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Al Duca, London,

Al Duca

4.5
4.5
1294 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–03:00 Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 7839 3090
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Gianni Andolfi
  • Private party facilities
    The main restaurant with bar is also available for full venue hire and can seat up to 70 people for larger celebrations. Our largest single table seats 20. Choose from one of our specially created party menus or allow us to assist you in creating a meal to make your dining experience unique for your group.
  • Private party contact
    Giovanni Monni: 020 7839 3090
  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Cross Street
    Jermyn Street
  • Parking Details
    Parking is free after 6:30PM on single yellow lines or at St. James Square.
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

What 1,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Neighbourhood gem

1,273 Reviews
  1. IanCoventGarden

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive, caring and personal service. Staff really made us feel at home and really cared about delivering excellent service. The food was really great - and everyone in our group said that. From the warmest welcome to the thanks and farewell - a great experience.

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  2. SaBa

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always well cooked, classic Italian at Al Duca, and a good vibe

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  3. ClaireW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Al DUCA is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Mayfair. The food was superb and the service, effortlessly excellent. Always love it here.

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  4. FionaR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely authentic Italian food. Wonderful service, good central location 😊

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  5. KarinaK

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and service faultless. Great little gem!

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  6. TimB

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian restaurant in prime St James location. Food and service good and decent value considering location

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  7. DosaK

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It took quite a long time for the main course to be served, perhaps because the restaurant was busy. I had the impression that the volume of the menu was a little small.

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  8. GlenS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food and friendly service

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  9. DavidE

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere on New Years Eve 2023. Outside was raining and Piccadilly was very crowded and noisy. We have been many times to La Duca and will keep coming back. Excellent all round

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  10. LeeS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and very good service which is all you really need. No complaints and will definitely go back at some point in the future.

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  11. francescaa

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Italian restaurant with genuine but refined cuisine, very pleasant environment, despite being in Piccadilly it is in a quiet and peaceful side street. The second courses were excellent, especially a very tasty duck breast with Jerusalem artichoke sauce.

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  12. WendyB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Have been a client for 25 years and enjoy each visit.

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  13. SkiingQuinHat

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal - ordered the tuna, steak and tiramisu- all which were excellent. The staff could not have been friendlier - including letting us taste some Italian red desert wine for free and the comparative dry version (based on Amarone). Will definitely return.

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  14. SarahW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good and some of the service was good. However one of the servers was quite rude because we had not ordered more than two starters each, even going off to complain to a colleague about it within our view. That was really disappointing as otherwise I liked the restaurant and would go back.

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  15. MARTAk

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Returning for the second time this month I really enjoy the simple menu and good choice of wine by the glass. The service is attentive but not intrusive and the food was delicious. The broccoli side dish with chilli is amazing.

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  16. DenisK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service and ambience. A true taste of southern Italy. Loved the relaxed environment and friendliness of staff.

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  17. ChrisR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great find. Pasta dishes excellent. Very good service

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  18. Cannizaro

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very high quality ingredients - beautiful smoked salmon and lovely fresh pasta. Pleasant surroundings.

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  19. AnnD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, freshly cooked food and friendly service. A real treasure in the heart of the West End.

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  20. DavidC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Proper Italian food, perfectly prepared. Charming and attentive service. Really enjoyed our experience here.

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  21. Bear

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect find! We ate at this restaurant early evening after a theatre trip. It was quiet and the service was friendly and quick. The pasta dishes were very tasty and we enjoyed our dessert and coffee. Certainly somewhere we will visit again on our next trip and would definitely recommend.

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  22. SusannF

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for end of day shopping. Easy parking. Busy but friendly staff. Great wine by the glass

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  23. DapheneC

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked for Birthday celebration after theatre. Wasn’t blown away by our meals. Pasta was over cooked and disappointing although flavours were good. Didn’t clear our plates after eating. Overall wasn’t impressed and it was very quiet no background music so felt there wasn’t much atmosphere.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable, favourite west end meeting place for our clients

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  25. RussellJ

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is a little oasis amongst the madness of the West End. Consistently good food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It's relatively expensive and the portions are modest but the quality is very high.

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  26. HFsLondon

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Al Duca. Nothing fancy or flashy, but good food with great service. Need I say more?

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  27. LibbieB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super food, nice staff - a little slow with drinks arrivals!

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  28. Tcfa

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there on a Saturday evening. The service was appropriately friendly and the food was very good. Surprisingly, the restaurant was almost empty, suggesting a little known gem, and making it ideal for a quiet dinner for two.

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  29. RSH4

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely experience. Staff are fantastic especially the lady who is front of house - great focus on customer service and experience. Food was delicious - very fresh and good value for that part of London.

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  30. LucyS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. It was a birthday lunch too, and the staff brought the birthday girl’s pudding out with a candle!

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  31. Alexander

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, uncomplicated dishes served with a smile in pleasant and uncrowded restaurant.

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  32. Lanelady

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Al Duca reminds me of the business-like old fashioned restaurants in Rome, where you can count on a good meal, forget decor. Just some new lighting design would help this place. That said, the food is good. My first couse of buratta with beans was fresh, but needed seasoning and dressing, with their excellent olive oil. The pasta with crab was perfect, complimented by a good glass of chianti. It’s not cheap, but by Westend standards, affordable. No piped music is bliss.

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  33. RomaE

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal and lovely service, as always. It has quickly become one of my fave regular spots in central London.

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  34. JeffS

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to Al Duca, very disappointed. We have been going to this restaurant for many years, will never return.

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  35. Cloward

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb welcoming service. Great food and ambience. Highly recommended

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  36. LondonM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice food and service. Only concern was bit early last order. It might be better to do a little late on Friday.

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  37. MichaelR

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Al Duca used to be a good restaurant. Unfortunately our meal was ruined by poor cooking. Everything was unpleasantly over-salted and the pasta was overcooked, an unforgivable sin in an Italian restaurant.

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  38. SylviaB

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delicious lunch at Al Duca. The service was attentive and the menu offered a variety of Italian dishes. We enjoyed the octopus and the spaghetti with clams.

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  39. ANTON

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentisches und sehr empfehlenswertes italienisches restaurant.

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  40. vocallocal

    Warwickshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very goid in allowing us to book near the end of the lunch session and were very welcoming abd helpful. Lively meal and ambiance

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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

FAQs

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

Al Duca is rated 4.5 stars by 1294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

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Google Map for Al Duca

4-5 Duke of York Street, London, SW1Y 6LA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Jermyn Street
  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–03:00 Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking is free after 6:30PM on single yellow lines or at St. James Square.
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gianni Andolfi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7839 3090
  • Private party facilities
    The main restaurant with bar is also available for full venue hire and can seat up to 70 people for larger celebrations. Our largest single table seats 20. Choose from one of our specially created party menus or allow us to assist you in creating a meal to make your dining experience unique for your group.
  • Private party contact
    Giovanni Monni: 020 7839 3090
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