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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in London

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in London? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cibo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (375)
£26 to £40
Italian
Kensington
About the restaurant
This Kensington local favourite attracts fans from all over the capital who devoutly wish they had a Cibo - there's only one - in their street. The decor is cosy Mediterranean with truly unique artwork on the walls, with smaller rooms providing a sense of intimacy. The staff have that inimitable Italian welcome and capacity for fine service without a lot of fuss. Fish is a speciality of the house, so try pasta filled with crab in a special sauce to start, or the octopus, green bean and potato salad. Then go for the spaghetti with lobster in its own sauce, although the calves liver is delicious, too. Coffee with petits fours are on the don't miss list, too. Servings are huge and the pace is leisurely.
Top review
Happyeater
Dined on Jun 18, 2024
I have been eating @ Cibo’s since they opened and Gino & Sally are still just as amazing as ever. The food is wonderful and the service is always friendly and discreet. The very best always.
A photo of Edera Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (105)
£41 and over
Italian
Kensington
About the restaurant
Located in the leafy, affluent neighborhood of Holland Park, Edera is a charming Italian restaurant well known for its warm hospitality and simple approach to Italian food.
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JohnE
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
A splendid evening in a long-established restaurant with great style and excellent pastas -
A photo of Locanda Ottoemezzo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (330)
£41 and over
Italian
Kensington
About the restaurant
Pizza and lunch is ONLY served next door at our Cafe Ottomezzo. For evening bookings, please specify if you would like Cafe/Pizzaria or Restaurant seating.

The owners of Locanda Ottoemezzo Italian restaurant in London’s Kensington, just a few moments’ walk from the High Street, are film aficionados extraordinaire. In particular, their admiration of Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 ½ has inspired them to name their delightful restaurant after it and to decorate the interior with 8 1/2 – themed details. The general vibe of this charming and accomplished neighbourhood restaurant is vibrant and warm and full of colour with collectors’ details like rare LPs, books, instruments and a precious 1963 poster of the film. Yet there’s nothing gimmicky about Locanda Ottoemezzo. The perfect house risotto is always on the menu here served with a theatrical flourish from a rind of parmesan.

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AnandA
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Great cozy restaurant. The food was super and the atmosphere great. The restaurant has a movie theme with posters from old movies, mostly Italian, on the walls. They also, apparently show movies upstairs on a regular basis. The service was pleasant and attentive. Overall a 5-star.
A photo of Amerigo Vespucci restaurant
4.8
4.8 (931)
£26 to £40
Italian
Canary Wharf
About the restaurant
Amerigo Vespucci is one of the longest established independent restaurants on the Wharf, celebrating 30 Years serving Italian Cuisine as only true Italians do.

Minutes from the bustle and bankers of Canary Wharf is Amerigo Vespucci, offering the diner
impressive dockside views and a true taste of Italy, right in the heart of London’s financial district. The fresh and imaginative menu offers excellent choice – from simple but bursting-with-flavour pasta dishes to generous-sized meat and fish courses, while daily changing specials make the most of what’s on sale at the local market. Step inside the nautical-themed dining room or enjoy an aperitif on the large alfresco terrazzo and relax in the capable hands of the experienced and friendly waiting staff. Hot and cold starters pave the way for a fresh-food feast.
Best Italian in the Docklands.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Went here for our first anniversary. Great service we received and the food was amazing, good value for money. For sure a amazing experience and somewhere we would suggest to others!
A photo of Café Amisha restaurant
4.8
4.8 (496)
£25 and under
Italian
Bermondsey
About the restaurant
A stunning restaurant just off of London’s well beaten track, Café Amisha is a local favourite bringing together urban styling with rustic food in a clever and harmonious way. Deep colours and dim lighting provide Café Amisha with an intimate atmosphere perfectly lending itself to romantic meals, while the addition of cosy Chesterfield settees and a well-stocked bar means that this is the kind of place in which to enjoy a full night with friends too. Attention to detail is important to Café Amisha’s management and their philosophy shines through not only in impeccable service but in the restaurant’s own blend of modern creative and traditional and authentic Italian dishes.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Excellent quality Italian food, with fantastic service to match. We went for an early pre-concert meal, so the restaurant was quiet, and we were greeted by name! Nice to sit in the covered, but outside veranda. We wouldn’t hesitate to make a return visit.
A photo of Grato restaurant
4.8
4.8 (671)
£26 to £40
Italian
Kensington
About the restaurant
Located at 9 Kensington Square, London, a short stroll from Hyde Park, Grato is a chic Italian restaurant. With a focus on regional cuisine and the freshest ingredients, every dish is imbued with culture. Our handmade pasta is crafted with love in our very own kitchen; our wines are sourced from artisan vineyards. Our evolving menus reflect the seasons and celebrate Italy’s culinary wonders. Sample handmade Pumpkin Ravioli, Fresh Tagliolini with Brixham Crabmeat or the very popular Handmade Malfatti; Indulge in our seasonal Asparagus with Parmigiano Fonduta, Veal Scaloppine, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pistacchio & Maraschino Cherries. Grato's classic tiramisu is irresistible!!
Dine on the ground floor overlooking one of London's oldest garden squares or you can dine alfresco facing the lush square. At the lower level is another dining room reminiscent of an Italian wine grotto - the perfect space for a celebration.

We accept all major credit cards (except American Express) & cash.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Lovely little restaurant, very good food, super sympathetic staff and unfortunately Kensington prizes.
A photo of Baccalà Seafood & Wine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (162)
£26 to £40
Italian
Bermondsey
About the restaurant
Baccalà is an Italian restaurant and bar located on Bermondsey St, London. They serve authentic seafood dishes made with fresh, local produce that changes with the seasons. Stop by for a quick, delicious lunch or take away their spring lunch specials from 12:00 to 17:00. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with an extensive wine selection. For a full Baccalà experience, visit for dinner.
Top review
RP77vip
Dined 5 days ago
We had a wonderful dinner at Baccala on Saturday evening. The grilled octopus starter with aubergine and peppers was simply wonderful as were the our main courses. Especially the monkfish was beautifully cooked , moist and tasty. Our desserts were equally delicious, fresh Amalfi lemon sorbet and lovely Tiramisu (which was huge! More suited to be shared). Very attentive and friendly service.
A photo of Doppo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (626)
£26 to £40
Italian
Soho
About the restaurant
Buzzy new independent in the heart of Soho serving Tuscan-inspired cuisine and a stellar wine list across cosy downstairs, with bar and window counter, and elegant upstairs dining room.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Consistently excellent quality. An incredible wine list and a wide choice of food. Can get quite noisy.
A photo of Q Verde restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1060)
£25 and under
Italian
Kew
About the restaurant
Only four minutes away from the Kew Botanic Gardens, Q Verde is a popular Mediterranean restaurant on Sandycombe Road that has a delightful villagey vibe. Food lovers flock to Q Verde for the wholesome menus and outstanding service. This family-run restaurant genuinely makes you feel at home the moment you step inside the door. The mouth-watering menu is filled with temptations such as black truffle ravioli served with butter and sage for starters, followed by vitello saltimbocca of course with the beautiful zucchini fritti, and the traditional home-made tiramisu.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food and wine were lovely. The service was excellent and although they usually close in the afternoon they kindly stayed open for us to have an extra drink (or2) on an outside table. Would recommend.
A photo of Marcus Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (528)
£25 and under
Italian
Enfield
About the restaurant
At Marcus Kitchen & Bar we believe in tradition.

Here you will discover an eclectic mix of typical Neapolitan and Southern Italy recipes and exclusives creations produced with the best ingredients by our chef, served with the same love as "mamma" would have done.

We invite you to dive deep into our culture.
Enjoy the real Italian experience in Enfield Town.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Fabulous food, friendly service, and always a warm welcome. I truly feel like part of the family here!
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