LARDO

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Description

Since its opening in July of 2012, LARDO is stylish bar and restaurant that has come to occupy the iconic Arthaus building and has been welcomed into the Hackney bar and restaurant scene with open arms. Offering a non-traditional take on the classic pizzeria, Damian Currie (ex St. John Bread & Wine and Zucca) follows the seasons of Italy, serving up a selection of Southern dishes in the summer and a move to the North during the winter with a menu that changes daily. 

All pasta and breads are made in-house, and the charcuterie is made from Mangalitza pigs raised in Somerset and produced at Native Breeds in Gloucestershire. LARDO also serve a selection of classic cocktails, and boast an impressive wine list that can be served by the glass, carafe or bottle.

Perfect for an after-work bite to eat, a catch up with friends over a few drinks or a night with that special someone, LARDO is a chilled out space that tastes as good as it looks.

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Hackney
18
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 22:00

Location

LARDO
197-205 Richmond Road, London, E8 3NJ

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
London Fields (Rail)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.50
Cocktail £7.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £4.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £3.90
Bottle of House Wine £19.50
Bottle of Champagne £40.00



A word from the chef:
Grab a pizza for as little as £7.50, or perhaps go for a paste dish for only £8.

Our Review

Lardo Hackney - London Restaurant Review

Lardo Hackney - London Restaurant Review

Located just a short walk from London Fields, Lardo is famed for its rustic pizzas, charcuterie bites and Instagram-worthy Italian plates. After opening back in July 2012, it quickly established itself as an East London foodie favourite and has...

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Generally good, nice staff, great food. Only thing was they put the wrong bottle of wine on the bill, one that was £10 more expensive than the one we had. We were half way though paying when we noticed (i.e. half of the group had paid). The waiter took the balance off the remaining people's bill. I'm sure it was a genuine accident and they were very busy, but he said sorry quite casually, as if it was a tiny thing. I feel that if something like that happens they should take the whole bottle off the bill - or in some way acknowledge that it's rather a bad thing to do. Visited LARDO on 2018-01-12
by on January 15th, 2018
3

We always have great evenings at Lardo. Good cocktail, amazing food and friendly atmosphere. That's it. Visited LARDO on 2018-01-13
by on January 14th, 2018
5

We were supposed to sit at the bar, which we weren’t told when I called to book the table. The techno music at club level was almost intolerable. Food was good as always though. Visited LARDO on 2018-01-13
by on January 14th, 2018
2

Great host, great pizza -Brett (San Francisco) and Emilia (Stockholm) Visited LARDO on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
5

Perfect. Good portions and extremely delicious. Great service. X Visited LARDO on 2018-01-09
by on January 10th, 2018
5

V v friendly and helpful waiter. Nice, chilled atmosphere, good playlist. They let us stay until last possible moment and didn't get annoyed with us for keeping them from closing the restaurant! Food was delicious, especially the pizza Visited LARDO on 2018-01-08
by on January 9th, 2018
5

My first time to Largo and its was fantastic! What a lovely little gem to have in East London! Great service, food and atmosphere. Lots of great food and drinks choices and very reasonably priced! Thank you for a great evening! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
5

Well my husband saw the manager mouth “shut up” to one of his employees behind my back as I walked off! Not great really. Waiting staff were helpful and friendly. Manager was rude unwelcoming and unprofessional. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-23
by on December 24th, 2017
1

With my fish dish the vegetable dish was bitter but pizzas were super, freshly made in the brick oven! . The staff were very welcoming and friendly and very efficient. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-22
by on December 23rd, 2017
4

Great food, great service and lovely atmosphere! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2017
4

Booking process was a little arduous as there was some confusion about menus but once we got there we had a great time! Wonderful food, great service, lovely setting - would recommend! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-20
by on December 21st, 2017
4

Absolutely loved our night at Lardo. Food was great, friendly service, good music and general good vibes all round. Would highly recommend it for either a family, romantic or friends night out. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-20
by on December 21st, 2017
5

Lardo has great food and service! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-19
by on December 21st, 2017
5

Loved the Cabonara. The polenta and meatballs were good too but not great!! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-17
by on December 18th, 2017
4

Great food, great vibes, lovely service. Feels authentic Italian, high quality of ingredients, honest and delicious. I will definitely be back! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Brilliant lunch. Group of us go each year before the Hackney Empire panto and it's always so good. Incredibly friendly and attentive staff and food to die for. Oh yes it is. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-17
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Brilliant service and super food. Very friendly place. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-16
by on December 17th, 2017
5

Food was ok but a couple of the dishes were quite dry including the arancini balls and the beets/ricotta pasta main which really isn't good enough at the price point. The rest of the dishes were not amazing, and didn't make up for the two plates which were really not very good. Overall - very overpriced for the level of food being served. A disappointment! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
2

Fantastic food as expected! The salumi, cacio e pepe pizza, burrata, salt cod and calamari were all sublime. Also enjoyed the sausage and cauliflower pizza that was my particular favourite. The squid ink arancini was a little dull but there were so many good plates it did not matter. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
5

Firstly the service was not great. There were only 7 people in our party and there was no one else in the restaurant but we still had to keep calling the waiter to ask for things (such as a drink for each person or bread) and the table was not even completely laid when we got there. The main courses are strange to say the least, expensive, very small portions of pasta. The crackling on the pork belly was undercooked and soggy and the meat tough. There are no potatoes to go with the mains - only strange vegetables) and the polenta served with the Hake (strange thing to serve up as is an acquired taste) was pretty disgusting. No one in our party like it and I will never try it again. The only thing I can say anything good about it the bread for which there is no extra cost so would suggest you make the most of it. I will never go to this restaurant again and I would recommend that no one else does either. Very disappointed. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-14
by on December 15th, 2017
1

always brilliant. have been going for years. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-13
by on December 14th, 2017
4

Amazing dishes and fantastic staff Visited LARDO on 2017-12-10
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Excellent atmosphere. Incredible food. We sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen while they prepared and cooked our spectacular meal; a real treat. Not to be missed Visited LARDO on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Food was delicious and the staff were fantastic - highly recommend! Visited LARDO on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Great pizzas and house wine was very good Visited LARDO on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
4

My wife said that the ladies’ toilets were a disgrace. Pizza was OK but took a long time to arrive. Unlikely to return. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
3

Food and service delightful! I messed up with my booking but staff still went out of their way to accomodate us and make our night out very pleasant Visited LARDO on 2017-12-08
by on December 9th, 2017
5

The quality of the food has gone down, we used to be regulars. Food was also greasy - very oily Visited LARDO on 2017-12-08
by on December 9th, 2017
1

As always, amazing! If someone can pass me the recipe for the porcinni gnugi pleaseeeeee, i want to know how to do the sauce!!!!! <3 Visited LARDO on 2017-12-02
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

Staff were fabulous, especially with the kids. Fab food too. Visited LARDO on 2017-12-02
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

Great food, great atmosphere, super friendly staff and efficient service. The arancini was perfecto! Visited LARDO on 2017-11-30
by on December 1st, 2017
5

Excellent food and service! Many thanks indeed. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-29
by on November 30th, 2017
5

Best pizza I've ever had! Literally said it as I was eating it. It was gluten free too and the base was so tasty. I am definitely coming back on the reg! Service was good too and the vibe was really nice :) Visited LARDO on 2017-11-29
by on November 30th, 2017
5

Great food, atmosphere and service. The pumpkin pizza is incredible! Good veg options as well and the cocktail list is unique. Will be going again for sure! Visited LARDO on 2017-11-26
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Had booked a table for 3 for diner on Saturday 25th of November. A wonderful evening, celebrated in great company, delicious food under the sound of great tunes! The place itself is cosy, but lively! Our waiter was very friendly and looked after us with a fun and French service! I believe we were warlmly greeted by the Manager, should he ‘d been the man with a chilled look, shoulder length hair, beard and funky hat! We arrived at 9pm to leave past 11pm, the send off from Lardo’s Manager and the staff was as warm, friendly, energetic and professional as when we arrived! Great food which left our tastebuds in Delicioso Heaven! We’ll be back for sure! Chilli & Jay 🤪🤤 Visited LARDO on 2017-11-25
by on November 26th, 2017
5

Really nice food and good service. Relaxed, hip vibe. Tables too close together for my liking. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-24
by on November 25th, 2017
4

Haven’t been for a couple of years and it’s as good now as it was then. Front of house team are really personable and know their stuff. The restaurant is cosy and unpretentious. We had salumi and a selection of antipasti all of which tasted amazing. Definitely won’t leave it so long till our next visit. Thanks Lardo. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-23
by on November 24th, 2017
5

Lardo is a regular haunt for me. Consistently great food, atmosphere and service. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-23
by on November 24th, 2017
5

Nice little place, we had pizzas, which were good. Staff were very friendly. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-22
by on November 23rd, 2017
3

Pizza was really good and it was a nice atmosphere. Disappointed with tagliatelle and meatballs as there were two meatballs in the dish. For a £14-something main course you would expect more than two average size meatballs. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-20
by on November 21st, 2017
3

Excellent, scrumptuous food with innovative flavours; and great service as always. You guys are wonderfu. Thank you. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-09
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Really good atmosphere, food, service. Great place to bring your girlfriend or a group of friends. I've been there a few times always seating at the bar overlooking the kitchen service, which is an experience itself. Last time staff found us a table in a nice corner after a misunderstanding with the booking. Really good. I'd give 5* if the music was played at a conversational level, but this is a plague everywhere which I honestly dont get. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-11
by on November 12th, 2017
4

We had a great time, food was good and superb atmosphere. Will defo come back. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-10
by on November 11th, 2017
4

my favourite neighbourhood restaurant - never fails to disappoint Visited LARDO on 2017-11-09
by on November 10th, 2017
5

Despite booking a pre theatre table our table was not ready until 15 minutes after the booked time. The service was also somewhat inattentive at times. The food was quite nice, pizzas with a very crisp base from a lovely wood fired oven. But they were very salty, none of the people at our table finished their pizzas. Visited LARDO on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
3

Outstanding food as always, Lardo never fails to surprise and delight the tastebuds! And great wine and the space is relaxed and cool. Plus brilliant staff. Thanks Lardo! Visited LARDO on 2017-11-04
by on November 5th, 2017
5

Lardo is my favourite London brunch place. Always interesting and delicious dishes on the menu, the perfect ambiance, and friendliest staff Visited LARDO on 2017-11-04
by on November 5th, 2017
5

Second time I have been there..., this time for the Mrs birthday. It was fantastic once again, amazing easy going and fun atmosphere, delicious food and brilliant recipes, attentive and prompt, accomodating service - and most of all, amazing manager Kurt Williams who was so charming and friendly and really took care of us, even producing a last-minute birthday Tiramisu for my wife. And all at an incredibly honest and accessible price. Amazing place, will be back with the kids as well soon, for brunch. If we lived closer we'd be there every week! Visited LARDO on 2017-11-03
by on November 4th, 2017
5

Very good Pizzas The best gluten free base I have had since diagnosed as Coeliac six years ago Visited LARDO on 2017-10-29
by on November 1st, 2017
4

We enjoyed Lardo. The food was good and there was a large amount of selection of which the majority I would have ordered. One gripe was the two of us being put on the end of an occupied table of four when there were other 2 seater tables by themselves available for the duration of our meal. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-27
by on October 31st, 2017
4

We have been to Lardo's many times, and always enjoyed our food, but last night was extra special. And I think it's partly down to their new mixologist/front of house/manager, not exactly sure of his job description. We started our night with an aperitif from a magical menu of taste sensations, none of which we had tasted before. The food was good enough to make you believe you had just stumbled upon a treasure of a restaurant in the back streets of Sienna, The warm staff and unpressured attention, made the meal even more enjoyable. We talked with front of house about his cocktails, tried his new bitters on the back of our hands, and were treated to an exquisit digestif, that ended a really rather unforgettable night. Thank you Lardo. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-28
by on October 29th, 2017
5

The food and the service were brilliant as always. I loved the new autumn menu and especially the baked fennel and porchini gnudi and salt cod with checkpeas. Thank you dear Lardo team! Visited LARDO on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Good for lunch. Expensive wine list. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
4

Food good but service very sloppy. It was a busy night, but just no finesse at all i.e waiter not able to hold us in mind (needed to flag him down to get a wine order ages after flagging him down to ask for the wine list), and also chucking our cutlery back down (literally) when he realised we had a second course coming. So we had squid ink covered plates and cutlery for round too. He wasn't rude, but just not....the sort of service I was hoping for when taking my friend for a birthday meal and raving about you guys to him beforehand. And I'm not overly fussy or anal, I promise! But like I said the food was tasty, as usual. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
3

Food and service excellent. Knife was a little blunt to cut the partridge. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-27
by on October 28th, 2017
4

A nice relaxed atmosphere to the place. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Good food. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-26
by on October 27th, 2017
5

Lovely pizza, lovely staff = Happy! Visited LARDO on 2017-10-26
by on October 27th, 2017
4

Lovely restaurant, great ambience, the staff were attentive, amazing wine list and fresh tasty pasta. Highly recommended and will be going again, Visited LARDO on 2017-10-25
by on October 26th, 2017
5

I brought my not easy to impress Father along for a pre-cinema dinner and the staff were excellent, as was the food. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-24
by on October 25th, 2017
5

Tasty brunch, with great Italian twists Visited LARDO on 2017-10-22
by on October 24th, 2017
4

The atmosphere is amazing and so is the service. But the food wasn't great. Fish a bit too raw. Fettuccine tasted good but not up to its price. So we felt quite disappointed actually. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-17
by on October 18th, 2017
2

pizzas pretty good, cocktails pretty decent, acoustics awful, tendency to over-salt other dishes, pasta with beef and parmesan appeared to have no parmesan and could do with a little less beef and more sauce. Staff friendly, seem rushed off feet. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-17
by on October 18th, 2017
3

The service wasn't great; reasonably friendly, but low standards. Example; the waiter purposefully removed our dirty cutlery from our starter when he took the plates away, and put them back on the table to use for the main course; This is disgusting! It may save energy etc, but I would expect fresh cutlery if I go out for dinner at these prices. The food is way over priced, and not in anyway worth the prices - the pizza is tasty, but I've had much better in London with a better environment. Not a comfortable atmosphere. Had to ask for the bill 3 times over the space of 30 mins and was late for a gig. sadly; it's trying to be so cool and hipster, it loses the experience of a nice dinner. I went especially as a pizza enthusiast and wanted to love it, but was just not a good experience. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-15
by on October 16th, 2017
2

Very bland and tasteless food, even dominos tastes better than this Visited LARDO on 2017-10-12
by on October 13th, 2017
1

Slightly soggy pizzas. You also fool customers by putting the service charge first on the bill, slightly dishonest! I was told you cannot fix it, I wonder how all oyher restaurants manage to do this in London? Visited LARDO on 2017-10-11
by on October 12th, 2017
2

Lovely fresh tasty delicious food Visited LARDO on 2017-10-11
by on October 12th, 2017
5

I've been coming to Lardo since it opened over 5 years ago. Sadly I don't think it is as good as it once was mainly due to menu and the customer service. Menu wise: You have far less options and focus mainly on meats- which is fine but you always used to have a lot of seafood and fish options to balance it out. The dishes aren't tbh as good either- I know the chefs have changed numerous times but this shouldn't effect the overall experience. The staff were always so welcoming and I had got to know a number of them over the years. Now however I feel there is much more of an air of 'you're lucky to dine here' attitude. Not appealing at all and something east London shouldn't be encouraging with such an amazing food scene. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-10
by on October 11th, 2017
2

Staff were very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious as always and we had a great red wine as well. The restaurant did get quite noisy towards the end of our visit which wasn't great with a large group but presumably the lack of soft surfaces isn't helping the acoustics. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-10
by on October 11th, 2017
4

Absolutely superb!! Food and service were fantastic!! Visited LARDO on 2017-10-08
by on October 9th, 2017
5

I love Lardo! I hosted a big-ish lunch party there on Saturday, and had the best lunch - love the varied options on the menu, and the always-delicious ingredients. The service is fantastic too. It will always be one of my fave local places. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Absolutely wonderful service. We needed a quick meal between going to two shows at the Hackney Empire. The first show ran 25 mins over time and we were late (along with many others who had booked the same events). The staff were calm, under control, had checked with the theatre and knew what was happening, the service was courteous, the food excellent and we were out in plenty of time for the second show. First rate in every way. Thank you. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-07
by on October 8th, 2017
5

Pizzas were delicious and servers were friendly and efficient. My only complaint is the over-loud canned music, though I don't mind live. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-07
by on October 8th, 2017
4

Pizza not as good as I expected - too doughy and not crisp enough. Excellent Tiramisu. Great buzz and a terrifically effrcient French waiter from Paris. We will lose a lot after Brexit if we can't have European waiters who, by and large, are so much better than their English counterparts. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-07
by on October 8th, 2017
4

- not hygenical how service (cleanung dishes with cleaning towel?!) - much too loud music - frittura mista is made with fish, you should give the details, that you make it with vegetables, in the menu! also frittura mista classically is not being made "in pastella"!! - classical gnocchi alla romana are accompanied with tomato sauce, you should say it or write it in the menu that you're doing it differently! - your waiters are so sloppy - they should at least learn how to put dishes away without letting them fall down Visited LARDO on 2017-10-06
by on October 7th, 2017
2

Fantastic as usual. Great atmosphere, great food and wine. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-05
by on October 6th, 2017
5

Service was very slow and slightly odd - the specials were not read to us until we asked for them to be, and we could not understand the (English) waiter. The food was not as good as the last time we visited - the plates and food were not very warm, the fritto misto was very oily and heavy. Lardo can be very hit or miss. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-04
by on October 5th, 2017
2

Delicous food and product - the quality of the products always make the difference. Especially loved the burrata with lemony olive oild, clams and rolled beef... Visited LARDO on 2017-10-04
by on October 5th, 2017
5

I found it a bit noisy, the music was rather loud making it difficult to talk and hear. Food was very nice, we enjoyed everything, I think it would be nice to have a dip with the polenta fries. The ice cream was lovely Visited LARDO on 2017-10-03
by on October 4th, 2017
3

Love Lardo. Great atmosphere on a Monday night. The fact that they do gluten free pizza is brilliant. Imaginative cocktails too. Visited LARDO on 2017-10-02
by on October 3rd, 2017
5

We had a great time - good food, staff friendly and efficient, perfect atmosphere. It can be tricky finding somewhere that works for our 12 and 17 year old as well as for us. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-30
by on October 1st, 2017
4

Lovely food and attentive and friendly staff but music too loud to talk over and had to shout to friends to be heard. But like going clubbing! Visited LARDO on 2017-09-30
by on October 1st, 2017
4

Great food, service. Our waiter Michael was excellent Visited LARDO on 2017-09-29
by on September 30th, 2017
5

The food is delicious and the staff are really friendly. Relaxed atmosphere.Will be 100% coming back. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-28
by on September 29th, 2017
5

Great place with a cracking vibe. Food and service spot on! Visited LARDO on 2017-09-26
by on September 27th, 2017
5

The food was lovely and the staff really friendly! I would just comment on the pisco sour which was an interesting mix but maybe too salty for my liking... I would definitely come back but maybe order another drink! :) Visited LARDO on 2017-09-08
by on September 25th, 2017
4

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Delicious food and fantastic wine menu. At times service quite slow which was fine for us as were in no rush. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-23
by on September 24th, 2017
4

Great food friendly staff...buzzing atmosphere Visited LARDO on 2017-09-22
by on September 23rd, 2017
4

pizzas were delicious, probably in the London top 10, beer too. Music a little too loud for us. Slow service: I don't mind waiting for the pizzas because I know they are cooked with care, but I could see the polenta fries sitting in the counter for 10 minutes before anyone took them to us. Also, 6 gbp for polenta fries is in the expensive side, for what is essentially a peasant's dish with no additional condiments. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-22
by on September 23rd, 2017
3

The food as always was utterly delicious. The starters, pizzas, rabbit, lovely bread... although the size of the fish portion was rather mean. And the price of a bottle of the cheapest wine high. However the worst thing and that which means we probably won't return is the volume of the 'music' - already loud and unnecessary and which always seems to get turned up at about 9.30 too. It is gym/club music mainly a thudding drum beat and seriously annoying.Makes everyone shout. So it happens every time and we all felt it spoilt a lovely meal. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-20
by on September 21st, 2017
3

We both had a fish dish which was gut wrenchingly bad and then had to ask for it to be taken back. I think it was off. We were then charged for the full bill (& noticed you had taken the cod off the menu) which I thought mean since our evening was ruined. LARDO has been very good in the past. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-19
by on September 20th, 2017
1

Delicious food and helpful staff Visited LARDO on 2017-09-17
by on September 18th, 2017
4

Fantastic food, really nice staff and great atmosphere, will be coming back frequently Visited LARDO on 2017-09-16
by on September 18th, 2017
5

Brilliant staff and remarkable food. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-11
by on September 14th, 2017
5

A really warm welcome on a busy Saturday night. Food and service were both excellent. Really enjoyed our evening. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-09
by on September 10th, 2017
5

Excellent food with impeccable service. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-06
by on September 7th, 2017
5

Great welcome and fabulous service with a smile Visited LARDO on 2017-09-03
by on September 4th, 2017
5

Food was great, service was super friendly but a bit slow in places. Waited ages for drinks to arrive and had to remind the waiter. Visited LARDO on 2017-09-01
by on September 2nd, 2017
4

Our waiter was completely fantastic, great atmosphere, delicious food! The summer salad was particularly perfect. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-29
by on August 30th, 2017
5

Great food with great service! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-28
by on August 29th, 2017
4

We love coming here - always a friendly welcome and impeccable service. And the food's not half bad either ; ) Visited LARDO on 2017-08-26
by on August 29th, 2017
5

Great food, superb service. An excellent night. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-26
by on August 28th, 2017
5

Great pizza, lovely staff, good cocktails. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-26
by on August 27th, 2017
5

Fantastic as always! Will be back soon. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-26
by on August 27th, 2017
5

Excellent experience - both the food and drink dimension. Some useful guidance from the staff helped us maximise the small plates flavours. Superior atmosphere and ambiance. A wholehearted recommendation. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-25
by on August 26th, 2017
5

Lovely thank you, great food and service! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-24
by on August 25th, 2017
4

Lovely food with excellent staff! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-21
by on August 23rd, 2017
5

Pizza was delicious! Service was great! I look forward to eating here again in the near future Visited LARDO on 2017-08-19
by on August 20th, 2017
5

Bit of initial confusion around booking. Food was tasty but mushroom and greens dish was very gritty which meant it was very unpleasant. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-19
by on August 20th, 2017
3

I love Lardo! Such great service and quality! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-17
by on August 18th, 2017
5

Fun & delicious, as always! Stuffed so full I had to leave a bit, which I am now still regretting / dreaming about at my desk... Visited LARDO on 2017-08-16
by on August 17th, 2017
5

Great food, great service very nice venue Visited LARDO on 2017-08-09
by on August 17th, 2017
5

Amazing experience !! What a great spot for wife surprise bday! Service was super friendly & food just spot on delicious - reasonably priced and atmosphere had just the right amount of hipster East London cool - without being over the top! Very accommodating for baby / pushchair too!! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-15
by on August 16th, 2017
5

We had a lovely meal. Food was great. Staff were lovely. All great. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-12
by on August 13th, 2017
4

Best pizza in London. Great atmosphere. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-11
by on August 12th, 2017
5

Servers and FOH staff were so pleasant and fun to talk to. Food was amazing, sitting outside was amazing. Good stuff! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-10
by on August 11th, 2017
5

Excellent as always. Lovely service and the usual great food. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-09
by on August 10th, 2017
5

A great pizzeria and Italian with a good Hackney funky vibe. Good drinks and interesting antipasti. Always a good option. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-09
by on August 10th, 2017
5

Great food, really buzzy atmosphere and quick service. Staff were very attentive and helped with suggestions of food and wines. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-08
by on August 10th, 2017
5

Delicious just as always thanks Visited LARDO on 2017-08-06
by on August 7th, 2017
5

My pizza was hard, cocktails were not great, and payed a lot for this. Not what I expected from a restaurant with such a strong reputation. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-06
by on August 7th, 2017
2

To loud music, inhibiting a proper conversation, and the "pizzas" were not pizzas rather some sort of toasted dough with some ingridients on top, A pizza needs to have a certain amount of moisture, preferably from tomatoe sauce and cheese. The "pizza" lacked that and was far too dry to be good, especially considering the price (GBP 13.-). I was not impressed. Andrejs Visited LARDO on 2017-08-05
by on August 7th, 2017
2

Lovely food, very accommodatinf staff Visited LARDO on 2017-08-04
by on August 6th, 2017
5

The food was incredibly delicious but the service was so slow that we had to wait for our main dishes for 1.5 hour after we ordered. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-04
by on August 5th, 2017
4

Food was amazing, but waiting 45 mins for starters, followed by another 40 minutes for pizza..that wasn't so amazing. The service was fine but clearly not enough staff on the night. They were rushing around most of the night so trying to get the attention of someone was not easy. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-04
by on August 5th, 2017
3

Wonderful hospitality and great food. Thank you! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-03
by on August 4th, 2017
5

“Best Pizza Ever!” Pending review Claire H (0 review) Winchfield The go to place in Hackney. Enjoyed 2 excellent meals here this week. The service and food were both fantastic. After having the best pizza that we have ever eaten in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, I crazily decided to organise a lunch there for 34 dancer's and their families! This was a sized party that they don't usually cater for, the resurant is not huge, the pizza oven worked overtime, as did the chefs. Kurt, the manager, was amazing and took charge of everything. Everyone was fed the most delicious pizza and we all had a great time. Will definitely go back! Visited LARDO on 2017-08-03
by on August 4th, 2017
5

Lovely staff and excellent food. Visited LARDO on 2017-08-02
by on August 3rd, 2017
5

Great. Lovely food. Great atmosphere. Quite busy so not somewhere to spend the whole night but great for good food and friendly service. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-29
by on August 1st, 2017
4

Food, drink and atmostphere amazing!! I will come back for sure. Chefs are doing a great job there. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

Music was way too loud! More for the benefit of the staff than the diners? Visited LARDO on 2017-07-28
by on July 31st, 2017
2

Great atmosphere but maybe needed more waiting staff as service felt quite stretched. Lovely wine and starters, less impressed with mains. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-30
by on July 31st, 2017
3

They forgot about our main courses order so we have to wait forever. However, the food was delicious and really good service with attention to every detail. The staff​ is really welcoming and friendly. Would recommend it Visited LARDO on 2017-07-23
by on July 30th, 2017
3

Delicious food and wine brought to us with excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening Visited LARDO on 2017-07-28
by on July 29th, 2017
5

Great restaurant. Food and service is fantastic Visited LARDO on 2017-07-28
by on July 29th, 2017
5

Everything was perfect- food and service. Super friendly to baby as well. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-16
by on July 20th, 2017
5

As ever fantastic. I just love the Lardo white pizza. The starter was fabulous along with the summer salad. All just yummy, washed down with lovely white Veneto and the bonus was a neck massage on arrival!!! Visited LARDO on 2017-07-18
by on July 19th, 2017
5

Expensive meal.And still very hungry after the meal that we had to go and eat again in another restaurant in Broadway market.Not very tasty.Not impressed at all.Should do something to change Visited LARDO on 2017-07-18
by on July 19th, 2017
1

Wonderful service and excellent food!! Visited LARDO on 2017-07-16
by on July 18th, 2017
5

I live locally and was really looking forward to visiting Lardo. The food was lovely, I had the baked eggs with meatballs and aubergine side. However, the service could have been better. We didn't get any service after our food came and after 30 minutes were still struggling to get our waiter's attention to ask for the bill. This was a shame and somewhat of a missed opportunity as we had wanted to order another bottle of prosecco initially. The waiter was very polite and helpful upon taking our order, so I think this was a result of being busy and understaffed as opposed to an issue with the waiter himself. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-16
by on July 18th, 2017
3

We had a nice time, slightly marred by a mistake on a pizza order which meant the birthday girl did not get her pizza til everyone had finished, but the waiter offered to take this off the bill. Lovely waitress called Helen was very personable and nice. Food was very good! Visited LARDO on 2017-07-16
by on July 17th, 2017
3

Amazing. And fabulously attentive genuine service (dark haired tall guy - what a gem) .Will definitely return. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-14
by on July 16th, 2017
5

The staff were excellent, very attentive, friendly and good sense of humour. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-06
by on July 14th, 2017
5

Great food and wonderful evening Visited LARDO on 2017-07-12
by on July 13th, 2017
4

Great food and drinks, top notch table service. The atmosphere is warm and vibrant, I particularly enjoyed the music selection. I strongly recommend Lardo for a dinner treat! Visited LARDO on 2017-07-11
by on July 13th, 2017
5

Average food and average service Visited LARDO on 2017-07-09
by on July 10th, 2017
3

3rd time here as i like the atmosphere in this restaurant and wanted to bring friends - however last night the music was just too loud we could barely hear each other speak. Also, quite rudely told that our time was up on our table, could have been said a little more politely. chocolate dessert to die for! absolutely delicious. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-08
by on July 9th, 2017
3

Food and atmosphere were excellent - a bit pricey Visited LARDO on 2017-07-08
by on July 9th, 2017
4

Fabulous, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Warm and efficient staff. Pork chop was amazing ! Visited LARDO on 2017-07-07
by on July 8th, 2017
4

Good choice of Italian food. Good staff. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-05
by on July 7th, 2017
4

Delicious food, a super-lovely and attentive waitress and a great atmosphere. We loved our pizzas! Visited LARDO on 2017-07-05
by on July 6th, 2017
5

Great looking place, excellent menu choice. Too expensive, pizza crust is too crispy and the toppings are placed, not melted, on the top Visited LARDO on 2017-07-04
by on July 5th, 2017
3

Absolutely delicious food. Highly recommended. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
5

Tasty food and friendly staff Visited LARDO on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
4

Having visited this restaurant once before I was expecting the same fantastic food and atmosphere as my first visit. Sadly, our experience there second time around was entirely different. After having great trouble making the reservation in the first place, including being shouted out by the manager down the phone because they had made an error with the booking, the poor service continued on arrival. Food was spilt on our party as they were being served, we had to ask to be served three times and were then told to hurry up as the kitchen was closing. The food was still exceptional and the chefs are truly wonderful however the same could not be said for the customer service and management. I will not be returning and would encourage others to spend their money elsewhere. Visited LARDO on 2017-07-01
by on July 2nd, 2017
1

Quick service, great house wine and tasty olives. Third time back so I clearly love the atmosphere of this place. Bit disappointed by the butternut squash and ricotta pizza as it was flavourless. Could do with some more luxurious herby additions like thyme or rosemary me thinks. Definitely enjoyed the food more before when I had the small plates. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-29
by on June 30th, 2017
4

amazing! We always love the food and the service is lovely and relaxed. the children hat a great time as did we. thank you! Visited LARDO on 2017-06-28
by on June 29th, 2017
5

We had a terrific mid-week meal at Lardo yesterday- the place was full and buzzing the whole evening. We started a delicious selection of salumi to share (Fennel Pollen Salami, Coppa and Lardy loin) followed by two stunning mains cooked beautifully- a pizza (Gorgonzola, lardo, basil and rocket) and tagliatelli, (sardine, pine nuts, raisins). The ingredients were beautifully balanced and full of contrasting flavors. Also, the staff were quietly attentive and friendly from the moment we walked in the door through to our reluctant departure, which made our dining experience relaxed & very enjoyable. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-28
by on June 29th, 2017
5

Perfect moment, the team is so nice and helpful ! Visited LARDO on 2017-06-23
by on June 24th, 2017
5

I really like the restaurant and still do but it seems to have got a bit worse recently. You ran out of 2 different Seconds and in the end gave us Mackerel which was OK but not really worth £20. I think there may have been some pine nuts in the sauce too and i'm slightly allergic to nuts so that made it a bit uncomfortable. The Primi was tasty but whilst i agree that simple can be good, it seems like the more exciting options you used to have have disappeared. Also, i think it's a shame that you now make people order 3 salamis together for £15 rather than being able to order one. But the service was friendly as ever and i still like the place, just i was a bit disappointed on a few fronts. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-22
by on June 23rd, 2017
2

Food was amazing as always. Service also fantastic with the waiters really caring about the food. Educating us and asking what we thought of everything. Only comment would be that the manager on the night seem stressed or flustered which impacted the vibe a bit. He was also very autocratic with his team which didn't come across well to guests. Especially given that the waiters were just so good. A minor point on an otherwise perfect evening. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-22
by on June 23rd, 2017
5

Such lovely food, great service and buzzy place. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-20
by on June 21st, 2017
5

Good very good. Vim. The immediately established it was a pretty theatre meal but following that there was no sense of urgency. Along with lots of other places, wine prices are going through the roof. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-17
by on June 19th, 2017
3

Laughable service. Sat in the sun for 45 mins waiting for two pizzas, which after chasing twice, didn't materialise. No real apology, just an excuse that our order had been misplaced. We left without eating. Several other tables suffering from poor service too. Disappointing. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-18
by on June 19th, 2017
1

Great food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely return. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-18
by on June 19th, 2017
5

Enjoyed the yummy pizza, and venue was cool. However drinks service simply took too long both on arrival and for a second drink at the end of the meal. You guys need to tighten this up if I'm coming back. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-18
by on June 19th, 2017
3

Good food but service chaotic . Our main course order was forgotten even though there were only a few people in the restaurant when we ordered . Waiters didn t seem to know which tables the orders were for with plates being offered to the wrong tables throughout . A cool relaxed vibe should not preclude efficient service ! Having said that we enjoyed our stuffed courgette flowers , lemon burrata and Monkfish and Pizza mains . Visited LARDO on 2017-06-17
by on June 18th, 2017
3

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Cannot recommend enough. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-16
by on June 17th, 2017
5

I'm not interested in 'posting' - I just hope this review is read by whoever runs Lardo. Had heard about phenomenal success of the restaurant and booked for pre-Hackney-Empire supper on 15 June. Chose from the Antipasti: Marinda tomato tonnato: Tonnato sauce was excellent, just as served in Piemonte, but the tomato was so over-ripe (i.e. mushy) that we took some time working out whether the dish was or was not supposed to be made with cooked tomato! Slicing a tomato in that condition so thinly was a triumph of the sharpness of the chef's knife and of his or her skill - but she or he shouldn't have let a tomato like that out of the kitchen. Aubergine, labne etc: almost tasteless. Involtini: Beef was dry and tough; green filling and dressing very pleasant. Arancini: delicious! Olives: fine. Prices: Far higher than I imagined they would be for what you get. So there we are - may try again one day if we're going to be in the area, but for us sadly Lardo isn't going to be a 'destination' restaurant. Lardo's menu seems full of Italian promise - but sadly on this occasion that promise wasn't fulfilled. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-15
by on June 16th, 2017
3

Lovely food, great hosting from Richard Visited LARDO on 2017-06-09
by on June 12th, 2017
4

Great food and really nice atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive despite being rushed off their feet. Would love to go back soon. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-05
by on June 8th, 2017
5

Fantastic as usual. A lot more specials than usual. All were excellent. Great lively atmosphere and outstanding food. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-06
by on June 7th, 2017
5

Lovely for he most part. However the cod was underdone and they forgot the aioli. They also didn't have the polpette (though they are still on the menu!) which is a shame as they are one of the best things they've ever had. Also lacking in meaty pizzas. Visited LARDO on 2017-06-06
by on June 7th, 2017
4

Good food, fum atmosphere , friendly, helpful staff We will return Visited LARDO on 2017-06-06
by on June 7th, 2017
4

My experience was absolutely excellent: - the pizza was amazing - the cocktail advised by the member of staff was delicious - the service was brilliant: fast service, smiling faces well communicative and nice jokes with Michael: he is fantastic! - the atmosphere was lively, I loved it!!! Visited LARDO on 2017-06-02
by on June 7th, 2017
5

I am sorry to say that your prices are really too high, the pizza was ok, but not exeptional, when I pay £15 for a pizza I expect something really amazing, but to be honest I had better pizza for half of the price in est London. The service charge was ridicolously high as well, we had a good experience overall but I would not recommend your restaurant for pizza, the wine is overpriced and the desserts where average. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-20
by on June 7th, 2017
3

We love Lardo!!!!!! The staff working there are phenomenal!! Thank you so much. Please put back the very first version of pizza crude, with ricotta cheese and black olives. This was the best version of pizza crudo Visited LARDO on 2017-06-03
by on June 4th, 2017
5

Food was great, but service slow. Several waiters on the same table, didn't seem very efficient! Apart from that would recommend as the place is really cool! Visited LARDO on 2017-06-02
by on June 3rd, 2017
4

Love love loved it. Full 5 stars in all fronts Visited LARDO on 2017-06-02
by on June 3rd, 2017
5

Easy, passionate, delicious. Enjoyed it a lot! Visited LARDO on 2017-05-18
by on June 1st, 2017
5

Too loud, the acoustics were terrible and the seats too close together the waiting staff couldn't even get to our table. Pizza is lovely but the Frito misto - three oil sodden courgette flowers - was not worth £8.00. Meh. I don't see what the fuss is all about. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-28
by on May 30th, 2017
2

The food was really good and the staff were very polite and trying their best unfortunately there were either overbooked or understaffed. I turned up on time for my reservation on time at 8pm however didn't get seated at my table until 8:50pm and even once seated the service was very slow which was unfortunate as the food was great. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-26
by on May 30th, 2017
3

Absolutely dismal service.....continuously had to repeat ourselves to our waiters for drinks that were missing, food missing etc. Didn't bother clearing table once we had finished......basically just seemed completely oblivious that we were there. I think this was a general thing in the restaurant & not confined to that one waiter. For example When we asked a seaparare waitress where our last drink was, she rudely said "well I'm sure it will arrive eventually". The whole service was so bad even the food , which was mediocre at best, couldn't make up for it. Dreadful Visited LARDO on 2017-05-28
by on May 29th, 2017
1

We live 10 minutes walk away from you (and 5 from Bebe Lardo) and both have become our regular haunts. Great food, wine and atmosphere as usual! Visited LARDO on 2017-05-28
by on May 29th, 2017
5

Loved it! Pizzas were amazing Visited LARDO on 2017-05-27
by on May 28th, 2017
5

terrific meal and wine. unmisible. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-25
by on May 26th, 2017
5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, gorgeous waiter :-) Visited LARDO on 2017-05-20
by on May 24th, 2017
5

awesome food, great service. Definitely coming back again soon. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-21
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Usually Lardo is brilliant but on this visit the service was appallingly slow the staff were rude and entitled no manners. Would question returning Visited LARDO on 2017-05-21
by on May 22nd, 2017
1

Excellent all round - great food, atmosphere and service Visited LARDO on 2017-05-19
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Food was fantastic, service was wonderful, wine was delicious! Very impressed and will absolutely go back :) Visited LARDO on 2017-05-19
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Dear LARDO crew! I came last night(18.5) to have a dinner with my hubby and unfortunately, like my previous visit I left the restaurant little disappointed. I should mention the food before strting to talk about anything else. Food is AMAZING! Just perfect, five stars! I was just amazed by the flavours and the playful way of designing a masterpiece dish. So there you go, one of the best experiences with food in London. Unfortunately, waiting was a bit of different story. To be completely honest, I felt that all the waiters where not professionals, lacking knowledge of the delicious menu, basic understanding of how to deal with customers. Manager at the time of our dinner was absolutely fantastic, keeping an eye over all the tables just in case someone needed anything. Others, I would never hire in my own restaurant. In my 15 years of experience waiting in various restaurants, I've always felt that there is a fine line of being casual but attending customers needs and being lazy. I respect the decision to have a laid back italian restaurant but even then, good waiting diesn't need to only happen in posh places. Honestly, I don't know if I want to come again. Although I feel that ghe delicious food and drinks(omg the danish bloody mary) will force me to visit in the future. Don't get me wrong here, I don't expect that I am being treated like a royalty(although I did try in my career always leave my ego at the door and be there just for the customers, I can count difficult customers in one hand as I feel its a lot to do how you approach their problems rather than theh are just diificult), but I do expect that I have someone to take drinks order in the first five minutes when the restaurant has three tables with customers, having a side plate for clams and other little bits and things that left you feel that the crew of the restaurant has taken care of me rather than I've had to take care of myself. But again, EXCELLENT FOOD! If the waiting can level with the delicious food Im sure you'll be the most visited italian restaurant in East London. Also, Im looking for a job for this summer and if there is any views that go along withwhat you expect from a waiter, hive me a shout and I'll send you my CV or come and visit. deails: mariko.sero@gmail.com With Kind Regards, Mariko Sero Visited LARDO on 2017-05-18
by on May 19th, 2017
3

Lovely local place to go and grab some lunch. Great food, the food took a little while longer than we expected to arrive. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-16
by on May 17th, 2017
3

Attentive and informed service - sociable, and reassuringly informed about the dishes on the menu. The food itself was exceptional. I wouldn't usually order poussin, owing to previous experience of it being boney/little meat/fiddly to eat. BUT Lardo's pouissin was a revelation - meaty, buttery, delicious. I'll be going again. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-15
by on May 16th, 2017
5

Really great service and excellent food... as always! Visited LARDO on 2017-05-15
by on May 16th, 2017
5

Superb meal! Top-notch ingredients perfectly prepared. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017
5

Went for dinner on a Sunday night- food was absolutely divine and the staff were so so lovely even though it was packed. Our waitress took the time to explain the menu to us and service was super quick but we never felt rushed. 100% recommend. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-14
by on May 15th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere, delicious meal (we recommend anchovies with sage and the broccoli pizza), charming staff. Lovely. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-13
by on May 14th, 2017
4

Lovely food, helpful polite staff. Next I plan to order lots of anitpasta so I can try ALL the starters which looked lush Visited LARDO on 2017-05-09
by on May 10th, 2017
4

Lovely, friendly staff, great service and delicious food especially the pizzas. Ambience was nice, bright and airy and love the wood fire oven ! Visited LARDO on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
5

Fantastic front of house - the man with the broken arm, unfortunately we forgot to get his name, but he made our visit extra special. Great food - my chargrilled asparagus was particularly good - and cocktails, we will definitely go back. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-06
by on May 7th, 2017
5

Excellent service, food and wine! A very nice evening with my friend! Thank you! Visited LARDO on 2017-05-06
by on May 7th, 2017
5

Great place, food and service. Thanks for a lovely evening! Visited LARDO on 2017-05-05
by on May 6th, 2017
5

Good food but TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE service Visited LARDO on 2017-04-30
by on May 2nd, 2017
3

Great food! Friendly staff but made several mistakes without meal through the night. Still I would go back Visited LARDO on 2017-05-01
by on May 2nd, 2017
4

Great atmosphere, tasty food and great service. Highly recommended. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-30
by on May 2nd, 2017
5

Fantastic food! Service was friendly, if a little slow. We weren't really sure whether it was table service or not as nobody came to check in with us at all until beckoned. The pizzas more than made up for this though. Delicious. Visited LARDO on 2017-05-01
by on May 2nd, 2017
4

I went for dinner and a few drinks after work with colleagues on Friday evening. Good food, good atmosphere and good service. I would recommend it and will be going back! Visited LARDO on 2017-04-28
by on May 2nd, 2017
4

Great food, lovely restaurant and attentive staff. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-28
by on May 1st, 2017
5

Really delicious Italian food, friendly staff and good atmosphere Visited LARDO on 2017-04-29
by on April 30th, 2017
4

Food was great, everyone was very pleasant although they seemed understaffed and subsequently under more pressure than usual. Thanks Visited LARDO on 2017-04-29
by on April 30th, 2017
3

Although not an extensive menu (other than Pizza), very good & interesting meat and fish of the day on offer. The Chicken Chilli Con Carne was delicious. Good wine list, if a little pricey & very pleasant efficient staff. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-27
by on April 28th, 2017
5

Even though we live very near to Lardo, Yesterday was our first visit. It won't be our last. The service, food and atmosphere were all absolutely fantastic. We will be back very soon! Visited LARDO on 2017-04-25
by on April 26th, 2017
5

We changed our number of ppl half an hour before our reservation and the guy was really nice and very consideration to manage to give us a indoor seat. I had a great pizza and the summer salad in Lardo was excellent too! Visited LARDO on 2017-04-22
by on April 23rd, 2017
5

I"d been dying to try this restaurant for a while. It lived up to my expectations. The food was outstanding, the wines delightful. The service wonderful. Until of course they literally grab you by the arm and escort you off of your table to finish at the bar. After a while they kick you out of the bar too. Not for a leisurely experience. But good. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2017
5

A great dinner built on a basis of lovely food but made special by truly great service by all the staff- attentive, charismatic and up for a laugh. Will be coming back very soon. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2017
5

Great service from all staff and amazing food Loved the little taster dishes being sat at the chefs table too Thank you Visited LARDO on 2017-04-21
by on April 22nd, 2017
5

The food was delicious and the staff was incredibally accommodating especially with our toddler. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-21
by on April 22nd, 2017
5

Great service. Very nice staff. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-20
by on April 21st, 2017
5

The service was pretty slow. The waiters were doing their best but there weren't enough of them! Value for money was pretty poor, small portions for moderate prices. The food was good quality though Visited LARDO on 2017-04-19
by on April 20th, 2017
3

DELICIOUS FOR ALL 5 OF US...AS ALWAYS. DEBORAH XX Visited LARDO on 2017-04-17
by on April 18th, 2017
5

good service, great food, definitely revisiting. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-16
by on April 18th, 2017
4

You guys are amazing! You have provided a great service - we were treated with attention and care, our dinner and starters were scumptuous. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Keep the great work going! Many thanks Zurab Revazishvili Visited LARDO on 2017-04-16
by on April 18th, 2017
5

We love this place. Great food and wine. Fabulous pizza and small plates. I must say though we were let down by the pasta for the first time ever. We ordered the rage and it came out very dry, with very little sauce or meat. We saw other plates of the same dish go out looking much much better so it was just ours that was off. Disappointing still as that's one of our favourite dishes! Visited LARDO on 2017-04-14
by on April 18th, 2017
4

We couldn't have asked for a better night! Amazing staff and incredible food! Visited LARDO on 2017-04-15
by on April 16th, 2017
5

The food was absolutely delicious, it's a gorgeous looking restaurant and has a buzzy atmosphere....but was let down by the service. No explanation of the menu or even letting us know about the specials. Cocktails took such a long time to arrive that we had eaten all the accompanying nuts. Our food went to the wrong table and we had to ask for the bill twice. Small niggles but let down what could have been a wonderful night. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-14
by on April 15th, 2017
4

Not impressed with Potato pizza very dry and service was a bit slow can apprichate it was busy Visited LARDO on 2017-04-13
by on April 14th, 2017
2

Hi there, Firstly I have to say that Lardo is one of my favourite restaurants in town! However our experience on Friday night was a bit disappointing. First of all, I mentioned that I was vegetarian and ordered the risotto at which point our waitress pointed out that it had chicken stock in it. I asked if all the risottos at Lardo were made this way at which she answered yes. I was horrified because I've been a strict vegetarian since I was six years old and have eaten your risottos on other occasions. no one had ever told me it wasn't vegetarian and there is nothing written on the board or the menu to suggest this either. I would expect this in other countries like France but not the U.K.! Please make sure to amend this over site. And would you consider using veggie stock instead?! It's just as good! Secondly, when we ordered our dishes we were asked what order we would like them to come in. We specified what our preference would be. The food then took an incredibly long time to come and then when it did finally arrive, it came in a completely different order to requested. On top of this one dish was missing. When we tried to enquire about it our waitress was no where to be found. In fact she disappeared entirely for what felt like at least 20 mins. Pretty frustrating! In the end we managed to get another waiters attention at which point we ordered some wine. About 10 mins later we were asked quite brusquely to pay the bill and go as there were guest waiting for our table! We felt very hurried out after only really being served what it was we requested. Despite this the food was very good. Compliments to the chef! Usually (especially when we have your lovely and brilliant Scottish waitress) we have a very positive experience. Thanks. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-07
by on April 10th, 2017
2

The smaller dishes were not great value for what was served..the clams particularly lacked flavour. The fritto misto lacked seasoning and was more a tempura vegetable dish...we were expecting some sea food in there. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-08
by on April 9th, 2017
3

Lovely food. A bit tight squeeze thou... Visited LARDO on 2017-04-07
by on April 8th, 2017
4

They managed to find a table right away, even though it was busy. The food was delicious, and they catered to all our needs, including my 5 year old! Visited LARDO on 2017-04-06
by on April 7th, 2017
5

Richard and Kurt gave us impeccable service without being stuffy. Seriously memorable food. Negroni and vino top notch. Go! Visited LARDO on 2017-04-06
by on April 7th, 2017
5

love the placed normally,, but this evening our pizzas were burnt and nobody seemed to care! Visited LARDO on 2017-02-24
by on April 3rd, 2017
2

Food mostly great, especially the pizzas. Service a bit hit and miss and a long wait for starters. Some good wines from small producers. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-01
by on April 2nd, 2017
4

Awful service. Waited 1.5 hours for food only to be told the order hadn't reached the kitchen. Food eventually came out cold. Also served our starters and mains together but then 2 starters came even later! Offered no compensation on our bill. Won't be returning. Visited LARDO on 2017-04-01
by on April 2nd, 2017
1

Great cocktails... fantastic food and atmosphere Visited LARDO on 2017-03-31
by on April 1st, 2017
5

Superb as ever. Fantastic service, wonderful dishes and pure professionalism from all. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-31
by on April 1st, 2017
5

The food was ok and our waitress was good. However it did take over an hour for our food to come - so we had to rush at end which made for a disappointing experience overall. We probably wouldn't go back. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-30
by on March 31st, 2017
3

Very good food, drink and ambience. Also fine about my son setting light to the menu Visited LARDO on 2017-03-27
by on March 28th, 2017
5

last time i come here, smell so much of fried food!!and wine prices are crazy...cant charge that much for mediocre wine. too busy, tables squeezed. other couple talking loud on my hear. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-27
by on March 28th, 2017
2

I am sorry to have to complain as I actually love Lardo and have had a great time there on many occasions. I'd therefore like to think that my experience there on Friday was only a blip but we really didn't have a good meal! It was probably the wrong venue to have chosen that evening as it turns out that my companion doesn't like sharing and, though she usually adores pizza, said she really didn't want one that evening despite my protestations about them being very, very good at Lardo. We started instead with fritto misto which was mostly batter (and far too oily) on very large chunks of boring vegetables and with a winter salad which was tough and completely tasteless. My risotto was very good but my friend's poussin was burnt and the meat rubbery - the manager agreed that it was inedible and didn't charge us for it (I was rather shocked to see that it should have cost us £19 which seems hugely expensive for what is, frankly, a small chicken garnished with a huge pile of rocket - I challenge anyone to enjoy chewing their way through such a dry and spiky heap of the stuff!). I was so disappointed and embarrassed because I had been singing the praises of Lardo to my friend and had been pleased that we finally had an opportunity to eat closer to home when we usually only have time for a quick bite in the West End. She said we just 'chose badly' but it should be impossible to do that in a restaurant where I have always eaten well and had a good time. I feel a bit sad. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-24
by on March 28th, 2017
2

Super quality of Food and service Visited LARDO on 2017-03-26
by on March 27th, 2017
5

Really lovely experience. Great food. Thanks, Visited LARDO on 2017-03-26
by on March 27th, 2017
5

The food was lovely, I especially recommend the fresh pasta – whatever the special of the day was I’m sure they would always be delightful, we had both and thoroughly enjoyed them! Where LARDO let itself down was in the service, we had a 6.30 booking but with the previous table leaving were seated around 6.45 - no real concern there, that happens. We ordered and ate, nothing either special or poor about the general service throughout the night but it was upon leaving that we were frustrated. Around 8 we finished our food and they asked if we wanted dessert, we were full so said no. They then frantically started removing all the crockery from the table including water glasses, and even a non-finished wine whilst one of our party was in the bathroom. The waitress returned 8.15 to tell us we needed to leave to allow another table to sit as we were not eating dessert and promptly put down our bill. Before we had even opened the bill she was back with the card machine hovering over us to pay asap. I’ve worked many years in hospitality and whilst I appreciate the art that is managing tables is difficult and we were aware we had 2 hours on the table but essentially we were seated 15 mins late and kicked out early without even trying to hide it was because weren’t spending any more. I heard whom I assume is the owner discussing how busy they were which is all well and good but it left a rather sudden end to what was a lovely meal and what should have been a relaxing night. Definitely check this place out, the food is great, but maybe avoid the busier nights! Visited LARDO on 2017-03-25
by on March 27th, 2017
3

Great atmosphere! Really disappointing pizza though; incredibly dry and just not what we were expecting which is a shame! Visited LARDO on 2017-03-26
by on March 27th, 2017
3

We've been coming to Lardos for years now. Great place, friendly atmosphere, amazing food. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-23
by on March 24th, 2017
5

The food was delicious and all the staff was really friendly. Particularly impressed with all the help picking a gluten and dairy free menu for one of the guests. Thought the place was way too noisy though and didn't need such loud music. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-18
by on March 20th, 2017
4

Delicious and as fun as always Visited LARDO on 2017-03-19
by on March 20th, 2017
5

We thought the food was excellent and our server charming. We will definitely be coming back. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-18
by on March 19th, 2017
5

I love Lardo, it was really busy but service is great , they look after you well & food is always delicious Visited LARDO on 2017-03-18
by on March 19th, 2017
5

Really great restaurant. Food was exceptional, all the staff were so welcoming and they really accommodated all of us with a baby on Saturday evening too. A great menu, loved the specials, and cocktails too. Felt like we were regulars even though of was our first time! Highly recommended. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-18
by on March 19th, 2017
5

Very friendly staff even if one or two of them didn't know much about the menu. Great drinks, lovely pizzas, good (slightly too loud music) atmosphere. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-18
by on March 19th, 2017
4

Not good at all. We ordered two pizzas between two and we asked them to have one as a starter and the other one as main. The first arrived as was actually ok. But then we were left waiting for more than 30 minutes for the second one. It never arrived. After asking for it twice, we decided to cancel it. Even then, the maitre-d was defensive bordering on hostile trying to defend such poor service. Avoid this place. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-18
by on March 19th, 2017
2

Amazing food. Great service. Brilliant atmosphere. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-17
by on March 18th, 2017
5

Very nice people, knew a lot about the food and happy to advise. Great food, we had a lovely evening! Visited LARDO on 2017-03-17
by on March 18th, 2017
5

Lovely food, great atmosphere and friendly staff Visited LARDO on 2017-03-16
by on March 17th, 2017
5

excellent food and lovely atmosphere, we sat at the counter and saw the action in the kitchen. All the staff were charming and calm and it was a very good evening. Mary Visited LARDO on 2017-03-10
by on March 12th, 2017
5

Amazing food, great wine, brilliant service and cute venue. 10 out 10! Visited LARDO on 2017-03-09
by on March 10th, 2017
5

Fab food and service thanks you for a great evening Visited LARDO on 2017-03-08
by on March 9th, 2017
5

More than just pizza! - Pizza is truly awesome there but so are their pastas, risottos and desserts. Great Italian food. Visited LARDO on 2017-03-03
by on March 8th, 2017
5

Fantastic food and good service.