Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
701 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 701 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
E
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

Report
IL
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

Report
f
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tomahawk steak was fantastic, best piece of meat we've had in a while. The staff were great and attentive. The whole atmosphere was lively without being loud, we didn't have to raise our voices to talk to each other.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 17 February 2020

Dear guest, I am so happy that we made your Valentine's Day a memorable day! Thank you for your feedback! Truly! x

Report
LA
vipLinaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza ❤️

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 17 February 2020

Dear Lina, thank you for your feedback! We are most happy to see that you have enjoyed your experience with us! x

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday!
Amazing as usual!

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 10 February 2020

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your review on Open Table! I am so happy that your wife had a great birthday at Il Baretto! For any future parties & special events , please email brigita@ilbaretto.co.uk, I will make sure you get to be super looked after! x

Report
C
Collector
London
41 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and most of the staff were reasonably friendly. The pizza's looked very appetising and they were very accommodating when I asked for a sauce from a different dish to go with my spaghetti, all in all I can recommend Il Baretto but the prices of some of the wines could cause heart attacks.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 10 February 2020

Dear Collector! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! And thank you for all the stars received! You made me laugh when I read about the wines that have the potential of some serious health damage! :) I hope you did find a bottle that pleased your palate and you walked away with a smile on your face! x

Report
A
Andrea
London
34 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, cosy restaurant off Baker Street. Service friendly and attentive. A bit pricey for what we had which was mainly pasta but it was delicious. We would go again.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 1 February 2020

Dear Andrea, thank you very much for your review and we hope to see you at Il Baretto soon! Have a magical weekend! x

Report
M
Margaux
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is really amazing

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 27 January 2020

Dear Margaux! Awesome! We are very grateful to receive such phenomenal review and delighted that you have cherished your moments at Il Baretto and appreciated the authentic dishes! We are excited to welcome you at Il Baretto soon! xx

Report
G
Grandmatriarch
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our pasta starter was tepid (but tasty)
Service a bit vague....
Shame about the TV seemed more like a pub than a bistro.
None the less we enjoyed ourselves and the food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Last two visits were disastrous. This place has gone downhill.

On our previous visit the service was appalling. It was a Sat night and there were not enough waiters for the tables downstairs. The waiters that were would not look around had no system or area to cover and our table was lost in the mayhem. When we wanted to ask for something it took far too long to simply get someone’s attention to order or to ask for condiments. We had a chat with the manager at the end who was apologetic.

During this lunch visit unfortunately the food was a failure in spite of the restaurant being almost empty. Dover sole was filleted by the side of the table and was cold when finally presented. Sea bass was raw and sent back to the kitchen who returned it still underdone in the centre and so it was sent back again. The fish was finally presented rubbery and overdone and with 1/3 of the fish gone missing. Ordered vegetable soup instead which arrived watery and flavourless.

I would like to encourage the management to employ someone at the front of house who can smile and say hello when you walk in instead of having a permanent scowl on their face.

In a market that is increasingly competitive there is no need to return. High prices, poor service and variable food quality.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The truffle pizza was amazing and so were the other dishes
Thanks roger for the warmth

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 15 January 2020

Dear, thank you very much for your feedback! You made our Roger smile today! See you soon! xx

Report
SK
vipSKIPPY
London
60 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had white truffles menu earlier last month and it was superb this time it was mediocre as even the quantity of truffles was reduced .
The white truffles with veal ravioli was inedible hard and chewy and complained to the staff who did not even react .
Hope they react and make changes as I am very fond of the place and regularly go there .

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 6 January 2020

Dear Skippy! I remember your feedback few weeks ago and I was so happy that you have loved your experience with us! I am really sorry that we have let you down this time! Can I please ask you, to email brigita@ilbaretto.co.uk, before you pop in, as I would like to make sure you get to be super looked after and leave Il Baretto content and satisfied! Thank you for your report back! Have a great evening, x

Report
R
vipRosey
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this from the US ahead of knowing we’d be in London for New Years Eve. What a great choice!!!!! Beautifully decorated for the holiday, nice elegant ambience. The wait staff superb and the food was even better!!!!

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 2 January 2020

Dear Rosey! Happy 2020!! Thank you so much for sharing your review and giving us all five stars! I am thrilled you have enjoyed your experience and left us with this awesome review!! Please email me next time you are thinking of booking at Il Baretto. brigita@ilbaretto.co.uk Best wishes! xx

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

While the lobster pasta and the pizza were quite good the service was horrendous. We waited 17 minutes for the waiter to come over to take our order. Needed to tell him we would like a bottle of wine before our dinner. The wine came - immediately followed by the food. All in they had us in and out in under an hour. One would think they couldn’t wait to get us through service and out the door. Once the food arrived no service at all. Very disappointed as the restaurants we have been to while on holiday here - The Wolsey - The Chiltern Firehouse - The Holborn Dining Room - Delfinos have all been so warm and gracious with wonderful food and service. Huge disappointment with Il Baretto. Was planning on going back on Sunday with a group of friends but will be looking for another place to dine and enjoy. Restaurants should remember that guests have so many choices of lovely restaurants and should one choose theirs it’s best to appreciate the cusotmer and the choice they have made.

c
vipcomedinewithme
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Poor service overall; my friends and I ordered two glasses of wine which took forever to come; my starter didn’t come out for ages and we were rushed out as the restaurant was closing early on Christmas Eve. I appreciate the opening times on Christmas Eve but given the waiting time for drinks and food, I think it was pretty poor to rush people out.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 27 December 2019

Dear, Thank you very much for your review! I sincerely apologise for your rushed dinner service on Christmas evening. Please send an email to brigita@ilbaretto.co.uk Thank you! Wishing you the best Year ahead! xx

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was really appalling.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 18 December 2019

Dear, I am profoundly sorry to hear that you have felt neglected and being a regular guest of Il Baretto for years, this is unacceptable! Would you please be so kind and email brigita@ilbaretto.co.uk Thank you! x

Report
s
susanc
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cute place. Great pasta!! Would definitely go back

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your awesome review! We are looking forward to having you with us soon! x

Report
SK
vipSKIPPY
London
60 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

White truffles menu was superb
I can still taste the pasta !
Lamb chops should have been more firmer / browned on the outside .
The desert was also very good .
Will definitely try going again soon in the white truffles
season .

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Dear Skippi, thank you so much for showing your appreciation & love for Il Baretto! We are delighted to hear you had a great time with us and we are looking forward to see you again and again! xx

Report
SL
vipScottL
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A tad underwhelming. Good for lunch.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear Scott, thank you for writing a review for Il Baretto! x

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

My fried was allergic to calamari and was vegetarian, only to have calamari mixed with her courgette fritti. Disappointing reaction when we told the staff who became argumentative. A shame, considering this had become a favourite restaurant.

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 December 2019

Dear, I am really sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience at Il Baretto! I hope to see you here again and we would have the pleasure to look after you much better! x

Report
M
Mauigrl
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. Especially the white truffle menu

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 16 December 2019

Thank you for awesome review! We are really happy you have enjoyed and loved your experience with us! x

Report
c
vipcharlesk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Even with reservation you hAve to wait half hour for your table adding waiting time for order taken that is an hour after arrival! Food so so .

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 27 November 2019

Dear Charles, We are extremely sorry to hear that we haven't met your expectations. We do thank you for your feedback as it shows us what we need to improve. We do hope that you can give us another opportunity to host you...and delight you. Regards, Guest relations manager

Report
SK
vipSKIPPY
London
60 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Super white truffles pasta
The white truffles pizza was also great but a bit too
pricey !
Steak was very well cooked .

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Responded on 27 November 2019

Dear Skippy, We are glad to read that you enjoyed our special white truffle from Umbria. We do look forward to hosting you soon. Regards, Guest relations manager