Osteria Antica Bologna

23 Northcote Road, Clapham
London
South West London SW11 1NG
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About Osteria Antica Bologna

Hold on tight, you’re about to be taken on a whirlwind tour of Italy’s famous kitchens courtesy of Clapham’s very own Osteria Antica Bologna. A Northcote Road favourite for over twenty years - that’s an awfully long time on the London restaurant scene - Antica Bologna is as fresh and thrilling as the day it first opened its doors. Panelled in rough wood, it conjures up images of hidden away village osterias in the wild countryside of Emilia Romagna or the rolling hills of Tuscany, its cheerful welcome befitting of an old family favourite. Chef Marzio Zacchi passionately believes in using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal produce having grown up in the Piemonte countryside surrounded by a family who reared chickens, grew veg and cured their own salami. However, despite his rustic upbringing, Zacchi has brought to Antica Bologna’s food the kind of sophistication that can only be gained through several years training in top London restaurants.

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Supper at Osteria Antica Bologna in Northcote Road Clapham last night. An excellent meal of seafood with a starter of razor clams, mussels and clams with some root veg salad. Delicious. Followed by a seafood sphagetti, again delicious. Attentive service. Only drawback was that it was a little noisy.......however the sign of people enjoying themselves. PHilip Bagenal

What a great little place! Really nice food and great staff. The food went down really well, and we had a great evening. The wine flowed a bit too much with the good atmosphere!

Osteria Antica Bologna has a really great atmosphere and great for couples and groups. The food is great, and I enjoyed the whole evening. I would go again!

We went for dinner at Osteria Antica Bologna on Saturday and we loved it. Very nice people serving us, good atmosphere, good food. (not amazing, but good never the less). The seafood past special was very good, the linguine was al dente enough for a real Italian (me..). Only tiny complain, the sitting at the back feels a bit like dining in a corridor... I would definitely recommend it for an easy going evening with friends over some red wine and pasta.

good food & good service in a really cute setting. NIce Italian if you live in the area!

A very, very good Italian restaurant. The portion sizes are generous but not overwhelming and the standard of food is excellent. You wil definitely need to book as people were turned away from the door by 8pm.

We had a delicious meal at Osteria Antica Bologna. Starters were nice but the Lambshank was to die for. Would recommend again!

As ever a fantastc meal and good service at the Osteria Antica Bologna in Clapham

A return visit to Osteria Antica Bologna in Clapham which didn't disappoint. Four of us enjoyed a variety of dishes both from the menu and specials of the day. Good house wine - white and red. Very buzzy with a mixture of local youngsters and the more mature! Packed to the gunwales. Very friendly reception and good service - the perfect local italian offering very good food at reasonable prices.

We went to Osteria Antica Bologna on a Friday evening. I have walked down Northcote Road on many occasions but never really noticed this place before, which is a shame as the food was very good. The only slight letdown being the interior was a bit old, but also very Italian and individual. Also the tables were very close together, but the restaurant was loud and buzzy so it wasn't really an issue. Overall great little restaurant with good service.

Great little place in Clapham Junction with excellent food and service.

We all really enjoyed our meal here. It was a friday night and the place was packed which gave a really nice atmosphere. The staff were really attentive and everyone was happy with their food. Desserts let it down somewhat, although as we were already full it was gluttonous ordering them in the first place!

Osteria in Clapham is one of my favourite italians (though is Sicilian), it has the charm of a family run place, but the quality of somewhere far more prestigious than a little tucked away place on the Northcote Road. Highly recommended but do book - otherwise you probably won't get a table. (also you can check out the menu, it does change reguarly and is always delicious and seasonal).

Food was very very average. Won't be heading back anytime soon...

It's 15 years since we last visited Osteria Antica Bologna in Clapham and we were delighted to discover the place had hardly changed. This is no ordinary Italian - the menu offers regional dishes along with some old favourites and the standard of cooking is high. With a fairly priced wine list, a friendly welcome and 'just right' service we won't be leaving it another 15 years before we return!

Another great meal. Many thanks.

A return to Osteria Antica Bologna in Northcote Road, London SW11, following an absence of a decade or so did not disappoint, with special mention being merited by the fried seafood starter and the extremely authentic-tasting tagliatelle bolognese main course. Courteous service (in spite of a full house) and good value further enhanced this positive experience.

Osteria Antica Bologna - lovely food, charming service. Highly recommended!

Osteria Antica Bologna in Clapham is a lovely restaurant. Very authentic Italian cuisine. Pork belly was especially good. Only slight issue was tables were quite close together so not very private.

Lovely food and atmosphere.

One of the diners had an allergy and the chef came out to discuss alternatives. Very helpful.