Giuseppe's Place

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£25 and under
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Italian

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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.
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Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A proper family run Italian, small with atmosphere and great food

VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lucky find for a last minute evening meal with a friend. The menu was difficult to choose just one item as the options looked delicious. I went with the gnocchi bolognese and it was amazing. The ambience was lovely, it was a very popular place with live music in the evening. I would 100% recommend for casual dining with friends or for a romantic meal.

EM
London
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and the food was pretty good. Wine isn’t cheap, but it is a nice restaurant in a great location.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went based off a friends recommendation while in London. I thought the overall vibe was fantastic and would have made for a super cute date night. My good was great, but my friend felt her sauce was a little watered down. Overall, I would visit again if every in the city.

TH
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Arrived and they did not have our names in the book even thought we went through Open Table, the guy accommodated very quickly but was abrupt and not very customer focussed (and this was at 18:00 so not overly busy). Food was excellent the service was not great took a while to get a drink, the waitress did not smile at all or provide any level of customer engagement.

CA
London
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outside of this restaurant could be off putting but once inside it had a lovely traditional feel to it. There was a wide choice of many Italian favourites The portions were generous and all the dishes we ordered were really enjoyed. It was very good value for that area of London and we would definitely return. The lemoncello offered at the end of the meal really rounded off an excellent pre theatre meal

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Most authentic restaurant you'd find in London. And the Pasta is amazing!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and staff with good Italian food. The live music on Wednesday and Thursday evenings was the icing on the cake. The ambiance made the night for me.

S
London
32 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb

PF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our second visit, and was as good as the first, a good value restaurant food very nice.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible customer service and food not worth the money.

m
London
210 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

At first glance its a little dated and a little tired - then you understand its a real Italian and the food is a joy - will be back

Y
London
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Giuseppe's Place - went for lunch with friends. Food is perfectly adequate for a work lunch. Service on the day we went was a little slow, but it was busy due to the fine weather.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had it not been for the constant checking if we wanted to have our sweets I would have scored much higher.
We knew we had our table for 2hours only but with as much as 45 mins left of our slot different waiters kept on coming to our table badgering us. We must have been asked fifteen times if we wanted our desserts. Not good customer care....and yes, we left on time so did not overstay our welcome!

T
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Friendly staff. Service a little slow.

M
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, great service and great value for money.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food had a good time

SV
Shropshire
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always reliable food and service and a great hideaway for those discreet meetings. We’ll be back

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Giuseppe's - great vibes, great food, great singer!

JT
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience in this gem
Of a place

SV
Shropshire
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience. Good food (crab/lobster ravioli is to die for), great suggestions from the staff on the wine and lovely to meet Giuseppe in person (thanks for the lemoncello! We will be back

TV
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good every time! Every dish I've had is delicious and always comes out super hot. I get food envy looking at what other people have ordered sitting next to me and will continue going to this fabulous restaurant.

EK
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Me and my Wife attended Giuseppe's on Valentines day for an evening meal. The welcome was warm, the staff very friendly and the food was great. Only downside was that it was slightly cramped in the seats we were sitting at but other than that, it was a really lovely evening

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for an Italian as we were in the locality at the hospital. A quick opentable search revealed this little Gem. Lovely atmosphere, food was amazing, and the service attentive. I would recommend to friends and I will be returning I’m sure. Very few places give you the authentic Italian experience, they definately do here!
My only complaint was that it was a little cold but I’m not surprised given the outside temp was 0. Thanks again.

LF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I was tempted by the good reviews and generally found this to be a good place to meet and eat close to London Bridge station. Despite what they say, the restaurant is NOT on Borough High Street. The entrance is actually in Kings Head Yard (down a staircase just by The Old Kings Head Pub). Traditional Italian food, good choice of pasta dishes, quaint and cosy. The place got quite busy and lively but for location it ticks the boxes, less than five mins walk from the train station (just a few metres along on the left after the Barclays Bank on the corner of St Thomas Street and Borough High Street). Nothing amazing but certainly not one to avoid. Give it a try and see what you think.

d
London
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My friend and I booked here for a post-Christmas catch-up lunch - she had eaten here before, but I hadn't. Guiseppe's is underground, smallish and dark and located down an alley off Borough High Street. Probably not somewhere you'd stumble across, which might explain why there were so few customers. It's a nice enough place, but not necessarily somewhere to go if you're after a trendy venue with a bar that serves cocktails (because they don't). So instead we decided to spend our money on a better bottle of wine. As it happens the wine we chose was out of stock, but the manager brought us a more expensive replacement at no extra cost and it was delicious. The portion sizes are generous, and the tagliatelle with salmon that I had was very tasty. My friend couldn't finish her spaghetti 'Shard' as there was too much, but we did, of course, manage puddings! The manager gave us complimentary limoncellos which was a lovely touch.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table, only to turn up and find the Restaurant closed. Not impressed at all.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great find, fantastic food in cozy basement restaurant. Would recommend.

TO
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, this is the second time I have visited Guiseppe's and they do not disappoint. I will be going there again very soon.

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Saturday night for our wedding anniversary, booked for 8:00 and seated on arrival. Great service, food fantastic and the Frank Sinatra crooner made the night that bit more special. He even sang a song for us. Will be returning for sure.

JT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Helpful and friendly staff, the lobster linguine is very very delicious.

DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Guiseppe’s a couple of times now and on each occasion the food and service have been excellent. Highly recommended.

SE
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent evening, lively and plenty of locals who made us very welcome. Will definitely return in the future.

J
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, great atmosphere, amazing food, loved it

o
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good location near Tower Bridge. Steep stairs to restaurant. Good table for friends to chat. Quick service but standard of food variable and more expensive than expected.

RA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Staff were rude. Wanted you in and out ASAP. Aaaaaaaaa

T
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a couple of time now and have had a great time on both occasions. Polite staff and good size portions of food make this a good choice to eat and have a great time. Does get busy, so booking is recommended.

TB
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, good service, huge portions. Will return.

SG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Just felt that if you weren't a regular customer you were seated in the worst tables and were not given the same level of service.

DE
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It always seems special when you go to Giuseppes the way your treated.This is my second time there and I hope there will be many more.