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Manicomio City, London,

Manicomio City

4.5
4.5
679 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Manicomio City occupies a stunning glass fronted Norman Foster building set over three floors moments from St Paul’s. Situated on Gutter Lane which runs between Cheapside and Gresham Street.

This somewhat hidden Italian gem buzzes Monday to Friday from the moment it opens at 8am with nearby workers on the coffee run and business breakfasters. Lunch service from 12pm is lively and Manicomio's spectacular take away counter has proven to be as alluring as the ground floor café itself, and also the two floors of a la cate dining above.

Come the afternoon, the ground floor café draws a crowd from early evening drinkers, gradually transforming into an atmospheric candlelit cocktail bar offering aperitifs and snacks before the kitchen starts its dinner service.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7726 5010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fausto Rojas

  • Catering

    Off site catering from a tray of sandwiches to a 3 course sit down party menu can be catered for. Please call with your inquiry.

  • Private party facilities

    Manicomio City boasts three floors with a complete range of private dining options - cocktail parties of up to 100 and sit down dinners up to 60. We can also organise special late licenses for parties that wish to continue celebrations or bring a dj. Should you wish, there is also the opportunity to hire the entire restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    Bank

  • Cross street

    Cheapside

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    St Paul’s / Mansion House

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City of London

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City of London

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Greeted with a glass of champagne for our birthday
  2. F

    Flo14

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good food but a wee bit on the pricey side. Nice environment and staff were lovely.
  3. LH

    LizH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and nice service. Not that much space inside but a nice atmosphere.
  4. SM

    SarahMac

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous between meeting lunch in City, couldnt fault it
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The servers were a bit under pressure so we got our main course before the starter which they forgot to order but the food was excellent as bd staff apologetic. Enjoyed the surroundings snd would definitely go back
  6. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very professional and the food was fantastic. I had the Boston crab ravioli and it has set a new standard for me! Will definitely be returning here for more business lunches. The restaurant was able to accommodate our needs when it came to having to reschedule our booking due to a sickness and some childcare concerns.
  7. CD

    CarolineD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for a spoiling city lunch. Very friendly staff and very good food.
  8. DG

    DoGe

    Bath

    33 reviews

    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Food was nice, but somewhat overpriced. Wine list extensive, but crazy prices. Service was good but not exceptional, the "optional service charge" way too high for what it is. Also added donation for Orangutans BEFORE adding service charge - two points: I like to choose which charity I support and it certainly shouldn't be added to the food & drinks bill before service charge!
  9. b

    bounappetito

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another enjoyable evening at this Oasis of the best Italian Restaurant in the City. Great staff, atmosphere and excellent food, only comment is it would be good if the chef would introduce some daily/weekly specials, or change the menu more frequently.
  10. LK

    LuciaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our guest were very happy with the food and service as well
  11. AT

    AmandaT

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good was superb, excellent service. Would definitely recommend
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    £65 for a fish carpaccio, small pasta and glass of wine. When I asked if the pasta was main course size, they confirmed it was - though it was very small. Low value for money! Won’t return
  13. J

    Joanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our booking numbers changed a few times but the staff were helpful in accommodating us. The food was amazing and the coffees also were much enjoyed! Attentive service and a lovely venue, we look forward to coming back as a team again soon.
  14. N

    Nina

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant upstairs is a lovely setting and the menu is fabulous. We liked that many of the pasta dishes came in 2 sizes. Negatives - a couple of the party had annoying ceiling spotlights shining in their faces which was a bit off putting. Not enough of an issue to stop us coming back again though.
  15. GB

    GabbyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and fantastic staff! Ordered the crab ravioli and the dulce de lèche ice cream and it was fantastic! Staff were very lovely and attentive but not overbearing. Overall great experience!
  16. n

    name

    London

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good variety and quality of dishes at a variety of price points. Decent speed of service for a business meal, although one thing forgotten, but quick to offer apologies. Would visit again.
  17. V

    Victor

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Good place for business lunch. Welcoming staff. Nice venue. A bit pricey.
  18. b

    bounappetito

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish was excellent, service always efficient and friendly.
  19. JS

    JamieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food, but service a little slow. Fully priced !
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was just drinks but I had to tick something re food or couldn’t go to next stage. All good albeit service a little slow.
  21. PD

    PaulD

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice environment with good service.
  22. RR

    RajiR

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food - by far the best I have eaten in some time in London. Good, friendly and timely service. All in all an enjoyable evening.
  23. G

    Greg

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It's a shame that you need to order bread separately and at extra cost. Serving Mozzarella with Prosciutto and no bread or even grissini is pure money-grabbing
  24. TC

    TC20

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate outside...quite shaded lane, service was sufficiently attentive, food was delicious, we both chose fish, good portions, perfectly cooked, nicely presented. No fuss.
  25. CG

    CityGirl

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit to the 2nd floor restaurant and pleasantly surprised. We chose it because we both like Italian-influenced cuisine that isn't all pasta and pizza. The room is bright but the light through the windows wasn't blinding and tables were well spaced so we could have a good conversation over lunch. Food was excellent - perhaps expensive for what it is, but this is the City. Ideal for a business lunch, once you get through the crowd on the ground floor and up via the lift. Lovely service too.
  26. RH

    RewH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    My second visit for breakfast Unfortunately next door were unloading and loading so very loud bins noise The foods great but the staff make you feel like your an inconvenience !
  27. L

    Lindsey

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was truly excellent, service unobtrusive, but good.
  28. JM

    JamieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place to grab a mid morning coffee! I would highly recommend it.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visited 3 lunches running as we enjoyed the first so much!
  30. FH

    FrancoiseH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend this venue as the food was amazing! We only had bread and the prosquito ham to start but it was a great start to an even greater meal! I had the Iberico Pork which was sooo good and my colleague had the Sea Bass which again was very very nice and so full of flavour (I had a taste). The only reason why I scored the overall experience a 4/5 was that the House Wine was a bit of a let down (and yes we could have ordered something more expensive...)
  31. SI

    SamuelI

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    had to wave my arms and hands every time i needed the waiters - for example, wanting the bills, wanting to order a coffee, when we finished our meals the plates were on our table for a little too long, had to remind them to bring the 2nd bottle of water i ordered for the table. Not a big issue at all, but the restaurant wasnt busy. On a good note, the staff were friendly, the restaurant was clean and calming. Also the food was delicious. I would recommend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lunch experience. Food, service and ambiance all highly rated.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great business lunch enjoyed by all
  34. EL

    ELoise

    London

    160 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Pretty slow service given it is a business meal location. Had to chase for service. I asked for over easy eggs with no black pepper. The first time they brought everyone else’s barring mine and said they’d messed up the eggs so we’re re-doing them. Waited 10 mins and had to chase, then the plate that came out was with runny fried eggs and covered in black pepper. There wasn’t even an acknowledgment that there was an issue either. Would not return.
  35. R

    Roland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice evening with nice food and dito services. The overall choices , food and wines, is more then ok. We sat on the second floor which is not so big so perfect for a dinner for two.
  36. b

    bounappetito

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the new Seasonal menu, the Pea Risotto was lovely. 😋
  37. CM

    ClintonM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A bit of a hidden gem. Food fresh and flavoursome without being wildly original. Staff extremely helpful and friendly without ‘hovering’ or trying to rush you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice location and food was superb, couldn’t fault it!
  39. NB

    NicoleB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely terrace with nice water feature in the middle of the City with delicious food and great service. A true little gem!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service would recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Manicomio City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7726 5010.

Manicomio City is rated 4.5 stars by 679 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Manicomio City

6 Gutter Lane, London, EC2V 8AS

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cheapside

  • Neighborhood

    Bank

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    St Paul’s / Mansion House

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fausto Rojas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7726 5010

  • Catering

    Off site catering from a tray of sandwiches to a 3 course sit down party menu can be catered for. Please call with your inquiry.

  • Private party facilities

    Manicomio City boasts three floors with a complete range of private dining options - cocktail parties of up to 100 and sit down dinners up to 60. We can also organise special late licenses for parties that wish to continue celebrations or bring a dj. Should you wish, there is also the opportunity to hire the entire restaurant.

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