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

Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vascosfood.com
  • Phone: 0207 437 8774
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:15pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "Beautifully simple food in lively but not intrusive setting. Highly recommended."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 19/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "This is my second visit and again the food was simply stunning. "
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Really couldn't fault this excellent italian restaurant. Will be back."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Great meal, great place, a must try if your in the area."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "I loved the food. Portion size was just perfect. A bit overpriced given the simplicity of the ingredients and portion size."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 06/02/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Its always a pleasure to eat here, staff are lovely and the food delicious"
    dined on 28/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "As usual i enjoyed my lunch in The Pavillion. It was not as busy as usual but it was a Monday in January."
    dined on 20/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Food is always amazing here but service is much better during the week. Is it because Saturday evening is more a tourist night?"
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch, the service was excellent, the food was great, lovely mix of flavours and very tasty. Also good that you can order a mini plate for those who don't want to have a large plate of pasta. There was no noise apart from other guests enjoying their meal too. What I really liked also was nobody had a mobile phone on the table, no iPads etc. while we were there for a special occasion the other guests in the restaurant were mainly business people. I would go back again but as it can work out quite expensive I would leave it for another special occasion."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "Go for the pasta with beef ragu, so fresh! The Tuna tartare was lovely too."
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "Food Perfecto! Service very good,,a little more than I would like to pay but great food nonetheless! I should stay off the wine :)"
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "We booked an early time at this restaurant for pre-theatre dinner so initially we were the only people dining (it filled up quickly while we were eating). The menu for the day had just been printed and there was a good variety of options for all courses. We had a total of six dishes between us and they were all delicious with the butter and rosemary agnolotti being outstanding. A good selection of Italian wines is also available. Service was excellent throughout and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for excellent food."
    dined on 27/12/2013
  • "Simple cooking with very good ingredients, very well presented - as always!!"
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "We were looking for somewhere near Soho for a good meal but reasonably priced. I was a bit unsure when we walked in as the decor was unexciting and it looked a bit cramped. We were seated and we had good space so the first impression was not fair. The service was friendly and relaxed but efficient. The meal was tasty and the portion sizes just right. I am not sure that I would go for a big celebratory event but very good for catching up with friends and theatre trips etc."
    dined on 13/12/2013