Apulia

4.4
491 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
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Apulia welcomes You in for a taste and experience of southern Italy !
We aim to give you an unforgettable feeling when you taste our food, taking you to the various regions of Puglia, have you been? If not, then its time to go there ... of course, through us! Or feel free to visit our main branch in Bari, where we have had years of experience creating wonderful dishes, which we now bring to you in London.The most important ingredients that we use in creating our dishes are actually imported directly from local producers and farmers from the Puglia region.We use very little yeast in our dough for both our homemade bread and pizzas and the proving process is a minimum of 72 hours.We, Sassa & Sons, are bringing Italian style cooking to you using our grandma’s recipes, unchanged in every way.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Extensive menu of food and wine. Lots of helpful staff

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f
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I've dined here many times and always enjoy it. I'll be back!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and wine were very good. The staff were all very attentive. We somehow managed to miscalculate our bill and ended up paying a lot more than needed. Neither us nor our waiter noticed, however, the manager quickly realised and promptly rectified this. Would definitely recommend to friends and would return for the tiramisu alone.

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SO
London
44 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Very accommodating despite being a bigger group. Great food, wine and service

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service!

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We loved it.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and thought the food was exceptional. This little place is punching well above its weight. The day’s special - fresh lobster spaghetti - was terrific. Ambience, service and wine selection were all on point. Would recommend for both a business or personal occasion.

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When we visited for a Sunday lunch, the restaurant was empty. Menu is very authentic; service swift. I wouldn't say the pizza was very authentic but it tasted good enough. We also ordered pasta and steak, both of which were delicious. Very close to Barbican Centre.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The staff were very friendly and attentive but the food was so salty i could barely eat it. I didnt complain as i was out for a special meal with my mum and didnt want to make a scene (we were also going to a concert so didnt have a lot of time)- and hey im british. Such a shame as i was really looking forward to regional italian food. Good concept/poor execution. #basicerror Chefs need to taste their food before they serve it.

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KW
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambience and service was great, the food however was a little bland,

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MS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Christmas pre show outing. Friendly staff at our early evening booking. Food a little disappointing, the risotto never lies!

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V
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and nice service.
Venue a little scruffy.
Good value overall.

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MR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE really enjoyed our lunch here - thank you we will be back !

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PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The only thing that let the restaurant down was that it was overtrading in the Christmas period. Our table wasn't ready at our booked time and even when seated it took a long time for a server to attend to us. Once we were served we had excellent, great value food from the Christmas menu. We'd certainly go back, but at a quieter time.

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N
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful old favourite of mine... always a pleasure to dine here

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food, nice service excellent selection of italian wines

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ZR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant and good service, but unfortunately the pasta dishes were fairly small and bland

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AK
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was exceptional and the portion sizes were good. The starters in particular were huge. I can thoroughly recommend the carpaccio.

The service was also good and whilst it was attentive it was not overbearing.

We arrived at 12:30 and were the only two people there which we thought was odd as it was just before Christmas. However it started to get busy around one and by 13:30 it was full - so the lesson to be learnt is don’t get there too early.

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W
London
224 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy Apulia; this time we tried their slightly different pizzas (and also one of their Italian craft beers). All was good. The only thing not to like is the fact that the credit card machine asks for a gratuity even though the bill already includes a service charge.

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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific Italian food. Buzzing atmosphere. Reasonable prices (for this part of London)

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F
London
93 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a lovely meal. Service was excellent. Would definitely return.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Competent pre theatre meal. Friendly efficient courteous staff.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were at Apulia for a hearty pre-theatre meal. The staff were welcoming and lovely, and overall we enjoyed our time there. My companion had suggested the restaurant because it had an interesting wine list featuring a good selection of Puglian and Sicilian wines. My recommendation would be to choose from the mid-to-high priced options.

The food was a bit of a mixed bag . . . and of course this is partly down to our choices. It was a cold night so I just wasn't in the mood for the prawn/pistachio pasta I had originally intended to try. A very real high for me was the turnip top side dish . . . a slightly bitter and perfect accompaniment to the adequate rabbit stew.

The mushroom gratin was so so . . . but the very real low was the rum baba. Sadly it was a very disappointing rendition of a favourite sweet: as far removed from my first ever Neopolitan style one at Caffe Greco as it is possible to be. The sponge was strongly overpowered with alcohol and really could have benefitted with a more syrupy soak.

A return visit would have to be in the summer and I'd make very different choices.

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s
London
56 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good value Italian with a nice non corporate atmosphere for this side of town. Great service

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W
London
224 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, Apulia was a great place to enjoy our pre-concert meal. Somehow the prawns here always seem especially tasty so I had the pasta with prawns in a lemon and pistachio sauce once again and it was as good as usual. The antipasto platter is great value for sharing. Reasonable choice of wines by the glass and nice service. Recommended.

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v
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time , great experience. Food was amazing and portions were very generous!

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another lovely visit to Apulia; good food, wine and service.

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SO
London
44 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My second visit here. The best carpaccio of beef. One thing - the service was a little hit and miss. Had to request salt twice. One waiter made eye contact and looked away - which was odd since we wished to order. But generally - a lovely restaurant that serves delicious authentic food from the Puglia region.

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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. Throwback to memories my hometown. Orecchiette & Braciola dish was amazing. Zeppole could have been fried and filled with custard instead of being cutted in half, but overall was very good. I enjoyed a lovely dinner! Would go back definitely.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal for 5 at Apulia this weekend. The menu is very interesting, the food beautifully cooked and the service extremely friendly. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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RE
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good experience in this place

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Lovely staff.
Nice ambience. Food is delicious

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SO
London
44 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Lovely waiters. Everything was perfect. Will be back!

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JR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Didn't have what was on the menu (ran out of fresh tomatoes??? ) food came Out late,

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l
London
30 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Originally chosen purely on location, but what a lovely find. Very good food - all authentic Italian and an even better Italian wine list at very reasonable prices. Great atmosphere with friendly staff. We will definitely be going back.

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W
London
224 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our visits to Apulia. They use good quality ingredients and present them well (and very tastily). Service is pleasant and efficient and the prices are fair for the location. Recommended for a good meal in the Barbican/Smithfield area.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, nothing exceptional. Good service on a busy Friday.

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VS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good was great, we went at an odd time so it was empty but service was very good.

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AT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian food and excellent service. Thanks

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food has always been top notch at Apulia. The service is warm and friendly. I adore the involtini di speck and would love to see them bring back the scialateri di gambas. Amazing pizzas. Its a real treat.

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