Bocca Di Lupo

4.6
1726 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened Bocca di Lupo in November 2008. The restaurant has since received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest regional Italian cuisine. Despite the buzzy feel and glamourous surroundings, we are a family business, a small and humble trattoria at heart.

We specialise in the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy's twenty regions. If we can make something ourselves, we do - gelati, breads, sausages, salame, pickles, mostarda, and pasta of course - the rest is carefully sourced from Italy. A selection of Italian wines and home-made and imported foods is available for delivery, along with our famous gelato, from Gelupo.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation


Lunch:


Monday-Sunday 12:00-15:00


Dinner:


Monday - Saturday: 17:15-23:00
Sunday 17:15-21:30
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Phone number
020 7734 2223
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jacob Kenedy
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Catering
Bespoke off-site catering is available on request - email events@boccadilupo.com.
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Public Transit
We are one minute's walk from Piccadilly Circus tube station, and a myriad of bus stops. You'll find us on Archer Street, just behind the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Our Remus Room is a warm and sumptuous setting for any party. It can accommodate twelve to thirty two persons seated, fifty standing, and is always served by its own chef in a dedicated, adjacent kitchen.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho is, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1726 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I love this place. Exceptional food and service. The food concept is perfect.

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Went here for dinner before the theatre. There is a great selection of dishes from many of the regions of Italy that can be served as either mains or tapas style. Can't wait to return to try some of the other dishes.

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4.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Excellent venue for a pre-theatre dinner. The food arrived very promptly and delicious! Great for sharing. Make sure you order lamb chops and pasta specials. Grab a gelato from Gelupo then off to the theatre!

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Awesome!!! Food amazing! Staff brilliant. Must go!

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4.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Lovely authentic it alien food. Thought it was rather expensive though both food and wine.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Bocca di Lupo is an outstanding Italian restaurant , the food is exceptional and the
variety of regions cuisine on the menu is second to none

my biggest problem is getting a booking as I dont tend to plan too far ahead

Keep the good work up , you are running a great restaurant

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Impeccable food, staff and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Great place. We booked pre-theatre at 5:30and it was full and buzzy when we arrived. The place has a great vibe.
Food was great. Excellent menu with great and interesting choices. The grilled hake and rocket was memorable.
Highly recommended. Will certainly go there again soon.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

This my first visit to Bocca di Lupo, but I am extremely familiar with Puglian Italian cuisine, having owned a house in Puglia for several years. The restaurant did not disappoint. Excellent dishes and service. I will be going back.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Outstanding as always. The flavours and combinations are a joy.

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Fabulous place for a lunch catch up with friends. However when we arrived we were advised the kitchen would close an hour into our lunch. We didn’t order desserts when ordering mains, thinking we would be able to order them later. But at the end of our mains, the bill was presented and no chance to have a cannoli which was a shame!

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Fantastic as ever. The food, the service, the atmosphere; everything was wonderful. Best Italian in Soho.

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Food always excellent carafe of house wine was off but not charged for and sommelier chose excellent one for us. Will be back

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3.0Dined on 27 July 2018

It was so loud in the restaurant you almost had to shout to converse across the table, it really spoiled the lunch. The server could have asked if we’d been before, (we hadn’t), to help us navigate the rather large menu. All that said, the food was lovely, especially the sage leaves stuffed with anchovy were excellent! We also found a Primitivo on the wine list that was very reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

I love the food. I choose the simplest dishes and am always blown away by how delicious it is!

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4.0Dined on 23 July 2018

This was our second visit to Bocca di Lupo, and with two others we could taste more of the food. We had a selection of starters, all good, but the rice and tomato croquettes and the stuffed marrow blossoms were especially so. The crab and green bean bruschetta was disappointing: good ingredients, but little taste, probably underseasoned. The grilled lamb chops were excellent as was the langoustine risotto. The gnocchi were also very good. Only disappointing dish was the spinach and cheese ravioli, which looked wonderful but didn't taste of much. We regretted not ordering the lobster and spaghetti main course, but felt dealing with extracting lobster meat would be too taxing in the time available (we were going to the theatre). If the dish were offered with the lobster extracted from the shell we should certainly have tried it. The house labelled prosecco was first rate.

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3.0Dined on 20 July 2018

A lovely ambience and good service, unfortunately the food didn't live up to the billing. Pasta dishes were too salty and overly 'al dente', to the point of crunchiness. The stuffed zucchini flowers were bland and a bit greasy. Bocca can do better!

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

As always a brilliant meal served by interested staff, this is truly the best

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

First time here but definitely not our last. Four friends sharing plates of delightful mouth watering food, each plate so delicious and served quickly in succession so you tasted one plate then the next arrived and you were able to appreciate the flavour of each dish. Quite wonderful.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

I've been to Bocca Di Lupo many times before - great food, great service, great vibe. Perhaps a bit too noisy at times.

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2.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Was very disappointed with the experience as we had heard many good things about the place (great food and service) and had booked a month in advance for my birthday.

The carpaccio still had bones in the fish, the ravioli was too dry, the recommended main - the fossil fish - was the most disappointing. The fish was not fresh, had little taste other than that of oil; similar to the (very small) plate of stir fried mushrooms - which was just drowned in oil. The ragu was decent, and the only redeeming grace was the mozzarella.

Service was slow, but I understand that the restaurant is very busy. Felt like the waiter was not very attentive to our questions despite saying 'feel free to ask me if you have any questions'.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Food always splendid here. Probably one of my favourite pre theatre dining houses. Can’t really recommend enough

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

A very warm and friendly atmosphere combined with delicious unusual food. The staff were lovely.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Awesome regional dishes that were fresh and tasty.

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3.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Service was not good and some of the dishes was not good at all
We use to eat here but this time was not nice....

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

The service was excellent ! The music goes very well with the good ambiance ! The food was delicious !
We went for a special occasion and we have been delighted with cocktails.

We would totally recommend it to friends!

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

A wonderful evening....my wives birthday. Great food with attentive service, overall excellent!!

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4.0Dined on 28 June 2018

I have eaten here on several occasions. Always good and attentive waitstaff and always wonderful and flavourful food with value for money. On this occasion, our waiter seemed to be struggling. He forgot a wine order and plates and cutlery were not replaced, generally an absence of awareness. I think there was a shortness of wait staff on this particular day June 28th. Please don’t let standard drop! Overall still a great eating and social experience!

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

We have been going to Boca di Lupo since it opened and love the food and the service. There is only one problem with the restaurant and that is the noise level. One table in particular, the table for three at the back of the room, seems to be the main culprit every time - maybe this could be made into a table for two and noisy groups seated further away from the tables for two. Otherwise, it is a fantastic restaurant and I tell everyone so, but there are some people I just cannot recommend it to because of the noise.

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Better booking system would be good. Otherwise, my favourite in London.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

We chose Bocca Di Lupo as we were going to a show at the Apollo Theatre, what a great choice, from the lovely warm greeting when we arrived onwards it was just a joyus experience. The staff are lovely , so friendly and fun and they had made a note we had a show to go to, so they made sure we were served quickly. The food was stunning we really enjoyed ourselves. We sat at the bar on stools and it was great, good fun, made a change and nice to watch the food being cooked. I loved every moment of it. The salted Fish was to die for.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Consistently excellent food prepared to a high standard with quality ingredients!

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

My Partner and I visited for our anniversary and we had a magical evening. I was grateful that the staff were able to seat us at a table as opposed to at the bar (as i requested on the day). We were also greeted with glasses of cava on our arrival which was a great touch. Great staff and top notch food. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Awesome in every way.

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2.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Service is good. But the restaurant is noisy and the food looks and tastes not good.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

One of the best restaurants in London. Delicious, yet casual.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

My third visit and still amazing! The langoustines, deep fried prawns in the seafood mix and courgette flowers were stand outs, loved the sea bream and charred onions too. This is Italian food that you will not find in your usual eaterie. Will recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Sat up at the bar. Lovely ambience. Food was fabulous, small plates, we shared 5 and that left us deliciously full. Wine is only in 125ml glasses so in hindsight would have ordered 500ml carafe

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Fantastic food! We sat at the counter and watched the chefs work their magic. Chatted to the head chef as we went along. The waiter made some good recommendations and provided great service. Will certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Wonderful authentic Italian food. Talented friendly service staff.

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