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Alloro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.alloro-restaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 495 4768
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 2:30PM Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00PM - 10:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniele Camera
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Alloro is always happy to provide quotations for parties and events, please contact us for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piccadilly
  • Public Transit: Green Park
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking immediately in front of the restaurant and a good amount of parking space at Berkeley Square which is about a 2 minute walk away.
A word from Alloro
Alloro is a high-class, welcoming Italian restaurant and bar situated in Dover Street, a stone's throw away from the Bond Street shopping district. Alloro's exquisite cuisine incorporates fresh, natural ingredients and simple recipes. Alloro offers classical Italian cuisine for both lunch and dinner. We specialize in culinary delights from all regions of Italy. The restaurant can sit up to 55 guests with a private dining room suitable in hosting parties between 8 - 16 guests. The restaurant offers a warm, friendly atmosphere with a sophisticated modern Italian interior. The bar area, open throughout the day, provides a comfortable drinking venue. It serves as an excellent meeting point for locals and businessmen or as a quick stop for passing shoppers. It also transforms into a bistro during lunch hours to provide swift food service to guests who require speedy service.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food an ambience excellent. Service was diappointingly slow on this visit which is unusual as the restaruant wasn't overly busy. But otherwise Alloro never disappoints. Not much choice for vegetarians and I would like to see more on the menu"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "The evening of Saturday 14th June! The Alloro Restaurant was surprisingly quiet as we were first in, décor and furnishing were comfortable,providing a good selection and choice in all courses, the staff including receptionist, waiters and sommelier were very friendly, knowledgeable and a credit to the establishment, the top prize though goes to the ingredient buyer and chef's as this restaurant was "SUPERB" Would recommend to anyone who enjoys "Michelin Star" quality standards in food!"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Had an early-week business lunch, tuna with rocket tomato salad, no starter or desert. Cooked beautifully and perfectly flavoured - fresh fish. My companion had a lovely pasta starter, with the tuna main, finished off with strong black coffee and sweet nibbles for a nice end to the meal. Atmopshere during lunch quite formal which wasnt a problem and was a good fit. Not sure if i would come back for a romantic dinner as others have done as decor and atmosphere a bit too clinical for me, but will definitely come back for a working lunch again. Service very attentive but not in your face. "
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "Possible, the best Italian restaurant in London. Stunning food, attentive but not overbearing service and a lovely atmosphere. The dessert menu in particular was divine. Not cheap, but this sort of quality never is. I'll be back..."
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "first course was a burrata on crema di ceci (chick peas cream) which was not particularly tasty, but what was really pathetic was the main course: egg tagliatelle with fresh tomato and basil. The tomato sauce was tasteless and a bit sweet (a true Italian chef would never put a hint of sugar in the tomato sauce!) and the tagliatelle after one minute or so were glued together and impossible to eat without cutting them in pieces like a tortilla!!!!! And all for £35 per person without side wine or a coffee. Horrible!"
    dined on 28/04/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, service and food. Really enjoyable."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Excellent food, wonderfully friendly and attentive service, ideal ambience for conversation. Warm, cosy, delicious!"
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner and the service, however the portions are small and clearly overpriced"
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Alloro came highly recommended but I was disappointed and won't return. Ambience terrible. Way too modern for my taste. Plus, the restaurant was mostly empty (only 3 tables full, including ours). Redeeming points are that the service was very good and the lamb was very good. The state of the loo downstairs was disgraceful. Would only return for a business lunch. Never again in the evening."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "perfect for a romantic night or business dinner in a quiet atmosphere, the restaurant has a traditional italian classy approach, the service is excellent as well as the food (maybe portions are not big....). Excellent experience."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Great restaurant, great service, great food!! I enjoyed my dinner a lot,but the air conditioner definitely should be fixed!"
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Very impressive business atmosphere for lunch. Will dine again."
    dined on 06/02/2014
  • "It's been a while since I dined at alloro and I was disappointed to find that things had changed- no home-made pasta, never-the-less the food is reliable but can be expensive, particularly if one is super hungry. I'd recommend the place for special occasions as with a reasonable bottle of wine the bill was £100 per head."
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "I had been with a colleague before who raved about Alloro which I completely agreed with. Second visit was just as good. excellent quality food served efficiently and by friendly staff. relaxed but good atmosphere. And finally a great location."
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "We went there for out wedding anniversary dinner. It did us proud."
    dined on 06/01/2014
  • "Myself and my partner enjoyed our new years eve meal at Alloro very much. The food was fantastic with little extra 'tasters' brought to our table a nice touch. The staff are extremely friendly, with a relaxing atmosphere in a very warm and welcoming venue."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "A fantastic meal for four busineess colleagues...a bit of a wait for the starters but that gave us time to savour the superb wines on offer and when the main course subsequenly arrived that was just magnificent. A tad expensive but basically well worth it so a great place for speciaal clients etc."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "Probably a little overpriced and lacking in ambience for our taste, but couldn't fault the service"
    dined on 09/12/2013
  • "The food at Alloro is great- some Italian classics, some slightly unusual dishes from non-standard regions, all prepared to a high standard and with smooth and efficient service. It would be nice if they had smaller portion sizes for those who wish to do the traditional Italian-style four course meal, as they currently give you the same portions as if you'd only ordered one 'main', and despite the tempting dessert menu I was unable to contemplate eating anything else. But the food is so nice that it's hard to stop eating it, so it's difficult to really complain!"
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "A busy friday afternoon gave Alloro a nice buzz. Service always good here, plus a decent amount of choice for a vegetarian. Flavours were delicate, borderline lacking, but portions well sized and wine list strong!"
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Ravioli with rabbit and guinea fowl were both absolutely wonderful."
    dined on 05/12/2013
  • "The chef's amuse bouche was pointless; fried squid on a oversized crouton; however the bread basket made up for this short coming. Saffron risotto was lovely and creamy; and the special pasta which was a beef ragu palatable - but nothing extraordinary. Monkfish for main was fine but again I wasn't overwhelmed by its deliciousness. The atmosphere is lovely, the staff keep you exceptionally well looked after. I enjoyed the experience but I would say that you get a fair-good overall experience for what you are paying for."
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "Food is good. Menu needs to be updated. Many items have been there for years.....it's not a place to visit regularly. However, nice ambiance...good service and robust menu ensure a good experience. Don' t like the idea of including 12.5 % gratuity automatically in the bill.....it's both rude and presumptuous."
    dined on 07/11/2013
  • "The restaurant was full of 'suits' which didn't put me off but became very grown up. The service was very attentive although I am not sure the wItress had full command of the English language. Our food was delicious: crab and avocado starter and then squid. My friend and I both had wine by the glass which was really nice. We were finished with 45 minutes which was great for a mid week shopping lunch but not if I had been there for a dinner arrangement"
    dined on 24/10/2013
  • "Booked for a Director at work and he said it was excellent for a business lunch. Highly recommended."
    dined on 22/10/2013
  • "Went to Alloro for a birthday lunch. Service was excellent: attentive and helpful. The food was fresh, tasty and well cooked."
    dined on 22/10/2013
  • "This was our second visit to Alloro, and once again we had an excellent meal. The wine list is fascinating, our starter of linguine with lobster and main course of guinea fowl were delicious. We also enjoyed our grappas from their extensive selection. Amuse-bouche, selection of interesting bread and petits-fours with our espresso were all much appreciated."
    dined on 14/10/2013
  • "I've eaten here several times and the food is always very good and the 3 or 4 course menu which would please vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores alike, is always hard to choose from and excellent value. The wine list is stupendous, and service friendly and discreet; perfect for a catch-up with an old friend. Highly recommend."
    dined on 10/10/2013
  • "The food and service is hard to find fault with. The staff are very attentive and polite and the food excellent. BUT the place does lack something - a relaxed atmosphere. I got the impression that the place is so strictly run that the staff feel under pressure to always be excellent - and they are. But the downside of that is when you want a relaxed atmosphere to dine in you don't get it in Alloro. The ambience is influenced by efficiency and conscientious rigidity. Perhaps then this is an excellent environment for a business lunch or dinner but not so much for a romantic occasion or relaxation with friends."
    dined on 10/10/2013
  • "For the location- deep Mayfair- an excellent Italian spot for dinner! Very good service, very good food , excellent wine list- though we were the last to leave nobody pushed us or gave us an unwelcome feeling- quite the opposite we got a wonderful grappa on the house. The price in this part of London most reasonable."
    dined on 24/09/2013
  • "I thought the service was a little intrusive. Constantly asking if I wished another glass of wine. Good on water top ups! Food was delightful. Would go back but maybe sit further away from service point. Also wine glass taken away when not quite finished!"
    dined on 19/09/2013
  • "We had dinner at Alloro on Friday night. The food and service were as good as always. However, the other table in the front window was occupied by very LOUD and OBNOXIOUS people. We could not carrying on a normal conversation because of these 2 couples at that table. They bought the staff after dinner drinks so I can only assume that they eat here regularly. The staff of the restaurant should have taken some action as these people were so disruptive. As we were leaving, one of us casually said to the table that they could have been more considerate of other diners. Immediately the 2 woman jumped up and followed us out onto the street shouting at us telling us not to come back to Alloro. It was very uncomfortable."
    dined on 13/09/2013
  • "Excellent service, great food, and really a great time."
    dined on 23/08/2013
  • "Our fourth or fifth visit. Consistently good. We took foodie friends who live in London and they very much enjoyed Alloro."
    dined on 25/07/2013
  • "Impeccable food and service and lovely not-trying-too-hard decor."
    dined on 17/07/2013
  • "We liked the restaurant. However, one thing that struck me as unprofessional and concerning is that the restaurant had run out of a few basic dishes. Our dinner was at 7:30 pm, so it's not like we had arrived for a late dinner. We wanted to order orechiette with pesto. They ran out of Pesto? That's like saying an Italian restaurant ran out of garlic. Pesto is one of the cheapest and easiest sauces to make. How is that possible. They also ran out of a few other dishes. So, either the restaurant is not doing well financially, or is not well-managed."
    dined on 15/07/2013
  • "Great location and lovely food at a good price - only thing I found annoying was waiters hanging around! We had an early table for lunch, and were along in the restaurant. Unfortunately the 6 to 8 waiters just loitered around, which was annoying. And it meant for a very attentive level of service which was a little claustrophobic for my liking. Nearer 1.30pm the place was pretty packed and the waiters were a little busy to be loitering which was an improvement. Had one of the best tiamisu's I've ever eaten at Alloro - amazing!"
    dined on 10/07/2013
  • "Alloro offer a fixed price formula, depending on the number of courses you take. Having 3 or even 4 courses is better value, especially since the portions tend to be small. The food is good, but unluckily we didn't have any memorable dish. There are many Italian restaurants in Central London that are better than this one. The sommelier is most helpful, which is appreciated in light of the extensive wine list."
    dined on 28/06/2013
  • "Went for a special evening to celebrate the food and wine of Friuli, the general manager was there and also the wine maker. Fantastic food and incredible wine. Thoroughly recommend it and will be back soon!"
    dined on 25/06/2013
  • "Small, discreet Italian restaurant just round the corner from The Royal Academy. High quality menu. 3 courses and wine for £50 including service. You are automatically brought really scrumptious basket of breads and olive oil. Had a wonderfully tender confit of rabbit leg. Waiters were helpful about what food we liked and what might work best for us on the menu. Attentive but not hovering. Had planned to go to Cecconi's, which I had been to before and has great food and very buzzy. However, for a quiet lunch when you want to talk to your companion, I think I would opt for Alloro again."
    dined on 18/06/2013