The Top Italian Restaurants in London

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Zafferano Restaurant, Daphne's, Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Belgravia, South Kensington, Marylebone
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Zafferano Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Belgravia
1,081 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance

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 regular new breath o...

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Daphne's

££££·Italian·
South Kensington
1,203 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • 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. Situated in Brompton...

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Most Booked in South West London
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Il Baretto Wine Bar and Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
784 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date

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 basement is the perfect pla...

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Taberna Etrusca

££££·Italian·
Bank
853 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 restaurant offers a relaxed ...

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Outdoor Eating in City of London

Canto Corvino

££££·Italian·
Liverpool Street
560 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • 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, located near the Liv...

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Notable Wine List in City of London

Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,332 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Authentic

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. This award-winning r...

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Group Bookings in London
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2 Veneti

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,289 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

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 menu. 2 Veneti resides in...

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Fiume

££££·Italian·
Battersea
167 reviews

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 terrace seating in this...

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Al Duca

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
1,251 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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 modern twist for vari...

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Briciole Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
1,057 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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 love the way Briciole ma...

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Osteria Dell' Angolo

££££·Italian·
Westminster
929 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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 with good options for...

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Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca

££££·Italian·
Pimlico
945 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

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 as its trattoria-styl...

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Italian in South West London

Demartino

££££·Italian·
Fitzrovia
467 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Group Bookings

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 atmosphere and some ...

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Neighbourhood Gem in West End London

Caravaggio

££££·Italian·
Fenchurch Street
823 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions

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 banking hall in a great loc...

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Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
1,978 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Business Meals
  • Child Friendly

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 timeless restaurant’s b...

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