Piazza Restaurant

4.2
298 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Quick Bite
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.
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t
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly prompt service. Ideal for a pre theatre meal.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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JJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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MG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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VC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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MT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined with my family before the theatre. Good service though waiting staff were a bit thin on the ground.Good food and reasonably priced.Would definitely eat here again .

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for family dinner before a show. Food was very good and reasonable. We have a family member with food allergies and the waiter was very attentive and made a special dish for us. Food was served quickly as we had a show to catch. Prices are very reasonable and portions are big.

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AT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for 15 for a family meal for all ages. Food was lovely and service was fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a lovely little restaurant close to the theatres and the tube station. Food is very good and well presented. Service is good but you do actually pay a service charge for this. The prices are very reasonable for the area. The tiramisu was absolutely gorgeous and was quite a generous piece. The puddings are displayed in a cabinet and all look absolutely lovely. Overall I would recommend this restaurant to anyone except maybe small children.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and the staff and service was brilluant.
The tiramisu was delicious

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EB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food with wide selection to choose from and and really friendly staff.

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O
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good pre theatre lunch with our 4 yr old grandson, all generations really enjoyed the food !

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Z
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One would expect a restaurant close to Leicester Square to be a tourist trap, but Piazza is much better than that. Quality Italian food at a fair price served by friendly staff. We'll be back again.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location just off Leicester Square, great menu, food, wine list, prices very reasonable. Would definitely recommend and would return.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, lovely atmosphere. Staff very attentive.

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Popped in after theatre. Good food and house wine at reasonable prices. We'll be back again.

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JT
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little family run Italian right in heart of Leicester Square. Food is excelkent.

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have started to come to Piazza for our evening meal everytime we are in London. We love the food the staff are very attentive and efficient. We will be back again very soon. Julie

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Centrally located, reasonably priced and unexpectedly freshly cooked Italian food-a cut above many touristy restaurants. Friendly and efficient service

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SA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasty food. The lasagne was amazing!
Child friendly and excellent service.

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely freshly cooked Italian food, something for everyone on the menu and service was excellent! A lovely meal before heading to the theatre!

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a
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Generally my wife and I had a good experience at The Piazza Restaurant, unfortunately there was a rather large and rather drunk leaving party going on in the upstairs level which was spilling over to the downstairs and outside area of the restaurant. Obviously this cannot be the responsibility of the restaurant but it was a bit unfortunate as those involved were a bit noisy. The food was fresh, good and tasty and for its location was certainly not overpriced. The staff were nice and helpful so all in all we had a good visit, maybe my review would have been 5 stars if we hadn't had to mix with the party goers.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant find. Quick service and hearty Italian food at a reasonable price.

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g
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

convenient to theatres and well organized to get food out quickly. family run restaurant with decent food and adequate service.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited Piazza Restaurant on a Saturday lunchtime. There were four of us meeting up for a pre-theatre lunch. The menu choice was great. We all choose pasta. The Spaghetti Pescatora came loaded with seafood rather than a just a few pieces showing on the top! The other dishes that were chosen were just as delicious.
The two people who attended our table were delightful, nothing was too much trouble. All in all we had a fabulous meal and were looked after very well. We had planned to go back in the afternoon for a pudding, as we were all pretty stuffed with our meal but unfortunately we didn't make it. This restaurant will definitely go on our restaurants to visit list, the next time we are in the area.

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P
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service
Clean and tidy.
Bit tight for space.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The food and the service was good but I believe the restaurant could be better decorated and better presented.

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JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a true Italophile, I always love this place. We were remembered by our waitress from previously and I could speak Italian to her.

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly welcome, efficient service, tasty Italian cuisine, good value.

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D
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic, great food, wonderful service. Just great and affordable

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