L'ulivo Villiers Street

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Italian

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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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L'ulivo Villiers Street Private Dining

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TR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a good time with three friends. We all enjoyed the food. The staff was friendly. Having an Italian in our party helped maybe a little further ;-) And for our birthday boy the restaurant produced a yummy cake with candles. Excellent service!

EN
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place close to the theatre where we could have a chat. Food lovely, service slick and friendly so we were not late.

E
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and nice atmosphere. It’s also nice to go to a restaurant that isn’t part of a huge chain

F
West Sussex
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as ever.
One our favourite restaurants for a lovely atmosphere, good service and great food

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, nice and quiet at lunch time. Great service.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have come with others to this restaurant for a number of years. The menu has a lot of choice and the food has always been excellent; the staff is very attentive. When full the restaurant can be a bit noisy and it would be helpful to have a bannister on the left side of the staircase.

GB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good but they didn't have the offers as suggested on Open Table - no set menu for £15 and the pre Theatre menu was more expensive than advertised on Open Table.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place for a tasty meal with a great ambience. Service was slick and efficient and a great location

TF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Especially useful as we were goi g to the theatre. Eaten here many tines and never disappoints

J
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious spaghetti with authentic Italian flavour.
Disabled note: WCs are downstairs.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We thought we had booked a traditional Italian restaurant . The mushroom risotto was very stodgy and left an aftertaste in your mouth . We actually had two courses in 30ins everything was so rushed

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Big portions of food so better come here hungry. Garlic bread a bit too salty for my likings but otherwise food nice and piping hot.

RO
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed the food and the service at this really nice restaurant in a good location in a busy area in London

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived 10 minutes before our booking but were seated straight away. The service was great, staff friendly and food Good. We would go there again.

VH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It wasn't busy when we arrived so it should have been easier for the waiting staff to manage our table. We are asked on 3 separate occasions for our drinks order which didn't fill us with confidence that it was being processed. Then two of our meals arrived at the same time but the 3rd meal, a pizza had been forgotten so we had to wait whilst that was cooked. On this occasion it ruin our food as the pasta dishes were too hot to eat anyway so by the time the pizza arrived it had cooled down. I had lasagna which was disappointing as the sauce was tasty but there wasn't much meat and tomato filling; it might have looked more attractive with a salad garnish or a side salad and garlic bread should have been offered as an extra recommended option. The table staff were friendly but the Matradee a bit abrupt as we didn't know if we were supposed to follow her to our table of if she'd gone off to check availability.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, in particular the pizza and Lasagne- A-mazing

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always come here pre-theatre or when meeting friends from a train at Charing X. So convenient and authentic, tasty Italian food. Reasonably priced drinks too.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food friendly courteous staff. Great location, it was a rather noisy but we enjoyed our family dinner before the theatre.

J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food as usual although can be a bit loud!

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I go here often. It is easy to get to - very close to Charring Cross station and Embankment Underground.

The food is Italian, tasty and good value.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a lovely restaurant but a bit too noisy. Food and service great. Would go again but maybe sit downstairs if able.

MP
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came here just before going to see Fiddler on the Roof nearby. The waiters were very attentive most of the time, although because it was quite busy on the evening we went there were a couple of moments where we asked for something but they forgot or we had to ask again. That being said, our experience at Lulivo was a positive one. The food which we ordered was delicious. I loved the Lulivo burger which was not too big but had a great combination of burger, sauce, lettuce and tomato. My choice of dessert, the Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake with raspberry sauce was the best part of the meal. Overall, I would recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere to eat before going to the theatre that delivers a good service with lovely food.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited the restaurant with our 4 grandchildren aged between 6 and 13 prior to a theatre visit.
We originally started off with the children’s menu but then they all wanted to change to diverse meals. The waitress remembered everything without writing it down. The only downside was they had no mayonnaise and offered me tomato ketchup to put on my salad!!! We have eaten there before and definitely will again.

J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Been here many times. Food is very good but can be very busy so booking recommended. Staff are friendly and if you have a big group there is extra seating downstairs.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is wonderful and the food superb! My only complaint is that to leave and pay the bill is a major logistical exercise and can take thirty minutes!!!!

SJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic friendly & effecient service . Food was great and overall experience first class

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food fantastic service. Very reasonable

RW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place in the middle of London

Keep it up

Richard

TP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Arrived appx 10 minutes before agreed booking and waited for friends before orderingwhen friends arrived were served promptly (male waiter had a slight problem understanding English) BUT NOT A PROBLEM, believe he was in training.
In conclusion a very pleasant lunch and returning next week. Who knows may even get %* then.

Thank you

TC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time had by all the stags

The Georgian waitress who looked after us was superb !

Thanks

I
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian experience in Westminister. Food, drinks and ambience were perfect for our family of four!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very very good I love this restaurant

SC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Unexpectedly good food and reasonably priced Italian right by Charing Cross. Member of out party was misgendered though so service rated low

KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

service was excellent but the food was a little disappointing. I had the Tuna nicoise and it had tinned tuna and frozen green beans - not really what you would expect.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Normally go to Lu,livo Leicester Square a shame this has closed unfortunately no where near as nice, rubbish position and atmosphere not so good, food and service good but do not think we will return.

NB
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service and good food, large portions which were very tasty and hot.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is located on an extremely busy street in central London, close to clubs and bars.
Our group of 9 people sat downstairs and we were lucky to have a whole floor to ourselves. Despite this, the staff were very attentive, making sure they were available and checking in on us frequently. Most importantly, the staff were having fun and happily answered any requests.
The food and drink arrived quickly and everyone enjoyed their dishes.
When it came to paying, they happily split our bill.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food

a
London
52 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was nice to find this restaurant so close to the Playhouse theatre. good food, friendly staff

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, staff super-friendly and attentive. Thoroughly recommend but make sure you book. It gets very, very busy.

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