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Piazza Restaurant

4.3
4.3
323 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

In the very heart of London, just steps from the madness of Leicester Square is Piazza, a very Italian restaurant in a very British location. A family run eatery for seventeen years, Piazza is renowned for a welcome which will transport visitors from the impersonal, crowded West End to a tiny Italian village. Traditional in every sense, from the green awning over the glass frontage to the simple white walls and dark wood furniture of the rustic interior, Piazza gives a sense of comfort even before the food arrives. On the menu, you’ll find everything from authentic bruschetta, to great seafood, to deliciously fresh pizzas, and the most popular pasta dishes too. Surprisingly affordable, Piazza makes a wonderful pre-theatre stop-off, or, thanks to incredible lunch offers, a fantastic place to take a break between shopping and sightseeing.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Open Daily: 12pm - 12am

  • Phone number

    020 7379 6867

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Pane e Olive

  • Mixed Marinated Olives£3.70

    • Pane all'Aglio£4.55

      Garlic bread

      • Pane al Formaggio£4.95

        Garlic bread with cheese

        • Bruschetta Originale£5.95

          Oven baked bread topped with tomato, black olives, garlic and basil

          • Bruschetta ai Funghi£6.30

            Garlic bread topped with rocket, mushrooms in a garlic butter

            Antipasti

            • Zuppa del Giorno£5.95

              Home made soup of the day served with bread and butter

              • Caprese£6.65

                Buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and olive oil

                • Cozze Marinara£8.45

                  Mussels sautéed in olive oil, garlic, onion, white wine in a tomato sauce

                  • Calamari Fritti£7.45

                    Crispy rings of squid with a tartar dip

                    • Scamorza in Carrozza£6.65

                      Smoked mozzarella in breadcrumbs served with grilled courgette and a spicy sausage sauce

                      • Antipasto Misto

                        Parma ham, salami, mortadella, mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, olives and sliced garlic bread

                        • Small£8.65
                        • Large£10.95

                      Pasta

                      • Spaghetti Bolognese£12.55

                        Rich bolognese sauce with fresh basil

                        • Linguine Gamberoni e Zucchine£13.55

                          Prawns and courgette in a garlic and crushed chilli olive oil

                          • Spaghetti Carbonara£12.55

                            Pancetta in a cream sauce

                            • Tagliatelle alla Romana£12.95

                              Chicken, mushroom, cherry tomatoes, red onions, garlic in a creamy white wine sauce

                              • Spaghetti Pescatora£13.95

                                Clams, mussels, calamari, anchovy, artichoke, olives in a white wine tomato sauce

                                • Ravioli Giardiniera£13.55

                                  Courgette, chilli, spinach and parmesan in a garlic butter sauce

                                  • Rigatoni Pollo Piccante£12.95

                                    Spicy chicken, chilli, garlic, mushrooms, spinach in a red tomato pesto sauce

                                    • Lasagna al Forno£12.85

                                      A four layer lasagna made with egg pasta, bolognese and béchamel sauce

                                      • Risotto Veneziana£13.55

                                        Rice served with mushrooms, aubergine, broccoli, peppers and onions in a tomato sauce

                                        • Risotto Frutti di Mare£13.95

                                          Rice with prawns, mussels, courgettes, spinach, calamari in a creamy saffron and white wine sauce

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                                          What 323 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          4.3
                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.3Food
                                          • 4.2Service
                                          • 3.9Ambience
                                          • 4.3Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. S

                                            Simon

                                            London

                                            41 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            41 reviews

                                            Dined on 16 March 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Excellent place in the middle of town, I'll certainly be adding it to the list of place to frequent in future. We ordered a mix of pasta, mussels, chicken and a sharing board and all of it was high quality. The portions were ample (as was the wine!), it all arrived quickly enough for us as we were pre-theatre. I had a small issue when I tried to pay with an OpenTable cheque as they hadn't heard of them! Not the first time I've tried to use it, I blame OpenTable for this not the restaurant! Clearly they need to communicate better. The staff there couldn't have been nicer and gave a discount for the confusion. They certainly didn't need to do that and I was really impressed, this kind of great customer service is how you get loyal customers, I certainly am one now!

                                          2. SP

                                            StuartP

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 5 March 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nice restaurant. Good food and service. Would recommend

                                          3. c

                                            carolef

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 25 February 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was cooked fresh full of flavour staff were so polite will definitely be going back

                                          4. JW

                                            JanW

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 19 February 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very efficient. Food and service Both very good. Would recommend this restaurant.

                                          5. M

                                            Marian

                                            Devon

                                            11 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on 14 February 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Brilliant evening. Great food and location.

                                          6. SN

                                            SueN

                                            Buckinghamshire

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 14 February 2020

                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                            Food lovely. We arrived early and were asked 4 times if we were ready to order by3 different members of staff. the rule of thumb is if our heads are still down and looking at the menu, then we are not ready to order. We were then visited twice to confirm our meal was ok. I would suggest only one member of staff is responsible for checking each table. Would also like to have seen more vegan options. The waitress didn’t seem to understand the difference between vegan and vegetarian.... namely cheese.

                                          7. V

                                            Veggiediner

                                            Aberdeen

                                            27 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            27 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 February 2020

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Restaurant was very busy (the only one I liked the look of that I could find at short notice for pre-theatre dinner on a Saturday night) but we were seated quickly even though we were a little early and the service was excellent.

                                          8. GP

                                            GaryP

                                            London

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 28 January 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had a lovely meal here. Food was delicious and service was great.

                                          9. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Hertfordshire

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 24 January 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were served quickly and staff were very friendly.

                                          10. JW

                                            JozieW

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 18 January 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Went for a pre-theatre meal. 8 of us ranging from ages 6-74. all catered for nicely and with ease. Just a point the restaurant is on two floors so if you struggle to walk select ground floor, also toilets in the basement so bear that in mind. that was the only point really - which cant really be helped. staff was friendly, fast efficient, without feeling pestered or rushed. We booked for 5.30 and gald we did, within 30 mins it was so busy!

                                          11. F

                                            Fredde

                                            Berlin

                                            2 reviews

                                            1.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 18 January 2020

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            Horrible place! Waited more than 1,5 hours on our food. Told us only 5 more minutes several times. Then tried to bill us 3 extra steaks. No apologies Never going back

                                          12. t

                                            tophat

                                            London

                                            60 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            60 reviews

                                            Dined on 7 January 2020

                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                            Another good pre-theatre meal. Prompt service and good size portions. You have to ask for the set menu, they don’t offer it. Restaurant was much quieter than usual, probably post Christmas.

                                          13. A

                                            Atticus

                                            Yorkshire

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 28 December 2019

                                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                                            Lovely food, chilli linguine lush, waiting staff run ragged, but pleasent.

                                          14. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 21 December 2019

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            The restaurant had excellent food, great service and the location is bang in the middle of London. There were 11 of us and everyone enjoyed their meals. The price was really good too, really good

                                          15. RJ

                                            RichardJ

                                            Cheshire

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 20 December 2019

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Lovely little restaurant off Leicester Square. Very friendly and lovely food.

                                          16. GR

                                            GRA1980

                                            London

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 29 November 2019

                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                            Good little restaurant in the west end! Good food & service!

                                          17. SB

                                            ScottB

                                            Hampshire

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on 16 November 2019

                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                            Lovely food, very friendly staff. Ideal pre-theatre food especially if you are with children. We will be back

                                          18. S

                                            Space

                                            London

                                            41 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            41 reviews

                                            Dined on 15 November 2019

                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                            Very disappointing, I'm not sure how this place had a 4 star review, uness it was an off night. Main courses were so so, the fish oily instead of crispy, the veg cold and the fries soggy, we asked them to put them back in the fryer for and one set came back crispy, the others were done again from scratch and as soggy as the first. G&T was passable, but in the classic pre-tonic revolution vein. Service was unremarkable, very few diners and no atmosphere at all.

                                          19. V

                                            Victoria

                                            Edinburgh

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on 2 November 2019

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Went for dinner before the theatre, and was very pleasantly surprised by this lovely little restaurant. The staff were friendly, service quick but not rushed at all and the food was excellent!! Great find in a great location!!

                                          20. MM

                                            MargueriteM

                                            Glasgow

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 26 October 2019

                                            overall4food3service2ambience2

                                            Convenient for theatre however service is rather slow....I think if they were a bit more aware that 99% of customers are going to a show so could be a bit more attentive and quicker serving/bringing bill

                                          21. R

                                            Ricardo

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 25 October 2019

                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                            Amazing food with a very quick service and friendly staff. I highly recommend it!

                                          22. M

                                            Maddie

                                            London

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 24 October 2019

                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                            A small family restaurant that serves great Italian food. Service was swift. The only negative is that I found the restaurant quite draughty at times. I would come back to eat at this restaurant.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 19 September 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Great meal - food was affordable and tasted great, great for pre-show dinner. Recommend the Carbonara :)

                                          24. W

                                            Wilyone

                                            London

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on 5 September 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Early evening dinner before the theatre. Tasty food, good service, good value for money and great location.

                                          25. AD

                                            AnnaD

                                            London

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 30 July 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Excellent family run Italian restaurant right next to Leicester Square station. Good, freshly cooked food at reasonable prices for the area - would definitely recommend

                                          26. t

                                            theatrelover

                                            London

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on 22 June 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Friendly prompt service. Ideal for a pre theatre meal.

                                          27. AC

                                            AmyC

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 18 May 2019

                                            overall3food3service3ambience1

                                            Booked several weeks in advance. We were seated upstairs completely on our own so there was no ambience/atmosphere at all. The table was booked for 6.30, we were told at 7.45 that there was a private party booked in so we needed to pay the bill and vacate the table. If we had been told this in advance we would have booked an earlier slot or booked to go somewhere else rather than feeling rushed to pay and leave. Also being sat upstairs on our own (even though the barman was very pleasant and good service) made the evening feel quite flat.

                                          28. L

                                            Lilli

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 17 May 2019

                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                            The service is friendly and fast. You get your meal very fast. This is a good restaurant before you visit a theatre.

                                          29. LC

                                            LexiC

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 25 April 2019

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            Hello, Thanks so much for accommodating our group last week. What a lovely place! The only reason I gave 4/5 is that when I got a takeaway box it was STYROFOAM. I think that it's important to keep abreast to what is happening in the world and environment at the moment and help as much as we can by providing environmentally friendly options for all things. Would definitely recommend this place though! Great staff and lovely atmosphere. Also, prices were surprisingly reasonable for Downtown London. Thanks again, Lexi

                                          30. JJ

                                            JoJo

                                            London

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 April 2019

                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                            Lovely authentic Italian restaurant. Unassuming and great atmosphere. Loved how cosy and relaxed it felt - make sure you book pre theatre as it is very busy and not a big restaurant.

                                          31. MG

                                            MarjorieG

                                            West Sussex

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 16 March 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Good Italian well cooked food with attentive service. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. So convenient too, right opposite a tube station.

                                          32. AL

                                            AlanL

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 9 March 2019

                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                            Good value restaurant opposite Leicester Square tube . Food very good only downside we were seated at the end of the restaurant near the till and back door which when opened was cold draught

                                          33. T

                                            Tmum

                                            London

                                            6 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on 7 March 2019

                                            overall3food4service4ambience3

                                            We ate here on Thursday evening before going to the theatre. Service was prompt but we did not feel hurried at all. Food good and substantial portions. Feels like home cooking. Only downside was that the restaurant is small and we felt a little cramped. We would certainly visit again for a pre-theatre meal.

                                          34. M

                                            joeM

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 22 February 2019

                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                            very good as usual nice restaurant in great location will be back

                                          35. F

                                            Flav

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 15 February 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Perfect with the family, every body been helpful and kind, and great great food!

                                          36. VC

                                            VickyC

                                            London

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 February 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great little find in the heart of the West End, friendly & attentive staff great value food and massive portions, what more could you ask for!

                                          37. S

                                            Soo2

                                            East Sussex

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 19 January 2019

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            A great find, good food and ambiance close to Leicester Sq tube. Moderate prices for West End

                                          38. P

                                            Patsy1947

                                            London

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 19 January 2019

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            I visited this restaurant for a pre-theatre dinner. It's small and family run with excellent service. The food was delicious and the portions generous. Would highly recommend the fried calamari and the spicy chicken pasta. Altogether a very pleasant dining experience right in the centre of theatre land. Definitely a cut above the surrounding Italian chain restaurants.

                                          39. EC

                                            EdwardC

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 18 January 2019

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            a lovely start to a theatre evening. menu looked good. Servings were very good (and big!). service was fast and responsive

                                          40. r

                                            ron10

                                            London

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 January 2019

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            Very good authentic Italian service not bad very small restaurant that can get busy.

                                          FAQs

                                          Piazza Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 323 OpenTable diners

                                          Permanently Closed

                                          This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                          • Area

                                            Leicester Square

                                          • Hours of Operation

                                            Open Daily: 12pm - 12am

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Italian

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress Code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Payment Options

                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Additional

                                            Beer, Wheelchair Access

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