Italian Restaurants London
It's no secret that London is awash with exquisite restaurants from around the globe, but it's Italian restaurants that seem to be booming in particular at the moment. We'll hazard a guess that this probably has something to do with the mixture of great wine and exquisite food that is available! We've compiled a list of the best Italian wine bars and restaurants in London for you to try, do you agree?
Last updated on 17th August 2017
We're not sure what kind of magic the fine folk at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes are using in their stone bake ovens, but this quaint bar is easily one of the best places to get a pizza in London. Tuck into your first slice and it'll be sure to leave you speechless. Best off all, if you head down before 5pm during the week, you can grab yourself a pizza and a bev for under a tenner. Si per favore!
With a menu full of hearty pasta dishes, steak and fish options, Bolton's Restaurant brings a traditional taste of Italy to the city. Find the swish restaurant on Cullum Street as they create an intimate and swanky atmosphere.
Gatti’s is an Italian restaurant in London that cares about two things: delicious food and quality cuisine. Split across two floors, either indulge in some wonderful wine in their wine bar upstairs or head downstairs, where you’ll be treated to a menu packed with high-end Italian treats.
The newest of London's Italian cuisine fineries, Diciannove is a place that will please even the pickiest of palates. With a large variety of fritti dishes and sharing platters expertly prepared by executive chef, Allesandro Bay, diners are invited to sink into the plush leather seats of the sleek restaurant and cocktail bar for a night of taste bud bliss.
Home-made pasta made fresh every day and a menu packed with simple, seasonal and locally sourced dishes: this is what Bishopsgate Kitchen prides itself on. But come for the New York-Italian style cuisine, stay for the wide selection of craft beers, wines and punchy cocktails and a welcoming environment to ensure you a really good time.
Barsmith is one of the best places for an Italian meal in London. And the funny thing is, it's not even as though there are any fancy or avant-garde features that make this place really standout; they simply nail all of the essentials - a menu brimming with incredibly tasty pasta, pizza and meatball dishes; expertly-mixed punchy tipples; and a genuinely charming ambience that welcomes all.
Italian dining with a bistro edge has a champion in the name of Osteria. Brought to the City by the Searcys collective, Osteria is not only a sophisticated place to wine and dine, they're fronting some of the best Italian food and plates in the city.
Mayfair Pizza Co. is an elegant restaurant in Mayfair that's decorated with an impressive wine display and beautiful furnishings; yet still, this is one of London's most affordable Italian restaurants - offering full-flavoured dishes at pocket-friendly prices. The talented team of chefs here have worked tirelessly to produce an economical menu full of crispy-thin pizzas topped with mouth-watering ingredients.
Located on Kingsland Road, Rotorino is an intimate and authentic London Italian restaurant that serves fresh food and bottles of wine. Head to East London to try renowned chef Stevie Parle's dishes of freshly made pasta, wood-fired fish and coppa ham that has been cured in Highbury.
This quirky spot in Hoxton is great for a cheap-but-tasty Italian pizza in London - expect stone baked beauties topped with super-fresh ingredients. Whichever one of these bad boys you opt for, you'll get change back from a tenner. Even better, pop in with a friend during happy hour and you can grab a pizza each for just 10 quid! Naturally, make sure you wash it down with a happy hour cocktail too.
With a long history and tradition, The Dickens Inn is an atmospheric, three-storey pub on St Katharine's Docks. Join the pub for hearty Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta, along with a huge selection of ales and beers, and long list of wines.
Coupling stunning pizzas with foosball and vintage games, Pizza Pilgrims are pulling out all the stops with their latest East London venture. Perfect for all the big kids out there, this fun restaurant in London deals only in huge sauce-stained smiles. Expect to find a laid back atmosphere and all the same Neapolitan recipes that the venue group is famous for.
Simply put, Goat DINE is one of our favourite places to enjoy an Italian meal in London. Head down to this relaxed New York/Italian diner in Fulham Road for a chilled out meal with friends that's sure to impress. The menu here will see you getting your chops around the likes of wood-fired pizzas and char-grilled T-bone steaks. Whatever you opt for, make sure you wash it all down with a glass of fine Italian vino.
Gotta Trattoria is an Italian restaurant in the heart of Hackney Wick, offering 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 home-made vermouth and their signature bottle of negroni – are ideal compliments.