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Bocca Di Lupo, London,

Bocca Di Lupo

4.4
4.4
2239 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:15 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7734 2223

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Kenedy

  • Catering

    Bocca di Lupo At Home is a 'cook at home' delivery service we launched during the lockdown period and will continue for the foreseeable future. We prepare, we deliver, you cook!

  • Private party facilities

    Our Remus Room is a warm and sumptuous setting for any party. It can accommodate twelve to thirty two persons seated, fifty standing, and is always served by its own chef in a dedicated, adjacent kitchen.

  • Private party contact

    Rosie Mayall: 020 7734 2223

  • Neighborhood

    Piccadilly

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    We are one minute's walk from Piccadilly Circus tube station, and a myriad of bus stops. You'll find us on Archer Street, just behind the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,239 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. BR

    BenR

    Buckinghamshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Authentic Italian food. If you have been around Italy and are missing it, try this place.
  2. F

    Fmart

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Disappointing food overall. When you order a fritto starter they give you one stuffed olive! You should get at least 2 or 3 per portion. The downstairs feels quite tight, no windows, quite suffocating. Food was just average. Orecchiette were ok, parmigiana disappointing, carne battuta was nice but again nothing special. wine list is good but I was expecting something much better. There are many Italian restaurants in London a lot better, cheaper and more authentic .
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food - we can’t wait to return to explore more of the menu. Our waiter was very knowledgable and attentive and made our evening extra special with his recommendations.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    The food was very underwhelming. Pasta came slightly cold. It was very very average and costed a lot!
  5. D

    Diann

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this place. Discovered it during lockdown with their at home meal kits. Restaurant atmosphere is fabulous, takes me back to the dining halls in Milan. Chaotic and fabulous at the same time. Food is exceptional and service is on par.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Engagement lunch! We loved it
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    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.
  8. NR

    NRTontour

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food abs service was excellent !!
  9. GG

    GayG

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  10. F

    Foreignfoodie

    London

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and great menu with superb wine
  11. R

    Robert

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place, and wonderful Italian cuisine.
  12. E

    Eatour

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 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
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely as always
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super place, really helpful staff, loved watching the chefs prepare.
  15. S

    Spud

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch , really good value, great food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good to be back! Everything was spot on.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, atmosphere, food = perfect.
  18. A

    Atagirl

    London

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 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.
  19. BP

    BiancaP

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  20. CP

    ClaireP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, amazing!!! If you’ve not visited Bocca Di Lupo you really should!
  21. P

    Pollyanthus

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant - really different Italian regional food - great ambience - good service
  22. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    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 🤞
  23. s

    sharnnap

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service during a busy lunch sitting. Food was delicious, can’t wait to go back.
  24. NC

    NickC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, imaginative, unfussy food and charming, attentive service
  25. K

    Ksenia

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, super tasty and high quality. strongly recommend.
  26. C

    Crambe

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  27. HN

    HelenaN

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  28. A

    Aaaa

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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).
  29. MM

    MichaelM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Partridge and Polenta Perfect. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks!
  30. A

    Angeline

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurants in London! Outstanding food and an exciting variety of dishes.
  31. BC

    BethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in London, the food sensational. The service wonderful and really well priced
  32. M

    Mary

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service! Such a good spot, will be back again & again!
  33. ES

    EmmaS

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 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.
  34. NM

    NoorM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  35. F

    Flamur

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  36. AG

    AnnieG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  37. F

    Flora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with good sized plates and a great atmosphere. Never disappoints!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Always delicious food, a bit rushed
  39. 8

    83observercook

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 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.
  40. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great good, great service, and a fantastic Negroni

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Bocca Di Lupo is rated 4.4 stars by 2239 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Piccadilly

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:15 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    We are one minute's walk from Piccadilly Circus tube station, and a myriad of bus stops. You'll find us on Archer Street, just behind the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Kenedy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7734 2223

  • Catering

    Bocca di Lupo At Home is a 'cook at home' delivery service we launched during the lockdown period and will continue for the foreseeable future. We prepare, we deliver, you cook!

  • Private party facilities

    Our Remus Room is a warm and sumptuous setting for any party. It can accommodate twelve to thirty two persons seated, fifty standing, and is always served by its own chef in a dedicated, adjacent kitchen.

  • Private party contact

    Rosie Mayall: 020 7734 2223

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