Taberna Etrusca
Taberna Etrusca

Taberna Etrusca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tabernaetrusca.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02072485552
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm Dinner: Tuesday-Friday 18:00-22:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giorgio Puddu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com
  • Special Events: Etrusca Events – events@etruscarestaurants.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Mansion House, Bank, St. Paul's and Cannon Street tube stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Taberna Etrusca
Established in 1967, Taberna Etrusca is an Italian restaurant in the classic trattoria style, with textured walls, tiled floor, open-beamed ceiling and an overall timeless quality. A pretty courtyard catches the sun during the Summer with tables highly sought after. The entire restaurant can be hired evenings and weekends and being so perfectly situated next to Bow Bells Churchyard, wedding receptions are naturally popular here throughout the year.
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Taberna Etrusca reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since 23 May 2014
Average Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.5
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (112)special occasions (39)group bookings (34)fit for foodies (33)romance (30)good vegetarian options (27)outdoor eating (24)pre/post theatre (12)outstanding value (10)brunch (7)sunday lunch (5)child friendly (4)afternoon tea (2)disabled access (2)Show More
  • fantastic as always
    foodie3ldn
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Made a last minute and late booking and as always we were accomdated by the staff perfectly. Will always return.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place to know about
    UniDiner
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Had a relaxing enjoyable lunch here. Bow Lane is delightful to amble around and restaurants in interesting pedestrian areas of London start off with a huge advantage in my view. I anticipated that the interior might be a bit cramped as a result, but nothing could have been further from the truth. It was airy and full of character with tables comfortably spaced. We shared a good plate of antipasto and then had fish. The tuna was particularly beautifully cooked. Plus interesting Italian wines that you don't always see on wine lists. The service was very prompt - ever so slightly too prompt when it came to constantly filling our wine glasses but they calmed down a bit when it became clear that we were not in a rush. One to remember.
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    business meals, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was average
    MTS2014
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    The Service was quite bad and very Slow! We had to wait about 40 mins to order. Trying to get the Bill also took a long time, which was really annoying.
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  • Good choice
    AM60LondonVIP
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    A friendly and efficient welcome greeting. Service was quick and efficient. The food was very tasty and well cooked. I felt it was slightly over priced for the size of portion that we were given. I eat at this restaurant a few times a year and it is consistently good service and food. On arrival just before opening time at 6.00 pm we were turned away. We went to the pub next door and bought a drink there instead. If we'd been allowed in just that few minutes early then we would gladly have paid for a pre dinner drink in Taberna Etrusca.
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  • authentic italian food in the city
    Barbara
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    amazing and true italian food in the heart of the city. this little characteristic italian restaurant has lovely food and amazing flavors. would definitely go back there
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Outstanding escalope Milanese
    Bill
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    A table for four al fresco in the (very pleasant, quiet, with a nice view of St Mary le Bow's spire) courtyard. A beautiful evening. Friendly and adequate service. Very good food - with an outstanding (for both size and quality) escalope Milanese. No pressure; good hospitality - so a generally very enjoyable evening.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • Should have tried it long ago
    SquareMileOmnivore
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Our office was nearby for over a year, but I never got round to dining. Mistake! Hearty well executed Italian food, plenty of choice for the vegetarian in our work colleagues party of four. Very attentive, but not intrusive, service, admittedly on a **relatively** quiet high summer Tuesday. Very traditional Italian restaurant decor - plethora of posters and photos etc - but attractive of its kind. Excellent choice of wine at reasonable markups - we had a splendid Chianti, from Antinori, that did not disgrace the elevated " Tenuta Tignanello" tag on its label, derived from perhaps that estate's most famous wine. Given cocktails, aperitifs and three (sensibly decanted) bottles of the Antinori, the final bill was very reasonable indeed.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Geoff
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    6 of us went here for dinner after an event in the City. They were very helpful when I rang to say that we were running late. Unfortunately we couldn't sit outside as it was a warm night, but we did get a table next to the terrace doors. Everyone was delighted with the quality of the food - I had an excellent spaghetti vongole easily comparable to the best that I had in Verona a week earlier! Service was good and the wines - Soave and valpolicella were reasonably priced for the City.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    A very pleasant lunch , sat outdoors in fine weather .
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taberna Etrsuca authentic Italian
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Taberna Etrsuca provides authentic Italian food and service. Never disappoints.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmet2VIP
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    All in all an excellent dinner. The restaurant has a secluded courtyard which it opens in the summer and we ate outside. The menu is imaginative and varied. The standard of both service and cuisine was high and we found the dining experience very enjoyable. The wine list is extensive but fairly pricey.
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    good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • Alfresco
    OL12
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Sweet evening in the courtyard, Food was good, recommend
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    business meals, child friendly, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good with some hiccups
    tiny
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Great restaurant with good sized portions of tasty homemade italian food. Been a few times before and completely enjoyed it but on this occasion they gave us different menus and then told us what we wanted we couldnt have. They made a big show of them asking the chef to accomodate us and overall the service was lackluster this time round. I wasnt impressed. Food was good when it came as usual
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  • Fantastic
    EAM1
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    We just love this restaurant. Food is always varied and delicious and it is so refreshing to be able to go somewhere like this in the City where most places are chains. This time we sat in the courtyard - very charming. Would highly recommend.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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  • Taberna Etrusca Italian
    Reviewer1VIP
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Taberna Etrusca Italian - great for al fresco dining now that the sun is out - good, reliable food - great service
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    business meals, outdoor eating, romance
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  • DTFL
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Good food, good service and decent value for money.
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  • Great Italian restaurant
    Hits
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    A great Italian restaurant in the city. Would definitely go back.
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    business meals, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • week day evening meal
    hya1968
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Went to etrucsa for dinner with a girlfriend. Nice food and good selection of choices. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and they allowed her to swap between al la carte and set menu which I thought was true customer service
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    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute lunch
    CityluncherVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great value on set lunch for £17. Food lacks a little subtlety but is OK
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    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food but over-priced
    madeleineforsyth
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I took a friend here for the 2 courses for £17, and to be honest it was very confusing because they had hidden the set menu by calling it the Daily Specials, and no attempt was made to draw our attention to it. The specials menu was very limited so we didn't really even look at it. The meal was tasty, and the service during the meal ranged form extremely attentive to ignored. Afterwards we were brought a bill which assumed we had a Taste Card (we did not), and then another substantially more expensive bill. Unfortunately I do not think we will be dining here again, it wasn't really good value for money.
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  • Shal
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Taberna Estrusca is a typical Italian Restaurant due to it's location it's main clientiele are Office Workers. Food is good but wine is expensive.
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  • Good value Italian in the city
    noigel
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    Good food - not outstanding but good; reasonably priced wines; good service - waiters keen to keep refilling wine glasses.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food for thought
    DeanneVIP
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    Great food, lovely staff, great venue. I would suggest one bit of improvement - waiters constantly topped up the wine, which is normally the sign of a restaurant trying to sell more. When I put my hand over the glass, they understood that as me not wanting any more at all so stopped serving. When I asked for some more and I prefer it to be cold, they kept topping up mouthfuls only. Not a major problem, more an annoyance which could easily be rectified. One other thing - adding an extra £4 to a pasta dish to make it a main, means that you ended up serving a huge portion to ensure fairness I guess! We were moved to think that a starter portion would have been enough
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  • Friendly feel
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food. Set menu good value. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice ambience.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Sea bass and wine
    Andie67
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We were the first ones in there for the evening setting, so had lots of attention. Just had the bread to start, which was a little dry, but could not fault the main meal of see bass. Nice bottle of Italian Syrah to wash it down with - recommended. Went with a friend, but would like to go back with the hubby.
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  • FoodeeVIP
    Dined on 29/4/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal here, the food was fantastic and the service was very very good. Would certainly go back, Good menu selection also!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Taberna Etrusca
    Reviewer1VIP
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    Taberna Etrusca offers good quality reliable food and great service and a courtyard perfect for the summer..
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • Philip
    PMacVIP
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    Reliable and good authentic Italian food. Service always excellent
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  • An excellent restaurant
    Beefy
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    As always the food was excellent, the service attentive and well humoured, and the ambiance spot on.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Good food
    Withers
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Had dinner with a friend here, service was great, not hurried at all. Food was good, tasty and decent portion sizes. We were left to chat and not pressurised to leave once we had finished eating, even though they were getting busy. We had a very relaxed evening. Definitely recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian in Bow Lane
    JimO
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Pros: Classic Italian meal. Beautifully prepared and presented. High quality ingredients meant even simple Fritto Misto was stunning A real treat for foodies at a very reasonable price for the heart of the City of London. Cons: Busy, cramped and noisy at lunchtime, good with friends but not for a business conversation. Recommend: Perfect for an early evening with someone who appreciates fine food and you want to impress.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant Italian
    Bill
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    This is a charming and enjoyable place to eat. The service is charming and efficient (was a little over eager at first (wrong water brought because didn't take time to listen; then two bottle of the right kind for a while!). The chefs agreed an off-menu Zabaglione for the table for dessert - excellent. The food is always good here and they really try to please. Nice wine list, too.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick lunch
    CityluncherVIP
    Dined on 27/3/2014
    Booked at last minute. Great service and food improved greatly since last visit. Restaurant full so quite noisy and tables close together.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, food not so much.
    JGn2
    Dined on 12/3/2014
    Rack of lamb in some gooey casing, vitello alla milanese that was basically cardboard, baby squid in listless tomato soup without a hint of the promised chili. Shame
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  • Excellent food, good and friendly
    Beefy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent food, good and friendly service, lovely place.
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  • Good food, good service and
    Basher
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food, good service and a good ambience - just right for a business lunch
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  • Taberna Etrusca
    Maryo
    Dined on 26/2/2014
    Enjoyable evening with my friends and good food too.
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  • Very Good Again
    BerkshireFoodie
    Dined on 19/2/2014
    I use this restaurant often and once again it has ticked all the appropriate boxes. Highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    Gusto
    Dined on 18/2/2014
    I have been eating at this restaurant for about 30 years and have consistently enjoyed its lunchtime ambience of bustling staff and happy diners. This was my first evening visit, with my wife, - early evening so a good test of a pre-theatre meal. It was very good, with prompt service and a nice wine, and I had a great Veal Milanese with pasta. I would recommend the restaurant for both business and pleasure.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Restaurant
    CeeJay
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Better than the average Italian restaurant. Really enjoyed the food. Tables quite close and it was a busy lunchtime so a bit noisy but that added to the ambiance. Good for meeting friends or known business associates but not somewhere to have difficult business discussions.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.