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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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.
Bloomsbury Street Kitchen isn't your average Italian restaurant, oh no. Fusing together flavours of the Mediterranean and South East Asia, this swish spot will have you drooling over Chilean sea bass, herb-covered lamb cutlets and halloumi gyozas.
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.
Girasole Taste of Italy is housed on Seven Sisters Road, offering a menu of fresh, seasonal and homemade Italian dishes. Every Thursday, the restaurant opens its doors for guests to explore the menu of pasta, steak and charcuterie, with plenty of goodies on offer.
Open from breakfast until dinner, this stylish Italian restaurant in Hackney serves up an eclectic range of. From stonebaked pizzas and sharing boards to torta fritta, it's a real comfort food spot with plenty of great cocktails to enjoy along the way.
From fresh burrata topped with red peppers to agnolotti stuffed with slow-cooked veal and dessert in the form of Amalfi lemon tart, ricotta cheesecakes and raspberry pannacotta, Theo Randall Restaurant is serving up a mouthwatering selection of Italian food in London.
Italian cuisine 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.
A short walk from Borough Market, this chic bar and restaurant brings you an authentic taste of Northern Italy. With a seasonally-changing menu of delicious dishes, not to mention some stunning wines and cocktails, it's one of London's best Italian restaurants.
When it comes to Italian food in Shoreditch, you just can't go wrong with hearty dishes, freshly made pasta and perfectly cooked pizza. Offering all that and more, Passo brings a rustic charm to the table, with the dishes and drinks and a cool concrete interior to match.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burrata, beef shin and veggie small plates rule the menu at The Megaro Eatery, an Italian restaurant in North London. Perfectly placed in the heart of Kings Cross, the restaurant uses seasonal ingredients and fresh British produce perfectly paired with Dolce Vita-inspired cocktails.
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.
Serving a mouthwatering menu made up of creamy pasta dishes, crispy pizzas and tasty vegan dishes, Allora Hall is one of our top picks for Italian food in North London. The Crouch End spot is decked out with leafy plants, shabby chic furniture and huge windows.
A charming family-run haunt in Fitzrovia, Conchiglia is dishing up some of the best Italian food in London. Settle into the cosy spot and enjoy a wide menu of cheese slices, creamy pasta, tasty antipasti and heady cocktails.