Bocca Di Lupo

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£26 to £40
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Italian

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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.

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RobbieS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. It is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in the UK. Great menu, and very reasonably priced.

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dawnp
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved Bocco di Lupo had a very warm welcome food was amazing and staff helpful . Bill nighey sitting opposite Only weak area our table was booked for 2.45 and kitchen closed at 3 which we didn’t know felt it was a bit rushed . Certainly recommend the suckling pig

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JacR
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food with good, friendly service. Really buzzy and we enjoyed being there.

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Willa
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most perfect restaurant in every way. My favourite place to go.

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NicholasB
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You’ll have to reserve weeks possibly months in advance, but the summary is it’s worth it. The staff are friendly. Service feels genuine. Mine was a party of six including a nonagenarian wheelchair-bound grandmother. They were considerate. I appreciated it. The selection of dishes we chose was 80% vegetarian. It was tasty. We chose prosecco and primitivo red from southern italy. The desserts were excellent - I had a caffe alla nocciola. Around half the tables were birthday parties. It was about £45 a head. I’m looking forward to the next time.

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LP76
Surrey
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time at this fantastic restaurant and I can’t rate it highly enough. Top class food, location and service and I will definitely keep coming back! The best calamari I’ve ever had.

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ElenaW
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is remarkable and delicious, not generic italian at all. Wine was also crisp and refreshing.

Would be good to get a general guidance on portion sizes as it's difficult to understand how much to order.
Also the tables are quite small which makes sharing multiple plates tricky.

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Kuni
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food with nice service. Nice to have small dish options so we can try many foods and all of them were outstanding.

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CharlieC
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and came quickly, server was very knowledgeable about the food. Wine was harder the first bottle was out of stock and the re-ordered one came after food had been served. Overall very good

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AndriusM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and food, but portions are small. Also, I newer paid £15.00 for very average taste ice cream anywhere else. Very hard to justify this

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Gini
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Allerbeste italienische Küche..., dazu Top Service

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lester
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked counter seats via the web site close to closing time. But we arrived early and managed to get seats within the restaurant. All aspects of our visit - service, food quality, ambience and price - were very good.Will return.

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Ksenia
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, everything was really delicious and the price is good value for money.

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Hawko
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic regional Italian dishes served with the friendliness and professionalism that Italians bring to the hospitality industry

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PaulaT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Bocca di Lupo is very good and truly Italian cuisine! Everything is fresh and the pasta is homemade. I have lived in Italy for 5 years and this is one of the few restaurants in London that will actually serve Italian cuisine and not Bristish-Italian cuisine or American Pizza. I would definitely recommend this restaurant! Only thing that could be better is the staff at the entrance.. The woman taking our coats and bringing us to our table was very rude.

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claireo
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favourite for a while now, the staff are lovely and really down to earth. Stuffed safe leaves with anchovies are divine, the wine is lovely too.

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GeorgieA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish we had visited sooner. One of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had in London in a long time. If we could have I would have ordered the whole menu, there wasn’t a single dish that didn’t appeal. All of it was tasty and you could tell it was cooked by people who also like to eat good food. Service was excellent too.

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GuiM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is incredible and very tasty! Small plates allows you to try several dishes. Service was quick but at times it felt the waiters were trying to rush us and pressuring us to order soon. Other than that, it was a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb attention to detail and excellent food to celebrate my birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and environment, only thing to complain is food was a bit cold when served.

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AlisonP
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bocca Di Lupo for a pre-theatre supper and were treated, right from the start, in an efficient, informed and welcoming way. The young man who was assigned as our waiter quickly established our needs and preferences and led us through a range of suggestions from the extensive menu. We were in his hands completely and grateful to have his suggestions.
The food came out rapidly and steadily as we finished each plate (tapas style). Simple and complex all had an authentically fresh taste that set each apart from another. A pairing with a Sicilian red wine worked perfectly. Finishing with swift desserts and good coffee we were just in time for the start of the first night of Upstart Crow.
Next time we’ll come back and make use of the Bocca Di Lupo gelatiria across the road too. This was a real find and we loved it.

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you...we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch for two at the bar. Loved the 'small' options.

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Jekyll
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very lively place with an excellent and unusual menu with regional Italian dishes good as sharing plates. Not a place for a quiet restful evening but good for post theatre by which time most of the other diners were very loud. They kindly offered us a table tho' the only option on-line had been the counter, though i like that too - watching it all cooked right in front of you. The desserts look good but had ordered too much earlier! The plates are generous.

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ZofiaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar to eat which had a great atmosphere. The service was super efficient without making us feel rushed and the waiter gave us good advice in relation to what size plates to order and which wine. The food was beautifully cooked and it was nice to share all the plates. The only reason we haven't given the food five stars was that we found the langoustines slightly disappointing. But the ravioli was out of this world.

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benk
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant. We had a wonderful meal, great service. Will definitely recommend and will be coming again (and again).

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ASFrd
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and atmospheric. The perfect pre show meal.

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RuthW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and lovely atmosphere, would definitely visit again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant is nice but very chaotic

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vipWrighty
London
177 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Bocca is one of my favourite places but this visit lacked something. The food was not quite as tasty as previously. Good, not great

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BrydonN
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening all supported by attentive and professional staff

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Londonfoodie
London
67 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food as ever. Professional and responsive team

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TimR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Superb food but the restaurant staff made a very big issue out of us needing to take no longer than 2 hours and rushed us through the whole thing. No time for an aperitif and no time to linger at the end over coffee. That is ok if you are not paying £80 per head.

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DeborahS
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food, ideal for sharing which means you get to try a great selection of wonderful small plates. Went for a birthday lunch with friends and we all decided we will celebrate there again next year!

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jigginstown
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early dinner after a show with 3 small plates, squid, scallop risotto, and polenta with wild boar. All excellent. Service good and enjoyed it all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great restaurant. Food was fabulous and a great value. I did feel a little rushed sitting at the bar.
I will be back.

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vipjohnw
San Francisco
51 reviews