Restaurants, Italian Golders Green
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Family-orientated Italian with a large menu of hot and cold starters, pizzas, pastas and grills

Family-orientated Italian with a large menu of hot and cold starters, pizzas, pastas and grills


Venue name: L'Artista
Address: 917 Finchley Rd
NW11 7PE
Transport: Tube: Golders Green
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Paul V

This is a fantastic family run Italian restaurant where the first thing you notice as you enter the restaurant is the appetising aroma of herbs and spices cooking from the open kitchen and wood fired oven nearby. Staff are friendly and attentive and the food is generously portioned, aesthetically well presented and tastes fantastic. I would recommend the pasta dishes and the made to order assortment of breads, but really, in the dozen or so times I have frequented the venue, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

There are about three restaurants in this family run business, but the owner is often on site here at this original branch and it is always busy at peak times so reserving a table is a prudent move. For me, this is the best Italian restaurant I have been to outside of Italy and certainly one of the best (if not, the best, in London)


The only good thing to say about this restaurant is the service, I live 5 mins walk from this restaurant and have been a few times over 2 year period and hope that i was just going on an off day before, the last time i went with friends and they were laughing at how bad the food was, it is quite clear that the owner has no regard for the quality of food that is served, it is embarrassing to say that this is Italian food, i cant believe that the Italian staff there would even feed this food to there dog. There is no care and attention, no seasoning, you can buy better microwave food from Tescos, pizza have no taste, lamb chop was under cooked with no seasoning, i asked for rock salt, they didnt have any, i asked for rosemary and it was dried rosemary, dont even have fresh rosemary. When you get the bill they just scribble number on a order pad, in the day of computers, you think that they would have an itemized bill, shocking for the price they charge. The next day our stomachs were less than happy, the funny thing is that walk passed this restaurant everyday and cant believe people actual eat there. I spoke to many friends that live in the area and they said in response, Didnt you know that its the worst Italian restaurant in London!