Chelsea, Kensington



Italian | Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge

This Italian has impeccable pedigree being bankrolled by none other than Giorgio Locatelli. The chaps behind it are Locatelli’s former Head Chef, turned Operations Director Federico Sali and his brother, Locanda Locatelli’s current award-winning sommelier Massimiliano.

Restaurant details

87 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PH
Nearest station: Sloane Square
Telephone number: 020 7730 3663

Opening times: Monday to Saturday Lunch 12.00 14.30; Dinner 18.30 22.30


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87 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PH


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on November 13, 2010
"Tinello will be one of the big successes of this year. It takes the new Italian ball from Bocca and Polpo and the rest, and runs with it in a new direction." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on November 06, 2010
"We left Tinello, stumbling out into the mid-afternoon traffic of Pimlico, after two hours, feeling we could have stayed there all day." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
John Lanchester Guardian
Reviewed on October 16, 2010
"This is restaurant food, a refined, polished take on a cuisine that I prefer in its more rustic and domestic form. But that is a matter of purely arbitrary taste, and I know I'm veering dangerously near saying that the problem with Tinello is that it is too accomplished." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on September 27, 2010
"The pork was just so perfectly Italian – braised, naturally, so bursting with moisture and flavour and possibility. Why do we insist on roasting pork? Is it just for the crackling? This had none, and it just underlined its deliciousness that you wouldn't have wished for any." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on September 22, 2010
"The brothers’ Tuscan background shines through in dishes such as panzanella, a fragrant salad designed to use up stale bread, and trofie from Tuscany’s near neighbour Liguria." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
James Hanning Independent
Reviewed on September 12, 2010
"My "primo" is perhaps the most typical of the meal. The gnudi in salsa al pomodoro (spinach and ricotta with tomato sauce), made this morning, tastes as fresh as anything I have ever tasted." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed by September 05, 2010
"The linguine was slick and muscular. It was a come-again dish. As was the risotto, with prawns, made memorable by a pungent stock that tasted like it had been made out of the Little Mermaid’s thong." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on August 26, 2010
"There are so many alluring antipasti and 'small eats' it's a wonder anyone ever makes it to the secondi piatti." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on August 12, 2010
"A main course of roasted fillet of cod with celeriac and anchovy sauce was a stunner. The sauce was a fine purée, possibly pushed through a sieve more than once, and the flavour pairing was masterful without being overpowering." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Hermano Primero Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on August 11, 2010
"There was uneven cooking which should be fixable if they care enough. It does feel, however like a Locatelli diffusion place, a bit restrained." READ REVIEW

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