Best Italian Restaurants in London

Rustic and local? A buzzing atmosphere with pizza slices on the side? Proud of their cicchetti? However you like your Italian restaurant, London's full of options. From notorious pasta restaurants with bottomless brunches to high-end dining spots with authentic flavours, we've put together some of our favourites in the city. Check out our recommendations below. 

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Last updated on 5th March 2020




Apulia

14 user reviews 5

Git a hankering for real, home-cooked Italian cuisine? Head on over to Farringdon restaurant Apulia where dishes are based on authentic recipes and only use the finest, fresh ingredients. Set against a rustic backdrop of cosy nooks and quirky art, it's a real hidden gem. 

Mews Pizza Co

4 user reviews 4

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. 

Gotto Trattoria

0 user reviews 5

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.

GOAT

835 user reviews 5

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. 

There are pizza restaurants in London, then there's Radio Alice. Not only noted for their fluffy dough and open kitchen (watch the pizza slingers at work), this welcoming and humble spot is the perfect place to wile away the afternoon with wine and slices. 

Locale Fulham

2 user reviews 4

If you're after an Italian restaurant in London that goes beyond the typical pizza and pasta, it's time to head to Fulham. There's everything from the classic lasagne to chicken madeira, superfood salads and grilled salmon with seasonal sides.

From mouthwatering Tuscan sausage to oozy goats cheese and fresh veggies, Firebrand has nailed the pizza game. You'll even find a tasty selection of salads, pasta and authentic dishes, as well as, cocktails the likes of Aperol Spritzes and Bellinis.

Pasta-lovers listen up this charming spot is bringing a delicious taste of Italy to London with a game-changing restaurant. 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.

Vinoteca Marylebone

16 user reviews 5

Vinoteca's wine list is a whopping 20 pages long! Of course, it features a whole host of international classics as well as a devoted 'Italian' section for that delectable taste of the Med. And the food here is sumptuous too. The menu changes on a daily basis, guaranteeing that you'll enjoy something fresh and innovative whenever you stop by. A fantastic spot for Italian food and wine in London. 

Italian food in London doesn't come more luxe than Fucina's offering. This cutting-edge restaurant is located on renowned Chiltern Street and serves up high-quality Italian fare by the mound. Try their Bucatini al ragu for the ultimate comfort food cuddle.