Cuisine Type
Italian Menu
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat (12.15 - 2.30pm) (6.30 - 11.30pm)
Telephone Bookings
020 7259 0235
61-63 Lower Sloane Street, London, SW1 8DH (Chelsea) Map
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Caraffini, a stone's throw away from Sloane Square in fashionable Chelsea, and serving fine traditional Italian food with modern overtones, is a long-time local favourite with an international reputation and impressive following.

Now in its sixteenth year, Caraffini's success owes much to the skill, enthusiasm and personality of Paolo, its eponymous padrone, who has created a talented professional team to provide excellent Italian food and wine with friendly service to match in a smart but informal and warming ambience.

Invariably buzzing with its impressive and interesting clientele, Caraffini's popularity make it imperative that you book your table a few days ahead. As well as a generous welcome, excellent service, good food and fine wine, all at a very competitive price, Paolo and his team will also provide a memorably happy and relaxed experience.

Classic pasta dishes are imaginatively adjusted with the subtle adding of a shallot or sun-dried tomato, the antipasti fresh and aromatic, delicious beef and fish carpacci, the fine selection of fresh fish simply yet imaginatively prepared, the classic Italian veal, chicken and beef dishes with titillating variations and Caraffini's renowned Fegato alla Salvia (Pan-fried CalvesLiver with butter and fresh sage). Home-made Pannacotta and Tiramisu head an extensive dessert menu of simple but delicious "dolce."

Special dishes are always on offer and invariably these include a fresh fish such as swordfish or halibut prepared and presented undisguised and unfussily.

Taglierini with fresh Lobster is frequently a feature due to popular demand and our chefs constantly produce imaginative dishes that are unusual and tantalising and include such delicacies as wild boar carpaccio, roast partridge, rabbit, fresh prawns and pasta dishes in unexpected combinations.


"Paolo Caraffini's Italian brims with light and allegria, like lunch on a sunny day in Tuscany. The food is well-prepared and tempting." - Tatler

"Genuinely friendly staff help put a smile on everyone's face, at this exemplary neighbourhood Italian in Chelsea." - Harden's

"What a lovely place. We have put Caraffini's on our list of 'must go' for our London stays." - London-Eating


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