Italian restaurant near Dominion theatre.
Italian restaurant near Shaftesbury theatre.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
Lovely food and perfect service. Just such a shame to see a lovely restaurant in the heart of theatre land virtually empty on a Friday night.
Overall experience was good but £7.95 was an extortionate price to charge for what was described as a sharing focaccia bread; it was in fact a pizza base with rosemary and garlic oil drizzled on it. That said, the pizza pasta deal with a glass of wine and side salad for £17.95 was good value and tasty
Half the pre-pandemic menu, but 20-50% more expensive and for a café not a restaurant.
OK, they need to make the money the pandemic robbed them of, but still, what a shock! Open Table had linked to an old restaurant menu for this establishment and not the much more expensive menu used by the café successors trading off the same name. But this place couldn’t earn 5 or even 4 stars as a restaurant, though perhaps the pizza is OK.
We asked for olives (available though not on the menu) while we were waiting for our orders, they came with the starter. Tasteless black olives with pleasant green ones were charged £3.95.
The Ravioli ai Funghi had not met any mushrooms until they were added to an over-floury sauce base at the moment of service. Price on menu via Open Table £10.95, price charged £14.95.
The Pollo alla Cacciatore was a good and hot sauce poured over barely re-heated tasteless chicken. No hint of the chicken being cooked in the sauce. Generous portion though, perhaps because it was tasteless chicken breasts rather than the billed thighs. The vegetables were totally tasteless and the fries were less French more Smash, all for £16.95 instead of the £12.95 we were led to expect.
The Scallopine al Limone was only lemony because of the slices of lemon served with it. Same vegetables, same comment, same price £16.95, but this time the incorrect Open Table price was £15.95.
We had been looking forward to the calves liver and a risotto, but since the chef can barely re-heat, and certainly cannot cook, we may have been fortunate they aren’t on the “Giotto”’s current menu. The cold, hard décor is perfect for an up-market greasy spoon. At £59 for 2, that is too far up-market.
Great place to go before the theatre. It was busy with people doing just that so I would book. Lovely food and brilliant service. Very friendly.
Staff very friendly and welcoming and food was delicious.
We booked for 6pm as we were going to the theatre and when we arrived there was queue and we’re told there would be a minimum 20 min wait! We didn’t have a lot of choice as the theatre district was very busy. Beware the prices were also different to the opentable site so it was more expensive than we had expected
We ended up ordering in the queue, and were seated within 30 mins. Though my wife ordered Salmon and received Sea Bass- it took quite a while for drinks as I thought they had run out of glasses. We were lucky enough that we made our play on time and the food once we got it was lovely. The only thing worth pointing out was there was quite a draft coming from the front door which made my daughter keep her coat on the whole time.
Close to the theatre, speedy service but not rushed and very tasty food. Child friendly, would highly recommend.
We booked Giotto for pre theater dinner for group of 6 as it was beside our hotel and short walk to theater. Restaurant was busy & looked very inviting. We were shown to our table straight away, it was spacious and well spaced from the other tables. One of our party had special dietary requirements and it was not an issue. We ordered different things from the menu and everyone was very happy with their order. Only one small note we had to request a jug of water to the table a couple of times. Otherwise food was delicious and service was very good. Would recommend for family or group bookings
Good food and good service at a reasonable price. Nice busy atmosphere pre-show in the west end good to see again
Had lunch .. before the theatre .. good service.. good food .. nice house red wine ..
Welcoming staff and tasty food. Good value for a pre-theatre dinner.
Went for dinner here with my mum after a big day out in London doing tourist things. We used the Meerkat Meals discount here, which made the meal such a bargain! We both had the lasagne and garlic bread - oh my goodness, unbelievable food! So tasty and cheesy, the garlic bread was amazing dipped in the lasagne sauces!
Did also order dessert - mum had the tiramisu and I have the sticky toffee bombe. Mum said her tiramisu was a bit watery in texture but tasted great. I thought the sticky toffee bombe would’ve been a warm sticky toffee pudding-type dessert, but it was actually toffee ice cream with a chocolate shell over the top. Still tasty though and would eat again!
The staff at Giotto were so lovely and accommodating. We were a tad late, phoned up to say so and they were so lovely about it. I also was in desperate need to charge my phone so that I could use it for train tickets after dinner and they were also more than happy to help me.
We had a bit of trouble getting the bill, asking one member of staff 2 times and in the end another staff member came over with it. I’m going to assume this was a new member of staff who we asked for the bill originally, so perhaps not a big issue! We did have to leg it a bit to get our train though, so first time would’ve been best in an ideal world, but never mind :)
Food was terrific service was even better. After the meal one of the servers was so nice in talking to us and even wrote us a list of parks to visit while in London.
Very poor, low quality food- I ordered a pizza and I was served a low quality uncooked oven pizza instead! It is very disgraceful to call yourself an ‘Italian’ restaurant but then you can’t even cook pizza from scratch! I have been tried better oven pizzas! Don’t go to this restaurant if you are looking for good quality, authentic Italian food.
Lovely simple Italian restaurant near the British Museum. Lovely spaghetti al pomodoro.
The foccaccia was a joke. Way too dry, no taste. Mozzarella within Caprese was also quite dry and definitely with way too little olive oil. Portions were rather small. Not coming back.
Well what a little find this place is. The food was excellent yummy lasagna huge tiramisu plenty to share. We were on the street but it's not too busy this end. Funniest bit was when a pigeon decided to break lockdown rules and go inside, Mario the waiter calmer caught it and released it back onto the street without breaking a sweat. Amazing little place looks gorgeous inside too. Can't wait to go back
We were supposed to go to the Dorchester for a birthday dinner instead the evening we went to Giotto. The Dorchester cancelled us due to bad weather at a moments notice and we managed to get a table here. Best decision ever! Wonderful food, service, ambience... who needs the Dorchester!!!
We really enjoyed the food here. The menu was reduced to what we'd previously read online but there was still a range of choices. The food and drinks arrived very quickly.
We lucked out with the weather so the alfresco dining felt almost like being in continental Europe. The staff was very good; there at the right times, friendly, and the food and dishes were served promptly and cleared away at the appropriate time without feeling rushed. Good value for money. Casual Italian dining, as desired.
Great food, reasonable prices, good atmosphere. Tables were too close together though! Felt like I had to climb over other people every time I wanted to leave my table.
Nice food and drink at a good price. Went there for a work lunch and was happy with the service and overall experience :)
Me and my friend were served by the most wonderful Hassan. He was so patient, so kind and so smiley. As me and my friend are deaf, he was using hand and body gesture which was extremely thoughtful of him. Would definitely recommend all my deaf families and friends to come here. We need such people like him :)
Good choice of a place, decent food and nice service
For a pre-theatre meal but not for Valentines Day.
The table we had was close to the front door which did not close properly so we were cold most of the time we were there. I had to get up to close the door several times. The management should fix it as a priority.
It was ok. I think the starters was a bit expensive 8pound for 1stuffed mushroom. The menu has a lot to choose from but not a option to have a spicier meal no chillies etc only one dish as a starter.
Good service. Good food. Good value
Very good food, at reasonable prices. Nice staff. Quick service.
One of our group enquired if it was possible to have her main meal with a salad rather than chips. She was told it was not and the waiter made a comment about her being difficult. It completely ruined the mood. When the food did then arrive the meals had differing success. The pesto pasta was tasty but the vongole was bland.
I went with my team to have a lunch , we were 4 people in total. The place was empty. Only two of the staff was there. We ordered pretty simple foods - soups and main courses. Soups came relatively quick. The place was still empty when we finished our starters. Then, we had to wait more than 30 min for our main courses. In the meantime three other tables were sat and they had their food almost immediately. We were still waiting .... Then after a long wait we were served a dry risotto that was literally cold, I thought most probably heated and stayed for sometime outside-but inside was cold too. My team received cold food too. I didn’t finish my risotto as it was horrible. One guy from my team finished his fish although the garnish was cold as he was very hungry. I told the server that we weren’t happy and that the food was cold. He said:”ok, thanks”?!!? Then we asked for the bill which was £110 that I found very expensive for his experience. They will never see us again obviously, but be warned that this is NOT the place to go if you’re looking for a proper Italian cuisine.. so disappointed! Extremely!!!!
Lovely staff! We got our food extra quick as we were going to theatre. Bit too much cheese on the pizza for me but I would definitely go back for a proper more relaxed meal. Nice atmosphere too!
Went with friends for dinner. Good choice on menu with lots to suit different tastes. Food well presented and tasty. As it was December, lots of people enjoying their pre christmas meal. A great atmosphere.
My first visit for a supper with my son. A good neighbourhood Italian in the anonymous New Oxford St. Friendly staff and speedy service. An extensive menu and a small well chosen wine list. The food was well seasoned and the small vegetable contorni was just right. A better meal than we expected and good value for the area.
We chose Giotto as a place for nice Italian meal before the theatre. The food was good, but the service was quite bad. Servers and hosts were courteous, but after being seated, a full 30 min passed before we were offered anything to drink or to take our dinner order. A full hour from when we first arrived passed before any food arrived. There was no followup (e.g. offer to refill drinks) at any time. Overall, it seemed to us that the restaurant was a bit understaffed and easily overwhelmed. We’d recommend a visit only at a time when the restaurant is relatively uncrowded.
A nice meal , good service and tasty food
Really loved the atmosphere service and food were excellent. Great deserts
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!
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
1st class,enjoyed every minuet,.Excellent owner and staff.
Had dinner here pre-theatre: excellent service, very friendly staff, tasty food, great location and very reasonable price.
Giotto Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7323 0891.
Giotto Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.