Searching for some recommended Italian restaurants in London? The finest venues in London range from formal dining to relaxed family run affairs. Wherever you are in the capital you will be able to find an Italian restaurant to suit your pocket and palate. Our pick of the most impressive Italian restaurants in London includes both famous and small local restaurants to suit both your mood and budget so for a rundown of recommended Italian restaurants in London available, scroll downwards.
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A great place for pre-theatre dining, Assaggetti serves up a selection of very good small plates from its impressive venue on Haymarket.
71 Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4RW
(020) 7839 3939
With excellent wines and some very good regional Italian fare, this place is an affordable option in Fitzrovia.
71 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 6RB
(020) 7580 8075
This ever-popular Italian restaurant in Soho is definitely one to recommend, with some brilliant regional Italian fare available.
12 Archer Street, Off Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7BB
(020) 7734 2223
A sleek and impressive Italian restaurant, this South Ken venue serves up the kind of food you get in Italy.
82 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3LQ
(020) 7052 9046
The staff from Caffe Caldesi on Marylebone Lane originate from most of the twenty regions of Italy and have drawn upon their personal knowledge to bring this menu to the London restaurant.
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London, W1U 2QF
(020) 7935 1144
If you enjoy excellent Italian food and want very good service this is the place to go.
86-90 Lambs Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3LZ
(020) 7242 4119
A popular spot in Soho, this celebrated venue offers quintessential Italian fare with aplomb.
40 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4PX
(020) 7734 1853
Il Convivio possesses an exceptional Modern Italian menu, located on Ebury Street.
143 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QN
(020) 7730 4099
La Forchetta is a bustling bar and restaurant that offers a variety of Italian cuisine. They also host weekly dance classes, themed events and gigs in the separate bar area.
462-464 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0EA
(020) 7739 9467
Lardo sees Damien Currie at the helm offering a great choice of Italian meals and drinks. A typical menu at Lardo may include swordfish carpaccio and pappardelle with wild boar and pancetta ragu.
The Arthaus, 197-205 Richmond Road, Hackney, London, E8 3NJ
(020) 8985 2683
This basement restaurant in the heart of Soho comes from Andrea Mantovani, who previously wowed diners with his work at WIld Honey and Arbutus. Here, he's showcasing his excellent knowledge of Italian cuisine.
46 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TF
(020) 7096 2096
Pellicano Restaurant offers a variety of popular Italian dishes served within stylish surroundings. Booking is advised for this venue.
19-21 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3NT
(020) 7589 3718
Piccolino is a stylish restaurant on Heddon Street that offers a delicious selection of authentic Italian dishes - all served in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
21 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BG
(020) 7287 4029
Trendy Pizza East, part of the Soho House group, serves up delicious pizzas and Italian-inspired cuisine.
56 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ
(020) 7729 1888
Russell Norman's excellent little Venetian bacaro in Soho is hugely popular. But with good reason - it's one of the coolest, and best, places in town.
41 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9SB
(020) 7734 4479
The Portobello Organic Kitchen in Notting Hill offers a wide range of freshly prepared dishes within a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
207 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1LU
(020) 7792 7999
Right on the St Katherine's Docks, this lovely restaurant is brilliant in the summer for those looking for some great alfresco dining.
50 St Katharines Way, St Katherines Dock, London, E1W 1LA
(020) 7702 4588
26 Station Parade, London, NW2 4NH
(020) 8830 5221
Sanzio is a bustling Italian restaurant situated in the heart of Willesden Green, a stones throw from the Willesden Green Tube Station.
Created by Maria Sundrica, Sanzio offers authentic Italian dishes – uncomplicated, fresh and seasonal. Sanzio also offers a relaxing old-world atmosphere in which to relax with friends over a carafe of wine and a plate of antipasti, while waiting for plates of delicious Southern Italian fare.
Taking its name from its road, Saville Row, this celebrated venue offers regional Italian food and a very comprehensive wine list.
20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London, W1S 3PR
(020) 7534 7000
224 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HP
(020) 7930 1459
Savini at Criterion is an elegant fine-dining restaurant on Piccadilly offering a varied Italian menu.
By day Savini at Criterion offers a grand setting for breakfast, with freshly brewed coffee and home-baked croissants, languid lunches and indulgent afternoon teas featuring mouth-watering cakes and pastries.
But as the sun sets, Savini at Criterion transforms itself into one of the capital’s most glamorous fine-dining destinations. The iconic long bar at Savini - where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle staged the first meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson - is the perfect spot for an aperitif or cocktail.
Sicily is housed in a Grade II listed building and offers breakfast, stone baked pizza, pasta, grilled fish and meat dishes. Live jazz is hosted on Friday and Saturday nights at Sicily.
2a Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RB
(020) 7730 5498
Choose from a range of dishes including pizza, steak and pasta at Tempio on Temple Avenue.
5-9 Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, The City, London, EC4Y 0HP
(020) 7583 2615
Theo Randall, talented head chef of London's famous River Cafe, heads this, the flagship restaurant of the Intercontinental Hotel.
Hotel InterContinental, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QY
(020) 7318 8747
TOZI uses the finest locally sourced produce to create dishes such as buffalo ricotta ravioli with black truffle, gnocchi with duck ragu and baccala mantecato with polenta bramata. The 80 seat restaurant also features a bar area, open kitchen and a charcuterie station.
8 Gillingham Street, Victoria, London, SW1V 1HN
(020) 7769 9771