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Giovanni Rana Restaurant - Permanently Closed

3.8
3.8
48 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Giovanni Rana's "Pastificio & Cucina" in London,
embodies two strong Italian culinary concepts:
the "Pastificio" or "pasta-making" area, where fresh pasta is made from scratch using selected quality ingredients and the "Cucina" (kitchen), where the pasta and other creative dishes are prepared to allow guests to truly enjoy the Italian dining experience.
From start to finish. Then you would like to go bespoke? You can decide the menu, you can book the restaurant as a whole or in part. Would you like your party to be "waitered" or do you prefer a buffet? It's your choice. And a wonderful terrace offer an outside for the warmly spring and summer days. The recipe for success? 3 simple rules: sourcing the best and freshest ingredients available, blending them together with love, while always being innovative - Rana constantly experiment with new ideas and flavours.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm

  • Phone number

    020 7096 9878

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    An area within the restaurant reserved exclusively for business lunches that can either be chosen from the menu, or à la carte. We can serve up to 30 people. No extra charge will be apply for this area. Advance request is required.

  • Private party contact

    reception: 020 7096 9878

  • Area

    Regent's Park

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Great Portland Street (Hammersmith and City; Circle; District Lines)<br /><br>Warren Street (Northen; Victoria Lines)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. B

    Bobbimidnight

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Very good pasta in its varied forms. Gelato good as well. Very pricey, however, and the service was second rate.
  2. MR

    MissR

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely small plates and the rest of the menu was varied. Great wines and good value. Would return.
  3. ER

    ErinR

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing ravioli and the service was exceptional! Don't miss this place!
  4. AR

    AdaysRoges

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My second was OK not good as I was expecting. Tagliatelle with prawns couldn't fell the prawns flavour.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good and plentiful portions. Service was great to start with and we were never rushed but clearing the main course was started before one of the diners had finished which was unexpected. Other than that, couldn't really fault anything at all.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2017

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    This is a potentially good restaurant with interesting pasta menu which was tasty and well presented but they must sort out their ridiculously overpriced wine list. In most other respects, I liked it. It was a bit too quiet when we visited on a Thursday evening (pre-theatre) but perhaps this is a result of their overpriced drinks list.
  7. G

    Gius

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good restaurant in a nice setting with excellent authentic food
  8. MS

    MicS

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hace been in Rana many times. They are all very nice and when you are in a hurry, they can accommodate and be quick also! 😊 Lovely place
  9. L

    Luca

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best place for Italian ravioli! Every time I'm in London I come here!
  10. c

    catalinab

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good pasta like always! Tried the ravioli carbonara - AMAZING taste
  11. CT

    CristianoT

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was average and the same you get out of a packet in Italy. The staff were friendly and service quick but the dishes were too expensive for the quality.
  12. L

    Luca

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian place in London! Ravioli and Cappelletti excellent!
  13. L

    Luca

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cappelletti are always the best! This is a unique place to eat ravioli and pasta and not only!
  14. RA

    RAW1970

    Buckinghamshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ate early evening and the kids really enjoyed it. Great pasta and nice atmosphere!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2017

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    We had a nice quiet table, there was plenty of food and good drinks. The service was ok, a bit slow but maybe the waiter was new. Overall a great experience!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food is very good but: the restaurant is very loud, the service can be a bit unfocused at times, and it tends to be a tad expensive. Other than that, high quality, undisputably authentic Italian food.
  17. R

    Rikk

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food was decent but the service is at best terrible!
  18. NG

    NicG79

    London

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant is near my work and had been a couple times for lunch in recent years with colleagues/suppliers and always had a nice meal. This time went in the evening with some friends and the menu was v different, only really offering pasta dishes and a couple meat options. No garlic bread as option to start (to share), the bread basket wasn't that great as alternative and no lasagne or anything like that on menu. Service was mixed and restaurant quite empty so not a great atmosphere. Also (as a non drinker) not much on offer in way of soft drinks, had previously had mocktails there but no longer on menu. Not sure if its new ownership but menu and service definitely not as good as on my previous visits so not sure i'd go back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Disappointed. Service below par, starters/bread and olives didn't arrive so had to remind when mains arrived. Then no side salad came despite being ordered. Food itself was a little cold and compared to other Italian's we have tried this was below standard - a shame given positive reviews seen.
  20. P

    Pattomartin

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place for a business meal. Ok price and tasty. Staff very friendly and attentive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good, excellent pasta and service.
  22. CG

    CG1981

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great for lunch meetings, simple but delicious menu and friendly service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    looked nice to sit outside so booked it but would not come back unless see some positive change. prices and menu look as are driven by profit and generally on the high range. few examples - spelt salad was a pack of spelt with few vegetables interspersed , where asparagus presence was rare and stalks rather than tops. no sign of Mediterranean herbs and flavours or good decent tasty oil. salt though was abundant ..again cheap way of flavouring. - prices for pasta dishes (my souther Italian partner had the cheaper 8 lemon ravioli for 12.5pounds,) are not far off those at Michelin starred Locanda Locatelli, which is a shame given huge difference and style in dining. -no sign of bread baskets or similar. if you cater to those type of diners loving fine Italian cuisine and high price range that is a must. conveyed some of this to the manager who appreciated to know. although I feel that price and menu approach might be dictated from above to turn profit quickly ..
  24. MM

    MonikaM

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious pasta. Waiters gave us lots of time to chat. I would definitely come again and recommend the food to others
  25. C

    Clu2life

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2016

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    This is right next to the office, so it can be busy at lunchtime, but I booked for an evening and it was very quiet for a Wednesday evening get together. Food is always good quality as the pasta is handmade. Some dishes can leave you wanting more in quantity, but can recommend the spicy sausage pasta for both quality and quantity. Loved watching people having a pasta 'party' ie. making their own, under instruction, and then accompanied by a glass of prosecco! But couldn't see where/how to book this...?
  26. A

    Anonymous

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Despite the odd unenthusiastic review I've always found the quality of the pasta dishes offered far excedds what is offered at some of the more well known chains. Would heartily recommed
  27. B

    Businessdinnerguy

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was really good, but the service at the table left a little to be desired.
  28. g

    goodfoodlover

    London

    40 reviews

    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2015

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I was quite pleased to come across this restaurant as I am a fan of Giovanni Rana's pasta particularly his gorgonzola and walnut tortellini. However, we found this restaurant disappointing. It was very quiet apart from the not pleasant music which did not help the ambience. We did not feel particularly welcomed although we cannot fault the service. We started with some stuzzichini; the fried cheese and asparagus tortellini were nice and the arancini also although they all appeared to be the same despite the menu suggesting there were different types. The pasta was OK although we had to send one plate back as it was cold and even the second time it was barely luke warm. We persevered with a frangelico vanilla but there was no vanilla ice cream so we had hazelnut! I am not sure how a restaurant can not have vanilla icecream when it features in a list of after dinner tipples. Unfortunately we just found it lacking and underwhelming so we are unlikely to return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I'd suggested to work colleagues that we eat here based on reviews I'd read but was embarrassed that we ended up paying way too much for so little food.
  30. HE

    HEni

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2015

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We have arrived just before 9pm and restaurant was not very busy , service good and quick , we have been in very good mood after a good theatre play , starter nice enough (plate of ham salami and cheese ) , main good pasta but not excellent as you expect for pasta made on premises ! But the worst part was a dessert , if you go for pannacota in the Italian restaurant you expect to be great ,this one was a disaster in all meanings ! Please don't make it don't sell it to people ,because I think that's a offend ! Probably not going back again because dessert is my favourite part of menu - sorry !
  31. J

    Jane

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Concentrating mainly on fresh pasta this is a rather noisy place, good for a quick meal or business lunch.
  32. CG

    CG1981

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The venue is perfect for a business lunch and there is also a good outdoor seating area for when the weather is nice
  33. B

    Besim

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It is always a pleasure to try Giovanni Ranna's pastas. Cooked to perfection usually; and never fails to impress with its fresh and quality ingredients. My personal favorite is Paccheri, Spicy “Nduja” sausage & Stracciatella Cheese pasta.
  34. CG

    CG1981

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great venue for business lunches - I book regularly for my team and have only ever had positive feedback. Good food and prompt service.
  35. CD

    CDI77

    London

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was nice. Portions are not very big. I found it was a bit over priced for the portion size and the type of food. Even if pasta are nice, it is still pasta.... The wine selection is not very big. They only serve Italian wine (which is fine) , with a first price at 24GBP, which I find high. The place was really quiet, which was great for us. I think it was mainly because it was a Saturday evening and the area is busier during the week. We had a good time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2014

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Giovanni Rana offered ok freshly made pasta yet overcooked with your typical commercial Italian sides. We had to order more food after finishing our mains due to very stingy portions. Final cost did not reflect the overall dinner. An expensive experience for average food and we all left disappointed and hungry still.
  37. N

    Nephyisis

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous as was the service, made a great venue for a long overdue team lunch, we will be back again in the near future. Had a great selection of Vegetarian dishes which was very useful for our group as half were vegetarian.
  38. B

    Benjamin

    London

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2014

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I visit hear regularly for business and recommend for the area. Staff are very friendly but would prefer a few more healthy options on the breakfast menu.
  39. G

    Gabi78

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was my first time at Giovanni Rana and I was there with a bunch of Italian friends. The menu is mainly pasta (ravioli) with many different sauces. It was good but not outstanding. The restaurant is huge and, on that night, half empty. It's worthed to try it once!
  40. A

    Anna

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went before the open air theatre. Excellent pasta very happy overall

FAQs

Giovanni Rana Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 3.8 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Area

    Regent's Park

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Great Portland Street (Hammersmith and City; Circle; District Lines)Warren Street (Northen; Victoria Lines)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7096 9878

  • Private party facilities

    An area within the restaurant reserved exclusively for business lunches that can either be chosen from the menu, or à la carte. We can serve up to 30 people. No extra charge will be apply for this area. Advance request is required.

  • Private party contact

    reception: 020 7096 9878

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