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Cotto, London,
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Cotto, London,
Cotto, London,
Cotto, London,

Cotto

4.7
4.7
557 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Since the Romans left, the Italians have been operating a policy of conquering the world's palate, plate by plate, and traditionally-run family restaurants like Cotto are their failsafe. The welcome is unfailingly warm here, the decor is authentic in feel, with murals on the walls, and the pleasures of the table are taken seriously indeed. Cotto is a 5-minute walk from the London Eye and the Aquarium, perfect for before or after family outings and it's also very popular with business customers during the week. There's live music on offer, too. As for the menu, try classic Tricolor salad to start, one of more than a dozen pastas, like Spaghetti carbonara, and a main course of simply and beautifully grilled Sirloin steak. Or just opt for a pizza and be happy!

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2 people

23:00


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30 Mon–Fri 12:00–14:00
  • Phone number
    020 7928 5535
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Waterloo
  • Cross Street
    lambeth north station
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Lambeth North station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • London

    Healthy

  • London

    Italian

  • South West London

    Best Value

  • South West London

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • South West London

    Healthy

  • South West London

    Italian

562 Reviews
  1. Step

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this place via open table while staying for the marathon. The staff working there created a wonderful atmosphere and were very inviting. Lasagna was excellent and the pasta was just what was needed before the marathon. I’d eat here a second night if we hadn’t already made reservations at another place.

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  2. BODO

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit and I enjoyed it. The service was friendly and good. Plenty of choices on the menu and wonderful choices for those with food allergies. Pricing was really good value. Portion sizes were fine - the seafood risotto was crammed with seafood. All of the dishes were really good and we had clean plates all around. I will definitely return. The noise level in the restaurant when it is full is high

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  3. Schizo

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another really good evening at this authentic Italian family restaurant. Brilliant selection of gluten free and clearly labelled on the menu and the plates.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pizza in a truly independent restaurant run by Italian people. Lighting and decor not what you get in chain restaurants but this was a little piece of Italy. Very busy when we were there. Good value, bread, olives, pizza, glass of wine and coffee for two came in just under £50.

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  5. AnjaR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's like coming home to someone's living room, warmly welcomed, the food is fantastic and almost everything is available gluten-free. I would love to come back to London for this!

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  6. Schizo

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great friendly local restaurant. Exactly as described. A traditional family Italian restaurant

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  7. JamesA

    Glasgow

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere and good value, been here a few times now and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommend.

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  8. MattS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable meal, great options on food, the most coeliac friendly restaurant I have been to. Friendly staff, lovely old fashioned feel to restaurant .

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  9. ElenaT

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very warm and friendly place.Authentic! Definitely we will come back soon .Very careful with the gluten free menu.Bravo!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely spot. Very close to our hotel, but not touristy at all. A little slice of heaven. The food was amazing! The owner and his family were very friendly and accommodating.

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  11. JoannaT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal! I learned about this restaurant via several gluten free blogs and restaurant recommendation sites. My son has celiac and it can be challenging to find safe places for him to eat. This was HANDS DOWN the best restaurant experience he has had. 100% celiac safe food. He ordered a pasta dish we shared a pizza at the table. He ate every last bit and said it was the best meal he has ever had! Husband/wife team who owns the restaurant are wonderful and kind. This is a MUST visit for anyone with celiac in London.

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  12. JohnH

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always brilliant. Our 'go to' place. Great menu. Family run, excellent food, perfectly run by the engaging boss.

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  13. DebbieP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I am coeliac and was delighted to find a restaurant that understands and caters well, offering a full menu. I had a main course which was delicious. The reason I didn't give full marks is I feel the dessert choices are a little disappointing. There is a generous choice, but it appeared to be pre-packed, frozen mass catering options. It would be nice to Italian gelato, tiramisu or cannoli offered. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful and I would definitely return.

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  14. Alocal

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live locally and love it here. It feels like being on a little holiday to Italy. The fusilli con (home made) salsicce is marvellous. It is a great place to bring celiac friends as some members of the family who run it are celiac, and are good at taking the necessary steps (even though they offer everyone bread on arrival- you can of course say no thank you).

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  15. JesusG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It Was a warm atmosphere, and a good quality dinner. Nice waiters, tasty meals, good prices

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  16. TeresaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my brother went to Cotto last night and we were so happy with the food and personal service we received. I think Cotto is one of those hidden gems in London that ticks all the right boxes. My brother is a coeliac and so often when we go out he can’t have many things on the menu- last night he was so happy to have so many gorgeous, homemade choices available to him. This place is a gorgeous, family run business with the best service and would strongly recommend!

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  17. PaulC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Gluten Free options and the owner made my Coeliac partner totally comfortable with the large range available. Great recommendations and a lovely family restaurant. Been before and will definately return.

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  18. ShiningWit

    Berkshire

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The usual warm welcome, attentive service and good rustic food.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A coeliacs dream, thank you - we will be back!

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  20. EmilioR

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is run by the very welcoming owner. The staff is very good, and the price/quality ratio is spot on. I ordered the grilled swordfish, and the rest had the seafood risotto, a pizza, and the rigatoni puttanesca. All were very good, especially the grilled swordfish and the puttanesca. We had a Caprese salad for starters, which was ok as well. House red wine is good as well. Going back soon.

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  21. AngelicaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice staff, autentic enviroment and fantastic food! My daughter with celiac disease was so pleased that she had so much to choose from. Strongly recommend!

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  22. jaynet

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening at Cotto- found it due to reviews regarding its excellent coeliac provision. Amazing food. My daughter has had a recent coeliac diagnosis so very nice to go out and for her to not feel like she was missing out in any way. Her gluten free lasagne was amazing and the rest of our pasta dishes were equally delicious. So lovely to go to a family run restaurant with the owner serving who was such a convivial host. Will definitely return.

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  23. HayleyW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite literally the best gluten free meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant, the warm bread, stuffed tortellini was divine melt in the mouth with a creamy pancetta sauce and for pudding I had a very moist carrot and pineapple cake , my husband ate non gluten free options although nice he said mine was better lol The Italian owner was so welcoming I would definitely travel to experience this again thanks so much, I would definitely recommend to fellow coeliacs

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  24. martin

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had pizza and calzone before a theatre trip. Glad we had booked a table as it was almost full at 6pm on a Thursday! Food was wonderful and service lovely, house wine very drinkable and all reasonably priced.

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  25. JimD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly local restaurant. We thought the food and service were excellent.

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  26. DeirdreC

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal before a show in the county hall… gluten free options fab as was all the food. , lovely friendly family atmosphere and great value

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  27. Jossie

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious gluten free pasta! We loved our meals and will be back again soon. Such a treat to enjoy such beautifully made gf pasta.

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  28. RWG18

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food and wonderful service! Will be back asap.

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  29. Retrobod

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast friendly service. Long standing owner. Gluten free options.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Coeliacs will have no worries here! Safe and a few choices :)

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  31. ThomasL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and hospitable and extremely appreciative of the needs of those with food allergies.

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  32. HMDB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice; ambience was amazing, warm; welcoming and cosy Food and as excellent. Amazing choice of gluten free choice Price excellent Absolutely amazing place to visit

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food that is gluten free and celiac guarantee will definitely return!

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  34. matthewb

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charismatic owner, Friendly staff, great food & a good atmosphere

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  35. TimD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A friendly restaurant which serves good food. Particularly useful for Coeliac diners as the host is also coeliac and understands very well. The GF pizza was excellent !

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  36. Eddie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An azing night at cotto, highly recommend if you have any allergies. I'm very sensitive with allergens and had no reaction at all. Felt safe eating here and when back in area I will return.

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  37. AlesjaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and owner of the restaurant was very welcoming. Staff was friendly and polite. Definitely will come back.

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  38. MariaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. We visited as Gluten Free is their Unique Selling Point and it was fabulous as you can have everything from the menu. My hubbie’s the coeliac but I would visit them again, despite not being coeliac: it’s great. Small and homely, hard to believe it’s just minutes off the frantic atmosphere of Westminster Bridge. Great for anyone wanting homemade & very authentic Italian food. Fabulous.

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  39. PeterS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    its an Italian Resturant- pretty much the real thing. yes, good.

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    RP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Essen war gut aber es war eine sehr schnelle Abfertigung. Gemütlich ist anders…

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FAQs

Cotto does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Cotto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7928 5535.

Cotto is rated 4.7 stars by 557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cotto

89 Westminster Road, London, SE1 7HR

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    lambeth north station
  • Area
    Waterloo
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30 Mon–Fri 12:00–14:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Lambeth North station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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