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Diciannove in the City
Diciannove in the City
  • Address:
    Crowne Plaza London The City
    19 New Bridge Street
    London, EC4V 6DB
  • Cuisine:
    Price: £26 to £40

Diciannove in the City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.diciannove19.com
  • Phone: 0207 438 8052
  • Hours of Operation:
    All day dining: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alessandro Bay
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: This can be arranged with enough advanced notice.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We do cater for different types of special events.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Blackfriars, St Pauls, Mansion House and Temple
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: We do not have a car park, however there is a Corporation of London Car Park on Victoria Street which is very near the hotel.
A word from Diciannove in the City
Diciannove in the City, formerly Refettorio, brings you the freshest style in Italian dining to the City.

In a perfect location for both business and leisure, Diciannove in the City is situated within the Crowne Plaza London - the City hotel, just minutes away from St Pauls Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge.

The restaurant is a showcase for traditional, regional Italian food made from the highest quality fresh ingredients. Jay Rayner, The Observer, says: "The cheeses and fabulous cooked meats are the highlights here, and pasta dish are as interesting as you would expect from Britain's leading Italian chef''. Lucas Hollweg, The Sunday Times, says: "The charcuterie and cheeses are exceptional. Service is charming, efficient and knowledgeable."

Taking advantage of seasonal produce Head Chef Alessandro Bay’s dishes include Radicchio risotto with Barolo red wine, Ravioli filled with pumpkins, poached peach Mille Feuille and tiramisù.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Went on saturday evening with a group of ten, using the 3courses+prosseco for £25 offer Great value and great service. Staff very helpfull and attentive. Had laid out a good sized table for all 11 of us. Definitely go again. The £25 deal is great value."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "for the price it was average. not as fantastic as i expected. not enough veg choice for all you veggies."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "We dined as part of a Travel Zoo promotion and we found the whole dinning experience wonderful and extremely good value.The service was excellent.The waitress asked our food preferences and made very good recommendations. We had an extensive choice of courses.My scallops were cooked to perfection.The sea bass was divine.My husband's starter was very tasty and he thoroughly enjoyed his pizza.Again the dessert menu was extensive.I had the cherries in cream on a biscuit base and my husband had the assorted cheeses. The wine list was quite reasonable- we had a lovely Cote du Rhone. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and we would return."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "We booked the 3 course offer for an early Monday evening, so it is no surprise that the ambience was a bit quiet. They did seat the few diners near to each other, which seems odd with a near empty restaurant, but there was enough space so it didn't feel imposing. The offer is very good indeed. I had the scallops which were very well cooked (having been served raw scallops at another restaurant more recently), the lamb chops and the tiramisu. All the food was very nice and the flavours were somehow delicate, even the tiramisu, which is often over powered by alcohol. Would happily go back, although I think the main menu prices are a little steep."
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "Good food and excellent service. we had a business dinner and were given a table in a quiet spot, which worked well."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Warm welcome. Discrete yet attentive service. Food was excellent. Comprehensive wine list but needed a couple of lower priced choices. Will definitely be returning."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "Business lunch great food and service will be back."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "I had the £25 offer 3 courses and a glass of perseco. It was quality food. Excellent swordfish and the mousse was out if this world. Would I go there without the offer? Only on a special occasion as that's what the usual prices demand. As Italian restaurants go. This was very modern restayr and the table tennis size tables allowed ample room for all my dishes. "
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Great menu with outstanding service. Starter of spinach gnocchi was huge, almost like a main course. My main of sole again generous portion and cooked to perfection. Very enjoyable meal with service to match"
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "I thought I'd love the food since so many ingredients were imported from Italy. The antipasti was amazing but the actual cooked main courses were bland. I had a meat sauce and pasta and it was pretty flavourless. The bathrooms are all the way through the hotel and down a flight of stairs. Good service, though."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Took my fiance for his birthday on a Travelzoo voucher so outstanding value. But most of all the food was amazing. We were already nearly full after the Il Supremo antipasti for 2. Main course also brilliant. My fiance had the beef and it just melted in your mouth. Service was outstanding but the restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night. Only about 4 other tables. I have another voucher so cant wait to go back again. Also nice quick walk over the bridge to the OXO tower for a cocktail!"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "The lady who greeted us was warm and welcoming and we had a very friendly waitress. The food was not only flavoursome but the portion sizes were huge - I was full after my risotto starter! Between us we polished off chicken and monkfish, both of which were cooked to perfection. Although we couldn't manage dessert, we were still given a lovely treat for my boyfriend's birthday which was greatly appreciated by the both of us. Thank you!"
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "We had joined the convivium club and used the vouchers for this restaurant. We will definitely return. The slender menu choice at first glance was a little concerning but when you really look at it there is something for everyone. There were four of us and we each had something different - all were excellent. Service was just right, not rushed but not slow. The hazelnut ice cream was the best I've ever had. "
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The starters were inamaginative, the pasta mains very just ok, the veal was good. Desserts good. Pleasant and good value as it is near work"
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "The meal deal is great value for good food. Decent portion sizes, great range. I went as part of 2 couples, my fiance got ravioli that was supposed to have beef ragu except it tasted and looked like canned tuna. I got a chicken breat with broad beans and porcini mushrooms - the chicken was cooked well, the broad beans were nice and the porcini mushroom were not edible. I would recommend sticking with their 'signature dishes', they seem to be freshly made without canned product albeit strange - their gnocci starter is the size of meatballs! Service was friendly and with a smile and their wine list has good range. Wouldn't go back without the meal deal."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "It's a nice calm, refreshing location, closing out the busy Blackfriars smog behind you. Staff were sufficiently attentive though they did put a large group table right next to us when the rest of the restaurant was completely empty, so we enjoyed their conversation as well as our own at times. We had a pasta with lobster that was well put together, tasted fresh and the pasta perfectly cooked, but at £16.50 you'd expect nothing less. The Triamisu was light, creamy but with little alocholic bite to it, it was served in a coffee cup for £7. All in all, a pleasant lunch in a smart location with good service but a bill that left me a little empty for what we had."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Found Diciannove via a TravelZoo deal so our 3 course meal including a glass of prosecco was outstanding value for money, not least in a city restaurant on a Saturday night. Was nice to be able to choose from full menu & we thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. I had scallops to start & veal for my main. The veal was especially nice; tender. My husband had a lobster spaghetti course to start with lamb for his main & we also shared some foccacia to start & buttered spinach with our mains. The foccacia was a little lacking in salt but with oil & balsamic to dip it in it soon revived it. We had a chocolate mouse & a cheese board for pudding which were enjoyable. The staff were all very polite & attentive to our needs & friendly."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "I just love going to Diciannove. I go for business meals or with my friends . I cannot get enough of that place. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed (but not dead). Nicely decorated, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Excellent service as well. I have tried several dishes but I tend to order the same grilled sole all the time, it is so nice! The meat dishes are also very nice, I have tried the veal and the beef and mashed potatoes as well. Finally I must tell you about the chocolate mousse. I am not a chocolate mousse lover usually but the one I have at Diciannove is the best thing !! It is to die for, I have to order it every time I have a meal there. Next time I will try to get the recipe..."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "The £25 for 3 courses is great value for the quantity you get. We were all stuffed. The variety of dishes was really good. The quality of the dishes was reasonably good too."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Excellent place to meet for a business meal. Will be back."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "The sea food we had was delicious. The service was excellent too. Highly recommend."
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "Good food and service in a great location. Will be back."
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Very good choice, real Italian foods, good service. Gorgeous!!!"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Me and my wife went for valentines. Very nice atmosphere with a live singer and excellent relaxed atmosphere. We also got a Nice big table. Service also excellent, very attentive and quick. Unfortunately the food did not live up to the rest, which was ok at best unfortunately."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Meet a few friends for dinner here and we were not disappointed. The deal was great with any choice from the A La Carte menu so there were plenty of choices!"
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient."
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "Ok for a business lunch although rather pricey. £55 for a pizza, pasta and a side salad plus water and coffees."
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "For some reason the toptable offer was not notified to the restaurant but they still gave us the offer which was very good value. Food was very delicious and good portion. Will go back again."
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "A really lovely evening - attentive, friendly service, good value Toptable deal and delicious food."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "The meal was great, especially the sharing platter... although there was so much food we were too full for our mains. Great selection on the menu and an extensive wine list, if you like Italian Wines. Two of us had the fillet steak and it was cooked the perfection. The staff were great, in fact our waiter was so lovely and very informative with his recommendations. Overall a great place to eat and would highly recommend."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "We were told we can order anything off the menu except the risotto as they would have to make it fresh and it would take 20 minutes. Draw your own conclusions"
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "Went for Christmas meal at Diciannove City and good time. Food was good but something was missing it could have been that place was busy with other Christmas meals so it took available to get your orders in. Worked in their favour as we were not in a hurry. Good place to take colleagues for lunch."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "Dicianove, dinner for three, a week before Christmas. Huge booths which mean that the person on the opposite side of the table is almost five feet away, however, one shouldn't complain about space, only lack of space. Service very attentive, perhaps a little too so at times, but eventually the eager waiter began to get the timing right. Food really quite good, scallops and beetroot starters praised; pork belly and sole fillets good for mains (they were very flexible about the changing the vegetable garnishes at no extra charge). Wine list as one would expect for an hotel-attached restaurant. Overall a very pleasurable experience. Restaurant surprisingly not overly busy just before Christmas, I wonder why?"
    dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Good and convenient location with an business like ambiance"
    dined on 28/11/2013
  • "Restaurant was practically empty at 7.30 on a Saturday evening, so there was little ambience. Service was attentive, but a bit pushy - always trying to sell an extra! Antipasti starter was disappointing, like a selection from the supermarket deli counter, but main course veal was excellent, well cooked and flavoursome. Overall, could have been better."
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "Had dinner with 2 visiting Americans - we had great food, good wine and friendly helpful service. Not overly busy hence was relatively quiet. Would certainly recommend."
    dined on 19/11/2013
  • "Service was very good - I've been before and enjoyed the experience this time too. Anti Pasti Il Supremo is very good and offers a great selection Lobster Spaghetti is tasty - good portion Scallops - rather rubbery, not great in flavour nor texture Pork Belly - very good indeed Pumpkin Risotto - so so."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "This has to be the WORST service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. Did not bring out the starter, brought out the mains, spilt wine all over the table and we had to request the waiter to clean it up, we asked for the bill....20 mins later...NOTHING. Went up to physically pay the bill, the starter was on there with no 50% discount. I then had to get them to amend the bill. Appalling."
    dined on 07/11/2013
  • "I booked this restaurant for our anniversary trip to London on the toptable 50% off food. When we first arrived friendly staff greeted us and showed us to our seats. The other diners were all business people which was a little intimidating but the staff were attentive which helped us to relax and enjoy our meal. We had lovely Italian bread and scallops to start which was simply delicious. We had lobster spaghettini and pork ragout tagliatelle which were both cooked to perfection and we loved eating. To finish we had two lovely deserts - the chocolate salami was a new and tasty experience. The wine was a perfect accompaniment and easily drinkable. In all a brilliant way to celebrate our anniversary - thank you Diccianove!"
    dined on 30/10/2013
  • "My partner and I had a fabulous evening meal on saturday night. We both had 3 courses, over 2.5 hrs as it was wonderfully relaxed inside. The ambiance is very romantic and the setting just by Blackfriars bridge was lovely. The food was delicious, portions not too big, not too small! Our waiter was amazing, and definitely topped off our evening - we were very impressed by him, so much I have booked to go back with my family on Wednesday! Thank you for a lovely evening Diciannove!"
    dined on 26/10/2013