Italian food is characterised by simplicity and quality of ingredients (usually having up to eight ingredients).
From typical Italian foods; Pizza, Pasta based dishes & Parmigaiano-Reggiano (Parmesan Cheese) to espresso coffee & wine, the Michelin Guide have sourced the best Italian restaurants in London for you to enjoy.
A Cena serves traditional Italian food with dedication and diligence. The setting is classic Italian and the atmosphere sophisticated. There is a good wine and cocktail list to complement your meal.
418 Richmond Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW1 2EB
(020) 8288 0108
Al Borgo Ristorante is a family run Italian restaurant that has a unpretentious atmosphere. The menu offers honest, classic regional dishes with a twist that are made using seasonal ingredients.
3 Church Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8PF
(020) 8943 4456
Al Duca has served regional Italian cuisine to the locals of St James's for the last seven years. Among its various awards it has held a Michelin Red M for the last 4 years and was nominated for London’s Best Italian Restaurant at the Carlton Television Best Restaurant Awards 2005.
4-5 Duke of York Street, St James, London, SW1Y 6LA
(020) 7839 3090
Amaranto restaurant offers a menu of Italian inspired dishes including sea bass carpaccio and aubergine risotto. The 58 cover restaurant also boasts a garden room terrace.
Four Seasons Hotel, Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1J 7DR
(020) 7319 5206
L'Amorosa is an informal neighbourhood restaurant in Hammersmith that sees Andy Needham create a modern choice of Italian dishes. Signature dishes include capocolo with figs, rocket & aged balsamic; slow roasted slat marsh lamb shoulder with hazelnut crust; and poached pear in red wine with mascarpone sorbet.
278 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0SP
L'Amorosa also offers a good choice of wines with a selection available by the glass.
(020) 8563 0300
L'Anima is a superb place to relax in style and comfort. Here you can dine on contemporary Italian cuisine made with top quality produce. With its sleek and sophisticated design and decor L'Anima is perfect for any occasion.
1 Snowden Street, Broadgate, London, EC2A 2DQ
(020) 7422 7000
Artusi is a stylish yet simple restaurant offering a concise selection of meals. A sample menu at Artusi may include ricotta and winter tomato salad; venison with beetroots and radichio; and polenta & orange cake with mascarpone.
161 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4DH
(020) 3302 8200
Bibo is a new restaurant partnership between Chris Beverley and Rebecca Mascarenhas.
146 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 2SW
The food menu at Bibo features modern Italian dishes complemented by an all Italian, 60 bin wine list.
(020) 8780 0592
Bocca di Lupo is a joint venture between acclaimed chef Jacob Kenedy and general manager Victor Hugo. Their elegant restaurant brings regional Italian cuisine with a stylish twist to the heart of Soho.
12 Archer Street, Off Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7BB
(020) 7734 2223
The Brunello Restaurant offers a reworking of Mediterranean cuisine, in which the chef’s creativity is clearly evident and features a constant search for flavour. Many ingredients are delivered fresh from Italy, conserving their original perfumes and flavours.
Baglioni Hotel, 60 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5BB
(020) 7368 5900
Cafe Murano is the second solo restaurant by Angela Hartnett. Open on St James's Street, Cafe Murano offers an Italian menu focusing on the north of Italy. Menu highlights include fettucine with wild boar, roasted monkfish tail and daily changing ice-creams.
33 St James's Street, St James's, London, SW1A 1HD
(020) 3371 5559
On the first floor, Caffe Caldesi serves a wide range of regional dishes for lunch and dinner. The restaurant searches their traditional and lesser-known recipes from all over Italy. The staff 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
The Canonbury Kitchen brings impressive Italian cooking to Canonbury Lane, just off of Upper Street. The restaurant was conceived by Max Tilelli, former owner of Tilellu Bar and Restaurant on St John Street.
19 Canonbury Lane, Islington, London, N1 2AS
(020) 7226 9791
Cantina del Ponte has a fresh look and authentic Italian menu providing a great atmosphere to enjoy a meal with family and friends.
The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, South Bank, London, SE1 2YE
(020) 7403 5403
Cibo has a speciality in seafood, but does great pasta and meat dishes as well.
3 Russell Gardens, Kensington, London, W14 8EZ
(020) 7371 2085
Edera is an upmarket Italian restaurant designed to fit in with its sought-after surroundings though old favourites can still be found on the menu.
148 Holland Park Avenue, Holland Park, London, W11 4UE
(020) 7221 6090
67 Rivington Street, Hackney, EC2A 3AY
Il Baretto brings the passion and taste of Italy to Marylebone. The authentic menu boasts a selection of fresh pasta and chargrill dishes as well as traditional pizzas which are cooked in a wood fire oven.
43 Blandford Street , London, London, W1U 7HF
(020) 7486 7340
Il Convivio is a converted Georgian house bursting with style and charm. The elegant and sophisticated styling with an exceptional modern Italian menu makes Il Convivio a memorable dining experience.
143 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QN
(020) 7730 4099
4 Hollywood Road, SW10 9HY
(020) 3602 1759