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!
This is the best Italian restaurant in London. The food and wine is exceptional and the service is expertise with a smile. I cannot wait to go back
the pizza is great if you like a thin crisp crust. The fish is always lovely. Nice Italian food, with a modern ambience.
Best Italian food in london! Service could be improved. Will definitely go back!
Very friendly service and also helpful and welcoming to our 3 year old daughter!
Food is acceptable, at least good if not better. Service was okay, but largely mechanical and uninspired
Downstairs room very noisy. Not sure about upstairs. Fucina, in the same Marleybone neighborhood, is better all around and roughly the same price points.
I can definitely recommend this restaurant. What you get is traditional Italian dishes, which you don’t in most other Italian restaurants. The desserts are also outstanding. This high quality comes for a certain price though, it is not in the cheaper end...
Il Baretto is a better-than-average Italian restaurant with impeccable service and a good wine list. Home-made tuna ravioli was OK, but burrata-and-truffles was a hit due to generous black truffle shavings. Dover sole was again OK. Service was fast and attentive without being intrusive -- just about perfect.
Excellent food, although pricy. Generous starters, don’t order one each!
Surly waiters, one in particular and especially tetchy when we refused to pay 13% service charge.
Noisy parties, so don’t recommend downstairs tables for quiet conversations with friends.
Been to restauant 20+ times in past. Took friends to show off the restaurant. They jammed the four of us into into a table for 2... very uncomfortable and tight while other 2 persons sat at tables for 4 persons. Food was extremely salted. Very disappointed what we were used to in previous dozens of visits. In past has been excellent.
Food excellent as always; service a bit slow on this evening. It's a gem of a place, regardless.
Food is tasty and while some of it was excellent, some dishes were average. Brusque service and expensive for what it is, even for Marylebone.
Was a favourite of mine. Vitello Milanese was over breaded and overfried...tough to eat. Very hard to hear conversation. Were forgotten in a corner for 20 mins.
Pity...had some super dinners there..this wasnt one of them.
Felt a bit rushed. The food was fine. The cocktails were below average. Nothing special. I would probably try somewhere else next time.
Love going here
Such amazing food
And the staff are outstanding
A charming, delightful restaurant that has never fallen short of the high standards expected. Food, drink and service are all to be praised. I have no hesitation in making my positive recommendation.
We were fasting and the waiter refused to make any changes we requested to some of the dishes and not refused politely with major attitude
Im never going back and telling family and friends about how horrible they are
This is a very good 'family style" Italian restaurant. A little pricey for what it does but better value than some around and about it! The thew salt beef carpaccio is excellent as is the fried squids & courgettes,
The baked sea bass, the halibut, beef fillet, spatchcock baby chicken (off the bone), grilled lamb chops and air dried sirloin with mushrooms are all superb enjoyed on repeated visits.
the ice cream and sorbets finish the meal well.
There is a good wine selection and the wine waiter helpful and non patronising!
well worth a visit and we will be back!
Excellent as always. Delicious food and friendly service
While the service was good all three of our party thought the food was massively overpriced for what it was. We won’t be going back and wouldn’t recommend it when there are so many other great and fairly priced restaurants to choose from in Marylebone.
Very busy and we had seating in the basement which wasn’t great.
Great food although expensive. Great wine list with good variety of prices.
Mediocre food and overpriced. Too loud.
The food was very overpriced and the quality mediocre. The soup was appalling. When the waiter asked us if everything was fine and we tried to say we were not satisfied, he did not resound -either deliberately or because he could not speak English.
Excellent night. Wonderful service. Delicious food. Nice selection of wines by the glass. We will go back for sure.
Good authentic Italian food - efficient friendly service
Food and ambience was fantastic. Unfortunately, the waiters let down the experience by not coming over and asking if we would like to order drinks or food, I had to ask the waiter after waiting 25 minutes of sitting there with our menus closed.
Great food really enjoy going to this place have been here loads
Amazing pizza!! Who would have thought Scamorza cheese and mustard greens go hand-in-hand!! Il Baretto did and it was out of this world!
Their inverted cheese cake was divine.
Thank you for your warm welcome and service.
See you soon!
Wonderful food. Lovely atmosphere. Massively over-ordered though! We will be back.
We have visited this restaurant many times and always enjoy everything about it !
Just felt it was a bit overpriced but would still go back !
The downstairs dining room was too loud for our table of three to even speak to each other without really shouting. The woman in charge was very friendly and apologetic when we complained but could not offer us an alternative place to sit so we just ate and left. We were so close to walking out but it was a Saturday evening and were concerned about where else we would find a restaurant with a free table.
The food was disappointing lacking any true Italian flavours, a real shame as we had read good reviews and were looking forward to some authentic Italian food. We also felt the food was overpriced.
The place was busy but mostly with large groups who were also having to shout to be heard, the noise level was almost painful.
In all an unpleasant experience we will not repeat.
There are so many amazing Italian restaurant in london I couldn’t believe how unwelcoming the team were the food was disgusting and the salads were old shrivelled leaves and off tomatoes it’s tatsed so dirty £79 per person and that was for an evening I will never forget and will definitely not return there even if it’s laid fir by a friend !
I have been many times before to Il Bereto (bookings under different names), however this time was very disappointing. Within seconds of sitting down we were asked what we wanted to order, a theme which repeatedly occurred. Mains came out as we were still eating our starters and the table was cleared so that we didn’t actually have time to finish these starters. Literally within seconds of finishing the mains they were cleared and the desert menus were given to us. Throughout the evening everything felt extremely rushed, almost as if they wanted us out as soon as possible. Very disappointed given that we come here quickly regularly.
We had a great meal in a lovely atmosphere with charming waiters
Got a 30% off after 9 pm in opentable! So nice
The food, service, atmosphere was great.
The seats are quite close to each other so It could be quite loud depending on who you are seated next to
Lovely venue and atmosphere with a wide selection catering for all sorts of taste and occasion. Big portions.
Great service and very welcoming. Food very good. We had a great time.
They forgot to put our order through. So we waited an hour before our food was out. They gave us dessert for free to make up for the poor service which was a nice gesture. They kind of made it up for us with that touch