Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.4
602 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant in London's very happening Marylebone Village is another winner from the stable of restaurateur Arjun Waney, who brought you the stellar Roka, Zuma and La Petite Maison.
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!

Special Offers

25% off food only

If the guests run over the promotional time, no offer applies.
Minimum spend of £28 per person. Not available on 14th February.

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: 4 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:45

1,000-Point Tables

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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

What 602 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS!! We had a wonderful experience while on holiday in London. Quite a last minute booking, but we were treated like well known regulars. Highly recommend!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in town

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LL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place.
Food, amazing
Service, attentive
You arrive as stranger but you leave as new member of family!
We had great dinner.

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A
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Generally, I love the food at Il Baretto however last night I had a very disappointing experience.

I booked the first week of January to spend Valentines evening there as it is one of my favourite restaurants in London. Upon arrival we were sat upstairs by the huge television which was showing the football.

I asked if I could sit downstairs but were told there were no available seats. I then asked if we could turn off the TV as it was flashing quite brightly and was really very distracting but were told that someone wanted to watch the game. After the first game we asked a second time if it could be switched off but someone was still watching. Looking around the restaurant it seemed that all other diners were with partners and not watching the match.

Once I went downstairs to the toilet I discovered a number of free tables which I was really disappointed by especially as I had booked close to six weeks in advance.

As always, the lobster pasta was delicious but if I wanted to watch the football, I would have gone to the pub.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice - nothing special

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service very good but we were sitting next to very loud customers which honestly spoilt our evening

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LM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. I eat there more than at any other restaurant in London and they have never failed on the food.

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SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Never experienced such a rude hostess ever who instead of apologising for my food arriving after 45 minutes (inspite of 4 reminders) shouts back at me stating that cant I see that shes busy ! I mean..Hullo !!

I saw her at a distance shrugging and shouting at the other table too..!!

I mean WOW !! Il Baretto !! Keep it up !!

Spoiled our mood for the evening.

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DW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food , friendly service .

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MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service but quite a bit of a background noise

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

Just a lovely catch up with friends with good food, wine and pleasant service

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very mediocre. River Cafe price, zizzi food. Would have been better off at Zizzi. Pretentious overpriced Marylebone joint with not much to enjoy.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service. Always a great experience. Best beef carpaccio and the truffle macarroni WOW... getting hungry just thinking about it.

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten at Il Baretto several times and never had anything less than great food and a lovely time. The Lasagna is excellent!

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IG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Music was appalling. Value of food was poor. Wine was very expensive

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K
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We had expected the restaurant to server proper Italian foods, but we were really disappointed. We ordered some salad, antipasti, pasta and pizza. Apparently the food was pre cooked and probably only heated before serving. Taste was not awful, but definitely not worth paying GBP20 per plate. It's also disappointing that big TV screen and dance music didn't match the atmosphere of the restaurant in Marylebone.

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WF
Jacksonville
125 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

At first the music was so loud it was unnerving. It was lowered without a request thankfully. The pasta (cacio e pepe and chingale ragu ) was outstanding; perfect al dente!!!!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing seasonal white truffle menu! We loved how dishes we expected to be heavy ended up being light and impeccably well balanced. Looking forward to going again soon!

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TJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for dinner, the ambiance was amazing, the wine list was extensive and good; food was incredible

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had sea bass was bad I think it was off

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good being near the toilets not so good just a

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was situated in the basement of this venue which seemed to be an amplifier of noise. Beyond that, the service was poor and the food was average at best. All in all, I don’t get the praise it has received.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ossobuco I've had in a very long time. The rest of our party also had excellent food. The staff were excellent. My only issue was the price, a bit expensive, not so expensive I would not return, just a few pounds more per plate that it warranted.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding - love it

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We werenr given a table, we sat at the bar :(

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EI
London
215 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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LW
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly welcome and super service and food.
Would revisit any time.
Linda Walker and friends

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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H
London
150 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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FH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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.

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I didn’t check my bill. Stood of me. I think it might have been wrong. How can I check it now

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Table was near kitchen door. Very noosy as a result and unpleasant light. Otherwise great food and service.

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in london! Perfectly cooked pasta, pizza is heavenly and the tiramisu is to die for!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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i
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

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.

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L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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