Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in The South Bank

Padella

Yet another fantastic addition to the foodie enclave of Borough Market, Padella is a small, energetic bistro specialising in handmade pasta dishes, inspired by the owners’ extensive culinary adventures in Italy. The…
Top Choice Italian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Polpo

Occupying a sunny spot on semi-pedestrianised Cowcross St, this sweet little place serves rustic Venetian-style meatballs, pizzette, grilled meat and fish dishes. Portions are larger than your average tapas but a ta…
Top Choice Italian in North London

Trullo

Trullo's daily homemade pasta is delicious, but the main attraction here is the charcoal grill, which churns out the likes of succulent Italian-style pork chops, steaks and fish. The extensive and all-Italian wine l…
Italian in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Al Boccon di’Vino

This stellar Venetian restaurant is generally crammed with eager gourmands. Rather audaciously, there’s neither menu nor wine list, but this adds adventurousness to the culinary occasion, as overseen by owner Riccar…
Italian in The South Bank

Union Street Cafe

There's not a scrap of snootiness about this canteen-style Gordon Ramsay bistro. The dining room works the industrial-chic look and staff are lovely. On the plate it's a yummy mix of classic antipasti, pasta, meats …
Italian in West London

Arancina

Arancina always has a scrum of people round it thanks to the whiff of freshly baked pizza, Sicilian snacks and the cut-out orange Fiat Cinquecento (500; the original '60s version) in the window. Try the arancine (fr…
Italian in The West End

Polpo

Cichèti – Italian tapas, for lack of a better word – are all the rage in backstreet bàcari (wine bars) in Venice, and rustic Polpo serves a lovely selection. More substantial are the half-dozen types of flavourful m…
Italian in The West End

Locanda Locatelli

This quietly glamorous restaurant in an otherwise unremarkable Marble Arch hotel remains one of London’s most established tables, and you’re likely to see some famous faces being greeted by chef Giorgio Locatelli. T…
Italian in The West End

Bocca di Lupo

Bocca radiates elegant sophistication from its dark Soho backstreet setting. The menu has dishes from across Italy (with pointers of what region they’re from), and every main course can be ordered as a large or smal…
Italian in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

Enoteca Turi

Stylish and serene, with charming service and an enticing menu, Enoteca Turi devotes equal attention to the grape as to the food, which means that each dish, be it slow-cooked lamb or pan-fried squid, comes recommen…