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Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

4.5
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706 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 706 People Are Saying
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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
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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vipRosey
New York Area
10 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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