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About Bocca Di Lupo

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.

12 Archer Street
London, W1D 7BB
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:


Monday-Sunday 12:00-15:00


Dinner:


Monday - Saturday: 17:15-23:00
Sunday 17:15-21:30

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7734 2223

Website:
http://www.boccadilupo.com/

Catering:
Bespoke off-site catering is available on request - email events@boccadilupo.com.

Public Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
Jacob Kenedy

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.

Bocca Di Lupo Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (80)
Pre/post Theatre (58)
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Bar Seating (48)
Special Occasions (48)
Authentic (45)
Casual (41)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for a Date (41)
Notable Wine List (36)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Tapas (29)
Fun (27)
Romance (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Business Meals (20)
Seasonal (19)
Cosy (17)
People Watching (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Group Bookings (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Healthy (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Brunch (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Child Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (2)
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 (Manchester)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent dinner date food and really good service. We were a little early though
However, the food was exceptional

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Sensational food and atmosphere. Sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen and make sure to order the wild boar pasta. Cannot recommend Bocca Di Lupo highly enough.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

A night to remember. The atmosphere was buzzy, service impeccable, the staff were fun and friendly and the food was outstanding. A great night

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us. It was perfect. Food and wine were good. Staff were lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant myself.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

A gastronomic tour of the regions of Italy. Outstanding and innovative food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (County Durham)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food w/ perfect services! We truly had a great time there!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 February 2018

lovely food in the best pre theatre location ever. Staff are very pleasant and friendly, I highly recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2018

Went for pre theatre mealservice fabulous, food really good. would go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 10 February 2018

Fabulous, girlie lunch would definitely go back. Mozzarella to start, sea bream carpaccio both delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Tapas, Seasonal, Cozy, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2018

I went with my 6 years old boy and we sat at the chef's bar. It was Very entertaining andcthe food delicious as usual.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on 4 February 2018

This is my third time here and it’s been great every time. The only unusual thing is the menu changes a lot! That’s mostly good because there’s so much variety and the food is so good. The only down side is that if you find a dish, it may not last long so enjoy it!

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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2018

We had a table of 6. At first when I saw the menu I was worried I wasn’t going to like anything. I was so wrong the food was fantastic we all enjoyed it so much.
Will definitely go back again

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 (New England)·Dined on 1 February 2018

From the moment we arrived it was a wonderful experience. We were promptly seated and our coats whisked away by the friendly hostess. Our sever Julia was delightful- very friendly,professional and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. We were restricted on time as we had tickets to the theater. Our family of 4 enjoyed several special artichokes lightly fried, the tortellini special, risotto with black truffle shavings, radish salad and wonderful steamed clams. Everything was perfectly prepared and arrived promptly. We enjoyed a lovely Rose wine and a carafe of red. Sadly we didn’t have time for desert. Highly recommend and will return next time we are in London and will make sure to make time to try desert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 30 January 2018

Beautiful food as always, recommend the fried blood orange and squid.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 30 January 2018

Still the best Italian kitchen in London, and the small dish options let you try a wide variety. We tried the Roman ghetto snacks, duck pappardelle, liver with crisp polenta and unusual sausages with sides of pumpkin and Italian-spinach. Good service even as they became busier. Highly recommended

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 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on 28 January 2018

We had an awesome evening with delicious and extraordinary food. Very good wine. Attentively and very friendly service.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Leicestershire)·Dined on 25 January 2018

Such a great new discovery! Wonderful fresh pasta, and the suckling pig was incredible, a dish that would have sated Henry VIII himself.

The staff are charming and well trained. The lighting is considered and flattering. We had a delightful and relaxed lunch. And the Cowshed soap and hand cream in the ladies' toilets sealed the deal. I will be back for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 21 January 2018

We celebrated our daughter's birthday and had a lovely time. The food was interesting, well presented and delicious. The atmosphere was relaxed but special.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2018

Just amazing. Delicious food with the best ingredients, super service and a great atmosphere. It was a real treat. Third time visiting. Always great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2018

Excellent food and service as always. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 24 December 2017

Loved it all. Never disappoints. Food is fantastic and the service was great!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2017

Really authentic Italian cooking from various regions .
No messing about with powders and smears.
Proper gutsy flavours -
Pigeon and bread lasagne , Spaghettini with sea urchin , Fig leaf pannacotta
Fabulous wine list , 4 types of negroni
Great service and lively atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Absolutely deeeelish food and great ambience - thank you

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 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2017

This is one of my favourite restaurants so I am always happy to come here. The food is always lovely. We came with my mum who was being a bit hard to please but they did everything they could to accommodate her. Always good

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Amazing food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful restaurant.

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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2017

We certainly enjoyed our lunch in Bocca Di Lupo. Had a selection of starters which were good if occasionally a bit overpriced. Main courses were exceptionally good and portions were rather generous. The option to choose between a small and a large portion for some of the dishes is very smart. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Best Italian in London! Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Finally established that Bocca di Lupo (Into the mouth of the wolf) is a way of saying 'good luck'. Luck has nothing to do with the brilliance of the eponymous restaurant. Inventive superbly cooked food, served by absolutely charming staff in an atmosphere--to put it mildly--molto buzzy. Last Saturday lunch I swooned over the stuffed olives followed by a magnifcent--the only word-guinea fowl with chestnuts. Hard to believe it's only eight years old...I feel in the best sense that I've been eating at Bocca di Lupo for decades. More, please.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

This is an exceptional restaurant for so many reasons - it cannot be faulted and delivers excellence every time I go - What more can I say.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Excellent, as usual - never disappoints. The dessert was amazing (like donuts with cinnamon dusting and a plum sauce). Can't wait to go back. Staff were attentive and very hospitable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Never disappoints. Old favourites and new dishes alike. Like a tour around Italy. Many available in large or small portions (generous) and many wines by the carafe. Expensive and must be booked well in advance--but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 26 September 2017

In a firm fan and eat there every time I come to London
Brilliant ITALIAN food and service

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2017

A Great Italian restaurant in Soho.

The decor is seductive.
The dishes are elaborated with the best ingredients, fresh. The chefs are creative without breaking with the tradition of the best Italian cuisine.
The service is great. It will certainly be a place I will visit whenever I return to London. Bravo

Thank you so much for the fantastic lunch you gave me on my birthday

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Brilliant evening - delicious food and the most wonderful waiter... I wish I could remember his name, but he was exceptional

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 4 September 2017

the food was delicious and the staff were very efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Very, very pleased. Lovely lunch. Interesting and delicious. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 28 August 2017

Lovely and thoughtful service. They surprised my mum with a birthday cake when they knew it was her bday!

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 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2017

been 3 times now - absolutely love it, best food wine and ambiance in the area - not pretentious, or showy - just very good, creative food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2017

This was a pre theatre meal for five people. Staff appreciated the need for speedy service. Overall we had a very enjoyable experience & meal. The starters were outstanding and we followed recommendations, sharing several platters. All very yeasty & unusual. Liked the option of small or large servings as this suited all of the party.
The 3 pasta dishes were all considered 1st class, very tasty, with plenty of meat (or fish) content. However 2 of the party opted for the seafood risotto. Portions were small despite full size being ordered. One had a good helping of seafood. Whereas the other had minimal and was therefore a bit disappointing.
The staff worked together excellently. When we arrived they were undergoing a pre-service meeting and this potential for detail was evident in the service provided.
Overall, would definitely recommend this restaurant and will visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Organic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 3 August 2017

pre-theatre dinner with friends. our first visit, but coincidentally one of their favourites. Speedy (which it had to be) but quality top notch. will definitely go again

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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