I live in Richmond and I’m glad this authentic Italian restaurant is here. Cosy and friendly atmosphere. Excellent service by the owner and the waitresses. The food is what authentic Italian should be like. Highly recommended.

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Excellent authentic Italian food

We turned up here on spec fairly early in the evening (it was about 7pm) and although the place looked quiet we later appreciated that – because of its bookings – we were fortunate to get a table.

This place is slim and stylish. It’s decor gives an Italian flavour without cliche or dipping its toe into the stagnant waters of twee.

The food was stunning, I loved my arrabiata which was beautifully spiced, hot full of flavour and just the right size for a single serving ( I didn’t bother with starter or dessert). My wife had the tagliatelle gamberoni. She didn’t say it was good. In fact she didn’t say anything (a first) she simply savoured the freshly homemade pasta, the numerous prawns which were artistically and skilfully boosted with the accompaniment of garlic, chilli, and cherry tomatoes.

We’ve been fortunate enough to eat at a number of London’s Michelin starred restaurants, but Amanda said that this was the best meal she’d ever had and would be her last “death row” dinner. So it was clearly amazing.

Unsurprisingly, in a restaurant of such fine quality, the wine wasn’t cheap – we paid £28 for a very palatable bottle of Prosecco, but we’ve paid more for a less pleasing bottle in pubs locally.

We were delighted to have stumbled on to L’Assaggino, and next time we’ll make sure we book.

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Classy Italian

I have been here a few times now and every time the food and service are excellent. Probably the best italien I have been to in London! Super friendly staff and top food.


I’m so pleased this little gem of a restaurant has opened. I’m now a regular visitor and worried about my waistline. That said, it’s well worth an extra inch or two. The food is delicious and well priced. The wines are lovely and really well chosen but the main thing is that the food, ambiance and staff passed the acid test with flying colours. I took my dear mother there. She loved in. Enough said, just go and say hi to Manolo and Laura from me ♥️♥️♥️

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My New Favourite Restaurant

Celebrating a family 70th birthday with family and friends. Small but very friendly restaurant with an excellent choice on menu. Staff were welcoming and very attentive. They actually went out of their way to accommodate us. Food was of excellent quality along with the wine. (So I’m led to believe by certain members of our party)To make the night an extra special occasion the chef had even made a beautiful Birthday Cake which the staff brought to our table.

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Fab birthday meal.

An appetising menu, calm atmosphere with attentive but unobtrusive service. A pleasant place to meet, eat, talk and listen. Thank you.

Una sera calmo

Myself, husband and teenage son patronized L’assaggino for dinner and were very happy we did. We had the carbonara, the tagliatelle gamberoni, along with the mozzarella burrata and the Parma ham starters. Delicious! Great service! Family owned and operated. So glad we decided on this restaurant. For dessert we had the scrumptious tiramisu and, of course, limoncello. Fabulous! We will be back to this home-cooking eatery. Limited number of tables so they are able to provide quality service and food. You can sit back and relax and enjoy.

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Delicious dinner!

A very nice evening at L’assaggino. Very good insalata de polpa as starter and best pappardelle al ragu. Nice staff, great price, quality.

Wonderful ragu

This is a great place to eat. The food was amazing. I had the calamari for start and delicious tagliatelli with prawns for main. They were both delicious. Dessert was also great!

Mi wife’s food was as amazing as mine.

The staff was always smiling and super attentive.

And the location in a small pedestrian street in Richmond is fantastic.

A great experience that I hope to repeat soon

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Perfect food and people!

Eating here felt like being transported back to Italy- this is how a true Italian restaurant should be, taste and feel like. The menu is small as the restaurant concentrates on pasta as well as a variety of starters but everything is cooked with fresh produce of the highest quality and the prices are low for what they offer.
Thoroughly recommend,

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Amazing even for a native Italian