Caminata" is one of the cosiest and welcoming restaurants & lounge bars in Balham. Part rustic farmhouse, part funky loft Caminata’s interior is quite simply fabulous with its exposed duct work, bare brick walls and comfortable furnishing. Frequently displaying original art work "Caminata" introduces established and up and coming artists to our clientele in a simple and enjoyable way. Our menu is an eclectic mix of rustic gourmet and urban cuisine combining traditional stone baked Italian pizzas with delicious pasta and salads with varied selections of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes too.
Traditional Italian food served in a warm setting. The lasagna was on point and I look forward to going again very soon for another helping.
Truly is one of the best restaurants not only in Balham but London as a whole. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Every time I leave Caminata I have a big smile on my face.
Excellent service and high quality food. Delicious crab bruschetta and sour dough pizzas. All ingredients very fresh. Our first visit and will be returning very soon.
Fantastic food and service... excellent wine also, however they ran out of the wine that we had ordered but gave us the next wine up for the same price... top stuff!
This was one of the best meals that I have had in a very long time. I tend to avoid booking Italian for dinners out as a lot of restaurants are fairly underwhelming and make me think that I could have cooked what I ordered at home, but I went for Italian on this occasion as we were a large group and Italian tends to suit even the fussiest of diners. I was so pleasantly surprised that I have been telling everyone about Caminata ever since. The food was absolutely delicious. There is a really wide variety of options on the menu, not just your usual Italian options, and an absolutely fantastic specials menu. I ordered my whole meal from the specials menu and it was to die for. The wine and the beers flowed and we had a fantastic evening catching up. The price was very reasonable considering we all had three courses, plus wine, beer, coffee and digestifs, and also considering the quality of the food. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone and cannot wait to go back!
I've just moved to Balham and this restaurant is right at the top of my road. I have had the £6 takeaway pizzas and they are delicious so I was really excited to eat in. I went on a Thursday so I used my Tastecard - two of us had starters, mains, shared a dessert and a bottle of wine and it came to just over £50. The atmosphere was great, service was friendly (even when my Boyfriend set fire to the menu) and the food was amazing. I can't recommend this place enough. The only drawback is that I now walk past every day wishing I was going in!
Lovely food, friendly service, perfect evening. I have only found Caminata recently and have visited so often that I've tried practically everything on the menu! Never been disappointed and they have updated the menu regularly so I can always try something new or go back to my old favourites. I recommend the Gnocchi :)
Evening in Caminata was a great experience, staff was very friendly and helpful with menu selection, food was very good and waiting time very short. i would recommend Caminata to all my friends
Just one word - SUPERB!! Quite honestly one of the very best meals we have ever had. The food was to 'die for' whatever we had, Gamberoni All’aglio, Calamari Fritti, Rabbit Casarecce - Homemade Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta, Piscatory Fresh Seafood Linguine, Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta with Prawns. All of it was beautifully cooked and presented with super flavours. Front of House was also outstandingly excellent with very attentive, friendly, and overly welcoming service. All-in-all, a superb evening. We will return!! (Living down in Bournemouth, can you please open another restaurant down here!)
Four of us had dinner at La Caminata last night. They have an extensive menu with friendly and attentive service. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and it was excellent value as well. Overall, a very good experience which I can highly recommend.