Al Duca

4.7
1271 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Al Duca was opened by leading restaurateur Claudio Pulze in 1999. As part of Pulze’s 'Cuisine Collection' restaurant group, Al Duca remains one of the most popular restaurants in the St. James area of the capital with a loyal clientele of diners. Serving modern Italian cuisine, Al Duca focuses heavily on bringing out the very best elements of what is one of the most acclaimed gastronomic regions of the world. The menu at Al Duca emphasises the use of simple fresh ingredients, skilfully combined to bring out the best of a wide range of traditional dishes offered both in classic style and with a new twist, all following Pulze’s ethos to offer reasonably priced good Italian food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1271 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBigG
London
286 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to sit outside on a warm, sunny day, in a reasonably quiet street. Good food and service. We would definitely visit again.

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vipHolly
London
28 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eaten here many a time but this time we went for a friend’s birthday. Food is always great. Everyone loved it, especially with the little tasty birthday treat - thank you :)

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SallyA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit
It certainly won’t be the last
Everything from service to food was excellent!

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NatashaM
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place - a true hidden gem of Mayfair. The service, the food, the atmosphere is excellent. They leave you alone and yet are always there to help should you need their help. I had business meetings there and took my family for lunches and every time it was a sucess. Highly recmmend.

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cawfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and friendly courteous staff, but I felt it was a slightly limited menu. This, however, takes nothing away away from the quality of the food, which was delicious.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food with very attentive service.

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toit66
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, well cooked, pleasantly served and conveniently near my favourite theatre, The Jermyn Street Theatre

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff!

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BeckyG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for our anniversary dinner and the restaurant was nice and well decorated, and the staff were very attentive. The starters were lacking in flavour but The mains (crab and duck pasta and meat special) were great. The tiramisu was too cold meaning the sponge was tough and the pannetone was fine. Everything was beautifully presented but overpriced, and would recommend only for the pastas and meat special.

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NatashaM
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a gem hidden in the heart of Mayfair: the service is excellent, the food is gorgeous and it's much quieter than usual right now. Recommend.

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vipcandywish
London
33 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great Italian restaurant. The service is so friendly with an authentic Italian touch of enjoying life that’s so missing in the current pandemic neurosis. As for the food & wine it’s great Italian fare at a very good price! What else is there to say.

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SarahY
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Scallops starter very expensive for quantity served
Burrata and tomato -no basil
Mussel sauce with cod looked unattractive
Chicken tasteless-potatoes delicious
Aaffregato -v good

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TheSwede
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been going to Al duca for many years. sadly not as often as we would like to.
At the moment it's quiet due to circumstances. Food remains great and service always very good and attentive.

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Di12
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - we felt like we were in Italy! We loved the little extras (still dreaming of the chicken aranchini amuse bouche). Above all the service was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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LucyU
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully located in an atmospheric side street in St James', Al Duca is the perfect place for delicious and well priced great Italian classics.

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olip
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly place with a lovely atmosphere and amazing food.

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NatashaM
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am over the moon that I found this little gem in the heart of Mayfair. The food is increadible: home style Italian cooking at it's best. My absolute favotite is wild mushroom pasta with black truffle.
The service is super friendly and yet totally non-intrusive. You just feel at ease and comfortable. I brought a number of my friends back on various ocasions and they all loved the place.
Highly recommend!

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TimA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic - authentic Italian in the heart of St. James’s

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JeanL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good social distancing, delicious food and charming staff. I didn’t miss the loud lunchtime tables . It was lovely to go back to this restaurant.

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a central and fashionable restaurant with probably the best pasta in London! Created by an ingenious and talented 23 year old chef who is clearly inventive and passionate about what he does - I couldn't recommend it too highly!!

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Panda
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Seemingly simple Italian restaurant with excellent food and attentive and friendly service.

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Rhydian
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a cozy little restaurant hidden from the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus; if you want a nice, classy yet laid-back place to dine, this is the place for you!

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NatashaM
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Everything was superb: food, service, set up. Will recommend.

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HienD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal there (set menu during lunch time). The food was really good. The staff provided 5 star services. We will certainly come back soon.

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DominikW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Al Duca is great value for money in a relaxed environment in the perfect location.

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ToonSarah
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a friendly welcome here and an excellent meal. The restaurant was very quiet, having not long reopened after their lockdown, and perhaps as a result lacked a bit of atmosphere, but we can't fault the warmth of the service. In particular, the staff circulating all the tables with offers of complementary limoncello after dinner created a good feeling among diners. My husband rated the tiramisu as possibly the best he's ever had!

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Markc
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian - proper Sardinian and N.Italian foods.
Amazing flavours.

A joy to be there - if you return to work then eat out here in the evening.

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Jimmy
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and characterful food with great service and excellent wine list.

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Frequentdiner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite London restaurants. Good food, great location, and a friendly staff make it a place we go back to again and again.

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FionaK
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent and considerate service (we were never ready to order as chatting too much !) but staff were understanding and accommodating, not making us feel rushed at all. Good Italian food in smart, friendly restaurant.

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MarkFromCanada
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent endroit, convivial, à l’écoute des allergies; nourriture délicieuse et maison, très bon choix de vins italiens. Service impeccable et courtois, décor agréable et reposant. Ce restaurant est très bien situé près de Picadilly Circus.

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88888888
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice family restaurant vibe. Staff were friendly and attentive. I would say level of attention was just right. Our waitress was also able to recommend a very nice substitute when the wine I ordered wasn't in stock. Would definitley go again and recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food, good atmosphere and a place you just cannot go wrong with for a quiet business lunch or even romantic dinner. In the summer with the windows pulled back I bet it is fabulous

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PatF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Enjoyed my meal. Food was good but service was a bit slow.

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Trish
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Al Duca! Great food, fabulous wine and very attentive staff in a warm and relaxed environment. I only dropped a star as on the last couple of visits, two different colleagues had the king prawn dish and were disappointed.

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Rory
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and the food was just as I would have expected. Would definitely go again.

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DaveS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine Italian food in refined surroundings with attentive staff. Dined there early before a concert at St James's, Piccadilly by the English Chamber Choir.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very reasonably priced. Excellent quality

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RosemaryB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we had an enjoyable lunch here, relaxed and unpressured with very personable service

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CliffordH
Buckinghamshire
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Italian in excellent location

FAQs

Al Duca offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7839 3090.

Al Duca is rated 4.7 stars by 1271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.