Arancini and Street Food from a Sicilian chef in Somerset
Let our clients tell you about our food. See these reviews from some of our satisfied customers.
★★★★★ Zelinda A. (Host), on 28/08/2018
Right from the start he was so professional , always on top of emails , coming up with lots of ideas for the menu , nothing was too much trouble .
And what a chef, absolutely brilliant . The meal he cooked for us was superb, all our guests were bowled over , by the presentation , the wonderful flavours , the high standard of the ingredients , and not to forget his friendly charm which was so important .
He was happy to talk to any guests who had an interest in how he was cooking .
He came into a kitchen he did not know and cooked us a feast !
He didn’t fuss , he never intruded , it was an absolute pleasure to meet such a talented chef .
His food gave my husband a 70th birthday meal ,none of us will ever forget .
I think the greatest compliment was , after it was over, all the guests were trying to work out when they themselves could find something to celebrate in order to get Umberto back to cook again !
Whoever hires Umberto to cook for them in the future is incredibly lucky .
★★★★★ Carol W. (Host), on 03/08/2018
The service out of 5: ★★★★★
The punctuality out of 5: ★★★★★
The menu out of 5: ★★★★★
Umberto cooked a Sicilian menu which was designed and adapted to accommodate 6 adults, one of whom is vegan, and one child. We chose to celebrate my husband’s 70th birthday at a holiday lodge with our family and were recommended La Belle Assiette. We were then put in touch with Umberto who was both flexible in designing the menu and has a good knowledge of vegan recipes.
Comment: The ingredients used were fresh and seasonal. The canapes of broad bean falafels, battered cod taco and scallops with cauliflower puree were extremely well constructed and tasty and the vegan alternatives were very well received. The arancini starters with focaccia bread were delicious and the vegan option of chickpea fritters with caponata was very well received. For the main course of pork loin in marsala served with garlic roast potatoes, green beans in tomato sauce and roasted red peppers was a lovely combination, all cooked to perfection. The vegan alternative of sweet potato gnocchi, red pepper veloute, aubergines, courgettes and artichoke crisps looked amazing. To finish the meal we all enjoyed the dark chocolate cannoli with raspberry sorbet. The quantities were good, every course tasted delicious and was eagerly awaited. No part of the meal was disappointing, a compliment to Umberto and his cooking skills.
★★★★★ Jenny D. (Host), on 03/08/2018
We agreed a slightly amended menu with him that catered for both gluten free and a one guest who was vegetarian.
Umberto’s food was absolutely delicious and he was lovely and friendly. He coped well with an AGA and overall it was a fabulous 70th family birthday celebration. We’d definitely recommend Umberto’s cooking to others.
★★★★★ Margaret B. (Host), on 24/07/2018
We had Umberto as our chef for a 70th birthday family dinner for 9. He arrived promptly as planned and within minutes had the kitchen organised and was calm and even unflustered by having to use an Aga cooker!! the food was delicious, well presented, the sauces were so tasty, everyone was very impressed with the standard of the meal, and the portion sizes were perfect.Umberto seem to manage being chef, waiter, and kitchen washer upper with no problem at all. I would definitely have him again his Sicilian/Italian cooking was scrumptious.
Many thanks for a super celebration.
★★★★★ Sarah R. (Guest), on 21/07/2018
Excellent menu & food was beautifully presented & tasted great. Thank you!
★★★★★ Iain M. (Host), on 12/07/2018
Umberto was a great chef, our kitchen was immaculate after he left. The food was great, no pressure on timing. In particular the beef main course was amazing. Highly recommended
★★★★★Mark H. (Host), on 18/06/2018
After my initial enquiry everything was smooth from start to finish… they very punctual on replying to any question I had about the food, cost etc… Chef Umberto was outstanding, food was fantastic and we also had a couple of vegan diners and their food was delightful as well. Everything was perfect, Umberto arrived on time and the food was just as he had described it. Presentation was immaculate with all the courses complementing each other very nicely. I have no complaints and would recommend his services again and again.
★★★★★Anna D. (Host), on 14/06/2018
We were really impressed with the whole service. Very straightforward to book, all questions answered. The chef was brilliant and provided a perfect menu tailor made to our requirements. He was very communicative before the event, very professional and the food was gorgeous! Everyone was really impressed. ★★★★★ Amanda D. (Guest), on 26/05/2018
Umberto cooked a fantastic dinner for us last Saturday. We were a group of five and chose the four course design your own menu. It was booked with very short notice and Umberto was very efficient in sending through some lovely choices that met our dietary requirements after a brief conversation. On the day, the food Umberto cooked was wonderful (both taste and presentation) and he was a pleasure to have around – he arrived promptly, prepared the food efficiently and he was unobtrusive. We would love to have him cook for us again and if we are ever in the same area we will certainly be in touch.
★★★★★ Felicity T. (Host), on 03/12/2017 Umberto was a replacement chef as the original chef turned out to be double-booked. Umberto was helpful and completely flexible when it came to my proposed amendments to the menu, and the food on the night was absolutely superb. He was efficient, pleasant and interesting and I cannot praise him too highly.
★★★★★ Robert D. (Host), on 04/09/2017
Umberto arrived on time and set about creating the meal in a very professional manner while cheerfully answering questions from interested guests. All of the courses were exceptional from the chefs assortment of canapes to the delicious sweat. The whole experience exceeded my expectations due to chef Umberto’s cheerful disposition and undoubted professional ability, making my wife’s birthday a day to remember.
★★★★ Charlie J. (Host), on 20/08/2017
Umberto was great and his food was amazing. He was very friendly and polite. When he arrived he got straight down to work. His food was delicious and he left the kitchen cleaner than when he arrived. There was an issue when our original choice of chef wasn’t available but Umberto stepped in last minute and did a great job.
★★★★★ Janet (host) 27/05/2017
The meal by Umberto was simply wonderful! We LOVED every bite! Umberto was the perfect chef – very well organized, served everything with the agreed timing – and graciously worked with what we had available to us there (sorry about the freezer – we actually found it in the Garden Room the next day!!)
The flavours in every dish were delightful – and everything looked beautiful too. It really was a fitting meal for George’s 90th birthday. We wanted to make the event special. He does not like too much “fuss”, but he appreciates excellent food. We really hit the perfect balance! Eating our meal out in the church part of The Priory at the dining table there was really special. I am glad that I chatted about the eating location with Umberto and followed his advice not to eat at the kitchen table.
It was a real treat to walk into the kitchen and see it perfectly cleaned up. Normally, I would not get to enjoy the meal so much, because I would be running around in the kitchen and then also doing the clean-up. I really appreciated being able to fully participate in the celebration meal (and my cooking is nowhere near as good as Umberto’s!)
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Umberto for the fabulous experience.
★★★★★ Jen (host) 03/03/2017
After a small mishap with the original booking (another chef pulled out), Umberto stepped in to be our chef for gourmet Italian evening. A complete pleasure from start to finish, he shaped the menu perfectly, suggested matching wines and on the day was warm and professional. Not to mention preparing better than restaurant quality food – amazing!!! – and leaving the kitchen spotless.
★★★★★ Lesley (host) 10/09/2016
On the professional side, Umberto arrived when he said he would, prepared amazing food, and tidied everything away … leaving the kitchen as it was when he arrived. He definitely has a passion for food! On the personal side, having Umberto around was a real pleasure. Umberto made a very special family occasion even more special.
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***** Stuart T. (Student), on 05/09/2016
Umberto was phenomenal. A truly fantastic experience and exceptional food was made 🙂 he’s an amazing chef a great teacher and all round top guy. Would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much for this brilliant experience 🙂
***** Clodagh D. (Host), on 26/08/2016
After our original chef had cancelled, Umberto kindly stepped in…and we were not disappointed. He arrived on time, set himself up and cooked a wonderful meal for us all. He then cleared everything up after himself (he even mopped the floor)! I would highly recommend Umberto to cater any event. He has a clear passion for food. Thank you.
***** Amy R. (Host), on 05/10/2015
Once again, Umberto’s food was extraordinarily good and attracted glowing comments from our customers. He was also punctual, professional and courteous. Highly recommended!
***** Amy R. (Host), on 15/09/2015
Umberto’s food was delicious, inventive and beautifully presented, with great attention to detail. He was also absolutely charming as well as professional. I’m delighted that he will be catering our next event as I know I won’t have to worry about anything!
***** Hannah L. (Guest), on 19/06/2015Umberto was a fantastic chef, all courses were perfectly arranged and looked beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and as host was amazed at the fact at how subtle and friendly his presence was. He even did alternative courses for my friend who was allergic to more than half of the menu. Wonderful. Would use Belle Assiette again and have recommended to everyone.
**** Rachel T. (Guest), on 12/06/2015The food was lush! With gorgeous weather we were stood outside with drinks and were brought our amuse bouche, which was a very delicious start to the evening. The food was delicate and full of flavour and the main with the edible flowers was such a pretty dish, I didn’t want to eat it! The guys made some incredibly beautiful and tasty food and we didn’t even know they were there….seamless service! Thank you
***** Kevin T. (Host), on 04/01/2015
The meal was absolutely outstanding. Umberto was a gentleman all through the meal and was very easy to talk to and very friendly. He served us wine throughout and the presentation of the food was also fantastic. It was a great night and I would definitely recommend this service and this chef to anyone. I will no doubt use this company again and I will also look particular to ask for this chef!
***** Superb food. Some of it is better than what you get at Polpo or Bucca di Luppo. – Sally, SE11
***** Delicious! – Anton, SE11
***** Best gnocchi and arancini I’ve ever had! Thank you! – Tim, SW4
***** Food was lovely, arrived quickly and hot. Strongly recommend. – John, SW4
***** Another great delicious meal, thanks. – Anton, SE11
***** Excellent, excellent! I told a group of friends all about it this morning. – Anne, SE24
***** Brilliant. Umberto has always some delicious surprise. Chicken was sublime. Arancino was as usual – high class. The Macco Di Piselli was delicious as well as the caponata. This is my fourth or fifth time ordering from Umberto and he is a true master chef. Thanks Umberto and until next time 🙂 – Emil, SW8
Delicious as always! Thank you for the brownies. 🙂 – maria, SW4
***** Brilliant. Umberto has always some delicious surprise. Chicken was sublime. Arancino was as usual – high class. The Macco Di Piselli was delicious as well as the caponata. This is my fourth or fifth time ordering from Umberto and he is a true master chef. Thanks Umberto and until next time 🙂
Delicious as always! Thank you for the brownies. 🙂 – maria, SW4
Umberto is always good. Arancini’s are a must have. Lamb meatballs were fresh and full of flavour and tasty. Stuffed calamari was a good surprise as it tasted really good (thought they were going to be fried, but was gladly surprised they are not!) – Emil, SW8
So delicious. Thanks! – Eimear, SW9
Excellent food. Always consistent. And we love your extra treats! Thanks. – Susannah, SW4
This is the second time we have ordered from Umberto and yet again, an outstanding meal. Two main courses was well enough for two for our evening meal. – Alex, SW2
Amazing, beautifully cooked, gorgeous flavours, so impressed. Will definitely be using Housebites again. Thank you! – Rosa, SW2
Yummy – Shelly, SE5
Great idea and totally amazing food. I can’t wait to order again. – John, SW4
Really great fresh food, well recommended – David, SW4
Thumbs up for Umberto! Great food. Delivery on time. Amazing taste and healthy feel to the food. Thank you Chef, will definitely reorder, and recommend! – Marwan, SW9
Great food. I really enjoyed the pork – it was the best dish and came in good size as well. Arancini is def good as well as the parmigiana melanzane. Only drawback that i found (at least to me) was in the filo pastry, which i found to be too full of spinach and less feta – had a little bland taste to me – maybe because I am used to the greek filos which are more with feta than spinach. Dont get me wrong..it was still good and i ate it all. The dessert i was surprised the ice cream arrived in perfect condition as well as the hot brownie covered in chocolate! Umberto is my second chef i order from on Housebites, and amazed me a lot! Def will come back – Emil, SW8
Fantastic as always. Delivered fast and was fresh, hot and delicious! Thanks. – Susan, SW8
Umberto’s food was absolutely amazing! Delicious and comforting. I had a request for a certain delivery time separate to the one I had booked for, and the Housebites team were very helpful in fielding my request and then getting in touch with Umberto to make sure that it happened. Very accommodating and generous of everyone. – Rachel, SW4
Delicious – Clare, SW9
Great stuff! the Cannelloni and Arancini are highly recommended. – Neta, SW8
Great food – arrived on time, very reasonably priced, lovely and fresh, the arancini especially was brilliant. Will definitely order from Umberto again! – Keza, SW4
This was the best Cannelloni ever! – Robert, SW11
Really delicious, really enjoyed it. Cannelloni was particularly good. Pasta perfectly cooked. Enjoyed the cycling delivery person! – Jonathan, SE5
Utterly delicious and very, very welcome at the end of a long week! Many thanks. – Abbie, SW9
Awesome – Rebecca, SW4
Really delicious, will definitely order from Umberto again. – Alex, SW2
Food was great, really enjoyed it 🙂 – Temi, SE5
Grazie Umberto, molto buono Ciao phil – Phil, SW2
Once again fantastic Umberto – especially the ravioli. Thank you! – Bethany, SE5
The parmigiana was delicious. Just what I wanted as I was feeling a bit under the weather. My boyfriend had the pork and the potatoes, which I didn’t try but he seemed very happy. All in all a lovely meal. Grazie! – Lara, SW4
Quite possibly the best take away I have ever had in London and I am notoriously hard to please. It was fresh, tasty and exceeded all my expectations. Compliments to the chef. – melissa, SW9
Delicious, massive portion, really tender lamb, amazing dessert. Would definitely order again. – Catherine, SW9
Excellent meal. Made our valentines day. Is getting a bit embarassing how often we order from umberto now! And that’s coming from someone loves to cook. – Rebecca, SW4
enjoyed it very much. thanks – ROLAND, SE24
Lovely meal delivered on time. – Steven, SE24
we loved it. delectable and such a delight to have it brought to our door. the washing up was 3 plates and we had an amazing meal. generous portions and very well seasoned good quality produce – Rebecca, SW2
Food was excellent. Great combination of flavours with food portion sizes. – Sean, SW2
Amazing!!!! Thank you, delicious and plentiful. – Austin, SW9
Delicious ravioli – absolutely packed with tender beef and accompanied by a delicate, creamy sauce. Generous portion of Tuscan Pork, with perfectly roasted potatoes and a surprise addition of crackling! The Zucca Fritta was crisp but not greasy on the outside with soft, tasty pumpkin. Great aioli also. Thank you Umberto! – Anthony, SE5
Amazing meal! Fantastic food, couldn’t fault it in any way. The pumpkin fritters were unbelievably good, the pork brilliant and the brownies and espresso ice cream off the scale. My wife doesn’t like coffee flavoured desserts but said it was the best ice cream she’s ever had. Just gutted that its the first time I’ve tried Umberto’s food as we’re moving house just wish he covered our new postcode! – Nick, SW2
Utterly delicious!! Even before the food was out of the bag, the aroma was making my taste buds dance! Exceptional flavours, generous portions and very prompt delivery – will be coming back again. – Abbie, SW9
Great food, delivered hot and fresh, right on time. – Susan, SW8
This was a great experience: an Italian chef who learnt cooking from mom & grandmom, cooking offal to perfection. Ox cheek was one of the most tender meats I’ve ever eaten, it was in a dense and tasty jus. Pasta was cooked al dente and tasted great. Will definitely try other dishes as well! – Deniz, SW9
Lovely meal. First time I’ve had arancini, thought they were delicious. Pork was tender and the potatoes were also very good. Zucca fritta were unusual but I’m glad to have tried them. I look forward to trying your other dishes in the future 🙂 – Alef, SE5
Delicious! – Susie, SW2
Excellent meal , really enjoyed it thank you! The lamb in the greek stew was lovely and lean and tender and the stew was very yummy and went well with the creamy mash! The Zucca Fritta was ADDICTIVE especially dipped in the absolutely gorgeous garlic sauce , can I have some more of both please? lol It is hard to describe how good they were , hot , lovely and crispy on the outside with stunningly fresh tasting soft pumpkin on the inside = fabulous! The home made bread was equally divine , tasting traditional , fresh and with that home made fresh out of the oven taste , superb all round! – Carole, SW9
Fantastic quality food as usual, Umberto never disappoints! For those of you checking this out for the first time and wondering whether you should give it a go or not – do give it a try, I promise you will not regret it. I am very picky and don’t give 5 star reviews often, trust me. Make sure to try the arancinis! Thanks for another fantastic meal Umberto, and thank you to the lovely blonde girl (sorry, I don’t know your name) who sometimes does the delivery. I almost felt guilty ordering today knowing you’d have to cycle around in this weather! – maria, SW4
The stew was delicious! The sauce was rich and the homemade flat bread was perfect for mopping up the plate with. The meat was chunky and tender and I loved the aubergine in it too. Would definitely order this again. Thank you! – Philippa, SW9
Amazing as always – nic, SW4
Delicious food especially the meatballs. It arrived very quickly and hot too – Clare, SW9
Fantastic! The best housebites so far. I have enough left over for dinner so tommorow and it was super scrumy. Three thumbs up – Catherine, SW4
Unusual but delicious recipe. Will definitely have it again. – Nick, SW8
This was so good! The portion size was huge and the food was delicious. – lauren, SE5
Best takeaway I’ve ever had. Food was excellent. Five min after placing order polite woman called to inform me that unfortunately my dessert had walnuts, which was not highlighted in the description. She offered an even better alternative I had not seen (with no nuts) ! Order arrived hot within 45 min. Brilliant! – January, SW4
meatballs were awesome . lamb stew too . it came with mash and the mash was so yummy i ate the mash all by it self , as i couldnt stop eating it. overall very good , i will be ordering housebites in future. ken – Ken, SW9
Well made and tasted fresh with good quality ingredients. Exactly what I wanted. Thank you. – Robert, SW4
Great meal! – Sarah, SE11
Wow! When I first saw all the 5 star reviews prior to ordering I must admit the cynical side of me assumed that you had only published the positive reviews and censored the rest – surely not all customers could be that pleased? After having tried Umberto’s food myself however, I see why. Food arrived on time, piping hot and was absolutely fantastic, bursting with favour. Best arancinis I have ever had hands down and the rucola, parmesan and pomodorino salad with that gorgeous honey mustard dressing was fantastic. This is not a takeaway people, this really is restaurant quality food just as promised. I am so excited to have discovered this service and will definitely be ordering from Umberto again. Please don’t move Umberto! 🙂 – maria, SW4
Absolutely fantastic. The food was superb – restaurant quality, delivered to your door! And very good value. I’ve always been a big fan of Deliverance for their quality delivery meals, this is better by far. The food was hot, fresh, delicious and delivered right on time. – Susan, SW8
THE best meal I’ve had yet through Housebites. Not only was the starter out of this world but the main was wonderfully tender and flavourful – I will absolutely be trying out some of Umberto’s other dishes! It was lovely to actually have him deliver the food too – a crowning glory to a champion meal! Thank you Umberto 😀 – James, SW8
Bisque was very yummy! Meal was a real treat! – Shelly, SE5
Excellent pork, really delicious and perfectly cooked. Could have benefitted from some cabbage or carrots, or some sort of veg. – Richard, SW9
Gorgeous. Brownie exceptionally lovely with the coffee ice cream. Thank you! – Rachael, SE5
How can I rate this order as very good?… This food was absolutely sensational! As a devout carnivore, I was sceptical about the vegetarian starter but it was probably the best veggie dish I have ever had. Amazing.. bursting with flavours of garlic and herbs and beautifully crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. But then the main dish.. Simply the best pasta dish have ever had! The pistachio works so well.. an orgy of pleasure for the tastebuds. The brownie was a real guilty pleasure and the espresso ice-cream. I am lost for superlatives! Umberto, you have really outdone yourself – please keep it up! – Ade, SW2
Very tasty, wholesome meal. Incredibly tasty. Loved it. If pressed, the only slight flaw I can give it was that some of the meat chunks were a tad fatty, but this may have added to the flavour. – Hormuz, SW4
Excellent! Britalian brownies and ice cream was the highlight, but the chicken sauce was rather good too. Will be ordering again. – Jason, SE5
I wasn’t sure what to think of Housebites, it promises a lot! But the meal I had was fantastic. Unlike usual takeout services, the food arrived on time, delivered by a lovely cycling delivery guy (I do feel a bit sorry for him cycling in the cold, though!), and the food itself was amazing, the pork was tender and so tasty, the vegetables lovely and garlicky, and the salad Olivier was a great side. The free espresso ice cream was a really lovely touch as well. I won’t hesitate to order again from Umberto and have already recommended to half my friends and family! – Alex, SW9
As always Umberto cooks really delicious food and gives great service Thanks from two very satisfied customers. – Seamus, SE5
Very good is not a good enough description; it was a wonderful meal, full of flavour. You can tell that care was taken in the preparation and delivery. – Vikki, SW8
Delicious delicious delicious – Seamus, SE5
Excellent as always. – Chayter, SW8
I’ve used Housebites many times before, but I have to say that this meal from Umberto is the best so far! So tasty that I could’ve eaten it twice! Thanks very much. – Martyn, SE5
I’d go above very good and say excellent. Yummy gnocchi. And the best brownies we’ve ever had! Really, really tasty! – Shelly, SE5
Amazing food, hand-delivered significantly earlier than we expected (which was a bonus as we were hungry!) The gnocchi was exciting, the ravioli divine, the brownies truly exceptional and the espresso ice cream was literally the icing on the cake. As take-away should be: the quality of food you expect when dining out, for the same price, but delivered to your door by a local chef. 100% recommended. Don’t hesitate to order from Umberto. – Ian, SE5
EXCELLENT FOOD! Parmesan and artichoke arancini balls were particularly delicious and I could have eaten a million of those brownies! Highly recommended! – Lauren, SW4
We loved the arancini, Tuscan pork and anything to do with potatoes. The complimentary brownie was sumptious as well. Although the order arrived bang on time the Beef Braciole coating was a bit limp and the slaw did not quite live up to our expectations from the description. Umberto can clearly cook but on this occasion the result was a little patchy. – Robert, SE17
Delicious meal. The brownie and espresso ice cream was exceptional. We definitely will be ordering from Umberto again. – Jenny, SE22
Really excellent food. Lots of it and full of flavour. – Carl, SW4
It was delicious! Umberto’s arancini did not disappoint. Top marks! – Rachel, SW2
Outstanding. Great quality food… the pork was UNBELIEVABLE! I’m salivating now just thinking of it! – Gus, SW2
As always Umberto has delighted my taste buds, everything was seriously delicious, the Avocado Ice Cream was surprising subtle and refined a real treat….Thanks Umberto – Seamus, SE5
The food was excellent, easily the best take-away we’ve ever had!! The arancini and zucca fritta are highly recommended. – Craig, SW4
Great pork – David, SW9
Really impressed! Great home cooked food, still hot when it arrived & just the right portion size. We will definately be ordering again, many thanks – Camilla, SW8
Excellent, thank you very much! – Karen, SE24
Incredible food! Thank you Umberto – arancini were delicious as was the pasta! And the espresso ice cream and brownie was wonderful – yum! Will definitely be ordering again it’s such a fantastic new takeway website! Won’t be ordering from your average takeaway anymore! – Ellie, SE24
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food arrived promptly, was still warm, and most importantly delicious. The pasta was a bit on the soggy side, but I know how hard it is to keep pasta al dente, especially fresh pasta. The wild boar sauce that came with it was incredible so it really didn’t matter. The arancini in particular were delicious. Really hot and crispy. The chorizo and bean stew was also lovely. I wasn’t expecting so much chorizo! We got two enormous sausages which were really meaty and tender. To top it all off we got some incredible brownies as well, which went down a storm. Will most definitely be ordering from Umberto again. – Lara, SW4
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Delicious meal from Umberto. First time using Housebites and will definitely be using them again. Really impressed. – Susie, SW4
Loved the ribs! Beautifully made. Everything arrived hot and onetime The portion sizes were very generous, one sticky toffee pudding was enough for 2 Loved it all Thanks x – Tanika, SE5
Absolutely delicious, the chocolate brownie with espresso ice cream was one of the best desserts I have ever had. – Sarah, SW4
Umberto really delivers with his food in every sense. Service with a bike and a smile but his sensational food speaks for itself. The sticky ribs were truly a guilty pleasure. The chorizo stew was great but surprising – the whole chorizos were possibly the biggest sausages I have ever seen. The ice cream was lovely and thanks so much for the free brownies – delicious and probably the best I have ever had. – Ade, SW2
Umberto is always great. Fantastic meal and fantastic freebies. Thanks so much. – Marc, SE24
Excellent! Great food, punctual timing, service with a smile. – Edmund, SW4
I really can’t believe that i have had such a well prepard meal as a delivery meal. Awesome. – Anthony, SW9
I suspect the meal would have been delicious. Unfortunately it arrived over an hour late so by that stage the food was cold and I was too hungry to care how it tasted. – Benjy, SE5
Everything was amazing!!! Exactly what we expect from House Bites – a good home cooked meal! Portion size was perfect. One of the best meals we have had!! Thanks, will definately be ordering again! – Fiona, SW4
Great hot food delivered on time, will use again – nick, SW9
We thoroughly enjoyed our House Bites yesterday evening. The food was delicious, well above your average takeaway, and was refreshingly different. The chef was clearly top quality – thank you very much. We`ll be back for more – get some more chefs in our area for Saturday night please! Ruth – Ruth, SE24
Umberto is an artist, the food was really delicious and surprising, I will definitely be coming back for more. Thank You Umberto and housebites – Seamus, SE5
This was the first time I have ordered from Housebites.com I was concerned that the food would arrive cold or not on time or that the portions would be small. I must say I was not disappointed. Food was awesome, sufficiently hot and he arrived within the time slot. The delivery guy had a bit of a problem finding our place which he could have been solved with some research on google maps before setting out but other than that it was a great experience. Not quite the price of a pizza but you can’t beat the quality of the food. Next time I’ll pretend to my friends that I cooked the great food! – Kola, SW2
Absolutely magnificent. Ordered only 90 mins before I wanted to eat. Food arrived promptly, still piping hot, and was tastier than the picture / description could convey. I will be ordering again very soon. – Rob, SW9
Delightful food, thanks Umberto for keeping it real! – Filippos, SW9
Simple menu choice but often these things can be delivered and still be awful, but NOT in this case. I read the blurb and it suggested it was like home cooked food just the way his ‘Italian Mamma’ use to make, and it was true. The Arancini was amazing and the best I have ever had – very very tasty and perfectly made – I am very critical so trust me on this one. Again, the meat balls were brilliant but to be honest, I had filled myself up on the 3 Arancini – I did ask for it to be spicy and I think he may have considered this sacrilege to his mothers recipe and I got a little bowl of chilli sauce (I think but it was not spicy enough for me). Still, it was lovely and tasty. I really recommend these dishes. – Terry, SW4
Booked late so the main courses I wanted had sold out so had a couple of starters. They were very good so I will definitely book early next time! – Linda, SE17
This meal was absolutely excellent. It was the right portion and was light yet creamy with a great balance of flavours. I highly recommend this. – Jasmine, SW9
Very nice food, delivered hot and on time. You can’t ask for much more than that. Lovely grilled veg salad was my personal fave! – Ross, SE24
A Sicilian work of art! The stuffed chicken legs were delicious. Who would have thought chcken stuffed with pistachio nuts would work but it did. The mange tout and marsala sauce complemented it all very well. Not the cheapest Housebites meal I have had but one of the best and most adventurous. Deserts ran out on the menu but thanks for the free little cakes! – Ade, SW2
Great again. Love it – nic, SW4
Great meal and Umberto was very friendly – would definitely recommend (or have again…) Greek salad was good, and quite enjoyed the Tzatziki. The rump steak was perfectly cooked (Umberto called to check how I wanted it done!), and came with Dauphinoise potatoes which had the right balance of creaminess but were slightly too crunchy for my taste. – Jan, SW4
The pork cheeks were very delicious and my boyfriend said the glazed carrots were the best he’d ever tasted! However the salmon risotto was sublime & I wish I’d ordered that instead! Was v.jealous of my housemate who had it. All the portion sizes were good. Thank you! Will definitely be ordering again. – Philippa, SW9
what a brilliant meal, will definitely order again. Thank you very much – Karen, SE24
Maybe gnocchi was a little heavy for a hot evening but that was my choice. Overall it was good, meaty and would be excellent for a winter evening. Tzatziki again very tasty. MB – Martin, SW8
Great meal – thanks Umberto. Choc arancini is amazing! – Adam, SW9
Fantastic meal – thank you so much The Arancini were unbelievably good! Would definitely recommend – Alexandra, SW4
The food was excellent. I was seriously surprised. We had spaghetti ad meatballs. The tomato sauce was rich and tasty a the meatballs were juicy and just right. It arrived pippig hot and with rear attention to detail – leave of basil shredde on top and tiny containers of grated cheese. They also included two additional chocolate ball deserts that were ridiculously good! – Clara, SW4
Delicious and hot. We particularly enjoyed the stuffed artichokes. – Catherine, SW9
I really enjoy cooking myself, but now i feel like I can have a cheeky take-away and feel great about the quality of the food, thank you. – Louis, SW9
Completely delicious, wonderful food. Arrived piping hot – the chocolate arancini are my new favorite food, thoroughly recommended. The quality goes way beyond that expected from any take away, it is top restaurant quality food delivered to your door. Thank you Umberto & housebites.com – nic, SW4
Lovely food as always – and thanks for the little desert freebie of gorgeous little cakes. – Ade, SW2
Wow… Amazing – Gus, SW2
Nice tasty food and plenty of it. Delivered punctually. Perfect at the end of a shattering day when I didn’t want to cook. – christine, SW9
Outstanding meal. Delivered right on time. Better quality than any takeaway. The meatballs really were as good as my Italian Mother used to make. Very pleased that there was a small side of cheese for the spaghetti. The portions were very generous. A great meal and would order again. Thanks. – Scott, SW9
It was Amazing! Especially the pasta with prawns was delicious! It was my first time on housebites and it was incredible! Grazie Mille! – Arianna, SW2
All was delicious, with prompt delivery. Arancini were especially good. – Melanie, SW4
Genuinely great quality – Phillip, SW9
Excellent chicken, really like the veg & mash also. Definitely recommend it – David, SW9
Sicilian stallion Umberto’s food is pretty outstanding. Possibly the best ravioli I have ever had – huge pasta parcels packed full of pork in a delicious sauce full of chunks of asparagus and mushrooms. The multi-flavoured signature arancini rice balls were a nice touch… and the tzatziki, although not so Sicilian, was a joy – rich and packed full of fennel and all sorts of goodies. Only problem, the food sells out a bit too quickly so Umberto – you better stock up with more rice balls! – Ade, SW2
I was dubious, but the meal was very good. Not cold, not dry. Very impressed. – Simon, SW4
Excellent raviolo and the eton mess was gorgeous! – Kathleen, SW4
Another goor meal! Especially the aubergine and chickpea dish was amazing. And thanks for the chocolate arancini, they were a big hit with adults and child! – Linda, SW2
Delicious, clean, fresh summery flavors delivered hot and on time. Just what I felt like, thanks! – Chris, SW9
very tasty meal. loved the arancini! – Franziska, SW4
The food was absolutely delicious. We can honestly say the arancini were the best we’ve had. Will definitely be ordering again. – Carrie, SW8
Good quality food! – Mandip, SW9
AMAZING!!! Soooo delicious…..i had the ribs and beat balls and they were dreamy. Thank you so much for a quick, friendly and tasty service. Everybody should forget normal take aways, this is the future. Fresh food, talented chefs, supporting local economy not unhealthy food giants. This is the way forward 🙂 Well done. – AUSTIN, SW9
Absolutely delicious, keep up the awesome work! – Chayter, SW8
Very impressed. I’ll certainly use the service again. – David, SE5
Prompt delivery. Excellent food – especially the arancini. The beef stew and mash were fantastically tasty. The portions were extremely generous. I would definitely order from this chef again. – Kathleen, SE11
Really tasty, generous portions, arrived hot and on time. They even threw in a desert for free. Definitely be ordering again! – Luke, SW2
Tasted so fresh … very healthy portions too 🙂 – Patrick, SW8
Everything I ordered was really delicious, fresh and good quality. Will definitely be ordering again. Grazie Umberto! – Linda, SW2
Amazing home cooked food, was absolutely delicious AND he brought us a free dessert! YUM! – Stuart, SW4
Absolutely lovely. Loved the stuffed artichokes. :O) – Stephen, SW2
Excellent meal…sooooo much better than a take away. Didn’t know what to expect but was incredibly pleasantly surprised! – Perrin, SW9
It was delicious and tasted like being in Italy. – Eva, SW8
Quite simply, superb. Everything. – paul, SW2
I am so excited to have discovered this brilliant alternative take-away! How wonderful that Umberto cycled my food over himself – and that it tasted so GOOD! I may be cooking alot less and dialling a lot more from now on. Delighted. – Petra, SW9
Excellent! One of the best take-away meals in London!Thank you!!! – margherita, SW8
Absolutely excellent, especially the Funghi and the Arancini. And the brownie… what can I say? buonissimo! Thanks Claire and Umberto! – James, SW2
Fresh, tasty food delivered exactly on time – Andrew, SW4
Excellent quality. Will be ordering again. – Chayter, SW8
Delicious in all points. Thank you, Umberto! – Caroline, SE5
Excellent food, great service. amazing! – Josephine, SW8