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The Top Italian Restaurants in London

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 09 November 2023

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.

A photo of Zafferano Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1204)
£26 to £40
Italian
Belgravia
About the restaurant
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 of life, while preserving a delightfully traditional feel. Diners are quick to notice the excellent service and exciting multinational wine list. This is certainly a restaurant deserving of the many accolades it has received over the years.
Top review
Vickylevy
Dined on 1 Jan 2023
Delicioussss
A photo of Daphne's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1534)
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
South Kensington
About the restaurant
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 Cross, it’s the perfect place for the diner who likes to hit the shops before treating themselves to a decadent Italian lunch. Great for group bookings as well, Daphne’s has a wonderful private dining area in their stunning Conservatory room. Diners are often pleasantly surprised by the fact that this is a dog-friendly restaurant.
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ArbaDvip
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful venue and lovely staff. The food portions are good too and when it comes to pasta you can select from small and large portions, giving you choice to match your appetite
A photo of Taberna Etrusca restaurant
4.5
4.5 (797)
£26 to £40
Italian
Bank
About the restaurant
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 atmosphere with efficient service and a warm, traditional ambience. Diners are fans of the extensive menu and pleasantly surprised by the fact that there are buffet options as well. It also boasts a truly beautiful courtyard for summertime dining, as well as a marquee in December to make extra room for Christmas parties.
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Sruthanachvip
Dined on 23 Nov 2023
Reliable Italian restaurant in the heart of the City of London
A photo of 2 Veneti restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1669)
£26 to £40
Italian
Mayfair
About the restaurant
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 the heart of central London, making it easy to find for any avid foodie, whether they’re local to London or just visiting. This restaurant’s passion for food is evident in their generous portions; fast, efficient service; and traditional Venetian flavors.
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Hampden
Dined 2 days ago
I've been here multiple time and it never disappoints. Food great, staff great and very knowledgeable and professional and ambience great. I'll be back!!
A photo of Fiume restaurant
4.1
4.1 (422)
£26 to £40
Italian
Battersea
About the restaurant
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 restaurant offers an unparalleled riverside view that is as enjoyable as the delicious food! The Southern Italian cuisine on the menu gives this place an exciting Mediterranean vibe and diners love the varied wine list.
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TopGourmet
Dined 7 days ago
It all worked fine - very good quality of food, buzy atmosphere and lovely, warm natured waitress - well done Fiume!
A photo of Al Duca restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1271)
£26 to £40
Italian
Piccadilly
About the restaurant
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 variety. Diners are quick to compliment the outstanding service as well as the food and classy decor. The interior has a lot of terracotta and olive tones, which makes it feel very traditional while still being sleek and airy. Even the bread in this place is so good that diners remember it after a great evening at Al Duca.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Very enjoyable, favourite west end meeting place for our clients
A photo of Briciole Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1536)
£25 and under
Italian
Marylebone
About the restaurant
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 manages to retain a relaxed, casual atmosphere while offering extremely fast and efficient service. This is certainly a worthwhile trip out for anyone who enjoys authentic Italian food and al fresco dining in the warmer months. Diners often recommend the cured meats and cheeses.
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laurascagvip
Dined on 1 Jan 2023
We just moved to London and Briciole has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants in the city. It has the feel of the neighborhood restaurant, but the quality and the service are absolutely outstanding.
A photo of Osteria Dell' Angolo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (987)
£26 to £40
Italian
Westminster
About the restaurant
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 any budget. Diners are often particularly impressed with the seafood options on the menu, with the baby octopus and scallops firm favorites of regulars. Osteria Dell’Angolo’s head chef takes inspiration from his Italian grandmother, who gave him an appreciation for good home cooking and fresh, Italian produce.
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Phil
Dined 4 days ago
The food was excellent and the wine list allowed a perfect complement. Despite a full house the service was exemplary and friendly.
A photo of Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1008)
£26 to £40
Italian
Pimlico
About the restaurant
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-style restaurant. It's a great place to meet for drinks or enjoy an aperitif before indulging in a deliciously authentic Italian meal. This mouth-watering food is all the more tempting due to seasonal produce that gives the menu a traditional tone. Check out the exciting daily specials on offer at what could be the best Italian in London.
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RobH
Dined 3 days ago
A wonderful restaurant with exemplary and attentive staff. Food choices were varied and the portions/taste matched the quality of the welcome & service we received. This was not my first visit and I would definitely revisit.
A photo of Demartino restaurant
4.7
4.7 (843)
£25 and under
Italian
Fitzrovia
About the restaurant
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 great talking points for a perfect romantic night out or a celebratory get-together. The food includes classics like penne all'arrabiata, showcasing the great flavors of the Mediterranean. Save room for the limoncello served at the end of the meals.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Literally best Pasta I have ever had - Black Truffle Gnocchi outstanding and for central London incredible pricing
A photo of Caravaggio restaurant
4.4
4.4 (708)
£26 to £40
Italian
Fenchurch Street
About the restaurant
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 location near Leadenhall Market and still retains its original high, ornate ceiling. Diners will appreciate the soft jazz music that adds to the ambience and class of Caravaggio. Of course, the food is as beautiful as the decor. Caravaggio offers a range of exciting modern dishes that are always served with meticulous precision and attention to presentation.
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pjw2vip
Dined on 18 Oct 2023
Have been many times for business lunches and always have a good meal and are well looked after by the team at Caravaggio. Will definitely be back
A photo of Sartoria restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1932)
£41 and over
Italian
Oxford Circus
About the restaurant
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 building is the heated terrace. It makes al fresco dining there a pleasure, even in winter! There's big praise for the truffles and cocktails served here, as well the helpful and attentive waiters. The restaurant also boasts two private dining areas for group bookings and a vast wine cellar. Enjoy some of the best Italian in London in some of the most luxurious surroundings.
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MarkZ
Dined on 24 Nov 2023
Sublime food and great ambience. Very attentive service
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