The Top Italian Restaurants in London

The OpenTable Team

Britain’s love affair with Italian food is in full swing, and nowhere is this more evident than in London. Adventurous diners can discover tiny trattorias serving perfect pasta, and award-winning contemporary giants are playing with inventive and creative fusion menus. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best Italian spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You'll find everything from heavenly slices to delicate arancini to everything in between, all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Let's dig in.

Restaurants:Zafferano Restaurant, Daphne's, Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Belgravia, South Kensington, Marylebone

Zafferano Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Belgravia
1,098 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

Zafferano is a well-established favorite in Belgravia, London, with 20 years of experience serving top-notch Italian cuisine. Their use of fresh, seasonal produce gives the menu a ...

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94% recommended
Business Meals in South West London
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Daphne's

££££·Italian·
South Kensington
1,199 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

When talking about Daphne’s, it is impossible to avoid the word “elegance.” The beautiful decor and charming ambience of this Chelsea restaurant is sure to take one’s breath away. ...

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95% recommended
Italian in South West London

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
771 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic

A lively restaurant located in central London, Il Baretto is a great place to meet with friends for a drink and some classic Italian food. The contemporary-style bar in the basemen...

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85% recommended
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Novikov - Italian Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,345 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Novikov offers a truly unique experience. They serve two different cuisines in the same building in Mayfair with a different ambience to go with each. One half of the restaurant se...

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83% recommended
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Taberna Etrusca

££££·Italian·
Bank
900 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

Located next to Bow Bells Churchyard, Taberna Etrusca is a popular place for wedding receptions and other private functions, as well as casual dining. This trattoria-style restaura...

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95% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in City of London

Canto Corvino

££££·Italian·
Liverpool Street
524 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Canto Corvino is a great place to dine at any time of day, with a great selection of breakfast and lunchtime choices as well as evening dining. Many diners choose this hidden gem, ...

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94% recommended
Business Meals in City of London

Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,368 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

Is Bocca di Lupo the best Italian in London? Plenty of diners certainly think so. Bocca di Lupo is in the heart of Soho, making it the perfect spot to start an exciting night out. ...

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94% recommended
Italian in West End London
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2 Veneti

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,270 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Diners are fans of 2 Veneti for a myriad of reasons. The cozy, comfortable ambience and authentic vibe of this restaurant pair up nicely with the exciting and varied Venetian menu...

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96% recommended

Fiume

££££·Italian·
Battersea
167 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching

Fiume means river in Italian, which is very appropriate as this classy restaurant sits right on the bank of the River Thames in Battersea. As expected from such a location, the ter...

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100% recommended
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Al Duca

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
1,280 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Al Duca is a great choice for the diner looking for the best Italian in London Center. Al Duca’s menu consists of good, hearty, traditional Italian dishes, often with an optional m...

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95% recommended
Business Meals in West End London

Briciole Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
1,010 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Located in the heart of central London, Briciole is a beautiful combination of a traditional trattoria, a deli, and a cafe bar, all wrapped up in one beautiful package. Diners love...

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98% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in West End London

Osteria Dell' Angolo

££££·Italian·
Westminster
941 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals

Osteria Dell’Angolo is certainly a treasure of Westminster. They offer a delightful combination of contemporary and classic Italian dishes. There's also a comprehensive wine list w...

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96% recommended
Business Meals in London

Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca

££££·Italian·
Pimlico
929 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

Located in the stylish district of Pimlico, Gustoso may surprise diners with its combination of excellent Italian cuisine and reasonable prices. Gustoso boasts a full bar as well a...

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100% recommended

Demartino

££££·Italian·
Fitzrovia
441 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Great for Lunch

Demartino is a warm and welcoming Italian restaurant located just around the corner from Regent’s Park. The interior decor includes old black-and-white photos, creating a friendly ...

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100% recommended
Italian in West End London

Caravaggio

££££·Italian·
Fenchurch Street
887 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

A truly cultured restaurant, Caravaggio offers excellent modern Italian cuisine served in style with an Art Deco interior and a buzzing atmosphere. The building is a former banking...

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86% recommended
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Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
2,108 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Situated in the center of the prestigious Mayfair area, Sartoria is an exciting and glamorous restaurant for lovers of Italian cuisine. Perhaps the most noteworthy part of this tim...

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