L'ulivo Villiers Street

4.5
761 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Welcome to L'ulivo Villiers Street!
Here at lulivo (pronounced looleevoh) we are passionate about our food and our customers, full stop, that simple.
There is no better feeling then delivering a great service and knowing you guys are tucking into a great dish.
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What 761 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaS
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'ulivio is a consistently high standard restaurant. The food is excellent and tbe service is friendly and efficient.

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geraldjames
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice of dishes and wines t sensible prices.

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sapper
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very convenient restaurant when visiting the National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. The food is good, the staff are helpful and it is handy for the tube stations.

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WendyO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit this restaurant whenever we are in the Charing Cross area - it is our 'go to place. Food is excellent and the staff are friendly, courteous and efficient. I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough.

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katy
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely authentic Italian food. Good friendly service. Convenient location for theatreland.

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MiamiS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent friendly and quick service lovely setting

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Sanklo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

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Smina
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really friend place with a good and relaxing atmosphere! Really good food and not over priced. Will definitely go back

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cianiw
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing food, staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was amazing. If you want the perfect date setting come here.

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Mari
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good so far. good ambience. good service. affordable price.

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PatriciaS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love L'ulivo - relaxed atmosphere, good food and great service.

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vipRegE
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I go there specifically for the sea bass. Yum! They have also redecorated, which made for a more pleasant dining experience.

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vipVarshaS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perhaps one of two of my favourite Italians in Newcastle! Can’t wait for my next visit!

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PatriciaS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, excellent service - we will be back! 😊

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cnc4London
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the staff charming. Very good value lunch menu.

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Meags
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Chicken wings are not the best however the seafood pasta was lovely. Not a great dessert wine either

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Second time here, overall very good, but it’s very busy therefore somewhat noisy. I ordered a beer and by the time it arrived I’d finished my meal. Staff are polite and I would definitely return. You need to reserve in advance. 4 stars.

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MikeG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pizza in london - try pizza gitana

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VivienJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and good service. Have visited several times. Only downside are the toilets which are in need of some attention.

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Fuzzy
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good bustling atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. Varied menu and good quality dishes. Have been there several times and will continue to be my first choice for a meal in that area.

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GillG
Aberdeen
9 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make booking, food was plentiful and very tasty. Good value for money xo soldering in central London.

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Hyggeandsea
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Italian restaurant in the centre of the city. Food great and nice vibe.

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vipSusan
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pretheatre meal, service was good and timely.

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MaggyH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat before the theatre. Service is very quick and it’s great to be able to go somewhere that isn’t a Chain restaurant.
This is about the 6th time we have eaten here and the food was very good as always

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LindseyC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, large food portions, seafood pizza is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I came here for a lovely pre-cinema meal. We shared a bottle of very nice Prosecco, I had the lasagne and my partner had a pasta. The food was well cooked and well presented, with quite large portions- so in that manner it was good value for money. It was easy to get the attention of the wait staff and they were friendly and attentive. The prices are due to the location, but it had a lovely atmosphere (if not fairly loud) and was overall very enjoyable. I think I would happily go back.

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good, but clearly none of the staff subscribe to the theory of 'Service with a smile'

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Gordon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is authentic and well made. The stakes are large and very tender. Pasta well cooked and lovely sauce. My fish was excellent. Choice of dessert is limited but all very well done. Drinks are reasonable. A real plus point is the service, attentive without pushy. It can be a bit noisy but nothing to worry about

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LynneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, nice wine, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. We were seated immediately- what’s not to like.

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MichaelL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always with a very friendly approach and location close by most theatres- frequent customer!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Food is great. Have a small menu for kids if required. Definitely recommend booking in advance. Always very busy, but you can understand why with the great food and location.

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RobinG
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly reception, very good food quickly served in pleasant surroundings at a reasonably price.
Very pleased we booked this restaurant. Would do it again.

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VickiC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible. Booked for 6.30 on Saturday. Finally got to a table at 7.10 - no explanation, apology or even a smile. When we did get seated we didn't get served until we flagged down a waitress. She didn't write out order down and subsequently our Tortellino was forgotten. The food was poor, other than the lasagne which, to be fair, was delicious. The mozeralla balls were tasteless, the pizzas were average and the tortellino was raw. When we asked for it to be cooked again there was no apology we were just told it was supposed to be like that. We should've been suspicious by the bags of tesco and asda dried pasta that were being used as decoration beside our table! Have been here a few times before but that will be our last unfortunately. £140 for the worst meal we've had in London for ages. Such a shame.

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Codyboy
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Italian food prepared beautifully in cozy surroundings

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Ollicamm
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant we ate here before our theatre trip. Staff were friendly and efficient and the food was fantastic. Good quality Italian and good portion sizes

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MartynL
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bruschetta dissapointing as it was rasther tastless probably due to the tomatoes.

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vipRichardG
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great pizza, pasta and more near Covent Garden. Good value for central London.

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Nore
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not very special. Most of the ingredients were straight from a can, example Salmon Nicoise salad had just packaged smoked salmon not a real piece of baked salmon as one would expect on a proper Nicoise.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good and choice excellent for a vegetarian. Large garlic bread great. Main meals nice and hot with plenty of options. Puddings on the expensive side for the size given, but very nice. TLadies toilets are cozy.

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WendyP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service was timely and accurate. Spent a very enjoyable long lunch with no pressure to rush.

FAQs

L'ulivo Villiers Street offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3441 3012.

L'ulivo Villiers Street is rated 4.5 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.