the distinction of having the website osteria.co.uk which is in itself fairly impressive - they got aboard that train early it seems. That said, the interior is decidedly dated,...more
The deep fried courgettes.... well that should be taken of the menu and considered pub food. Its just bland and greasy.
Fritto Misto I love. Freaking love it. I could make a whole meal out of this. Sort of bland, but i think it helps to see through the breading and taste the fishy bits. So good.
I've had the pork belly and really enjoyed the crackling which is the first time i've ever said...more
Made a last minute Fri night reservation for 5 and they happily accommodated us. Large back room was quieter than the main room and good for a family group.
The service was extremely friendly and attentive from entry through exit. Welcoming, warm, A+.
Food was very good and straight forward. Wine was also good and a variety offered by the glass, carafe, or bottle. We had homemade parpadelle,...more
I recently enjoyed a very pleasant Saturday lunch here prompt and smiley service, and an interesting menu further enlivened by an array of tasty-sounding specials.
Two particualr highpoints were a roast leg of rabbit and porkbelly with cabbage; man-sized portions of loving prepared, high quality meat. I wouldn't bracket the Osteria with the likes of Strada or Carluccios; this is more ballsy...more