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Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.4
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723 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 723 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AMKMA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

My birthday

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Cklondon
London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Rude arrogant short staffed

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DanJ
London
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and good service.

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JakeR
London
1 review
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

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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 now is.
Whilst we all appreciate the difficulties of the nature of the business and the wish to recover losses,this is not the only restaurant in Marylebone who are taking advantage to do so.
How are their loyal local customers going to react after the Eat Out scheme,that will be telling.
After around 9:00pm Marylebone becomes a Ghost Town Monday to Wednesday
Let us hope that Restauranteurs like Il Barretto come up with a plan,otherwise they will all suffer together with us.

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Radhe
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed with the food . We have been coming for years and the food did not taste as delicious as previous visits . The truffle risotto had no taste of truffle . This view has been shared by many of my friends

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Cristina
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food is good (especially the tiramisu!), but overpriced. There were some flies inside the establishment (the doors and windows were open because of covid), and the ambiance/music was disappointing. No special gestures were made despite my partner and I going for our anniversary dinner.

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Lolabelle
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Menu was not as advertised online, and no set menu as advertised, food was mediocre at best, then when the bill was presented we were not given the “eat out to help out“ discount as advertised online. Will never dine here again.

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, food was fantastic. Tuna steak is delicious

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Natalia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and friendly staff.
Large wine list, with wide range of prices and varieties.

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BenL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always looking forward to going back

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had arranged for a reservation on the outside tables for drinks. When I called to confirm and add another person, nothing was mentioned about the outside tables requiring a food order.

When we arrived, we waited 20 mins to be served and the waiters were not busy. For this reason, we only had time to order drinks, although we had hoped to order some small plates - but by then it was too late. The manager came out and screamed at us, becoming very aggressive and slamming the menus because we had only ordered drinks. He claimed that we had taken up a table which could’ve been used by others. However, we had never been informed of this policy. He was very intimidating and aggressive, and later on his staff started shouting inappropriate comments about us in Italian (my friend is from Italy, so understood). We were frankly too scared to say anything, and tried to leave as quickly as possible, in case the manager further escalated, as he had come across as somewhat threatening.

Once we left, our table was immediately refilled with new patrons.

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DinerL
London
25 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic meal with good service. Definitely recommend the tiramisu!!

Quiet when we were there but I think that was the current circumstances and we were really early.

Definitely recommend for catching up with friends if busy might be a little noisy

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vipDuke
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was slow and not attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very poor service

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Emiliano
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The lighting should be revisited, perhaps the decoration as well not as good as the food.

I am an Italian with a knack for cooking and they do really well most dishes, exceptionally well, and good produce qualities. The whole range from pizza to pasta and steak and starters, and good desserts.

The only disappointment is the calamari (too thin and not a fan of the panure) and the courgettes - it is a respectable version but many chefs in London make them lighter.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 March 2020

Dear Emiliano, I'm so sorry that your visit with us fell short of expectations. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. I wanted to let you know we've taken the good and the bad elements you've mentioned in your review to heart. Have a great week! x

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vipIoannaL
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Reception person neutral to slightly hostile, but better than during previous visits last year and earlier. Service initially disorganized but polite , our waiter very efficient, professional, polite. Food very good, cocktails very good as well. Very noisy - it‘s good that it is not a „sedate“ place, it was lively but the noise level at times disorienting.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 24 February 2020

Dear Loanna, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. Please feel free reach out by emailing brigita@ilbaretto.co.uk, with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. Thank you! x

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fadikr9
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I would recommend the restaurant for the food. However, the tables are very low and uncomfortable.
Service and food are good.
Noise level is unbearable.
Do not recommend to go there as a couple but it is a rather a group dinner restaurant as this would be the only way to cope with the noise levels.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review