Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
If you're looking for a super Italian cuisine and would like to avoid both chain restaurants and designer price tags, Il Baretto in Blandford Street is an excellent choice.
Located between Marylebone High Street and Baker Street, Il Baretto has a smart wine bar located on the ground floor and a cavernous basement dining room that is a stylish restaurant for group parties and celebrations.
Popular with a local crowd, as well as with tourists and shoppers from Bond Street, this restaurant serves up authentic Italian recipes and we love the spaghetti con astice with lobster, sweet chilli and garlic sauce, and the Maccheroni with black truffle. Pizzas and dishes from the robata grill are winners too.
FREE ICE CREAM for all kiddies, the good & the naughty little ones!
12:00pm - 4:00 pm
6:00pm - 10.30 pm
12:30pm - 4:00pm
6.30pm - 10:30pm
12:30pm - 4:00pm
6.30pm - 10:00pm
Christmas Menu: 3 Courses £58
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Offer is valid for 10 people and above only. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 10 - 20 people
Starts: 1 December 2018
Ends: 31 December 2018
Availability: Sun 12:30-16:00 18:30-22:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00 18:00-22:30
Sat 12:30-16:00 18:30-22:30
25% off food only
If the guests run over the promotional time, no offer applies.
Minimum spend of £28 per person
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 5 people
Starts: 7 November 2018
Ends: 7 May 2019
Availability: Sun 18:30-19:30 21:00-22:00
Mon-Fri 18:00-18:45 21:30-22:30
2 Course Set Lunch Menu: £23.50
From a set lunch menu. 3 Courses : £28.50, 4 Courses : £31.50
90 min seating time per table
Offer does not apply to other promotions & discounted bookings on any Special Events Days & Holidays.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 7 November 2018
Ends: 31 March 2019
Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:45
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun 12:30PM - 4:00PM 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:30PM - 4:00PM 6:30PM - 10:30PM
Arrived on time. Table not ready. Was offered a seat behind the check in desk, where you might keep your luggage or pets in a normal restaurant. Politely declined. Service very brusque but that’s par for the course. The food here is always excellent and aside from the general feeling you’re being tolerated is a great lunch choice. Wine list is brilliant but expensive even by London standards as they seem to rejoice in super sized markups for the especially good Tuscans.
We werenr given a table, we sat at the bar :(
It was incredibly noisy, a little too dark, service was impersonal and very slow (it took almost 30 minutes for us to order) the food was pretty average but enormously overpriced. Starter with truffle did not even smell of truffle. Sea bass in salt crust was overcooked. Never again.
Friendly welcome and super service and food.
Would revisit any time.
Linda Walker and friends
Overbooking tables & greedy. Our table was not ready for over 1/2 hour. Attendant offered a complimentary glass of wine whole we waited. Both glasses were charged on our bill & then they offered to pay for only 1 of them. Disgraceful service. We will never return.
A good place but some of the dishes, notably the veal milanese, were seriously over-priced. If you choose sensibly priced dishes then this is a place worth visiting.
As a party of 4, we arrived on time for our 8pm reservation. We were told the table wasn’t ready but it should be no more than 15/20mins ....we were asked to take a seat at the bar - but there are no seats at the bar, and by standing in front of the bar we were causing a problem to the waiting staff who were ordering/collecting drinks for table service. We stood at the bar but were unable to attract anyone’s attention to order a drink. Eventually the table was declared ready and we proceeded downstairs. The service throughout the meal can only be described as chaotic - we had wine chilling in an ice bucket which wasn’t adjacent to the table, and it was nigh impossible to get our glasses topped up. The quality and temperature of the food was very good but it still wouldn’t entice me back....the staff were disorganised, grumpy and on occasion simply rude. Lots of management overseeing the chaos but without any positive intervention.
I didn’t check my bill. Stood of me. I think it might have been wrong. How can I check it now
During an important client lunch a piece of white chewing gum that was stuck to the bottom of one of your tables stuck to the knee of my black trouser leg. Gross.
Table was near kitchen door. Very noosy as a result and unpleasant light. Otherwise great food and service.
Best Italian in london! Perfectly cooked pasta, pizza is heavenly and the tiramisu is to die for!
The food is really good but expensive. We made the most of their special three course menu for £30 and ate like kings and queens. A glass of prosecco on arrival was a real surprise but it was most welcome. The veggie option was a marguerita pizza. I think they could have done better. Maybe the melanzana from the regular menu. For our Vegan friend, this offer did not work. She had the soup and was most satisfied.
The staff were all gorgeous! Thank you!
A shame..... was our second time here after that a friend of mine recommend Il Baretto.
The food is very good and fresh, unfortunately the last day we didn’t feel welcome at all, even more we feel like if we was a disturb for them... the bill come wrong and no apologies, basically the body language of the staff tells me that they even didn’t like the fact that we mention this fact, was overcharged for £30, was a very Italian way about “ I don’t care” , we was offered a bread with the starters and a shot of Grappa that come for £20 .... they should advise or bring the list, when we mention it the answer of the waiter was “ what do you want that’s I’m doing” .... wow... it’s a shame because the food is good but I don’t gonna go to a place that I feel not welcome and they try to overcharge or get extra money in my bill with no apology.
We've been going to Il Baretto off and on for the past 10 years. The food is usually quite good but the service element has suffered in the past. Now the service has picked up somewhat but we had a disappointing meal there at the weekend. The wild boar ragout was more olives than wild boar in a thin and lackluster sauce. The main dining room is a noisy place filled with conversation (not a prolem) and mid way through our dinner they added thumping club music to the mix, making conversation impossible. Won't be trying it again.
Great atmosphere. Ate downstairs, which has a relaxed feel. We added an extra person part way through meal, and were immediately moved to a larger table. Service was particularly good and not rushed. Excellent wine list with good choice of single glasses and carafe of high end wines. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food, the tiramisu being a particular favourite. Would highly recommend.
The lady serving us was rude on at least three occasions during the meal. When I confronted her about her attitude and asked that she be more polite, she said she would apologise if she had done anything wrong, but she hadn’t! The food here doesn’t make up for the terrible service, I won’t be going back.
The place is so noisy , you can’t hear yourself speak . I had a lasagne that was incredibly stodgy and had hardly any meat in it . Everything is vastly overpriced . For two bad starters and the cheapest house wine , it was £75 .
The black truffle burrata is a must!
Good service and v attentive. Food was delicious and we were well taken care of. They sorted a high chair for my little girl and helped with buggy. Quite loud and a 2 course lunch for 2 cost us £90 so not cheap
Great choice of classics- pasta, pizza, veal and fish. Plus some tasty contemporary additions. Unfortunately we were sat next to a table of loud ‘blokes’. Once they’d left we had a much better time!
Absolutely amazing pick and so nice compared to some more glitzy options in the area
Very unhappy will never dine there again nor will I recommend this establishment to any of my friends or colleagues. I have dined everywhere from Michelin star to roadside cafes and everything in between...what bewilders me is what is the point in booking a table if when you arrive at the restaurant your table is not ready...and to add insult to injury having waited 15 mins for your table you are then seated at a table which you think is your table but it turns out it isn’t and you are moved again after a further 15 mins..table was booked for 9:45 and we eventually sat at our correct table at 10:15..now if that isn’t bad then check this out...we are then told the kitchen closes at 10:15 so we should quickly order our food..absolutely ridiculous ..shame on you Baretto ..then you have the audacity to put items on my bill that I didn’t order..terrible excuse for a restaurant ..rather have a bowl of soggy cornflakes than eat here again...please all who read this do yourself a favour and dine somewhere else ..save your self some money and dine somewhere that appreciates your hard earned Money and custom..bye bye Baretto we will never be back !
We have eaten in this restaurant many times before on this occasion we found the food very bland the waitress knocked over our bottle of red wine which we felt was done because of the stress levels of rushing - we were told at least three times how we only had a two hour slot but when we left the restaurant it was half empty - was very expensive for the quality of food served will not be rushing back! Very disappointing!
I had a 15% discount through the Baker Street Quarter. The staff seemed unaware of this. Fortunately I had the offer on my mobile which they honoured. I had the crab and linguini as did my friend. My friend's looked great and had crab, mine unfortunately may have been the last portion, it looked a mess and I could not taste any crab.
I turned up at the restaurant on time, only to be told by the hostess that we can not have our table. We must wait 20 mins at least, as there is a party in the main restaurant. I asked the hostess why she hadn’t called, to which she said I booked on open table and she didn’t have a contact number.
The hostess offered us a table outside, to which my friend and I said ok, as long as you move us inside once the party leaves. We were never moved inside, until the outdoor license finishes at 9pm, then the hostess and waiter came eagerly to move us inside.
We ordered our meal and sat outside. No waiters came to check on us at all. The zucchini fritti was over salted, to which we complained and nothing was done.
We were moved inside for dessert, but again, the manger is taking payment form the table next to us, and completely ignored us I had to call him over so we could order desert.
Such a shame as the food was good, but diabolical service. Not what you expect at all
This has been a really good find, been here several times now, never disappointed. Very good menu with plenty of choices, great service, good fish and sea food, along with all the traditional dishes you would expect from a classic Italian but with some surprises. Ceviche sea bass is really nice. Plenty of Italian customers which is always a good sign.
Amazing as always, best truffle pizza in london and great atmosphere
Great early dinner menu that was good value and very tasty.
Nothing much to talk about. Very small portions. Overpriced.
The downstairs restaurant looked wonderful (sleek, subterranean, tables well spaced and comfortable, dark wood, mirrors) but the menu is RIDICULOUSLY expensive for uninspired food with service to match. Staff appeared more competent and friendly upstairs.
I haven't been for a while and the menu has changed quite a lot since my last lunch. However, we had a fantastic lunch. The veal was excellent, and the service was fantastic.
Menu ticks all the Italian favorites, but is definitely overpriced for what is offered, ambiance not impressive enough to justify the food bill. Noisy surroundings in the basement and seating outside closes at 9. Staff was erratic sometimes. And an Italian restaurant without icecold limoncello?
Outstanding dining experience. Back to Il Baretto for the first time in a few years and it was superb. Definitely won’t be long before I’m back again
Used to be one of my favourite Italian restaurants in London but it has detoriatwd and no longer a place I would eat at
Very mixed, lovely welcome and great place.
The food was sensational; from lobster pasta, steak and pizza everything was divine.
The service fell after our orders were taken; we waited for our wine, which was never topped up. We then brought the bottle to the table ourselves, we asked for condiments etc. which we are still waiting for...
The bill was not expensive considering, however initially the waitress brought it to the table, I left the payment in the folder whilst we finished our coffee. Ten minutes later, the sommeliere placed another bill on the table, without any explanation and walked away.
When we looked at it, the waitress had left the bottle of wine off the bill, and this had been added as well as an increase in service charge....expensive last sip of coffee.
At least the situation could have been explained.
Food is superb and the burrata is a must.
This was my first visit to Il Baretto and it was enjoyable. The greeting was very warm and friendly, the service during the meal was fine (nobody asked if the meals were good at any time) and no drinks were topped up by the staff. The food was delicious, very well cooked and a reasonable size. Like many Italian restaurants these days, they charge for all side dishes to add to the main course item. Therefore, the veal chop was £41 with no additional items - with a spinach and potato side the one course came in at £50! Just a little too much for what we had. The tuna steak was excellent and better value at £22, although again this came to £30 when adding sides, including a really small portion of roast potatoes. The restaurant ambience was very nice indeed and it was cool on a hot day.
Food was good, but the pasta is basically drenched in butter not olive oil - and for me spoils the taste entirely.
Staff did try to be helpful, but service was a bit patchy: sometimes very attentive and then at other times the staff were all looking elsewhere.
Would I go back? Probably not, because there are many other nice looking restaurants
There was a fly in the decanter with the wine, and we were still served the same wine after the waiter had scooped it out, which was a little appalling. Otherwise great