Giorgio at Leadenhall

4.6
332 reviews
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£41 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
It’s the shape that strikes you first, a series of tall alcoves in the basement of historic Leadenhall Market in the City of London. Yet it’s anything but dark. Smooth white walls, matching table linen and spotlighting create a bright, private space well-suited to confidential high-powered lunches. The menu’s Italian, a skillful combination of simple modern Italian and traditional regional recipes, to be precise. Specials change every few days, but the pasta is always homemade. Excellent fish dishes. Diverse wine list, in both price and character. Professional service.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4pm; 6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 7621 0709
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Area
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Cross Street
Lime Street Passage
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Public Transit
Bank station
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 332 People Are Saying
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DH
London
284 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was good fun with typical Italian food, wine and hospitality in a boisterous basement warren of rooms.

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AA
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always welcoming with excellent service from Giorgio, Joey & the team.
Food is consistently good & authentic.
Highly recommended.

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P
London
75 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

first time I have taken family to my favourite 'work' restaurant. As i expected they loved it as always good service, great food and fantastic atmosphere.

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely afternoon lunch where staff did well to service a busy City of London crowd. Good veggie options.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered the pasta of the day, which was tagliatelle with clams. The food was nice, but less olive oil and more clams would have been better. As such, I thought the pasta at GBP 20 a meal was overpriced. Staff was attentive and polite.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Giorgios for lunch based on its close location and good online reviews. Staff all very friendly and felt that they really cared about the restaurants success. Food first rate - we had the veal Milanese and the liver & bacon - and great speed of service. Will definitely go their again and have recommended it to work collleagues.

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AB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food with excellent service. I am never disappointed by Giorgio!

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PA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch at this city gem. The food was as ever perfect and never fails to disappoint. Thanks to Giorgio and the team.

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

We had an enjoyable business lunch at Giorgios. The food was authentic and the staff friendly.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good staff. Very happy with the choice. I will be back

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AP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wine and food, serving portion is really good - Service is impeccable.

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BF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Been a few times now and a great traditional Italian. Wine is pricey and overall a group with a few bottles soon touch £80ph

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YS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good dishes for the area and i like quiet and cosy atmosphare

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a Friday business lunch. When we arrived we were greeted in an attentive and friendly manner. The service throughout our rather brief lunch was excellent. We were served a very good glass of white wine (exceptional quality as it was "by the glass"). The food was very good, but not exceptional, but we did go for a basic "no frills" lunch menu.

Definitely to be recommended

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KW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, good choice of food and wine. Plus the focaccia was delicious

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KL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely dinner. Special detail given to make your meal special. Enjoyed my evening

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, food & service
Would really recommend

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GG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, good service but just a little bit too noisy for an effective business lunch but, the restaurant was full when we attended.

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C
London
43 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A City institution still on great form. Terrific Italian food served with style and charisma.

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am happy to provide rating stars but don’t want to leave 50 words

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s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual it was delicious and awesome sized portions. Looking forward to my next visit!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and first class service - the beef wellington, when on as the special is memorable!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and plenty of it. we ate early at 18:30 and were the third table to check in.
One of the reasons we only gave 4 stars was the prawn cocktail starter, it was a bit pedestrian! It was though, wholesome and there was plenty of it. I had the burrata which was superb.
We hoped to find tagliatta but it wasn't on the menu. The waiter, when we told him of our hope said, "that's a shame, if you'd asked we would have made it for you!" Between us we had lobster linguine and spaghetti vongole - superb, hot and beautifully cooked. With 2 x 175ml glasses of delicious rosé wine, the bill was just over £100 so a bit dear really but we didn't begrudge it. The rather high cost was another reason for the slight mark down on star rating. Don't be put off though, the service was great and overall it was a good experience. Great venue too, in the heart of Leadenhall Market, pre-prandial drinks in one of the many local bars started the evening well.

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DB
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always from the team at Giorgio’s. This restaurant is always consistent and has the most professional staff. Long may it continue

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a
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An intimate yet well decorated venue, quite simply a pleasure to dine at. Service was smooth, friendly and polite at all times and at no point were we kept waiting unnecessarily.
The menu is populated with a fine choice of classic Italian dishes at very affordable prices, considering this is the City of London. The recommendation of a spicy spaghetti as an accompaniment to my Veal escalope was an inspired one by our waiter as it was delicious.
This restaurant achieves a standard of service and food quality which the surrounding chains can only dream of. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to friends and family as the number one choice in this area.

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BT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service is good , but maybe we did not order the right meal, the meal is so so.

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for an early dinner, we arrived at 5.30pm before they were properly open at 6pm. They still seated us, brought wine, bread and olives before taking our order when they properly opened. The food was great, wine was lovely and service attentive and unobtrusive. I will definitely be coming back.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous lunch in a lovely restaurant. (The fish pie on special was to die for).
Excellent service. Not 1 single negative to give.

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P
London
76 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

never disappoints people are always impressive after a visit here!

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b
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

lunch for 2 with a client/friend: service and greeting puts you in a good mood. clean, stylish tables in a buzzing restaurant. it was only 12.30. a good menu and great dishes of the day. awesome negroni to get things going and the roast veal was excellent. very clever wine list to suit all wallets. a complimentary limoncello topped a great meal off. i like my lunches - but this place is right up there.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What a gem. Very authentic Italian, with excellent service. Our lunch was enjoyable (I had the tuna, which was seared perfectly). If you have room, our table really enjoyed the desserts (Terra Misso and Crème Brulet). Highly recommended.

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PA
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cracking place, hasn’t changed in years and that adds to the charm. Honestly don’t think I’ve had better prawns, mega 👊🏽

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FH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife wished dinner at Georgio's as her birthday present - it was a good choice. Good food, nice seating, friendly service.

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P
London
76 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

best restaurant in the City, always made welcome and the food never disappoints.

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c
London
27 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for an informal business lunch that is not too noisy and pleasant food.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The owner is a fun guy great service and great food.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely hearty food with excellent service in Leadenhall market. Not a great selection of vegetarian options, but certainly enough and would recommend as a good spot for a business lunch.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had a very nice dinner at Giorgio on March 23, 2018. I had spaghetti mixed with crab meat as a main course, and it was very tasty. (NB to those from the US: London is pricey, and so a plate of Spaghetti was $28!) I also had an OK small salad. A glass of red wine ($12), no dessert (complimentary apperitiv) and the total bill for one was $67. The manager, the waiter and the hostess could not have been more pleasant. It's a very friendly atmosphere. I would recommend Giorgio as a place for a good Italian dinner but be prepared to spend about $85-95 per person for a three course dinner.

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C
London
43 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re looking for great Italian food in the middle of the City look no further. Well cooked authentic Italian food and served with character

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CF
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff always helpful. Food, without fail is delicious.
A lovely authentic Italian restaurant.

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