Best Italian Restaurants In London

Rustic and local? A buzzing atmosphere with pizza slices on the side? Proud of their plates? These London Italian restaurants have all bases covered. From notorious pasta churning out the best in cacio e pepe, to high-end dining spots with authentic flavours, we've put together a list of some of our favourites.

Last updated on 12th September 2022

Gotto Trattoria

191 user reviews 4

Gotta Trattoria is a neighbourhood venue in the heart of Hackney Wick, serving up a daily-changing menu of pasta and other dishes that blend British and Italian styles. The alfresco dining area is perfect for the summer months, and their drinks – such as the homemade vermouth and their signature bottle of negroni – are ideal compliments.

The Hawk's Nest

354 user reviews 5

Margarita Cocktail + Margherita Pizza for £12.50 and 1 other offer

Whipping up sourdough pizzas right in front of your eyes is The Hawk's Nest, a restaurant and bar tucked away in Shepherd's Bush Market. This beautiful outdoor venue is covered and heated in winter, while gloriously sunny in summer, with cocktails and comforting grub available whatever the weather.

These charming eateries are bringing a delicious taste of Italy to our city. The stripped-back spaces in West and North London let you personalise your food exactly how you want, from the variety of homemade pasta through to the toppings.


432 user reviews 4

£44 standard group deal, bringing you a flavour of Spain and Italy and 1 other offer

With an impressive wine list and unique signature cocktails, Dehesa is one to pop on your list. It also fronts some stunning eats, from charcuterie and cheese to Mediterranean tapas plates. Head here to sample the delights of one of the top Italian restaurants in Central London, with a sprinkling of Spanish influence thrown in too.

A renowned restaurant spot from the Big Mamma group that you've likely seen dotted all over your Instagram feed, Circolo Popolare is famous for *that* epic lemon meringue pie and burrata like you've never had before. Our thoughts? You can catch them in our review.

Few Italian restaurants in Central London see the queues quite like colourful Pastaio does. With diners waiting around the block, this Carnaby favourite from restaurateur Stevie Parle is taking affordable pasta next level, all hand-made on site.