Fino's Bar & Restaurant

4.4
150 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Authentic
For forty five years, this family-run bar and restaurant has been the place for great Italian food in a warm, welcoming establishment. With a fantastic wine list, an intimate & cosy atmosphere prevails in the restaurant, bar and recently transformed alcoves. The menu is Italian, with a great selection of bar food for those on a tight schedule.
Fino's are more than happy to customise menus for your party. The service is very personal as many of the customers have been regulars for years. The private boardroom can be hired for drinks parties, networking events with canapés. Celebrating Christmas in Fino's is a must for many and is popular for birthday events and small wedding parties.
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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was good and food delicious. My only criticism is that I ordered the vin santo and biscotti and the biscotti was packaged.

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SN
London
29 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless service and food another great meal

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great hand made fresh pasta cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend this restaurant to get your fill of authentic Italian cuisine.

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been using this venue for over 20 years. Excellent location and service. Food very good. Excellent wine selection. Highly recommend.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian old school style. Great service and superb settings.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant for both lunch and dinner. Service fast and efficient if you need a quick lunch but you can also take your time and enjoy your company. Food always excellent and nicely presented. Bon Appetit

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RT
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food in a great location. I will most certainly be returning!

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JP
London
33 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always. Can’t wait to return.

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TG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fino's deserves its place as a staple of the Mayfair restaurant scene. It is a fabulous place to visit.

On this occasion 3 of us had two courses each. My prawn cocktail was exactly the 'retro classic' I wanted. My mushroom risotto was good without the intensity and richness to offer a wow factor. My colleagues enjoyed their tricolore salad starters and pasta mains. This was not the exquisite Italian deeply flavoured experience we expected, but was very good nonetheless.

Excellent service, a proper warm Mediterranean welcome and an enjoyable evening. Definitely a place to revisit and I am sure the richness of flavours will be back up to the normal level that have made this family owned restaurant such a fabulous institution

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BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Group of friends, we were well looked after and enjoyed both the meal and the ambience

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SN
London
29 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

another excellent meal at Finos, fine food and services

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DG
Bath
30 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service great as always.
Freshly cooked crisps the best in town!!!

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was just as good and will be coming back for sure

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service - friendly staff with no issues. Good food & will definitely book again.

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PN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Reasonable price (for Mayfair!). Only drawback was that it was too noisy for easy conversation.

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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Quite disappointed with the food. The service is average.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband used to come to Fino's regularly about 50 years ago when he worked in the area. Over the years he has visited and still been as impressed. It is good that they have managed to keep going and maintain such a good standard. We intend to visit several times as year!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food, nice atmosphere, attentive service and (for the area) reasonable prices...first time there, will return...

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was very poor and inattentive. Waiter was clearing empty tables before looking after tables that had guests seated. Food was good but would not return as service ruined the experience.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Finos burger was not that juicy as we expected; we claimed that in the end and indicate a refund on that meal, as one our of 4, the waiter explained why the meet must be so well done (due to hygenic reason).... I would say, use more souce if so, or better meat quality. 3 where good our of 4 meals, and my doughter didnt eat the burger. we didnt get it refunded and had to buy some sandwish on the way home for her.... :(

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LO
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fino's is absolutely fabulous! We love the cozy ambiance and the service is top notch. The regular menu features delicious Italian food with a nice emphasis on shellfish. The specials are outstanding...innovative and scrumptious. I can't say enough good things about Fino! It's a favorite of ours and we will return soon.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a warm welcome, great menu for lunch. Book ahead - either in the bar or the restaurant - and it's easy on-line. I've ever eaten there in the evening - always for lunch - and meeting in the bar beforehand is easy for the host and guests alike. Every cab driver knows Fino's!

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c
New England
95 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic Italian restaurant in Mayfair, London with fine food and service.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m from an area with good Italian everywhere and the food here was incredible! Cozy feel and excellent food!

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visited in 1972, have continued to use ever since. Standards continuously high throughout.

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IM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Mayfair staple. Love this place. Always good food and very friendly staff.

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DK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I have been going there for over 20 years. Always great atmosphere and service.

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r
London
31 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing place.. been there last time 6 years ago and back again.. brought back memories

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LB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a long standing gem. Have been going to Fino’s for 30 years ! Food and service perfect.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good that we ate there for lunch.....and came back for dinner. Best food we had while vacationing in London!

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k
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with friend on Friday night and the place was fairly empty. Staff were very friendly and accommodative and although they did not have the starter I wanted, the asparagus I chose instead was very good. Special tagliata steak was excellent and my friend’s food also very good. We also both ordered dessert and were not disappointed. Wine choice a bit limited but very good. Would certainly come again.

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed an authentic Italian meal with excellent service. We were looked after superbly throughout what became a most enjoyable and lengthy afternoon. Lovely rose wine, excellent spaghetti alla vongole, fresh plump asparagus. Good buzzy atmosphere at the bar , but relatively private and cosy at the tables. Good for business or romance. To be recommended . Great find

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Typical old fashioned British interpretation of an Italian restaurant (I have never seen anything similar in Italy itself) in a subterranean setting. Food and service better than might be expected from the decor. The bar looks attractive and I might try that next time, if they let me back in after this review. OK value given the location.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing as usual and the staff very accommodating and friendly. Great wine selection too. I love the atmosphere and decor in the restaurant.

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c
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We eat very well and the ambiance was very good. Thank you so much

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P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink and as always so well looked after by Marco and his excellent staff. Tip Top.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Been going to Fino's for years. It's lost a bit of its atmosphere but this may be that the hedge funds have replaced the property and publishing people as the clientele. Bar deserted at 3.30 pm on a Friday - poor show! Service is good and friendly. The food may sacrifice a bit in the quantity of it (enormous courses) against the quality - it's quite expensive for what it is.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent restaurant - delicious, authentic Italian food and an amazing selection of first class wines. The service was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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G
London
36 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant as ever. Great food, service and a setting as ever that delights

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H
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always this is an excellent restaurant for business or friendly meetings. great food, with excellent friendly service. One of my favourites

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