The Top Italian Restaurants in London

The OpenTable Team

Britain’s love affair with Italian food is in full swing, and nowhere is this more evident than in London. Adventurous diners can discover tiny trattorias serving perfect pasta, and award-winning contemporary giants are playing with inventive and creative fusion menus. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best Italian spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You'll find everything from heavenly slices to delicate arancini to everything in between, all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Let's dig in.

Restaurants:Zafferano Restaurant, Daphne's, Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Belgravia, South Kensington, Marylebone

Zafferano Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Belgravia
1,090 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Lunch
Zafferano is a well-established favorite in Belgravia, London, with 20 years of experience serving top-notch Italian cuisine. Their use of fresh, seasonal produce gives the menu a Read more
96% recommended
Business Meals in South West London
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Daphne's

££££·Italian·
South Kensington
1,175 reviews
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
When talking about Daphne’s, it is impossible to avoid the word “elegance.” The beautiful decor and charming ambience of this Chelsea restaurant is sure to take one’s breath away. Read more
98% recommended
Child Friendly in London
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Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
763 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Romance
  • Authentic
A lively restaurant located in central London, Il Baretto is a great place to meet with friends for a drink and some classic Italian food. The contemporary-style bar in the basemenRead more
84% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in West End London

Novikov - Italian Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,310 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Novikov offers a truly unique experience. They serve two different cuisines in the same building in Mayfair with a different ambience to go with each. One half of the restaurant seRead more
83% recommended

Taberna Etrusca

££££·Italian·
Bank
898 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Located next to Bow Bells Churchyard, Taberna Etrusca is a popular place for wedding receptions and other private functions, as well as casual dining. This trattoria-style restauraRead more
94% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in City of London

Canto Corvino

££££·Italian·
Liverpool Street
512 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Canto Corvino is a great place to dine at any time of day, with a great selection of breakfast and lunchtime choices as well as evening dining. Many diners choose this hidden gem, Read more
92% recommended
Best Food in City of London

Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,367 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Is Bocca di Lupo the best Italian in London? Plenty of diners certainly think so. Bocca di Lupo is in the heart of Soho, making it the perfect spot to start an exciting night out. Read more
94% recommended
Italian in West End London
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2 Veneti

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,256 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Diners are fans of 2 Veneti for a myriad of reasons. The cozy, comfortable ambience and authentic vibe of this restaurant pair up nicely with the exciting and varied Venetian menuRead more
96% recommended

Fiume

££££·Italian·
Battersea
167 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • People Watching
Fiume means river in Italian, which is very appropriate as this classy restaurant sits right on the bank of the River Thames in Battersea. As expected from such a location, the terRead more
100% recommended
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Edera Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Holland Park
299 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals
Edera is the place people go when looking for good, simple Italian food cooked to perfection and served in style. Diners often comment on the precise presentation of the food, whicRead more
91% recommended
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La Tagliata Fitzrovia

££££·Italian·
Fitzrovia
64 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
La Tagliata sits in Fitzrovia, making it a fabulous location to visit for business or pleasure. The food is authentic and cooked to traditional recipes, appealing to diners who holRead more
92% recommended
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Al Duca

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
1,274 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Al Duca is a great choice for the diner looking for the best Italian in London Center. Al Duca’s menu consists of good, hearty, traditional Italian dishes, often with an optional mRead more
92% recommended

Briciole Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
999 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in the heart of central London, Briciole is a beautiful combination of a traditional trattoria, a deli, and a cafe bar, all wrapped up in one beautiful package. Diners loveRead more
98% recommended
Afternoon Coffee in London

Osteria Dell' Angolo

££££·Italian·
Westminster
938 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Osteria Dell’Angolo is certainly a treasure of Westminster. They offer a delightful combination of contemporary and classic Italian dishes. There's also a comprehensive wine list wRead more
96% recommended

Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca

££££·Italian·
Pimlico
923 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in the stylish district of Pimlico, Gustoso may surprise diners with its combination of excellent Italian cuisine and reasonable prices. Gustoso boasts a full bar as well aRead more
100% recommended
Italian in South West London

Demartino

££££·Italian·
Fitzrovia
425 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Demartino is a warm and welcoming Italian restaurant located just around the corner from Regent’s Park. The interior decor includes old black-and-white photos, creating a friendly Read more
100% recommended

Caravaggio

££££·Italian·
Fenchurch Street
891 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
A truly cultured restaurant, Caravaggio offers excellent modern Italian cuisine served in style with an Art Deco interior and a buzzing atmosphere. The building is a former bankingRead more
86% recommended
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Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
2,109 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Situated in the center of the prestigious Mayfair area, Sartoria is an exciting and glamorous restaurant for lovers of Italian cuisine. Perhaps the most noteworthy part of this timRead more

Hai Cenato

££££·Italian·
Victoria
731 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Hai Cenato is a delightful testament to New York’s Little Italy. Diners adore the intriguing New York style in this Italian eatery. The mouth-watering food and superb service wows Read more
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Quirinale Restaurant - Permanently Closed

££££·Italian·
Westminster
558 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Business Meals
Many of the ingredients in Quirinale come directly from Italy, lending this restaurant a truly authentic flavor. Their in-house sommelier can offer even the most discerning diner aRead more
100% recommended
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