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 8th November 2021


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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. 

Gotto Trattoria

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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.

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.

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.