There’s no denying the popularity of Italian cuisine. According to an international YouGov survey, Italian food is the most popular in the world. 91% of British respondents who tried Italian cuisine said they liked it, making it one of the most popular here, too. Of course, given that there’s so much choice in the city, it’s not always easy to find the best Italian restaurants in London.
The good news is you don’t need to go very far if you’re staying with us at Fraser Residence Prince of Wales Terrace, as you can find some of the best Italian restaurants in Kensington right on our doorstep.
Italian Restaurants in Kensington:
Here’s our pick of the 10 best Italian restaurants in Kensington.
1. Il Portico
Il Portico serves classic Emilia Romagna cuisine including antipasti, freshly made pasta, secondi, and contorni, as well as an excellent selection of cocktails and wine.
Stand-out dishes: Calamari Mari & Monti, and gnocchi with gorgonzola, walnuts, and nutmeg.
Great for solo dining, date night, and family meals.
Address: 227 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6NA
Average price: £45 - £60 for a meal
One of the best Italian restaurants in London, Cibo serves a variety of authentic Italian dishes and is especially well-known for its seafood. Vegetarian options are available.
Stand-out dishes: mini ravioli filled with veal in a creamy black truffle sauce, and linguine with lobster in a light tomato sauce.
Superb choice for romantic dates, special occasions, and business lunches or dinners.
Address: 3 Russell Gardens, Kensington, London W14 8EZ
Average price: £55 for two people (approx.) without alcohol
3. La Fortuna
One of the best Italian restaurants in Kensington, La Fortuna offers a wide range of traditional dishes, many representing Bolognese cuisine. Vegetarian options are available.
Stand-out dishes: linguine pasta with tiger prawns, calamari in white wine with cherry tomatoes and chilli sauce, and poached pears in white wine with saffron or in red wine with cinnamon.
A wonderful spot for dining with family and friends.
Address: 32 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4HA
Average price: £48 for a meal