Giorgio at Leadenhall

4.5
354 reviews
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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.
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OS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your pasta bongole is so nice and delicious!!I came from Moscow and I am a Japanese,want to visit again!

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I like everything about Giorgio - it has a lovely tasteful decor, the service is outstanding and so is the food. I am very comfortable taking clients there for lunch.

RG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue. Polite friendly and professional service. The food was fantastic with plenty of choice.

BM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food and service are excellent. The Smoked Salmon starter was delicious as was the Veal Milanese main course. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and I've already booked my next visit!

K
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a quick lunch, only one course - location was convenient, staff were friendly and food was lovely

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

If you want an authentic Italian experience in the City, your best bet.

GJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Overpriced average food, poor ambience. Only saving grace is the really nice waiting staff. Not recommended at all.

AR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a friendly warm welcome. Excellent food, wines and service.

OT
London
29 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to pop in for a friendly Italian experience - good food, good wine and a great team!!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food and service, nothing was too much trouble for staff and then food was outstanding. We will be returning!

o
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely- attentive friendly service and great food

T
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked this restaurant for a recent business lunch for four people.

The menu is excellent, a great showcase of Italian food. The service was great, very prompt and good recommendations. I had the lobster linguine which was delicious, there are a great range of seafood pasta options. My colleague had duck, which looked great.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant and the meal ended with lemon cello as any good meal should.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is just great! The atmosphere is like in Italy. In terms of price around £35 pp (starter, main, desert) excluding wine. The portion are good, for me main + desert were more then enough. I would definitely come back!

DB
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had many good meals at Giorgios, and couldn’t fault the food this time. Only slight issue we had is we were seated in an area with a low ceiling and the acoustics were such that it was very loud and we struggled a bit to hear each other over a business lunch. Not the staffs fault but still was difficult to hold a business meeting in that spot. Table was on the right hand seating area as you enter the main restaurant. Otherwise great food as usual.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good traditional Italian food in a traditional City-style setting

MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous lunch at Giorgio - like taking a trip to italy in my lunch break
Wonderful food is a given plus attentive service
The ambience is buzzy and lively just perfect
Thank you to everyone there as they are all excellent from start to finish

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing service and such good food. Had great lunch with some friends from work

AJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really genuine and friendly welcome with a 'glint in the eye' but v professional. Recommendations right from the start and seated warmly with immediate attention from the service waiters. Food great. Simple - eg not too mucked about with being fine ingredients. Italian experience at its best.

Open all day so not rushed. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting very good Italian food with Italian, proud but polite, people and the ambience and 'buzz' of the restaurant is an attraction in itself.

Fantastic and whilst I don't live in London, will definitely be returning. Giorgio is now on my restaurants 'top list'...

TC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food, but we were seated near the corridor, so quite noisy and busy.

The quality of the food is good, if a little overpriced. £11 for 5 stems of asparagus with some cheese on is a bit steep.

Service was brisk and slightly uncomfortable, as if we were putting the waiting staff out.

Overall I'd recommend for business meals, but not for a romantic or intimate dinner.

WM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent high quality fresh Italian cooking a guaranteed winner

AE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

At over £30/head for pasta of the day dish, a Diet Coke and a coffee this was way more pricey than expected. Food was very good though and service very friendly.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional Italian with good food and good service. Popular at lunch time but not noisy. Attracts a business crowd. Note the restaurant is entirely underground and accessed by a flight of stairs so not ideal for anyone with mobility issues.

DH
London
296 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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

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

P
London
79 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

PA
London
10 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.

DV
London
3 reviews
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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

KL
Austin
4 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

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

Excellent restaurant, food & service
Would really recommend

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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