Giannino Mayfair

4.8
36 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Located in the heart of Mayfair Giannino brings excitement to the London restaurant scene and a fresh vision for the future of the London arm of this centenarian Italian restaurant. Reflecting the vision of its founder, Giannino offers a creative international cuisine with an undeniable Italian touch. Its atmosphere, elegant and refined yet modern and inclusive, defines it.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM

What 36 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.9
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4.7
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4.3
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PanagiotisA
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing. Definitely recommended. One of the best restaurants I have been in London.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on December 23, 2020

One of the best in London!!! Couldn't get any better than that! This is the kind of review that gets us out of bed in the morning. Thank you, grazie mille. We hope to see you very soon again!

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MelpomeniK
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would to say that the restaurant was amazing. The people that worried there were so friendly and the atmosphere amazing l.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on December 23, 2020

We are delighted you enjoyed it. We can't wait to welcome you back to the restaurant. Theank you for 5 x 5 stars. We means the world to us!

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AlexS
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Perfect for dates & business meetings

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on December 23, 2020

We are delighted with your review. THANK YOU. It is great to know that we can cater to such a wide range of purposes, from dates to business meetings! We love it! The entire Giannino Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021!

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vipDiner
London
99 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is simply one of the best authentic Italian restaurants in London. The service was excellent and the food was simply divine. The white truffle pasta is a definitely must. Stefano our waiter was excellent. The chef was very accommodating in making sure no alcohol was used with our food.

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Vips
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent warm friendly service. Amazing food and great ambience! Will definitely be dining at Giannino again, thank you for making a special occasion just that!

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on December 23, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2021.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very kind and excellent food

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vipSaidB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent establishment. Magnificent Service and very welcoming.

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vipATPDiner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a foodie Londoner I am not easily impressed... but I was by this. Don’t expect Italian trattoria - this is fine dining at its best. The tasting menu looked good, but too much, so we opted for a-la-carte. Cuttlefish and prawns starters were inventive and perfectly cooked; shared primo piato of risotto was perfection itself; the turbot, cooked with a stuffing of fine vegetables, was exquisite and we weren’t sorry to both have it. Wine list is not enormous but has a great selection - and personally I never feel the need for it to be phone-book sized. The Italian staff were attentive and professional, but not overbearing. At 130 per head (with aperitif, a good wine, a shared dessert and coffees) it’s definitely within reason - and better than many Michelin starred places I’ve been to. Glad to have this Milanese stalwart now in London - I’ll be back!

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stevenF
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great new restaurant in London. Definitely will be returning.

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vipasyae
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a new gem in Mayfair. High end Italian food, very good service. Ambience is very elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Stylish environment and attentive, professional welcome. Good tasting menu, fairly priced and flexibility on course options. Service at the table was a little hit and miss (the biggest miss was not serving any bread) and although the food was good overall, some was excellent and some rather average. The overall experience was good and as so often happens attention to details easily fixed could have made the whole experience significantly better. The staff were friendly and not too formal which helped smooth the bumps in the road. I would go back but I think they need time to refine the whole experience which the new restrictions will sadly prevent for the time being at least. One to watch as I’m sure it will age well.....

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Me and my partner had a great experience our waiter was amazing great knowledge of the dishes and very friendly
The food was amazing and proper Italian will definitely go back again!!

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PhilipL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pasta and wine, both are outstanding. A bit disappointed for the veal.
Overall is so good. GM and all staffs provided good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

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MitulG
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most stunning meal, the food was amazing, the table was in a quiet area and spacious and the service was first class. Highly recommend and will be coming again.

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TriciaD
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The taste and expertise of the food preparation was well below the standard in this price point. Service was very good.

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StellaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10 in all respects. Sophisticated
yet cosy, impeccable service and delicious food. Wine list is not big but decent too.

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vipAliJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Due to Covid, the restaurant was quiet but the food made up for it. Very friendly and professional staff and we had a great evening.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Ali, I'm sorry we were not so busy and it lacked atmosphere the evening you came. We are getting busier everyday, usually full on Friday and Saturday evenings. I'm glad the food made up for it. Hope to see you back soon.

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viprossellai
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottimo cibo. Personale gentilissimo ed affabile. Location elegante ed accogliente. Bravissimi!

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Detto da Italiani vuol dire ancora di pìu! Grazie Mille. Speriamo rivedervi al più presto!

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DOMENICOR
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, just like the one in Milano everything is perfect and you feel right at home.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Grazie Domenico. We look forward to seeing you soon be it in Mayfair or in Milan!

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JamesP
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, sophisticated, unpretentious, warm & friendly. Great food, lovely service and done with that magic ingredient that the best Italian restaurants have, a twinkle in the eye, along with a gentle good humour and the overriding sense that you are a much anticipated and very welcome guest in their home. We loved it!

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Dear James, Giannino is like a child to us. We live to see it grow and thirve. Nothing could make us prouder than a review like this! From all of us at Giannino "GRAZIE MILLE".

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vipGeoalex
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I am sorry but we came to the restaurant with great expectations and we were a little dissapointed. It seems to be a sister restaurant to the original in Milan (to which we haven’t been) but the food/all dishes we had tasted bland- nothing special/wow here at all. For the prices you would expect michelin star quality and something different really. Most dishes did look good but there was nothing much beyond that. Lovely people and staff and we were told the executive chef from Milan is actually running the kitchen for 3 months to make sure everything is to perfection. I am sorry but I just can’t see how it can go far with the food it is serving. Yes, amazing decor and a lot of investment has gone into it - very cool place to have dinner but in the end of the day the food quality you expect was just not there for us.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Dear Alex, Thank you very much for your comments. We take every response very seriously and we'll be always working to improve and better serve our customers every day. We are sorry we disappointed this time. We can only hope that we will do better every day and, if you give us the benefit of the doubt by coming back, we can exceed your expectations next time. Stay safe! Regards, Giannino Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The taste of the food wasn’t what I was expecting, ambience is nice but food was actually inedible

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

We're incredibly sorry you didn't have a good experience at all with us. We are constantly working to improve. Thanks for your review. It's important to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ! The best italian restaurant in London. Glamour and elegance

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NeelT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant I cant wait to go back! Will have to be for a special occasion as it was quite pricey.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you! We can't wait to have you back!

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vipLeonardM
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent welcome and attention.tasting menu was Michelin star standard and service was first class and unobtrusive.would certainly recommend it at every level.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Dear Leonard, Thank you very much for your review. We hope to impress your friends as much as we have impressed you! GRAZIE.

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Kathia
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic Sunday lunch yesterday at Giannino Mayfair. The food was incredible. We had the most delicious pasta with white truffle, Langoustine risotto, Hazelnut coated beef fillet, Seabass with asparagus,... every dish was superb.
The staff were a delight and the interior is beautiful. This is our new favourite in London.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you Kathia! And Happy Birthday! We hope you enjoy your visit next Sunday. I suggest you try the Mazara del Vallo Red Prawns. Ask Stefano for further suggestions he is super knowledgeable.

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Paulbudgie9
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant. Service superb as was the dinner. Not rushed even though difficult with COVID restrictions. Nothing was a problem. Highly recommended will vist again soon.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Dear Paul, It was a pleasure having you and we hope to welcome you again soon. All the best.

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vipRichard123
London
77 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Only recently opened, this smart and professional restaurant is already into a very confident stride, with particularly warm and efficient service a highlight. On the food front, there is much to praise, and the incidentals - such as great bread and coffee - are consistently impressive. The actual menu, however, is rather up-and-down. Why does a seafood risotto come with chunks of potato in it? Perhaps a Milanese speciality, but the dish gave a dull overall impression. And the trio of puddings we tried all looked pre-plated and lacked excitement. If I were to find myself in the area again, though, the set lunch looks well worth checking out…

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Dear Richard, thank you for your comments. I'm sorry the risotto was disappointing and the dessert looked plated but I promise you it's not. All our pasta, bread and desserts are freshly made in house! We have taken your comments onboard and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. If you like a good risotto, you should try the Milanese Risotto next time. It's one of our clients' favorites. We post our lunch menu on Instagram every week. Check it out @gianninomayfair.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just my son and I for lunch. Service was brilliant. Food to match. Totally recommend

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fabrizioc
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and wines. Outstanding service. Elegant place. To the best of the Italian tradition!

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you Fabrizio! We like to be recognised as a true "made in Italy".

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vipDavidZ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my second time at the Giannino.
Good place for private lunch or dinner in a socially distanced setting. Fresh high quality food and interior to match. Will
Revisit again

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on October 15, 2020

THANK YOU!!!

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Tintin
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three course lunch menu - sublime and great value. Service was excellent and we look forward to returning.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on September 28, 2020

We are delighted you had a good time with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! It's very much appreciated. Hope to see you soon again!

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martinh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly outstanding restaurant.

This new restaurant is offering sublime cooking in a set of very stylish dining rooms.

They are very unlucky with timing, but when the world gets back to some sense of normal, it will thrive.

The kitchen is turning out a far superior offering than Locanda Locatelli, London's preeminent Italian restaurant and in reality, the comparison is unfair, Giannino goes far beyond being just an Italian restaurant, they are closer to top London Michelin restaurants offering a modern European menu with an Italian base.

I am looking forward to returning and introducing friends.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on September 24, 2020

On behalf of our entire team let me say "thank you so much for your kind words". Nothing could make us happier, particularly in times like these. We very much look forward to welcoming you again to Giannino Mayfair. Stay safe!

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vipSunny5
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice new restaurant!

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback.

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saha
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice service and food but i would say the food was not a wow to me!
It was amazing but not wow!
Overall i liked it very much.

Giannino Mayfair
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Amazing is pretty good already but our aim is to make it WOW. Hope next time we exceed your expectations. We are constantly working to improve our service and food. All the best from Giannino Mayfair.

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Giannino Mayfair is rated 4.8 stars by 36 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.