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
1,059 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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
100% recommended
Best Food in London
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Daphne's

££££·Italian·
South Kensington
1,150 reviews
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
Lunch in South West London
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Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
741 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

Novikov - Italian Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,261 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
81% recommended
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Taberna Etrusca

££££·Italian·
Bank
861 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
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
89% recommended
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Canto Corvino

££££·Italian·
Liverpool Street
489 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Cosy
  • Authentic
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
86% recommended
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Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,354 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
95% recommended
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2 Veneti

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,189 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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
98% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in West End London
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Fiume

££££·Italian·
Battersea
164 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
297 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
1,264 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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
95% recommended

Briciole Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
982 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
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
Fit for Foodies in West End London
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Osteria Dell' Angolo

££££·Italian·
Westminster
931 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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
100% recommended

Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca

££££·Italian·
Pimlico
902 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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
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Demartino

££££·Italian·
Fitzrovia
415 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
892 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
2,114 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Lunch
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
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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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