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Forty Dean Street, London,

Forty Dean Street

4.6
4.6
2671 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable Italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant dedicated to providing incredible food at incredible prices. Our set menu boasts a variety of sensational dishes built around fresh, seasonal produce and has customers coming back on a daily basis. Our à la carte menu is a favourite with our regulars, the media crowd and tourists alike.
Italian food has been served at Forty Dean Street for more than 17 years, so we like to think there’s nothing we haven’t mastered. So pop in for an Aperol Spritz!

We are fully Covid-19 certified by Food Alert.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7734 1853

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 2,671 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, cozy environment, food was delicious, and service was the best. We'll definitely come back
  2. T

    Tone

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food delicious as always. Service was excellent. Very helpful squeezing an extra guest in at the last minute. Only downside was we had to be out by 11.00. Mind you I can't complain, we'd been there since 7.30.
  3. MS

    MartinS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian imaginitive cuisine. Friendly service and my bulldog always welcome.
  4. KW

    KevinW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening staff brilliant staff and superb food
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Disappointed that we asked for a small portion for our 2 year old granddaughter but when the bill came we had been charged for a ‘ normal’ portion. Don’t like being told how much service charge to pay £26 is steep. The food and service were good. Nice gesture of a tiramisu with a candle in fir special birthday.
  6. GH

    GailH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forty Dean Street is a fantastic cosy restaurant serving superb Italian food. Service was excellent even though they were really busy - and on a Monday night too! Will definitely go again .
  7. N

    Nina

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Incredible food, the lobster pasta was to die for! It is a bit cramped in there so be ready to shout when you’re trying to have a conversation. Overall good is 10/10 will be back soon.
  8. CL

    ChristineL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellence It was very Fine the Food excellence Waiters !!!!!! Super
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab family run authentic Italian restaurant been there many times never disappointed definitely would recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Frozen food. Sticky pasta. Waiter are weirdo. The place is for elderly. Avoid if you can.
  11. k

    kellyf

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great little find while visiting London, the food was DELICIOUS! Our waitress was fun and such a charming little restaurant .
  12. GY

    GregY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food and a great location.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    The food was prepared well and it was nice. Service was good. The vibe was great too. I would definitely visit again.
  14. VH

    VictoriaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a Lovely place. Food was divine. People were lovely. Will definitely be back!
  15. CP

    ColletteP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service & atmosphere. Can’t wait to return
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!! Lovely food and brilliant service. Highly recommend 🥰
  17. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    the food was inedible. i ordered the pork belly and every bit contained chunks of fat and gristle. i sent it back and didn't want to order anything else. they didn't charge me for the dish but i won't be returning. the service was also sullen and unhelpful
  18. A

    Alastair

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food immensely a true Italian love for their food Staff friendly and attentive A great time !
  19. DM

    DawnM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Tables much too close. Absolutely no privacy for conversation and hard to get in and out of seat! So noisy that we couldnt hear each other.
  20. S

    Sinead

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and wonderful service, loved it and can’t wait to return!
  21. RH

    RobertH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed eating there. Good atmosphere and very good food at reasonable prices for the West End.
  22. R

    Rogeydou

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Well! Since I first discovered it I go to 40 Dean Street all the time. Quite simply, it's the best mid-price Italian in the centre of London. You can pay more and get more sophisticated food but, if you're looking for delicious Italian food at a reasonable cost and an environment that reminds you of being in Italy then this is the place.
  23. JS

    JamieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute gem! amazing food and the staff are all fantastic. Best resturant i've been to for some time. Would defo go back
  24. MD

    MDiner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Delicious food, attentive and thoughtful service; very glad we went. Music and background noise quite high, table good but not spacious. The food is v good compared to other similar places, exactly what we wanted.
  25. FV

    FrankV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food,service and atmosphere a place will revisit again.
  26. OH

    OrlaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute treat. Great place for a lovely lunch with the girls.
  27. S

    Sarah

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, we were well looked after and given a suitable space as we had our little dog with us. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and the staff went above and beyond to bring us 2 desserts with candles and singing, lovely!
  28. MF

    MarcusF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and excellent service. We will return.
  29. JW

    JanW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very strange to close a restaurant at 10.30 PM, in the middle of one of the hottest restaurant areas in the whole world. Could not get a coffee at 20 min past 10. ?? And why allow reservations for 9 PM if you want the customers out before half past ten??
  30. M

    Mickey

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Italian food served with friendly efficient service. Crowded and happy ambience, an enjoyable experience. Be aware, the servings are quite big. Will go again asap.
  31. KB

    KimberleyB

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best seafood linguine ever
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely. Only grumble was salt cellar being empty and having to repeatedly ask for replacement!
  33. SH

    SashaH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! Food was delicious and service was great. I'll definitely be going back.
  34. L

    Lisa

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Felt very authentic and italian in here
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our third time at 40 Dean Street for a birthday celebration and they did not fail to deliver for us amazing as it’s always been thanks
  36. AL

    AllyL

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner. Great service. Lovley food - only problem was the lobster in the ravioli was overcooked, nevertheless, still delicious. There was a very loud party behind us, it was not so much of a problem, but quite a few people in the restaurant were a bit bothered.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    On first opinion it was great, lovely table, nice atmosphere, shame the corgette flower was sold out, I had been really looking to it, 🥹then a table of about 20 turned up and totally spoilt the evening. You couldn’t hear yourself speak, even the waitress had trouble when it came to paying the bill. Such a shame ruined the evening. When your with friends you hadn’t seen for months you want to be able to chat, we paid and left.
  38. J

    Jojo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This my second visit to the restaurant. The food is delicious, staff are very friendly and there is a lovely romantic ambience.
  39. JW

    JohnW

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food in a busy restaurant. Good value for money.
  40. EC

    EricaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Catered very well to gluten and dairy intolerance which was super appreciated! Great atmosphere too.

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Forty Dean Street is rated 4.6 stars by 2671 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Forty Dean Street

40 Dean Street, London, W1D 4PX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Soho

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    5 minutes walk from Leicester Square Station

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

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