Bocca Di Lupo

4.6
1878 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • 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.

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 1878 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal, lovely food wine and service. Can't wait to go back!

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M
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable, tasty, and just right before the theatre.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and knowledgeable waiter -we will be back!

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Overpriced and stressful. I won't be back. Portions very small also.

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

There was not much variety for gluten free eaters.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Deft Italian cooking, solicitous staff, excellent cocktails - what’s not too like? Had an amazing dish with ricotta, sage and pine nuts that was gorgeous - only wish I had asked what it was called so I can order it again.

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MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was great

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual, great food great service, reasonable prices for such great quality

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CB
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in London. Great service, wonderful food and a fantastic atmosphere to while away a few hours with friends

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I took my wife to Bocca Di Lupo for her birthday, as she has been wanting to go for a long time, having heard great things about it. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. In fact, a couple of dishes were almost inedible. Everything was incredibly salty, to the point that it was so overwhelming we couldn't finish a couple of the dishes. We still had a lovely evening as the staff were very attentive and the service and atmosphere were great. The food, however, was very disappointing. I hope it was a one off

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants - ever! Thank you Bocca x

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R
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday lunch, the food is really something special and great if you don’t like huge plates of food but lots of small uniquely flavoured Italian dishes. Pop over the road to their gelato shop too. Mmmmm

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time visiting restaurant and definitely will be back. Great menu, very good quality food and service was friendly and polite. They suggested to us to have 2-3 smaller plates to share and one main/ large which was exactly what we wanted. Amazing to see in front of you chef’s and team working like orchestra.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

good interesting food served in tapas style portions.
We were seated at the bar despite booking 3 weeks in advance and it was very noisy.
wine over priced and not the best quality but fine with the food
probably would not return

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a
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Is not good restaurant, expensive and small dishes and not so delicious
Not value for money

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f
London
66 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent lunch and pre theatre menu at £10. Well chosen dishes attached to Italian locations.

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TS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the environment. Service was impeccable!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

The food here is always amazing but we were really disappointed by the service which was terse and rude. A real shame for such a wonderful restaurant and one we have visited so many times before over the years. We escaped and finished off our sons 21st birthday with coffee at bar italia which lifted our spirits again.

Please think carefully about your customer service and spend some time training your staff.

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S
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fast service with friendly and helpful staff. Great choice for pre theatre dining.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff is a bit confused and the food is good, but nothing special. Probably won't come back.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I have loved this restaurant since its inception but this time the service was much wanting with the waiters not looking at their tables and even saying that they weren't responsible for my area. The manager should have been aware of this without my having to draw his attention to it. I did not pay the Service Charge for the first time ever.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sitting at a counter seat was neat. Food was expensive for what you get.

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NJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food with fresh and delicious ingredients. Very good service.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food on the slightly salty side. I would not ask for extra olive oil and balsamic vinegar for your bread as they charge £1 for it. Otherwise, good.

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Recommend sitting at the counter.

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CV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best food ever!!!! My favourite restaurant in London. Thank you.

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Hertfordshire
22 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat on the stools by the kitchen, so watched the whole process. We chose small starters - sage leaves with anchovy, boccacini; small risotto and palma ham with pickled aubergine and then the roast teal. We shared all dishes. And had a nice chianti in a carafe.
Busy atmosphere, good staff and service.
My only issue was the eagerness to move us on, when finished !

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TF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food (though one of us had a problem with the escarole!) and very attentive waiter. Thank you!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and great service. Food is really interesting and varied.

Overall a great experience.

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KB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, attentive and friendly staff, great all round. A must for those who enjoy good food.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive service and delicious food. Not a whole lot of vegetarian/vegan options, but the ones they did have were amazing.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bocca di Lupo is my favourite restaurant in London - I love the food, the staff , the atmosphere - a very special place.

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AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed that we were seated at the bar instead of a table. There wasn’t any mention of that when I made the reservation or when they called to confirm. You should be told that when booking or confirming. The bar at the restaurant is at an awkward height for dining and doesn’t make for a great experience.

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, well presented in relaxing but buzzy environment.

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s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting pre theater. Very limited menu.

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C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A totally nice surprise. Our family of five showed up a bit casually dressed, and when we walked in we thought, “oh, no! Too fancy” and we expected high tourist prices and bad food. We could not have been more wrong. Everything was tasty (recommend the broccoli and buratta appetizer) and my son loved his whole mackerel. I loved the price! Dinner for five, cocktails, five glasses of wine, and dessert. All for under 130 quid. I cannot even begin to imagine what this would have cost in the theater district of Boston.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had lunch with my daughter, it was our first visit. We were seated at the counter, this gave us a good idea of all the activities in the open kitchen: hectic but well organised. Our waiter was very friendly and advised us really well on what dishes to pick and how many. The sharing dishes were served in high tempo, we loved all of them and were well ratisfied at the end of the meal with just enough space left fot the cassata, cake with ricotta and marzipan. Overall, we enjoyed it much, we highly recommend this restaurant!

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food as always and great service!!!!!!!!!!!

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BW
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with a wait staff offering good service

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were there for Boxing Day dinner. It was fussy. There wasn’t anything we had that we would order again. My 21 year old daughter said it best when we asked if she wanted dessert: Mo thanks. I don’t want to be disappointed again.

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