Bocca Di Lupo

4.6
2367 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened Bocca di Lupo in November 2008. The restaurant has since received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest regional Italian cuisine. Despite the buzzy feel and glamourous surroundings, we are a family business, a small and humble trattoria at heart.

We specialise in the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy's twenty regions. If we can make something ourselves, we do - gelati, breads, sausages, salame, pickles, mostarda, and pasta of course - the rest is carefully sourced from Italy. A selection of Italian wines and home-made and imported foods is available for delivery, along with our famous gelato, from Gelupo.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2367 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Engagement lunch! We loved it

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a joy to be back at Bocca. The staff were a delight, especially out lovely waiter who couldn’t have been nicer.
A slight nuisance was the very very noisy plate storage before dishwashing. It was very loud. Everyone kept jumping. Apart from that it was perfect.

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NRTontour
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food abs service was excellent !!

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GayG
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Drink took long time to get to the table. Food very slow to arrive and when arrived was not served correctly. Very small table for 3 people, not space for dishes.

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Foreignfoodie
London
64 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great menu with superb wine

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Robert
Brighton
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place, and wonderful Italian cuisine.

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vipEatour
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is one of my favourite restaurants - love the food & the ambience but this time we felt rushed from the moment we sat down, everything came fast and we’re removing dishes and drinks before we had finished them

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super place, really helpful staff, loved watching the chefs prepare.

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vipSpud
London
29 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch , really good value, great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back! Everything was spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere, food = perfect.

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Atagirl
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Really sad that standards have dropped so badly - I’m sure Covid is partly to blame but all the dishes were banged out without much attention to detail and it felt like no one really cared. A lot of it was cold, the langoustines were like little dried worms, the pasta was cold and the dessert was a stale bun doused in rum. It’s a pity - Bocca Di Lupo used to be my favourite restaurant. Probably won’t come again.

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BiancaP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was OK, and it didn't maintain a good ratio quality-price. The service was good and speedy.

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ClaireP
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing!!! If you’ve not visited Bocca Di Lupo you really should!

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Pollyanthus
Surrey
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant - really different Italian regional food - great ambience - good service

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class,simple as that.
It lends itself to the tier 2 rules so this visit was even more ideal as we ate several small plates and we moved on to another similar style restaurant.
Besides that we have visited on numerous occasions and it never fails.
Looking forward to you guys getting back into tier 2.
Best of luck 🤞

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sharnnap
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service during a busy lunch sitting. Food was delicious, can’t wait to go back.

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NickC
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, imaginative, unfussy food and charming, attentive service

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Ksenia
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, super tasty and high quality.
strongly recommend.

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Crambe
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was remarkable, very intense flavours, felt very authentic [tho' I'm no expert!]. service discreet, relaxed, and yet beautifully timed - someone there the moment you wanted anything. Atmosphere welcoming, warm.

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HelenaN
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely people, great wine list. All the food was really quite salty this time though. Even the salad. Still delicious, but it was noticeable.

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Aaaa
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seating at the bar overlooking the kitchen was always good, but the pandemic has led to plastic dividers between every 2 seats in this area... this has made it even better imo (by reducing the ambient noise level).

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MichaelM
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Partridge and Polenta Perfect. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks!

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Angeline
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in London! Outstanding food and an exciting variety of dishes.

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BethC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in London, the food sensational. The service wonderful and really well priced

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Mary
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! Such a good spot, will be back again & again!

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EmmaS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Visited this restaurant after reading good reviews and although pleased to be sat downstairs and not at the bar this restaurant failed to deliver. We ordered five dishes, three cocktails and a bottle of wine. The bread was good but that was about it. The following dishes were average at best. We struggled with the menu as it wasn’t written in English and asked the waiter for help to which he replied order 2/3 dishes each. Yes but what are the dishes?! Found it very pretentious. All style no substance.

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NoorM
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food is outstanding! Definitely recommend the the Bagna cauda and the fried baccala, but everything we ordered was tasty. The service was swift and the counter seating comfortable. Will be returning!

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Flamur
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was nowhere what I imagined. Originally it was an internet magazine review that had praised specifically the quality of the food that led me to decide to visit this place.

After a friendly greeting and exchanging pleasantries with the waitress at the check in, we were shown to our table. While I praise the establishment’s adherence to COVID social-distancing, not all tables were sealed from one another, one of those being ours. We were certainly not more then half a meter or one meter from the tables either side, let alone two. The staff, which I do feel bad for, but must be mentioned, certainly did not adhere to social distancing when not serving or required by customers. Although, I should point out, our waitress was very friendly and she seemed on stand by for any requests we had so that was nice.

We then ordered the (forgot dishes actual name) tangliatelli with beef, which, again, what seemed like after a life time, (I’m not sure why they called me the day before saying there’s an 1hr and 45 minutes maximum stay when each dish took about 20 years to come) arrived.

I was so disappointed with the quality of the main dish. There was absolutely no flavour to it, what-so-ever. Zilch. For a dish that’s of its price, ‘let down’ doesn’t begin to describe it. My greatest piece of advice to anybody thinking of dining here because of an avid Italian food passion- save yourself the disappointment and dine at any Italian fast-food chain for cheaper and better quality food.

We then ordered desert, the ‘grandpa’s balls’, and to put it frankly, it was absolute garbage. I’m not quite sure how a dish can be both disgusting and tasteless. Worst thing ever eaten, ever.

The atmosphere isn’t anything out of the special, except that there is a ‘restaurant’ option where people can ‘enjoy’ a normal dining experience, or ‘bar’ option where you can eat at the bar (Not joking).

Wouldn’t ever come here again if someone paid me.

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AnnieG
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an innovative menu, staff who are ‘real people’ not putting in a show, and buzzing ambience. Good wine list also.

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Flora
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with good sized plates and a great atmosphere. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always delicious food, a bit rushed

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83observercook
London
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

arriving with daughter and new born baby in a pram, we were given the corner bar area, after discussion. It proved to be the quietest meal we have ever eaten at Bocca. In these semi locked down times we soon got into discussion with the lady in t he next booth -new born babies do that. Anyway, it was a lovely meal. Some favourites and some new things, the balls of chard and ricotta were recommended by the lady, and very good, and we were delighted to have an excellent Bagna Cauda. We even got to meet Jacob Kenedy, who is charming.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good, great service, and a fantastic Negroni

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boccaccio Di Lupo never fails. Every time we go everything is outstanding from the food to the service. Just a real treat.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favourite in London. Just the right balance of amazing service and food, whilst still keeping the trattoria feel of warmth ans friendliness!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Staff not wearing proper face masks. Didn’t feel safe.

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JohnH
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food pleasantly and professionally served, as always.

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KateS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere - special but not pretentious and a great location to explore London

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Bocca Di Lupo is rated 4.6 stars by 2367 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.