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Umberto da Franco (Italian),
361 Ley Street, Ilford, IG1 4AA, Tel: (020) 8553 5763
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02/07/2012 Review from visitor M Overall rating 5/10
  Not what is was when owned by Franco. Nice people but poor food.  
10/05/2012 Review from visitor Franco Overall rating 10/10
  I whish all the best to the new management of Umberto and take the opportunity to THANK all the fantastic Customers that supported me and my family business for the last 12 years, The Maxell,Philipson,O'Sullivan,Kelsy,Ruth,The Houston and so many other families. Thank you very much Franco and Family  
26/12/2011 Review from visitor emma Overall rating 2/10
10/11/2010 Review from visitor Alan & Debbie Overall rating 9/10
  we went back after many years, still one of the best for real quality food and friendly service  
20/10/2008 Review from visitor Big Steve T Overall rating 10/10
  My partner and I have frequented Umbertos for several years. Brilliant atmosphere and service. The owner (Franco) and his staff cannot do enough to make your visit special. The food is always excellent. For that informal night out or a special occasion we cannot recommend this restaurant high enough. Not the cheapest but probably the best in the area.  
07/09/2008 Review from visitor SaL & The A.K Overall rating 10/10
  Ley Street Ilford - Me and my partner have been here many many times and the food has been great. Franco and his staff are very warm and friendly and deliver excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend you visit Umberto Da Franco if you are in the area and fancy Italian food. Big it up for Franco - wooh!  
20/08/2008 Review from visitor Jane Overall rating 10/10
  Having driven by this restaurant many times, we decided to take a couple of good friends here. What a great choice we made! The staff were fantastic and the choice of food was fabulous. We will definitely be returning to Umbertos; in fact, we've already decided what we're going to eat next time!!!  
11/02/2008 Review from visitor A T Overall rating 1/10
  I booked this on the basis of the revies we had read. However, I can say that it was, without doubt, one of the worst meals I have ever eaten. For 2 pax - 3 course meal,1 bt wine, coffe & 2 liqueurs, bill came to £115 - so not cheap either! Our starter was luke warm, our mains were smothered in flavoured gloop, overcooked veg, oily potatos. The only thing we liked about this place was the fiendly service & the coffee was drinkable. Perhaps it was a bad night - but we will definitely not be going back.  
10/02/2008 Review from visitor Amy Overall rating 10/10
  Umberto da Franco - Ilford - I have just discovered this amazing little restaurant this weekend.My boyfriend and I stopped here to eat by chance and couldn't believe my luck.It was fantastic.We will definitely be returning soon.  
10/02/2007 Review from visitor Shilpa Overall rating 9/10
  Its a cozy little place with warmth of friendly service and excellent authentic italian food. Rustic interior and soft italian music adds to the authenticity. We felt like guests instead of customers. Very highly recommended!  
10/11/2006 Review from visitor pat Overall rating 10/10
  this is a really lovely little place but what does it for me is the food, its always cooked to perfection and well presented! top marks to the chef! the staff are lovely too and make you feel very relaxed.prices are pretty good to! if you love italian food then this is the place to go!!  
02/10/2006 Review from visitor Sarah Overall rating 10/10
  Has a really traditional italian feel. I always have a great night when i''m there-amazing food, friendly and resonably priced.  
16/07/2006 Review from visitor Shebs Overall rating 8/10
  A very small restaurant. Typically Italian. Pictures on the rustic walls. Just right for a tete a tete. The food is tasty and well presented. The waiter service was excellent. Medium price range. It feels a bit like being in a large dining room but for a romantic quiet evening this is a must.  
11/07/2006 Review from visitor Neil Overall rating 10/10
  great food great people great ambiance.  
01/07/2006 Review from visitor Morris Overall rating 10/10
  A gem of a place. Friendly, attentive, superb food, reasonably priced, excellent service. Intimate atmosphere and clearly a regular clientele.  
17/06/2005 Review from visitor Bryan Overall rating 10/10
  I''ve been a few times always busy but the service is excellent the prices reasonable and the staff friendly a thoroughly good restaurant any time.  
26/03/2005 Review from visitor Jenny Overall rating 10/10
  Umbertos in Ilford - fantastic atmosphere, food & value.