Bombetta

4.7
620 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Bombetta is originally from the farming communities of Puglia where the land was devoted to olive groves, and room to grow trees for firewood was scarce. As fuel was precious, farm workers would head to the local butcher and feast on Bombetta from his communal oven.

This meat would often be rolled up into a little bundle and contain bits of cheese or be held together by cured meat. A delicious food and a tradition based on community, eating and sharing together was born. And now it's here...
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BillW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly relaxed service and feel to it all. Will defo be going back.

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RANJEETK
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic ligurian restaurant. All dishes were divine and well thought out to hit the palate well. Wines are a bit pricey - could do with some good house wines at £15 per bottle.

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Petal
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a last min find and a great place to eat. We would recommend it for any occasion.

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SteakLover
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a night at Bombetta. It’s nice to see the menus always changing but with some faves still available and such a range of options, especially for a non-meat eater like me.

JD
JessicaD
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibe! Great service!
Very enjoyable evening!

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Anita3696
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is absolutely wonderful and staff are so friendly and helpful. My favourite restaurant. Always a pleasure to go.

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LilyL
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go have the best time with lovely food and great service. I took my partner as I knew he’d also love it, which he did.

DA
DAVIDW
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. My wife is coeliac and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating to her dietary requirements. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone with a love of Italian food - so simple, delicious and beautifully presented. A real gem!

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal thanks. Moist chicken wrapped around oozing cheese and coated in breadcrumbs (a bombetta) followed by an amazing chocolate cake with Cointreau ice cream. We all really enjoyed it.

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SukG
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and will be going back for sure. The food was fantastic and service as good as the food. Congratulations to the team at the restaurant. The first meal out since lockdown and boy was it worth the wait!

DG
DanielleG
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with an open mind and were delighted. Fantastic food and great staff, relaxed atmosphere. It was the first time we had been and enjoyed everything we ordered. We will certainly return.

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vipVEastlondon
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an amazing meal at Bombetta and last night did not dissapoint! Fab cocktails, great menu suitable for the vegetarians in the group too and always fab service from Jo, Jojo, and the team!
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BillW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff. Relaxed setting and the food was lovely and interesting.

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AntonioT
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

shame I can't give more than 5 stars, best Italian place in London

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LouiseD
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A bit of a mixed bag to be honest. We have dined here on three previous occasions and have had a bit of a mixed time then too.
We had made a reservation and arrived a little early but they were happy to seat us.

We then waited quite a while for anyone to take a drinks order (and even then only after i called someone over). The drinks then took a bit of making...... my husband's negroni was not even stirred and for some reason my drink came in a plastic glass (which I asked to be changed - sorry but when you're paying £10.50 for a cocktail I think you can at least drink it from a glass.
Food wise some things were under-seasoned (Kolrabi carpaccio) and some over (courgette fritters). The strawberry dessert particularly tasteless. The bombettas fantastic.

Once we got the professional waitress the service improved but we felt (as we previously had done) that there always seems to be a good number of staff and yet they are not very efficient. There were four wait staff and only a maximum of five tables at any one time so it's almost man to man marking.......

So i'd say, go if you are patient and have the bombettas or the pasta, the wine is great but probably don't bother with a cocktail.

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Timsy
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre-booked table for two, inside.
A welcoming meet and greet, easy menu option (different from the average Italian restaurant), serving dishes from the south of Italy.
Excellent girls waiting on table... and the boys in the kitchen were enjoying preparing the meals. Prompt service, tasty food and a selection good wines.
Although quiet upon arrival at 6.30pm, it soon had a buzz about the place and again, the 'industrial' look, concrete, metal and shabby-style wood, made a pleasant change to the average restaurant look. Spotlessly clean toilets.
Good quality food ...... not cheap ...... but if you want cheap, there's a McDonalds in Leytonstone! First visit, will definitely be going back. 'Hat's off' to the Bombetta !

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Roxie
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere to go with the to die for tastes of courgette fries, crispy courgette fries I may add so fresh complementing the fresh and softly cooked sea bass. The chef knows how to awaken the taste buds as the memories of my taste buds are still reminiscing of the the flavours they encountered on the evening of may 21 2021.

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catty
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant... if you love original and homemade,genuine regional Italian food.
It was our first choice after lockdown!

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Andrewk
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice really friendly, Jo made the whole experience very enjoyable.

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Claire
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, excellent quality food and friendly staff.

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Yuki
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here- the variety of the dishes are always full of surprises and they are very tasty and authentic. The staff are super friendly and always so welcoming.

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent food and wine... we left very happy and the staff were brilliant. X

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Helen
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently gorgeous food. Absolutely love this place and can’t wait to go back.

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SarahM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fantastic service, food and wine! we will be back! thank you

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IBLE
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! Cannot recommend enough

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ljp00
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic and delicious. staff was friendly and so enthusiastic about the food offering.

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Spikemi
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your average Italian. Different food, quite rich, no oversized pepper grinders , and a couple of vegan dishes that are well thought out. I’ll cheerfully go back there

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FaridaC
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Great as always! Can’t fault food or service... Greta didn’t of house team and love the outdoor seating too...

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful roast dinners and fantastic service, as always

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Reillylo
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience again at Bombetta for family on a very special occasion. Excellent food and service, their attention to detail and service to their customers was amazing. We will all certainly be back, everyone enjoyed a lovely afternoon, thank you so much for accommodating us.

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ChelseaF
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super friendly and the food as always was spot on! Would recommend this restaurant to everyone and would go every night of the week if I could!

Definitely try the honey burrata, grilled watermelon and grilled aubergine if you go - melt in your mouth goodness!

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Mand
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The selection of food was explosive with flavours. I tried the watermelon and it was delicious. Food quality is very high. Portions are quite big and a good variety of choice. Service was friendly and they were very accommodating with blankets, heaters and advice on the menu. I’d go again and recommend.

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Samantha
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and overall feel. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable about the food! Be back soon!

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PRenn
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and wine, very friendly and attentive staff, overall a great experience. Not the cheapest meal but for an occasion it’s a real treat. Would definitely recommend.

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Fran
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.
Even with the current restrictions the atmosphere was lovely.

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Broggers
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service from the team at Bombetta.

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AmandaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! How these guys manage to keep things going so perfectly whilst being seated outside is just brilliant!

Fantastic service, always with a friendly smile and the food is just incredible!

Ben & Jo have a fantastic team who do such a brilliant job.

Can’t wait to come back again

SG
ScottGB
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is great. Delicious burrata and the bombetta are a must. The staff are always really friendly and the atmosphere is great. Our favourite local place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow and when ordered main meal the other sides came once we had nearly finished our food , as spoke to waitress and said we was waiting for our side dishes but turned up once we had virtually eaten our food and couldn’t wait for dishes as cos we was seated outside and was cold food was going cold .

JB
JaimeB
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious wine, lovely venue and very helpful friendly staff

FAQs

Bombetta is rated 4.7 stars by 620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.