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Il Bordello serves pizzas with an extensive range of toppings. A variety of other dishes such as pasta, fish and salads are also available.

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Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun 13:00-22:30

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By G.

Considering what else is around this area, Il Bordello is the best of a bad bunch. Il Bordello isn't bad, it's just bog standard Italian fodder, but it's the best restaurant for miles.


By Another A.

Totally agree with previous diner. For value for money with brilliant attentive service this must be up there with the best. Here napkins are refreshed unrequested during courses when necessarybecause waiters are on the ball, always. Good house wines, red or white, at under 14 pounds are an added bonus. Food always plentiful and served piping hot. And finally service charge not included in bill. Encouraged to only tip if deserved. We tipped. Thoroughly deserved


By A.

Can't believe the previous review. Eaten at the Il Bordello Pizzeria many times and this is the best Italian in London that I have ever been to. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is buzzing and the staff is friendly. Only bit of advice, don't order too much unless you are very hungry - the portions are HUGE. Il Bordello Pizzeria would be a reason for me to move back to this part of London!


By Juliana C.

In quiet, residential Wapping lies a lively restaurant where you’ll find amazing food, great value for money and the Italian zest for life.

The Venue
The decor is simple and rustic with Italian style. Walls are lightly coloured with some exposed brick and decorated with large, bright paintings by Art Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka. The main focus of attention in the restaurant is a tiny copper bar that sits in the centre of the dining area. Recessed halogen lighting illuminates the room and the floors are a worn looking light wood. Closely placed tables have copper-coloured tablecloths with maroon leather chairs. This is a prime example of understated Italian elegance.

The Atmosphere
There is a warm and cosy feeling inside at Il Bordello. It might be the pizza oven providing the warmth but then again, there is something very entertaining about watching pizza being made. The atmosphere has the buzz and ambiance of a busy Italian trattoria, and staff are willing to make suggestions and offer explanations. Since the tables are placed very close together it can get a bit loud but once your food arrives you won’t mind the noise. Many of the tables are pushed together for groups and parties as well.

The Food
The menu features starters, soups and salads, pasta and pizza dishes, plus meat dishes, fresh fish, and sweets. Garlic pizza (£4.45) is a thin crust brick oven baked pizza with tomato sauce and tons of fresh chopped garlic which is enough for four people to share. This is the perfect starter for garlic lovers who are looking to start out with something light.

For mains, tagliatelle al salmone (£9.95) is a long, flat, ribbon-shaped pasta similar in size to fettuccine, blended with cream sauce and smoked salmon. Though this dish is made with a cream sauce, it’s surprisingly light, evenly coating but not overpowering the smoked salmon and al dente cooked pasta. Penne arrabiata (£8.95) is a generous portion of penne mixed with fresh tomato sauce, garlic, parsley and chillies. If you like your meals with some heat than this is the dish for you, though it’s not too spicy for novices. Be sure to ask for some freshly grated parmesan cheese if you want the dish cooled down a bit. Blackboard specials usually feature fresh fish from Billingsgate market, and tiramisu (£4.95) is their most popular dessert. Il Bordello is known for their large portion sizes, making the food good value for money.

The Drink
As you would expect from an Italian restaurant, there is an extensive and impressive wine list. You can choose red and white wines from Italy, France, Australia, Chile, South Africa, and New Zealand. Prices for bottles range from £12.75 to £45, and a specialty wine list features a bottle of 1997 Brunello for £59.95. House wine is available by the glass for £3.95. There are also various spirits, beers, mineral waters, sodas, juices, coffees and Champagnes.

The Last Word
Il Bordello offers authentic Italian food with an authentic Italian feel.

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