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 20. 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
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Zafferano Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Belgravia
1,027 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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
92% recommended
Italian in South West London

Daphne's

££££·Italian·
South Kensington
1,078 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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
96% recommended
Business Meals in South West London

Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
700 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
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

Novikov - Italian Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,076 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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
82% recommended

Taberna Etrusca

££££·Italian·
Bank
861 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • 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
100% recommended
Business Meals in London

Canto Corvino

££££·Italian·
Liverpool Street
466 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
93% recommended
Italian in City of London

Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,217 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
Italian in West End London
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2 Veneti

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,135 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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
95% recommended

Hai Cenato

££££·Italian·
Victoria
716 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
Pre/post theatre in South West London

Fiume

££££·Italian·
Battersea
161 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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
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Edera Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Holland Park
294 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
82% recommended

La Tagliata Fitzrovia

££££·Italian·
Fitzrovia
64 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Cosy
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
93% recommended
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Al Duca

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
1,235 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
91% recommended
Business Meals in West End London

Quirinale Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Westminster
550 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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
96% recommended
Business Meals in West End London

Briciole Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
882 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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
95% recommended

Osteria Dell' Angolo

££££·Italian·
Westminster
907 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
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
93% recommended

Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca

££££·Italian·
Pimlico
873 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
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
95% recommended

Demartino

££££·Italian·
Fitzrovia
367 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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
98% recommended
Italian in West End London

Caravaggio

££££·Italian·
Fenchurch Street
890 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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

Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
2,096 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
88% recommended
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