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Al Duca
Al Duca

Al Duca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alduca-restaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 839 3090
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 2:30PM, Saturday 12:30PM - 3:00PM Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gianni Andolfi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)
  • Private Party Facilities: Large party facility for up to 60 patrons available only on Sundays, otherwise up to 20 patrons pre-arranged.
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanni Monni 0207 839 3090
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us in our Blu Lounge for Prime Hour, Monday - Friday, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy selected specially priced appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and world class wines.
    On Sunday evening, enjoy half-priced bottles of wine in our dining room as we offer over 200 selected* bottles from our collection. Cheers

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jermyn Street
  • Public Transit: Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is free after 6:30PM on single yellow lines or at St. James Square.
A word from Al Duca
Al Duca was opened by leading restaurateur Claudio Pulze in 1999. As part of Pulze’s 'Cuisine Collection' restaurant group, Al Duca remains one of the most popular restaurants in the St. James area of the capital with a loyal clientele of diners. Serving modern Italian cuisine, Al Duca focuses heavily on bringing out the very best elements of what is one of the most acclaimed gastronomic regions of the world. The menu at Al Duca emphasises the use of simple fresh ingredients, skilfully combined to bring out the best of a wide range of traditional dishes offered both in classic style and with a new twist, all following Pulze’s ethos to offer reasonably priced good Italian food.
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Diner Reviews
  • "still one of the best buys in all of London. have been coming to this restaurant for about 20 years. never disappoints"
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "Service ,food,ambience was excellent, vale for money"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Al Duca is an excellent restaurant, the service, quality of food & choice of wine are all first class."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "Always reliable, good service and good food. A favourite of mine. Had dinner there last Saturday at 22h00 and nobody rushed us."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Had a business lunch on a Saturday, so the restaurant was quite quiet for an Italian. They open up the picture windows on to Duke of York Street when it is hot and this gives a nice al fresco feel. Service is attentive and friendly. Dishes are well presented. We had salad as a starter, very nice fresh ingredients. Salmon steak was nicely done and generous portions with well cooked beans. Wine list has a nice range by-the-glass and the staff are good at helping with the most appropriate ones for the dishes selected. Overall a good and reasonable stand-by in what can be a very expensive part of London."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Great pasta and very friendly and attentive staff on top of relaxed atmosphere"
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "I had not been here for over five years and was delighted that my memory was not deceiving me and that it was still as good as ever. Charming, attentive staff, delightful ambience, great to sit outside on a hot Summer's night and enjoy superb food and wine at realistic prices for a Restaurant of this standard and in central London. Great!!"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "Our table was for 5:30 as we were going to the theatre - the restaurant was quiet when we arrived (it soon got busy) The staff were friendly. The food was excellent (the calves liver very very good) and reasonably priced. We'll definite visit again"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "I thought I'd try this restaurant out after seeing quite a good few reviews, but either those people were on drugs when writing it or I was very unlucky! The restaurant looks nice, with a friendly service but the food was pretty average. They seemed to use more oil in their pasta than a Indian curry house - which meant I ended up leaving quite a bit at the end, which is never the case for me usually. We asked for butter 3 times for the bread, but it never arrived. Value for money - paying way too much for something that wasn't tasty."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "It was my boyfriends birthday and we came to London for the weekend and I'd booked al duca after seeing all the good reviews and my god am I glad I did! We both loved it! Service is attentive without being intrusive and the food is great, scallops cooked to perfection as were our steaks. I put in a special request asking them to do a little something as it was my boyfriends birthday to make it special and at the end of our meal they came out singing happy birthday and presented him with ice cream and both of us with a lemon sherbert drink, it was so nice of them as they didn't really have to do anything. Definitely recommended by both of us!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Al Ducca offers avery good Italian food at a reasonable price. Excellent wine list and perfect service."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "Very pleased with our visit to Al Duca. We wanted an early table (5 .00pm) as we were going on to an evening event. Food delicious and service excellent though restaurant was empty due to the timing. Aircon was very effective on the hottest day of the year. We both had 2 courses and a couple of drinks. Had visited before and would definitely use again. Restaurant located just off Jermyn Street in West End."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "All very good. Service was very friendly, good choices, relaxed. Just needs the little extra wow factor to get to 5 star. Thanks."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "As always the food at lunch on Tuesday was good and reasonably priced. Service was prompt and welcoming. The restaurant was busy and at the moment there is a construction site right opposite; the noise of heavy lorries through the open windows on a hot day occasionally made conversation impossible. Nevertheless our party (of three) all enjoyed our lunch."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "Nice intimate restaurant, food good and staff very pleasant. Our table was booked for 9.45 which was only time available so felt slightly rushed towards the end of the meal when told the kitchen staff were waiting to go. This said I would return"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Al Duca. We had read the reviews and seen the ratings so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. We had booked the 20% off food offer which applied to diners at 7.30pm or before (excluding weekends). We were able to choose off the full A La Carte menu which was extensive and mouth watering. This also made it excellent value for money. The food was authentic Italian and superbly cooked. The service was also spot on and very friendly but professional. It was a warm evening and the main windows were open which added to the ambience of the restaurant. This is a really good Italian, situated in the heart of the West End with an excellent menu, good service and great value for money. Highly recommended"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Good food with attentive and friendly service. Extensive wine list and a range of pasta dishes that are just that bit out of the ordinary ."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "excellent food and service would definitely go there again."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Very good atmosphere and delicious food but unfortunately the sword fish was not hot on arrival. Otherwise the restaurant is in an excellent location in central London- advisable to book well ahead."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Very good food, great value. Fantastic selection of wines"
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "I am now a frequent visitor to this restaurant. Service is always prompt, professional and friendly. Food is of a high standard and yummy. When you sit in the restaurant you could be in some quaint restaurant in Italy (except they truly understand the concept of having a great lunch recognizing time could be important to the business person)"
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "As always, excellent service with delicious food and wines"
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "A warm and friendly place with excellent food for good value,"
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "I originally booked the restaurant because of its good location and good value menu. I definitely wasn't disappointed. The food portions were of a good size and absolutely delicious. The service was also excellent. I can see myself becoming a regular!"
    dined on 02/06/2014
  • "Excellent small Italian restaurant. Outstanding personal attention and service. It is manned by young Italians which gives the restaurant a genuine Italian ambience. As it is between Jermyn St and St James's Square it is perfectly situated. The prices are reasonable for such a prime location and being tucked away it is not overwhelmed by tourists at lunch time. A good place for a business lunch or a discreet romantic meet up. "
    dined on 02/06/2014
  • "This is a great real Italian, with great attention to detail and excellent food. The liver is moist and delicious, the pasta unusual and good size. Great attentive service and got excellent help with the wine list."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "As usual, a lovely meal with great service. The restaurant was quite busy which gave it a bit more of a buzz. The scallops in pancetta were delicious and the Liver on a bed of spinach absolutely fantastic. My guests enjoyed their swordfish and pork. Washed down with a good value Pinot Grigio. Will go again and good value with the 20% off food offer."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Wanted Italian on a Friday night but forgot to book ahead of time. Went to usual places for recommendations and saw Al Duca. Miraculously, I got a reservation albeit very early. I was not disappointed. Excellent fish; great home made pasta; great starters. High level of service, and many are family. I would high recommend, and certainly will be visiting again."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Al Duca never fails to impress - in terms of food, ingredents, variety and service - they are one of the most exceptional restauarnts in London - they dont try to be better than they are - but their ingredients are interesting, fresh and beautifully presented EVERY time."
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "I have been to Al Duca before with the family but on this occasion I was dining alone. Service was attentive but not over-fussy. Starter of tagliatelle with white truffle was perfectly cooked. Main course calves liver was equally well-judged but the enormous pile of spinach on which it was sitting was perhaps slightly excessive. Overall a very pleasurable experience."
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "We have now dined on several occasions in this restaurant and each time the quality has been very good. We have used it for pre-theatre dinners and also as the 'main event of the evening out'. The menu is varied and all the dishes that we have tried have been a very high quality. Excellent wine list, thoroughly recommended! "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Went for lunch and had more than could eat, good food and drink and service was excellent. Pay for number of courses on entire menu including specials. Portions are big, so if going for lunch be selective on your courses in case you fill up to early."
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Al Duca. The food is brilliant with high quality ingredients. The service is attentive without being intrusive. My husband is Italian and he thought his scallops, fillet of beef and gelato were all excellent. Will return again, I'm sure!"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Food, ambience and service were very good. One of the best caprese salads ever. The ingredience were so fresh. The salmon was done to perfection. Go and enjoy!!"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "This was a delightful experience. The service was very good and the food excellent. I loved the different bread selection and my roasted veg starter and swordfish main were both extremely tasty. Pleasant atmosphere and would definitely go again."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Went to Al Duca for the first time in years and they are still serving excellent Italian food. The waiting staff couldn't be more attentive, very cheerful and friendly. Well worth a visit."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "Happy front of house gives happy service and the food is consistently good too! This place does not let you down because it has a very Team all round!"
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "Really tasty food, well presented, and decent value with the Opentable deal (especially as it was available later than most deals on a Friday evening), though as ever wine bumped the price up a bit. The restaurant was a bit quiet when we arrived just before 19:30 so I was worried our group may be rather loud for the few other guests, but the atmosphere improved as it filled up quite quickly. Service was generally attentive and we particularly enjoyed the Chocolate Parmigiana dessert (definitely worth getting an explanation from the waiter). A most enjoyable evening."
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "The waiter suggested the special sea bass. It was a delight. A very lovely lunch"
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Very impressed with the service. One diner had an allergy and the restaurant went out of their way to make sure she was cater for. Food was excellent, Will definitely be returning."
    dined on 26/04/2014