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Taberna Etrusca
Taberna Etrusca

Taberna Etrusca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tabernaetrusca.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 248 5552
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "A very pleasant lunch , sat outdoors in fine weather ."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "Taberna Etrsuca provides authentic Italian food and service. Never disappoints."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Sweet evening in the courtyard, Food was good, recommend"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Taberna Etrusca Italian - great for al fresco dining now that the sun is out - good, reliable food - great service"
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Good food, good service and decent value for money."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "A great Italian restaurant in the city. Would definitely go back."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "Great value on set lunch for £17. Food lacks a little subtlety but is OK"
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 04/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "Good food - not outstanding but good; reasonably priced wines; good service - waiters keen to keep refilling wine glasses."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Good food. Set menu good value. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice ambience. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our meal here, the food was fantastic and the service was very very good. Would certainly go back, Good menu selection also!"
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "Taberna Etrusca offers good quality reliable food and great service and a courtyard perfect for the summer.."
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "Reliable and good authentic Italian food. Service always excellent"
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "As always the food was excellent, the service attentive and well humoured, and the ambiance spot on. "
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Booked at last minute. Great service and food improved greatly since last visit. Restaurant full so quite noisy and tables close together."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Excellent food, good and friendly service, lovely place."
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "Good food, good service and a good ambience - just right for a business lunch"
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "Enjoyable evening with my friends and good food too."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "I use this restaurant often and once again it has ticked all the appropriate boxes. Highly recommended."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 11/02/2014
  • "Taberna Etrusca is the finest place in the City of London for good wholesome Italian cooking with the warmth of service and cheerful decor to go with it. I've eaten here for c.20 years and even had an office party here and its never let me down. Today was no exception - on a cold, miserably wet day, the sunshine was brought out inside by a quick, simple and enjoyable, hot and delicious pasta. Perfetto!"
    dined on 11/02/2014
  • "The menu was quite extensive, and fairly reasonably priced with the 20% offer. Whilst the food was tasy - it could have done with being hotter. Restaurant was almost full, so service was a bit slow - not all the meals came out together, and had to remind waitress to bring a coffee we were missing. May give a it another go at some stage - but not in a rush to go back"
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "Went to Taberna Estruca with a friend, we were early, got there 10 minutes before they were due to open but were very accomodating and let us in. Food was good and the service was excellent."
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "We took two clients here after it had been highly recommended by a number of colleagues and we were not disappointed. The service was very attentive and the food delicious. We had the sea bass, chicken and cod and all were served with beautiful sauces and cooked perfectly. Will definitely be going back to sample the pasta!"
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "Tucked away in a little square Taberna Etrusca is a good find. Perfect for our early dinner before heading to the Barbican. Good food, unconventional decor, good service and 1000 point to boot."
    dined on 16/01/2014