Giotto Restaurant

3.7
57 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
Italian Restaurant near British Museum and Shaftesbury Avenue.
What 57 People Are Saying
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3.7
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3.6
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KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the atmosphere service and food were excellent. Great deserts

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining at Giotto Restaurant. The food and service were excellent, love the location, and especially love the ambiance. They have a pianist! Very nice!

MH
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We had a very nice pizza here but it wasn’t worthy of a mention in dispatches. Not bad prices. Central location . Pleasant and efficient staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st class,enjoyed every minuet,.Excellent owner and staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here pre-theatre: excellent service, very friendly staff, tasty food, great location and very reasonable price.

s
London
33 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good location, food was ok. Good selection on menu. Service a little slow.

EG
London
40 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was quite nice, good ambiance but slow service.

T
London
42 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Two of us dined here before going to the theatre. It is a small and cosy restaurant. When we arrived (5:30pm) the restaurant had just a couple of tables in use, however, this soon changed and became busy very quickly. We enjoyed our food (although I would choose a different dish next time as, to me, the salmon was too citrusy). Our starter was served quite quickly but it did take some while before our main arrived. Ok, the two of us used this time to catch up but....we felt the wait didn't need to be as long. All in all though, we had a nice meal........and the coffee is excellent!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we were asked if we were going to the theatre. We were advised our menu choices would take time to cook. In the event it was all fine - the food was good and fresh and we arrived at the theatre in time to see the show - so well done all round!

LU
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for good value food, loved the live pianist.. calamari starter was really tasty, as was pizza.. the chicken alfredo pasta was a bit bland, but overall good experience, service prompt and friendly

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice meal before a trip to the theatre, service was excellent and the piano player was a nice touch. I thought it was good value given its location.

MR
Essex
106 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good for pre theatre meal. Plenty of selection of dishes with option of a set menu too. Nice atmosphere with pianist playing in the background. Would definitely recommend and will return again soon.

WW
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Read the previous reviews and most were positive so was looking forward to it but ended up being very disappointed. Starters were good (Bruschetta and Tricolore salad) but 3 of the 4 main course, all veal, had to be sent back because they were barely luke warm. On return mine was not much better and even the side portion of spaghetti wasn't hot - how difficult can it be to plunge the pasta in a pot of boiling water for a minute or 2 to heat it up?? Won't be going back!!!!!

LT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

As lovely as the staff were, our pizza was slightly burnt but they did change it as straight away without fuss which was great!
This was a regular lunch nothing amazing, just nice food and worth the money.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant had a fawlty towers ambience but the food itself was good! Service was a little forgetful but not a disaster!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely food. Staff friendly. The service was a little slow that was the only thing. Good Value for money.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Went here for pre theatre meal. Giotto gave me a baaaad tummy. Had to leave the theatre mid act...

OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was lovely, starters, mains and one tiramisu to share. Service was excellent, didn't have to wait for anything beyond the norm. Pleasant live music which wasn't too much or too loud. Only a stone's throw away from the Shaftesbury Theatre. Would definitely come here again.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Put a seat in a corner,starter was Luke warm,main was ok,music was terrible asked for italian music waitress looked at the waitress and laughed.

BF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

i went because there were good ratings on top table but all four of us found it totally underwhelming. Dull place. Mediocre food

PN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to Giotto's because of a pre-theatre meal and enjoyed the food very much. Excellent location for the theatre and I would go there again. I will also recommend the restaurant to other friends who wish to eat before they take in a show.

I do not like the fact that you have to write a specific number of words. This annoys me very much and I was about to leave the website. I will do this only one time and will not give another review if this is not changed immediately. You will miss out on lots of reviews because of it!!!

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely friendly restaurant with a good menu. Great choice of food beautifully presented and cooked. Very good value too. I will hopefully return there again

h
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

staff very friendly without being intrusive food very nice and homely cooking
would recomend this place and go again.

r
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

found the giotto restuarant very easily ordered meals and drinks which arrived promptly thoroughly enjoyed the whole meal would definitely go again on return to london

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Nice place to eat if they gave service up larger meals, (E.G. more veg)
Beer and wine to expensive for an Italian restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I visited Giotto on Tuesday 31st May with my niece. We had been to the Theatre and we went for a post theatre dinner. We enjoyed good food which was well priced with good service and really enjoyed the pianist - lovely background music. I would go again and I will recommend to friends.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had a post theatre meal here and whilst the eating menu is extensive, the drinks menu isn't as wide ranging, just two lagers of choice of two rose wines. My partner wishes he had a starter as he found the main was not quite enough, think we are used to being served platefuls of pasta! Overall, we liked the piano music, although a good guitar would be great too, the staff were professional, just think it needed a bit more 'ambience' to make this restaurant a 5 star dining experience.

B
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Quick friendly service, just what was needed for pre-theatre. Vegetables were a little cool, but other than that food was great and pianist adds a nice touch to the vibe. Second time eating here and would definitely go back.

m
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice of food and every dish was absolutely delicious. Those with special dietary needs were deLt with quietly and efficiently. We all want to come again on our next visit to London. Great value also

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were warmly welcomed by the owner of this restaurant. The food was very good and served in good time before our theatre show. There was an in-house pianist which added to the occasion.
I would definitely return to this restaurant if in the area.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We used this restaurant as a quick solution pre Theatre and it worked very well. Friendly staff that met the challenge of two courses in 45 minutes ensured that we were not late for the Theatre. Convenient location to the Shaftsbury and Dominion Theatres

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Unique pizza, friendly staff and a pleasant atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place to enjoy good quality, good value, Italian food. Don't be put off by brightly lit sign outside (not posh) because when inside they take good care of you in their relaxing environment accompanied by live piano music. A nice surprise and cheap and cheerful

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant in the heart of London close by to the main shopping areas. We had 3 courses, all very good and a couple of drinks each for a total bill of £60, which we thought was very reasonable for that area of London. Staff very efficient and friendly. The piano player was a pleasant back ground to a very enjoyable meal. Will go back there next time we are in London.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited Giotto on Christmas Day - one of the few open restaurants at noon. Really cheerful service from people who were working on a holiday. I will plan to visit again...

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Not what we expected really for a Saturday evening. Fairly empty and if we weren't tired and hungry we probably would have left. The food, to be fair, was ok although one of the mains was over cooked so the member of our party concerned had to wait, then eat her main while we all looked on, finished. Few people came in but it didn't do anything for the atmosphere. The pianist was on and off and just played fairly depressing tunes. The staff was fairly polite and efficient but I wouldn't recommend it.

D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2015
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a meal here before going to the theatre , which was a short walk away.

We really enjoyed the food and the staff was really pleasant.

The only thing was the place felt cold like they had no heating., we was sat near the window which had a bit of a chill.

b
Lancashire
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2015
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

This was a group of friends in London for the weekend, we had looked at location of this restaurant, the menu looked good and varied and the reviews seemed fine. We ordered garlic bread to share which was excellent. When our main courses came (5 different meals) they were lukewarm to cold. We called over the waiter who was very polite and apologetic and the meals were taken away. When the meals were returned to our table they were only marginally warmer than the first time. On my plate only the potatoes were what I would consider hot. Again we called over the waiter who could not apologise enough and was very concerned. The waiter had offered us drinks and also asked did we want anything else, but after two attempts by this time we didn't want to sit and wait any longer. We could see other peoples meals arriving at the table with steam coming from them so not sure why this couldn't be the same with ours. Our meals varied from pasta, fish and meat, maybe if the kitchen cant serve this range of food all hot at the same time then they should consider limiting the choice on the menu. The restaurant was not overly busy at this time so they could not have been under pressure. This was very disappointing on what was a fantastic weekend in the city.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2015
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 8 with only an hour to eat before the theatre. The staff were friendly, efficient and very accommodating to specific requests. The food was very tasty with a good range and we all thought extremely reasonably priced considering the restaurant's location. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

FH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable food at a very reasonable price.

I would stick to the traditional spaghetti/pasta dishes however and try not to be too adventurous.

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