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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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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (84)
Pre/post Theatre (64)
Bar Seating (63)
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Authentic (61)
Lunch (59)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasions (46)
Casual (43)
Notable Wine List (43)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Tapas (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Romance (30)
Fun (26)
Business Meals (25)
Hot Spot (22)
Seasonal (21)
Neighbourhood Gem (20)
People Watching (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Cosy (17)
Late-night Find (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Group Bookings (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Healthy (13)
Brunch (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quick Bite (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Child Friendly (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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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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·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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·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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·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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food5
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·Dined on 4 September 2017

the food was delicious and the staff were very efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·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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·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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·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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·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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 (London)·Dined on 30 July 2017

I took my husband out for a birthday dinner and I couldn't have made a better choice. The staff were great, wishing him a happy birthday at the door. The food was deliscious, saffron arancini was my highlight in a pretty perfect meal, the only downside was food envy at any dish that came past that we hadn't ordered.

Perfect - thankyou

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 July 2017

Love this restaurant. The food quality is superb. The ambience is casual, good noise levels and pretty informal. Waiting staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We shared a number of plates which worked very well. I like that a number of dishes are offered as small or large so it enables you to choose your own meal or share. We had a late lunch booking so were the last ones to leave but we didn't feel rushed in any way. Would highly recommend. One of my favourites.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 17 July 2017

The waiter is very nice and friendly. The food is amazing, easy and delicious.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 July 2017

Excellent food at the chef's counter. We shared a few small plates - our favourite was the tuna tartare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2017

The food as always never disappoints! we thoroughly enjoyed our meal in the special occasion we celebrated with my partner. The staff was very attentive; everybody that spoke to us and served us were very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Great food. Excellent staff! Had a tight theatre schedule and they did a great job to accommodate us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

It is a pleasant dining experience. My friend recommended to go there for dinner in London. It's quite cozy and the staff are friendly. The portion of the dish is good and most importantly, the five dishes we tried are truly delicious. I will go again whenever I visit London again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Scenic View, Fun
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Great food and service! Took my mom on a wheelchair and everyone was very helpful and kind. It became one of my most favorite restaurants in London. Will definitely return.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Yet another brilliant dining experience at Bocca, this time sitting at the bar watching the chefs at work. I just love this place. The food, the wine and service are all impeccable. I will be returning, thank you Bocca.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Been here before and love the vibe and the food is super delicious. Great sitting at the bar and being part of the action and the open kitchen.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 30 June 2017

We went pre-theatre and it was perfect. Brilliant service, small plates (tapas style) and sensibly priced (both the food and the wine). We shared crab and samphire bruschetta, then langoustines, perfectly cooked tuna and squid, and an amazing borlotti bean side dish.
Our waiter gave us great advice in relation to portions, and although we didn't eat a desert we still had enough time to make it to our show in plenty of time. Including our excellent bottle of Verdicchio Cambrigiano and the service charge, the bill came to less than £120 which, in that part of the world is outstanding value.
My wife and I loved Bocca di Lupo. The ambience, laid back but efficient service, food and drink are all exceptional. We noticed Bill Nighy in there as we were leaving - if it's cool enough for him, that says enough for me!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Always love it there! Has never disappointed. Great staff, always super helpful and smiling.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Absolute best restaurant we visited on our weeklong visit to the city. Menu was creative and fresh, not the tired tried and true options you find at so many places in London. We got the fried sweetbreads which were savory and perfectly salted. Next we had the crab bruschetta which was also to die for, perfectly cooked and seasoned and the bruschetta was firm, with good crunch, but soft enough to bite into. Then the pasta, hands down best pasta we had ever had, even when my fiancé was in Italy. All handmade, melted in your mouth, and we tried the rigatoni with calves intestine with mothers milk still inside. The wine list is varied and yet still very accessible. We asked our server for assistance throughout and her dessert recommendation was in her words "better than sex" I can't remember what it was called but it was cream and strawberries.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service4
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 21 June 2017

Excellent food, good service and lively atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Fantastic food beautifully prepared and great location near the theatres

Tags: Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 13 June 2017

Excellent food nice ambience, great service, what more could you ask for?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2017

On my previous visit was a bit concerned these guys were loosening their touch, but thankfully this time they were spot on - really lovely lunch and a smart but informal buzzy space

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2017

I never have any complaints about Bocca di Lupo - it is simply one of my favourite place in London. I can never get tired of sitting at the bar table, having a nice chat with friends while the kitchen working with absolute enthusiasm and profession, producing outstanding dishes to be enjoyed.

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 (London)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Great, knowledgeable service and unpretentious but good quality dining. Highly recommend the ricotta gelato and the suckling pig.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 May 2017

I was immensely impressed by the Bocca Di Lupo.

The staff were all friendly and attentive to our needs.

The food was expertly prepared and very tasty. We were lucky to try out the tomato gazpacho, their wonderful bread, fantastic spaghetti pomodoro and giant tiger prawns.

Fantastico. I look forward to eating there again soon.

Mille grazie

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 21 May 2017

Great looking place and amazing food. Will be coming back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Our favourite Italian restaurant in London! Food is consistently amazing, especially the pasta dishes. We love sitting at the chef's counter but we sat in the main part of the restaurant this time as we had our baby with us. The staff were very accommodating and attentive. BDL is always on point!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Wonderful, super fresh food as always and a great selection of wines

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 (London)·Dined on 1 May 2017

The food was wonderful and the servers were lovely. Bar seating wasn't terribly comfortable but overall I'd wholeheartedly reccommend eating here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Really good quality small dishes. Pasta cooked to perfection. Both Lamb and chicken were superb.
Were seated opposite the flame grill which was to hot but staff happy to move us when requested.
Overall an excellent pre theatre meal and will definitely be going again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on 22 April 2017

We were visiting my cousin in London and had heard about Bocca di Lupo as a great place for Italian food. Yes it is! A well curated, not overwhelming wine-list that pairs well with authentic Italian cuisine. Excellent service that took very good care of us.

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 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Everything and more, a restaurant worth revisiting as often as possible.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Our fifth visit and still excellent food. Menu could be printed in larger font for easier reading.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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