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About Giuseppe's Place

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano on Borough High Street is a cosy and affordable eatery, offering mouth-watering cuisine that tastes like it has come straight from mama’s kitchen. In fact, many of Giuseppe’s authentic Italian dishes are prepared.

47-49 Borough High Street
London, SE1 1NB
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Tuesday: 12pm-11pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm-11:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7407 3451

Website:
http://www.giuseppesplace.com/

Public Transit:
London bridge station

Additional:
Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wine

Giuseppe's Place Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (12)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Casual (9)
Live Music (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Outstanding Value (1)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely fantastic atmosphere. Great food! We always go there if we are nearby. Highly recommended place!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Brought a friend here to sample the food and atmosphere lovely place just a bit loud but I knew that. Still great service, food and value for money. Would recommend!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The service was fast and considerate - we were having a chat and they waited til we finished the conversation before asking for the order - the food was delicious and the location and experience was all round wonderful

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 (London)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I met us with friends at Giuseppe's for dinner. I booked on the basis of review that I had read and I was not disappointed. The staff were lovely, welcoming and attentive, without being too present. I had the spaghetti cabonara and it was absolutely delicious - I was very happy with my choice. The garlic bread was barely warm which was a real shame, so I didn't bother with that. I heard the staff talking earlier in the evening about a problem they had had with the freezer so a lot of the desserts were off the menu - so I didn't have desert, but the portions for the main course were so generous it was probably a bit of luck really! I would go back and would say if you want somewhere cosy for dinner it is a good spot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Lancashire)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Conveniently located opposite Borough Market, Giuseppe's is a very atmospheric restaurant with great Italian food and wines. Would heartily recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great find - tucked away - traditional Italian food with portions so large you wont want to eat again. Great atmosphere with charming service - we will be back

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were looking for somewhere for a quick date night bite to eat and found this lil gem near London Bridge. Food was good, ambience was lovely and they have a live singer singing away. Lovely vibe and great staff. Will be going again!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Horrible date - but bad nothing to do with the restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great venue for both food and atmosphere, recommended for a larger group. Perfect for birthdays and leaving parties.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Giuseppe's evokes ambience of small "buco" (hole in the wall) trattorias of Tuscany and Rome. Menu is classic Italian trattoria fare, with antipasti, pastas, meat and fish dishes. Wine list is reasonable but not extensive. Pasta dishes were solid and a good value. Live singer on a Saturday evening was an extra treat. Overall, a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Love this place!! Secret hidden gem!

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food as usual was fabulous and staff so friendly and efficient. Love coming here. Has become our 'go to' place

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent value, efficient service, convenient lcoation

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very small basement restaurant. Cosy atmosphere. Tables were quite close together, but the next table did not disturb our evening. We arrived at 6pm on Thursday, by 7pm it was very busy. Live music was performed. All in all a very pleasant evening. Well worth a visit.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service, welcoming staff, and fabulous food. Like going to an Italian family's house for dinner...with a live singer serenading you, to boot. Casual, homey atmosphere created perfect backdrop to a most memorable meal. Highly recommended for an upbeat evening.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Service business like but not super friendly. Food good, quick to arrive and nice atmosphere with some live music (Thursday)

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on June 24, 2017

A great place

Good food

Atmosphere great

Friendly staff who work hard

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Went with a friend, service was poor, food was below average for the price.
Staff were rude and couldn't get us out quick enough.

We had a table under the stairs with a lot of passing customers.

I booked this restaurant based on reviews and was very disappointed that both service and food was poor.
I would not recommend this place and will definitely not go back.

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 (London)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Wonderful, authentic Italian experience. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a non franchise, non generic and more people orientated dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great service and value for money.
Would definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on April 24, 2017

This is a family run Italian down some stairs off Borough High Street. The service was sharp and the food was fresh and authentic, no pizzas and the like but plenty of pasta dishes, creamy sauces and garlicky juices. The place was buzzing on a Monday evening, which is a good sign. The meal finished with a complimentary limoncello, a nice touch.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on April 8, 2017

My second visit here,fab food,good service by friendly staff.singer on site.and the boss comes round to see how you are.would recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great little restaurant just off Borough High St.
Changed at last minute from a hotel restaurant and so glad we did .
Friendly staff, lovely food, buzzy and lively with live music . Great value and we will return !!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Excellent food and great service! Will totally recommend it :)

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent service, great value and quality. Enjoyed our meal and would definitely come back for more

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Outstanding dinner at Giuseppe's - loved the authentic touch, Italian waiters and excellent food (both pasta and meats). Generous portions and an excellent red wine made for a great evening, and we'll definitely return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was our second time at Giuseppe's Place, this time for Valentine's day. The place is slightly crazy and we enjoyed the atmosphere – it's not going to be to everyone's taste, but is a good laugh. We will certainly return for another visit. The pasta was very good, and the starters were tasty and pretty big. Service was friendly (although took a few requests to get water delivered to the table) and the wines were fine. Good fun having Giuseppe himself going around greeting people and handing out shots of limoncello. Overall an enjoyable and not at all overpriced evening (unusual on Valentine's day...)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

First of all, don't be fooled by the restaurant's website (like we were!). A combination of random stock photos and website design convinces you it's a cool modern Italian restaurant. It's not, far from it. The photographs of the dishes on the website, aren't even on the menu. One day I hope to eat at the restaurant where those photographs were taken.

Once you get over that shock. You can go one of two ways. Be utterly shocked and let it bother you, or just roll with it. We rolled with it. The decor is tacky. The food is below average (my friend's Scotch Salmon was...um...well done). But there's something about this place. It's slightly infectious. It's almost like they know they are cheesy and tacky and are playing on it. I mean a club singer murdering classic 80s ballads was actually really funny (think Vic Reeves doing club singer impression on Shooting Stars). Chris Isaak's classic 'wicked game' will never sound the same again. And then when you think it can't get even funnier, you notice that the entire place becomes a disco (I mean who still uses that word) after 11pm.

Had we gone to a normal italian restaurant, we would have enjoyed the food and the evening and that would've been it. But a week later, my friend and I are still talking and laughing about it. So our advice is, don't take a seriously, go with the flow, drink lots (def. helps) and prepare yourself for 'Sweet Caroline'.

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 (Kent)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Had a great evening but the singer and music was too loud. It would be better if it just wasn't so loud. Great food and service though and would go again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kent)·Dined on February 1, 2017

A short step away from overpriced Borough market you can actually reserve a table rather than wait in a nearby pub to be texted when your table is ready
The waiters are all very experienced men who know their business and probably have a stake in the profit
Table spacing and seating is adequate and live music was evident but not intrusive
Food is Italian no nonsense
House wines bearable
Generally a comfortable night out

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Lovely restaurant.
Easy to find - I've booked a table via website in couple of minutes.
When I came cheerful waitress aproched me and found my reservation.
All staff very friendly and polite .
Lovely wines and food is on Italian quality level compare to my overseas experience.
Definitely going to come back .

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Kent)·Dined on November 30, 2016

The food was very good but the seating is very packed-in and there's barely room to move. Waiters were so rushed they couldn't listen to the order properly but it could just have been the time we went. Nice ambience with the live music and I'd come back again with a friend after work. Definitely not for a special occasion or a date.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Make sure you book in advance as they didn't have our booking which we made in the morning. They found us a table but was busy so we might not have been able to....

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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2016

good central place to meet with friends, close to the station and to theatres

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2016

We go there for a special ocasion toghether with my partner. The table they are way to close to can have a private conversation, the waiter was very rud and my food was cold. For sure I will not go again and I cannot recommend to nobody.

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 (London)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Fantastic night out with a great atmosphere. Authentic little Italian, great location, superb food, quick service. Great wine list. Really fun night out!

Tags: Fun, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2016

If you see this place, run in the other direction!

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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Fantastic Food, my second time, and it didn't disappoint. Live music is comical, the manager is a bit grumpy but think that's part of the act. I have seen him crack a smile when no one is looking. Great evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fun, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The food is very good and the interior quirky and full of character, also a good range of vegetarian options.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2016

It's been a second visit in two weeks, we absolutely love it there, food great, service 5* and then the music fantastic. Definitely will coming again ;)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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