Apulia

4.4
681 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Apulia welcomes You in for a taste and experience of southern Italy !
We aim to give you an unforgettable feeling when you taste our food, taking you to the various regions of Puglia, have you been? If not, then its time to go there ... of course, through us! Or feel free to visit our main branch in Bari, where we have had years of experience creating wonderful dishes, which we now bring to you in London.The most important ingredients that we use in creating our dishes are actually imported directly from local producers and farmers from the Puglia region.We use very little yeast in our dough for both our homemade bread and pizzas and the proving process is a minimum of 72 hours.We, Sassa & Sons, are bringing Italian style cooking to you using our grandma’s recipes, unchanged in every way.
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SarahL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, warm atmosphere, great for a celebratory meal with friends and colleagues.

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MarkB
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had a very nice team meal here, would definitely go again

KH
KHA80
Liverpool
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere 😀👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and food delicious… will certainly return if in the area

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SaskiaJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived with a reservation for a different day - they were lovely about it and managed to squeeze us in. Lovely food, good wine, lively but not loud atmosphere and quick and friendly service. Will go again.

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Tone
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

May be better on a weekday not a Saturday lunch time in December both for food and atmosphere.

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ElenaD
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a party of seven - came for a pre-theatre dinner. The team were extremely efficient - serving us very quickly as we were a bit pressed for time! Very friendly and very helpful. The food was very good too. Overall - excellent Italian family restaurant experience. We plan to come back soon!

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Gannet6
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent freshly-prepared food with first class ingredients and friendly service. Could not fault it

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vipMalcolmH
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Ordered Pasta dishes which were extremely small portions and not very tasty.
Shame, we have eaten here before and really enjoyed it

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KatrinaM
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was really appauling, waiters not attentive at all

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JayP
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat with authentic food and a great wine list. So glad that they are not pandemic casualties!

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Noggins
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great to see this little genuine Italian restaurant being so successful - it was packed on a Tuesday lunchtime in a quiet corner of Smithfield. Despite being so busy the service remained pretty good and dishes were excellent.

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NualaK
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and nice place they were very attentive

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and reliably good neighbourhood restaurant. Food always simple but delicious.

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza with outstanding service, would definitely recommend been back a few times now.

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AlistairS
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the food was delicious, service was good too. Will definitely be going back.

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HughR
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had an early evening meal here as soon as they opened (5.30pm) ahead of going to the Barbican Centre (very convenient for that), so it was quiet; don’t know what it would be like later on. The food is Southern Italian, so good on seafood: I had a very good risotto di mare, and special of the day was spaghetti with langoustines. They also appear to do a good range of pizzas which were being enjoyed at the next table, as well as various pastas. Service was friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed our meal, and would recommend this place for anyone looking for a friendly unassuming place serving good Italian food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed and friendly restaurant. Delicious food and a lovely glass of wine.

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vipAandfriends
London
116 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great wine list, delicious choices of susbtantial dishes (beef cheeks), to pasta and pizza for all tastes, yet maintaining unique flavours of Apulia. Must become a regular customer!

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Jess
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really great pasta dishes at a reasonable price, nice wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a table of 9 which was a bit of a challenge perhaps but the service was a bit slow to take our drinks orders and food(arrived after 45mins)
But it’s still a good restaurant having eaten there a number of times .Significant price rises post COVID.?

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was great. The food even better! Was a total random find but omg i will be back for sure!!

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JTMS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some daft reviewers complained about the food being freshly cooked! Certainly not me. Excellent.Very Italian, Montalbano would love it

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CiaraD
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, what felt like traditional, family run Italian restaurant. Service was impeccable! Very friendly, helpful and personable. Food was hot and delicious. And so many options. The environment was intimate but it was big and lively enough to feel like a fun night out. Going to recommend to anyone!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere, friendly quick service, food was a bit disappointing for the price-my pasta was too ‘al dente’ for my taste. Would try the place again though.

JK
JonathanK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent old-school Italian with some delicious new dishes (the lamb ribs and sweet potato was simple but very good indeed)

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vipGobbleMEVEG
London
89 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice food, Not greeted at the door as they were very busy, my friend had already arrived so found him.
Noise level too loud for me you need so soft furnishing to absorb the ambient noise.
We only had a pizza and it was very nice, not rushing back

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Daniel
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for a party of 8 and we were seated three each side and one each end which made conversation easy. Quoter downstairs tha on the ground floor.

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HannahP
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a business lunch on a Wednesday lunchtime. The food was lovely, the service was quick and it was good value for money.

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RussellF
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were eating pre- theatre and we were served very quickly. We had booked here because it was the only restaurant with availability in walking distance or the Barbican & we can understand why. The food was very poor - the ravioli bland and tasteless & my husband was also very disappointed with the wild boar ragu pasta. Felt completely ripped off. Almost £80 for 2 pasta dishes, two glasses of wine, two bottles of beer and a shared dessert. I could have made considerably better food at home and I’m no chef!

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Amanda
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for the Barbican. Delicious pizza and pasta and very good service!

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GarethE
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good simple Italian food with a regional twist served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. It's got a good "old school" feel to it without being stuffy, though the tiled surfaces make it quite a loud place if you are hoping for a quiet conversation.

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JoanW
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Felt very lucky to get a last minute booking. Had wild boar ragu . It was delicious. Wine very reasonably priced. Opposite Farringdon Station

MJ
MJR27
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and great food, definitely will be back

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vipRichardS
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Italian food. Great place to visit if you are going to The Barbican.

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MichaelF
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch for a group of 10 prior to going to the Barbican Theatre. Friendly staff, good food and good wine list. Highly recommended.

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HelenM
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We had 2 very good dishes - cheese with pears and a pizza. The other 2 dishes were poor - a bruschetta which didn’t taste of much and a ravioli which was unpleasant.

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Vale
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely time with our friends at Apulia. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed and the service great.
The food was good and quite tasty.

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SteveS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was very poor. Our food was nearly an hour late and we were going to the theatre. Had to rush it and one dish was actually cold. No opportunity for a further course. The manager was surly and unapologetic. No discount was offered. I’ve seen similar reviews from other customers. Get the impression that they value profit over customer care. Would not recommend the place to anyone.

FAQs

Apulia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Apulia is rated 4.4 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.