Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.4
738 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 738 People Are Saying
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MarkH
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Great service and food. But I didn’t book a restaurant and spend £300 to sit at a table that was designed for drinks next to the bar, and deliveroo drivers leaving the door and letting in the freezing air. I should have refused the table as per another customer that walked in and requested to be seated downstairs in the Restaurant!

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Lindy
Austin
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in London! We come here for all our anniversaries, birthdays, and when friends are visiting they're charmed by the ambiance and delicious food and wine. Everything is consistent and served the same way each time, they don't mix up the menu or sell out of anything. We usually order the tomato pizza bread, parmigiana, lobster tagliolini, and the diavola pizza. I typically let the server pair the wine for us and am always satisfied. The service is great and everything is served quickly, but you won't be rushed out to turn the table either.

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Arthur
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love this place but felt the ambience great service great but food missed the spot a bit. Unfortunately the best thing was the garlic bread. Dont get me wrong all edible but £19.50 for papardrell with wild boar ragu that didnt wow I thought expensive. Wine list excellent and will definitely go back. Suppose when the bar has bee set high expectations follow.

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vipAnaisM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
22 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We booked online. That was fine. While i appreciate they may be suffering from 'lock down. There were only two people upstairs catering for an almost full restaurant both inside and outside. The music, while pleasant was too loud and not necessary. For the price charged, the cutlery was very substandard, paper napkins and no tablecloths. Compare this with 2 Veneti, Steca, or, La Famiglia which are no more expensive and which we frequent regularly. We would not recommend this restaurant.

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Twylight7
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing but the customer service needs to be improved, split Prosecco on the table and on my friend with no apologises and just left the spillage there. Had to get another waiter to cover the spill with a napkin.

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PasqualeM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

very good food, service rather slow but with covid etc... possibly understandable, expensive. good food but overpriced a little

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our experience was beyond dreadful at Il Baretto. The staff were rude, stuck up, and appalling. We were the only people in the restaurant and had to call the staff over to ask for our wine and cutlery. Our reservation was at 12 and they informed us the kitchen wasn’t ready for 30 minutes. Our pasta came out undercooked. Total and complete joke. And the worst part was how the management handled it. I can hands down say I will never eat at this place again.

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vippjw2
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was not the first time I've been to Il Baretto and it will not be the last. Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Food was great. Can certainly recommend the salt baked sea bass. nice ambience. Good to see it busy on a saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very slow service and food quality has dropped from earlier. Not good value anymore.

MH
vipMarkH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lost its buzz - everything poor, service surly, slow & rude.

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AmyS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful italian. The buratta is exceptional and the vitello tonnato is divine. Always fabulous good and a delight!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, exquisite buratta with truffle followed by sea bass 1st shown to me boned then saw how brilliantly unboned by staff. Tiramisu sweet-dish superb as usual.

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james
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice Restuarant. Good not up to normal standard unfortunately

MB
MaireadB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner as always and it’s great to see all
the Covid protocol being so strict. We felt totally safe to enjoy our delicious dinner . Huge space between tables and a terrific atmosphere. Well done .,

AM
AMKMA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

My birthday

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Cklondon
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My risotto was extremely salty, the tuna mayo in the Vitelli tonnato tasted mostly of mayo. Tables around us were very loud and we were in the basement, didn’t feel like fine dining. I like this place better at lunch time

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Rude arrogant short staffed

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DanJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Classic Italian food done very well, and a very extensive wine list with some good value wines as well as some tempting if expensive ones!

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vipMacy
London
33 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

There were very few diners for a Sunday night. The food was average compared to the usually better standard. The 40 ponds off helped but still pricey.

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EdwardZ
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food great...staff friendly....service good...just a shame about the COVID screens

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, and pleasant service (we all had tuna steak and salad), however, no source of carbs meant additional order of potatoes - total price for one course thus quite high (£25) - hence value rating. However, I have used before and will use again particularly for business.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and good service.

JR
JakeR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the restaurant was amazing and very busy
the food was good
the service was a bit slow

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vipCraigF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent and tasty menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service! I will definitely be returning very soon. Everything was just so perfect!

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harvey
London
55 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Under the current circumstances the standard was good but not upto pre virus standards.
Prices increased,VAT reduced by 15% not passed on and menu & wine prices not updated on website.I don’t recall service being 13.5%,which it no