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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 WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a fabulous 3 course meal with prosecco. Staff friendly and professional. Super menu. Scallops followed by calves liver for me. Octopus then a pizza for him. Desserts were lovely too. As this restaurant is in a hotel we went downstairs to the bar afterwards for a drink and a dance. Would recommend thoroughly."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Everybody in our large group enjoyed their meals. The pasta dishes are superb - everything beautifully cooked with good quality, colourful and flavourful ingredients. Service was very friendly and efficient. The restaurant is spacious and relaxing, without gimmicks. I shall certainly go here again."
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "Good food and easy place to meet for a business lunch."
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "Everything was great except no one asked if we wanted more drinks and the dish I had was far too salty. I would still return to this restaurant. I requested a little something special for a colleague leaving to go on maternity and she loved it!!"
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "Food was incredible, as good as any high end Mayfair restaurant. We booked using a deal and had a substantial discount so the meal was incredible value. Wine selection and quality was good, the staff were perfectly attentive with a sense of humour - great restaurant!"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "The meal and service was of the highest quality, we will be coming back!!!"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "A very enjoyable and relaxed evening. Good food and service."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Returning visit and was not disappointed. Staff helpful and friendly and a top place for a business meal."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "We went for the set menu option, which turned out to be anything on the menu! £25 for a 3 course meal and a glass of persecco with the quality of food was outstanding value. Will definitely be going back."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "So disappointed with this restaurant - it has the potential to be lovely, and perhaps just a bad day. But in the heart of the city - 2/3 empty taking an hour to deliver mains it utterly appalling. I contacted the restaurant directly and as yet no reply - which, frankly, says it all!"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Good service and tasty food. Great please to meet for business lunch."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Try it out before it becomes too popular! Set away from the hustle and bustle of the west end but close to Blackfriars Bridge which is only a few minutes away. Superb food, service and special offers!"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Based in the Crowne Plaza just opposite Blackfriars station, Diciannove's location is ideal if you are pottering around the South Bank, where good quality eateries are harder to come by. Diciannove is also a calmer environment than the South Bank in Summer. The set-up is a mixture of brasserie and Jamie's Italian. The menu is divided up between anti-pasti, pasta/risotto and meat/fish - classic Italian fare. I had the Ravioli con Ripieno di Scamorza as a starter - a good quality and quality of ravioli - with seamorza cheese, sundried tomatoes and basil. Simple, but tasty and elegant. The sea bream was served with new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, guazzetto sauce, olives and fried parsley (odd). Again simple, but good quality. Their epithet."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "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