The best of Italy in London! “Nothing can adequately prepare you for a visit to this restaurant. No amount of high-flown rhetoric about its food, no lashings of hyperbole about its civilised approach to dining, can quite convey just how good it is. To truly savour that, you’ll have to go there.” — Paul Riddel, The Scotsman
“For us the sign of welcome is to feed people. At the heart of all cooking, whether you are rich or poor, is the spirit of conviviality, the pleasure that comes from sharing a meal with others. And there is no enjoyment of food without quality.” – Giorgio Locatelli
No enjoyment without quality! Born into a cooking dynasty in Corgeno on the shores of Lake Comabbio in Northern Italy, Giorgio Locatelli is considered by many to be one of the finest Italian chefs in the UK and the world. At Locanda Locatelli, Giorgio serves traditional Italian dishes, emphasising the quality and freshness of the produce as well as adding his own creative touch.
Giorgio is steeped in the history and traditions of Italian cooking, having helped out (and later worked) in the kitchens of La Cinzianella, his uncle Alfio’s Michelin-starred restaurant, from the age of five. His cousins, the Gnocchis, gave him his first experience of industrial kitchens, making fine amaretto cookies for their pastry shop near Milan. Giorgio’s grandmother Vincenzina inspired his love of cooking, keeping his feet on the ground while at the same time giving him the confidence to grow.It was here that Giorgio learned that food is about quality and company.
In 2002 Giorgio and his wife Plaxy opened Locanda Locatelli. Now as chef-patron, Giorgio has established Locanda Locatelli as a place noted as much for its intimacy and family atmosphere as the quality of its food. The next year Giorgio won his Michelin star on home ground, an honour he has retained every year since.
The main dining room at Locanda Locatelli offers spacious seating with an ambience that manages to combine a sense of privacy with the atmosphere of family dining. Well attended by knowledgeable and thoughtful staff, your party will be welcomed with care and attention.
For special occasions, Locanda Locatelli offers private dining for 12 to 50 people with the same quality and ambience you are used to in the main dining room. See sample menus and other options here to help you plan your event and we look forward to welcoming your party.