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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.
London, SE1 1NB
Hours of Operation:
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 7407 3451
London bridge station
Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wine
Giuseppe's Place Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...)
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'.
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
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 .
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.
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