Permanently Closed - BIANCO43 Trafalgar Square

3.9
187 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. BIANCO43 is London’s most authentic Italian pizzeria restaurant, specializing in pizzas and traditional Italian cuisine. Food, drinks and staff are 100% Italian.

BIANCO43 Trafalgar Square is in the heart of London at only 30 seconds from Trafalgar Square.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Ernesto Comite
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Parking Details
Spring Garden SW1A 2TS £6.50 per hour
Cock Spur Court SW1Y £14 per day
Orange Street WC2H £24 per day
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Public Transit
Charing Cross station
Embankment station
Bus Stop 91 29
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for gathering with friends, especially if you/them have kids!
Service is very friendly and food is good!
Only negative point: no baby changing facilities in the bathroom... hope they fix that soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We wanted traditional wood fired pizza and while they were generally good pizzas, they were a bit thick, lots of doughy crust, not as thin a crust as we maybe expected. The ambiance was lovely, not too loud, we could enjoy some great conversation and didn’t feel like we were being over heard, and neither did we have to shout. The service was a tad too casual and not very attentive, with us having to call waiters to ask for water and one of us had to get up to look for a waiter so we could pay after waiting quite a while.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It’s a nice venue, but the food was incredibly salty. Staff were nice

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DM
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing pizzas. Background music was very loud. Will not be eating there again.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Super nice staff and amazing food and drinks!

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BO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Calamari and zucchini tempura was fabulous. I had the pappardelle bolognese and it was as good as any I have had at very very expensive Italian restaurants. This was a wonderful last minute find.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A pre theatre set menu was advertised on the website and in the restaurant, but this wasn't available as they were '' changing the menu, so using up the ingredients'', so despite the same dishes being on the menu we were offered, we couldn't have the present theatre menu, so we left and found an alternative restaurant.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

huge and lovely pizza and good service, will definitely be returning

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 2

lovely pizzas

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Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have visited Bianco 43 several times after discovering it tucked conveniently near to Charing Cross. The pizzas, although a touch dearer than, say, Pizza Express, are twice as good, bigger and more authentic.
Service by young waiters is always spot on - friendly but unobtrusive. There is a wide choice of pizzas, but also they do some excellent starters - would especially recommend the deep fried squid and courgette. Good choice of other main courses too.
Cost for two people, for two courses, wine and coffee is usually around £55 inc service, so great value for a lovely spot in central London!

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d
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Near Trafalgar Square. Open Table map takes you to the wrong location and provided the wrong phone#. Search 'Bianco 43" directly in Google maps to get the right location & phone. Pizza was good. House red was good. Ambiance was great. Cool digs.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was only ok. Fun location, though!

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was an accidental find for us. The food and service were great. The only downside was the table was too small for our party of 3 to share the antipasti, pizza and pasta, so we had to order one thing at a time instead. Overall, we had a great evening. I will definitely ask for a bigger table next time I make the booking.

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CP
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised at surroundings and the quality of the pizzas. They were particularly delicious.

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London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff excellent and very accommodating. Food was only ok, my seafood lnguine was overcooked and bland and seafood did not taste fresh. But the restaurant is lovely and good atmosphere. They had gluten free pasta option for my son. Overall, food is mediocre but service and atmosphere makes up for it.

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London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Locale assolutamente consigliato sia per il servizio e sia per il cibo. La pizza è buonissima e anche i dolci sono assolutamente consigliati. Posto da provare!!!

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Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant looked lovely, and good location. Three of us had pizza, which was very good. However, those who had the other main courses were very disappointed. One of our party had the chicken, which was undercooked, and the salad was very basic - when she complained, she was told that it 'looked normal' and maybe we weren't used to the Italian way of cooking chicken! Surely, no chicken should be served undercooked? It was however, removed from the bill. One of us ordered an espresso, which when it arrived was just a cup, with no coffee at all in it - when we told the waitress, she said 'it's espresso'. There was not the least drop of coffee in the cup! It was really funny, and she did bring another cup - but it was the assumption that we didn't know what an espresso should look like, that was slightly odd! A strange experience!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, really enjoyed the evening out with the team . Waiting staff were very friendly and pleasant. Booking of the set Christmas meal was very good value for money.

Do not agree with being charged a compulsory service charge when going up to the bar to buy a drink, this was not part of the table service.

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent service from Emanuela, simple nice Italian food

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London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food, terrible service - very slow, had to wait a long time for each course, needed to ask for water multiple times before we received any. Drinks order wrong twice. I never write reviews but felt I must so the restaurant recognise it. They do really good food but severely let down by the staff they employ, they have no interest in their jobs at all!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Poor customer service. Surly, inattentive staff. Pricey, average cuisine. Celebrating my special MBE award from the Palace. The dining experience was anything but special. JB

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London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had a really good time with my girlfriend, definitely coming again sometime in the future!

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J
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza you can get highly advise to go

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing special - looks better on pictures, than inside. Friendly staff but you don't really feel special. We had a date night but the atmosphere is just not all that.

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Overall disappointing for an authentic Italian restaurant. Brought our main courses before the starter, which we sent back then once we had the starters tried to represent the same main courses - salad that had been kept under the hotplate and was 20 mins old. Then they tried to convince us it was fresh dishes then agreed to replace them, and then brought the same pizza back 2 mins later and tried to pass it off as freshly cooked. The food was actually ok, but would have given 0 stars for service if the app allowed. If it hadn’t been late evening and we just wanted to eat, we would have walked out. Won’t be going there again.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

28 of us descended on BIANCO43 with no warning as our booking elsewhere had been messed up. We were very quickly welcomed and seated. Food orders were taken without fuss and all orders arrived together. The food and service were amazing. Highly recommend!

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London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was okay. Pizza was good. Bread for the bruschetta was burnt and too thick. We asked for "garlic butter" for the dough balls, and were met with a response of "we don't have that, but we have butter, and garlic" which they brought us. The waiter was very literal - we recieved a bowl of cold butter, and a clove of garlic.

Service was also very slow.

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GW
London
29 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fab little independent Italian in the heart of
London

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P
London
49 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The potato croquettes were served cold and mushy. Food was ok. I've been here before and I've always had a nice time. This time was a little disappointing. Even the cocktails were just ok. Also there was happy hour but we weren't allowed to enjoy it at the table but had to go to the bar if we wanted to take up the offer and then move to the table. There were plenty of tables available so I don't know why they just didn't allow us to have them at the table. Also price for the QUALITY of food was a little much...

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London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Whilst the restaurant was very nice and the location was good, we were pretty much the only people there on a Saturday around 5:30pm. There was no atmosphere, there were more staff than there were customers. The food was good but unfortunately not out of this world hence why we didn’t stay for too long and have more to drink. The staff were friendly and seemed nice.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice location lovely pizzas but lacked ambience

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SP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was underwhelming. The pizza was soggy, though the sauce was tasty. The frito misto was bland and boring. The desserts were also quite bland, and the choice of ice cream uninspiring.

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London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was amazing! Service fantastic. Will definitely return...

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went twice in 3 days. Loved the pasta and eggplant parmigiana. Servers are sweet and good. Food yummy. Good Italian wine.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service great value
Loved the quirky menus

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good cocktail and nice food - service was relatively quick for pre theatre dining.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. Place was good enough that we went back the next day for more!

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SM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was delicious and the service was great.

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant, cool on a warm day. Staff seemed inexperienced but were very willing and there was no rush to get us out of the door after we had eaten. Food was standard Italian fare. May just have been a bad glass but the house red is definitely not recommended.

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O
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice central location with good food. Patron was looking after the customers and made us feel comfortable. We'll be back!

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