Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant
Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vascosfood.com/
  • Phone: 02074378774
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:15pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Vasco Matteucci
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Closest tube station is Oxford Circus.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Opposite the restaurant,there is a NCP car park.
A word from Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant
Vasco and Piero opened the restaurant in 1971. Vasco and Piero created the restaurant out of a passion for good, uncomplicated Italian food. The making of fresh pasta on the premises has always been a priority. From the outset, the menu changed twice a day, a tradition which still continues.
Vasco was born in Umbria and as a result of this many foods are sourced direct from farmers in this region. Particular favourites are truffles, wild mushrooms, seasoned cheeses and cured meats such as lombetto and capocollo.
We only use the best quality extra virgin olive oil mainly from Umbria, Central Italy.
Many of our hams & salames such as Lombetto (a cured loin of pork) are imported from local Umbrian farms.
When in season, we import black & white truffles from hunters around the hills of Umbria.
Our balsamic vinegar is from Modena. We use Maldon sea salt with pure flaky crystals.
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Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since 19 May 2014
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.8
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)business meals (57)pre/post theatre (51)special occasions (48)romance (39)outstanding value (14)group bookings (12)good vegetarian options (12)sunday lunch (9)brunch (5)child friendly (5)outdoor eating (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Sandy
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    As usual I received a very warm welcome, followed by excellent service. The food was delicious!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-theater dinner
    Sully38
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    If we lived in London we would eat here every week. Each ingredient is fresh and perfectly combined to create exquisitely presented dishes that are delicious. The staff is attentive without being intrusive and they fulfill your every wish.
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  • Lovely Italian
    Mercurio
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Finally an Italian restaurant that is genuine, charming, not touristy or crowded, with quality food without being overpriced. This was indeed a good find!
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Great place to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I took my Girlfriend here for here birthday it was a lovely place, great food service was excellent, great wine selevtion. Some of the best italian food I have had in London. Only little critism would be they needed just a bit of music playing in the background because it is very quiet in there.
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  • A delightful delicious experience
    southcoastlady
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    First visit and we were treated to a wonderful Italian experience.The staff are charming friendly and attentive without being intrusive.The food was absolutely delicious with a choice of daily "specials" - it was so difficult to make a choice.I was whisked back to Italy in an instant - the summery spaghetti was so gorgeous.Definitely will return when next in London.Loved it all.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Joyce
    Jackson
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Chose this restaurant by chance off the internet. Lucky choice. Service was very friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent,
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Brilliant!
    Sidisaler
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Food was simple and delicious and the service was wonderful.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    We had a lovely meal with really friendly attentive service. The food was delicious: the burrata and tiramisu were fabulous. The decor was tired and worn but I would definitely go there again
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Firm Favourite
    BdaChris
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    We always go out of our way to dine at Vasco & Piero's whenever we are in London. The menu changes daily as they always use whatever is fresh and in season. The plates are not extravagant, but the dishes are very flavourful. If you are looking for excellent Umbrian cuisine at reasonable prices, then I highly recommend Vasco & Piero's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overthehill
    Overthehill
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door we were made welcome. Attentive but not obtrusive start. Red wine recommendation was perfect. Portion sizes and freshness of food is what stood out for me. There was a great balance of flavour in each dish. It was great to be able to talk and hear the person across the table. Would recommend Vasco & Piero's and will take visitors there again.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Sarah
    ksarah
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Yet another delicious meal at Vasco & Piero's. Started with carpaccio of beef and moved on through cod loin to panetone bread and butter pudding with grappa. Couldn't fault a thing. Also had a glass of prosecco on arrival and very yummy bread to nibble on while our starters arrived. Wait staff were very helpful. Husband is very jealous that I went without him!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Vasco & Pieros Best Italian in Soho
    Macca
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    I've been going to Vasco & Piero's for many years and the food never fails to disappoint - beautiful fresh ingredients simply and perfectly cooked. Most of our party had sea bass which was delicious.My favourite is always the tuna carpaccio. The staff is wonderfully friendly and attentive and always give a very warm welcome. The restaurant wasn't very busy which is a shame as they deserve to be full every night! Couldn't recommend it more highly.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Really impressed
    NSC87
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Beautifully simple food in lively but not intrusive setting. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, close to the theatres
    Moleskin
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Restaurant opened as we arrived, which was exact time of our booking, that was fortunate. A little disconcerting to not know what to order ahead of reach restaurant, but menu changes twice a day - novel! Had excellent starter, followed by spaghetti with king prawns which were really excellent - a slight faux pas when I asked for parmesan, the waiter discretely told me you don't have parmesan of fish dishes normally - I will have to tell that to Prezzo! So saying excellent meal, great service (couldn't have been better), and London prices. Would definitely eat there again.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Absolutely lovely
    aussie63
    Dined on 19/5/2014
    This is the second time I have dined here. It takes you back to a true Italian dining experience - brilliant food, lovely service and a great atmosphere. I can't recommend Vasco & Piero's highly enough. If you have a special occasion coming up and you love Italian food then you can't go wrong.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Great Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Warm, friendly service with a pleasant ambience, amidst the hustle and bustle of Soho. The food is well presented and tasty, Efficient too, which was helpful for a pre theatre meal.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Absolutely delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    This is my second visit and again the food was simply stunning.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five stars
    lovemyfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My favourite restaurant in London. Always fantastic food accompanied by exceptional service and this visit lived up to expectations. Delicious tagliatelle ragu followed by swordfish with white beans. The staff provided a pud with candle for the birthday boy. We were four very happy diners. Will be back again...and again.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Amazing restaurant
    atrueconch
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Vasco and Piero's while we were in London for the weekend. Everything was amazing, from the food to the service. We're planning to go back next time we're in London and will recommend it to any friends who may be in the area.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly welcome. Knock out
    Slurper
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Friendly welcome. Knock out salad of beets, leaves and mozzarella. Well executed swordfish and while bean dish although the portion was small unlike the salad. Great service, just the right amiunt of attention.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Warm welcome and great food
    GTdiner
    Dined on 27/3/2014
    Vasco's delivered, as always, a very enjoyable experience. the pasta is delicious and the chocolate fudge cake dessert was exceptional. The service is quick and attentive, but they never rush you.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, friendly service
    Phil
    Dined on 26/3/2014
    Really couldn't fault this excellent italian restaurant. Will be back.
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    business meals
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  • Superb Italian food
    Eatless
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Booked for group of 6 on a busy Friday night. Without exception my party were impressed with the simple and non-pretentious fayre. Absolutely delicious, original Italian cooking as it should be. Menu changes daily which I always think is a good sign. Recommended.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    MPR1973
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Bland title I know. I know a few people who swear by the place but I'd never been before. The staff are very friendly, have a laugh, the food is very nice though I think I got the last of the chocolate mousse mix but hey, I'm trying to lose weight not gain it so a small portion was OK. It's not one of those modern highly polished places where everyone moves silently around, there's a nice buzz, the tables are packed in but you can tell there are regulars eating there and regulars means good.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly atmosphere
    MN58
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Felt at home. Everything was served very quickly and we finished our three course within 1.5 hours. Maybe not for a sophisticated food, but good for a traditional food from Umbria.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visted Vasco & Piero's
    LunchForTwo
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    We visted Vasco & Piero's Pavilion for Lunch and being to this restaurant for the first time it did not look like much from the outside. This impression changed as soon as we were greeted, the service was exceptionally friendly and quick. The food was excellent and although a little expensive absolutley worth it. I would strongly recommend Vasco and Piero's but bring some time as the desserts (Tiramisu) was the best we had had in London so far and therefore ordered a second service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent traditional trattoria
    robini
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    Prebooked or a pre-theatre dinner. We were the first customers through the door, as they were opening at 17:30 and the waiters were taking their coats off but we were warmly welcomed and included in their banter. The venue is small and cosy but not fussy. The menu was also relatively small - perhaps 10 starters and ten main courses - and dated with the day of our visit - so it presumably varies day-on-day. The food is classic italian trattoria, but not necessarily standard menu items. My wife had a chicken liver salad to start followed by excellent sea-bass. I had fennel scented salami with ragu/pasta to follow. All excellent. In short we were delighted by the welcome, the food and the service. We felt we had very good value.
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    romance, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In and out
    MeatFeast
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    A very quick dinner -- after ordering, the 2 courses arrived bafflingly quickly. We were out of the door in little more than an hour. The food was fine -- but given the speed, expensive.
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    business meals, romance, pre/post theatre
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  • Little gem
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Great meal, great place, a must try if your in the area.
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    romance, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent as usual
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    With a family Italian restaurant atmosphere, the ingredients and quality of cooking make the food here second to none. Deceptively simple dishes are just delicious. Interesting wine list too. Our favourite Italian in London.
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  • The place to go for great food.
    Tianavictorious
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Expensive but amazing food! Excellent service, only thing was; only one person of the two ordered a starter and both people were given a starter :/ felt rude to say anything. Very polite and well mannered staff. Would most definitely recommend Vasco's and Piero restaurant.
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    romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a neighborhood gem
    salgadorules
    Dined on 13/2/2014
    it's always good- the menu changes every day- the service is attentive and kind. And others must know because it's always packed. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal here.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious simple italian food
    Alison
    Dined on 12/2/2014
    I loved the food. Portion size was just perfect. A bit overpriced given the simplicity of the ingredients and portion size.
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    romance, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Umbria Revisited
    Charlemagne
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A further return visit that did not disappoint! With so many chains selling 'plastic' imitations of Italian food it is a delight to visit Vasco & Piero's and eat home cooked, genuine Umbrian food.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food with some unusual
    EdGrif
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Very good food with some unusual flavours. Everyone enjoyed everything they had. Good, attentive (but not too attentive) service. Only thing that was not so great is that quite a few of the tables including ours were very squashed together, I wasn't that interested in next doors conversation and I'm sure they weren't interested in ours.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    BdaChris
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We discovered Vasco & Piero's while visiting London in 2010, and have always made a point of dining there when we're back here ever since. As they use the freshest ingredients of whatever is in season in Umbria, the menu constantly changes, making every dining experience here seem like a first. Our favorite Italian gem in London!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its always a pleasure to eat
    Stan
    Dined on 28/1/2014
    Its always a pleasure to eat here, staff are lovely and the food delicious
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genuine quality
    Vonster
    Dined on 21/1/2014
    It is refreshing to go back to somewhere after 20 years to find that it is still good. Vasco & Piero's has maintained a standard but at the same time has evolved with modern Italian cuisine. We had a terrific dinner where everything was fresh and cooked with care and attention. It is always great to have a menu where all of the choices look appetising and here I could have chosen anything. The wine choices are good if not a little pricey but other than that, I can't fault it. We will definitely be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual i enjoyed my lunch
    Ahascragh
    Dined on 20/1/2014
    As usual i enjoyed my lunch in The Pavillion. It was not as busy as usual but it was a Monday in January.
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    business meals, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PROPER Italian
    TamTam
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    No nonsense (family-run?) restaurant serving excellent, proper Italian food (don't expect pasta other than as a starter). In an otherwise glitzy part of town, you don't come here for the decor - you come for really excellent food and prompt, courteous service with it. Highly recommended.
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    romance, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.