Diciannove in the City
Diciannove in the City

Diciannove in the City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.diciannove19.com/
  • Phone: 02074388052x
  • 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: 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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Diciannove in the City reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since 30 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.8
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (82)fit for foodies (24)group bookings (24)special occasions (22)romance (21)outstanding value (18)pre/post theatre (15)good vegetarian options (13)brunch (9)sunday lunch (7)disabled access (4)child friendly (4)afternoon tea (3)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Another excellent evening
    Family9
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Really friendly and knowledgeable service, delicious food from a small but varied menu (which is a good sign) a good wine list and outstanding value from the Open Table special offer, all made an excellent evening. We shall be pleased to return.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • noneVIP
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    I was suprised at how busy the restaurant was on a Wednesday; perhaps forgetting that it services the Hotel (Crowne Plaza).....also due to this fact the toilets are down two flights of stairs which if you are with someone who has difficulty walking it is not ideal. I thought the food was very good and well presented; but some dishes over priced for the portion size (particularly the pasta dishes) - £10.50 for a starter size!! However very good wine list, lovely looking restaurant and the staff were delightful. I would visit this restaurant again but probably with a top table voucher to cushion the blow.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • sweet16
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Lovely food would recommend and had a round table.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    AM60LondonVIP
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a few times as a team. Whilst the service was friendly and accommodating we all found the food to be disappointing. The prices are not cheap so one expects pretty good food for the prices they charge. The dish I had was too salty and others in the group felt the food lacked flavour. The overall ambience of the restaurant space is good. There were quite a few other diners although we were there on a Tuesday lunchtime so wouldn't necessarily expect it to be really busy. Overall - rather expensive for very mediocre food.
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  • Amazing food and relaxed atmosphere
    Luciaptr75
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My husband and I loved our evening at Diciannove. The food was full of flavour and authentic but with a modern twist. A real statement to the skills of the Italian chef who we also met after our meal as he came out to introduce himself. The service was friendly and professional and the restaurant ambience was very relaxing with soothing background music and slightly dimmed lighting. We also went for cocktails in the Vaults below the restaurant after our meal to enjoy a private "cave" in a heated area partially outdoor. Great evening. Will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stourman
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Good food, friendly and courteous service. Slightly on the expensive side.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options
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  • anne
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Very friendly service, Good value. Mint tea was nice.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Nice but..
    NYCtravellers
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The food was good-Had a family dinner-Was staying at the hotel. Made the reservation through Open Table before I left NY. Restaurant said they did not have the reservation. Head waiter was not friendly or welcoming. Our female waitress was charming. I asked if I could place my bag and gifts on the chair behind me and I was told yes by the waitress. Then halfway through the meal I was asked by the headwaiter to remove it. He said he would probably need the table. Restaurant was empty. So I was not sure what the purpose was in asking me to remove my bags and gifts from the chair. My party was five adults and we ordered starters, entrees, dessert and coffee and had three bottles of wine. I expected better service from the headwaiter.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Wowcher!
    Judyjude
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A proper Italian restaurant
    Simon
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    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.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diciannove in the City
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Good food and easy place to meet for a business lunch.
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  • Grt service, location & atmosphere
    1stLovefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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!!
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    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    LeeMOn
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Outstanding meal
    stevenage1
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The meal and service was of the highest quality, we will be coming back!!!
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value
    SandJ
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    A very enjoyable and relaxed evening. Good food and service.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diciannove in the City
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Returning visit and was not disappointed. Staff helpful and friendly and a top place for a business meal.
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  • Preston
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    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.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Bravissimo
    Disappointing
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    I have been here twice when they run their 3 course for £25 deal & both times couldnt even fit in the third course. Food is excellent, very generous proportions & free Prosecco is great. not sure the value is there the rest of the time ( as it is aCrown Plaza hotel) but on the deal it is unbeatable. Had the Aglianico from wine list and it was super too. Service is fantastic.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance
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  • Overprice nice food - awful service
    CharlotteVIP
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    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!
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  • Diciannove in the City
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    Good service and tasty food. Great please to meet for business lunch.
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  • A hidden gem!
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Casual Central Location
    StephenDulwichVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    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.
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    brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch service
    MissT
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    The main plus point about this restaurant is the service - it was just impeccable. The restaurant was quiet at the time so it would be interesting to see a busy service but I could not fault the staff at all. Our waitress was extremely attentive and friendly and the food too was great! For someone who is a vegetarian may find it a bit of a struggle as my friend didn't have too much choice available but on the whole the standard of food was good. Definitely worth checking out for an impromptu evening meal.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    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.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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  • average
    dinner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    for the price it was average. not as fantastic as i expected. not enough veg choice for all you veggies.
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  • Amazing Value
    Doris1
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good all round experience
    hjrobson
    Dined on 30/6/2014
    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.
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  • GGGG
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Good food and excellent service. we had a business dinner and were given a table in a quiet spot, which worked well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solstice supper
    samlambhamjam
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Warm welcome. Discrete yet attentive service. Food was excellent. Comprehensive wine list but needed a couple of lower priced choices. Will definitely be returning.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diciannove
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    Business lunch great food and service will be back.
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  • The offer was good as was the food
    tallman
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value
    mibs
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    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
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great antipasti, OK entree
    kfle
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    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.
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  • Fantastic Food!
    J333NEP
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    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!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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  • Brilliant Service
    dionysia
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    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!
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night meal with friends
    Annie
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • 4 of us dined
    mehe
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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
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  • good for value with deal
    diner211
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    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.
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  • Nice lunch, light pockets
    JoeW
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    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.
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  • Excellent evening meal
    Becka03
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.