Beso London

4.1
346 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Beso is an Italian neighborhood restaurant in the heart of #CoventGarden
Colorful dishes, the lightest, healthiest, organic the best sourdough pizzas, fresh pastas, full of flavor and sexy designed for sharing over a cocktail, glass of wine, or mint tea, vegetarian friendly, gluten free and vegan options, the experience of A real Italian.

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 346 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.9
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3.9
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KatW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/service/atmosphere. Lovely place to go before the theatre.

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Mazerati
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific authentic Italian food with warm friendly service.

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SuzanneG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice meal, nothing fancy.
Overall we enjoyed. The downside, toilets were smelly and could do with a good clean.

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raveloo
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

flavorless food and petty rushed, won't be returning

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CluskerK
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Great food, great music, food being cooked in front of us! Amazing night!

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DanH
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Not at all like the pictures!! it's a shaggy pizza place in the middle of touristy/busy street.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great sourdough experience. Service could be a little more focussed but friendly local feeling!

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ZoeR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A table of 4 for lunch, we were the only people in the restaurant the whole time we were there! The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was delicious. It would have been nice to have some Italian music playing, but it wasn't the end of the world. We all ordered their sourdough pizzas, which were superb. The only real down side to the experience was that there's currently some major works happening in the area and this gave off an unpleasant smell that we caught a whiff of from time to time. Hopefully this won't put others off trying this lovely place.

SG
SusanG
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good good, pleasant atmosphere

DF
DaneFeechan
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was nice but service made us feel very rushed. We had a 2 hour booking but food was on the table within 10 minutes of sitting down. There’s a fine line between letting customers feel relaxed and chilled, and making them feel like you can’t wait until they’re gone to get someone else into their seat.

Would have appreciated the normal etiquette of drinks coming then food as opposed to ordering all at once and receiving all at once.

As mentioned, the food was nice.

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Yasmeen
London
28 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My friends and I met for Friday lunch in Covent Garden and ate at Beso in November 2021.

The staff where attentive, the food was good. The menu was mainly Pizza based, but there where some pasta dishes on offer.

A good lunch time meeting place providing good value food.

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vipRestoReviewer
London
70 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our family dinner at Beso, ate here for a pre-Christmas catch-up meal with my cousin and sister. The food is delicious, the wine excellent and the service really friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

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Ruchi
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the pizza, finger smacking good.

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PaulU
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I fail to see how this won restaurant of the year. The place was freezing cold the food was awful . Pizzas ordered first sent back burned (both ) second sent back wet in the middle runny cheese floating . Third arrived . Slightly more solid but left mine very poor standard . Refused to pay the service charge as the service was poor .
We would not go back . I cannot see where the good reviews for this place come from .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience here. Great sourdough pizzas and fab customer service. Yes..eat here.

JB
JaspalB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and the staff were amazing! I would be happy to go again!

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LesC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Draughty as front door didn’t close, a little run down with a pungent smell, tripped over loose tiles on toilet floor. Ran out of bread but food quite good

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vipLizAnders
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous pizza, excellent friendly service. A few more vegan options would have been ideal. The only real drawback was the cold - despite the curtain around the door, we were absolutely freezing. Someone had to hop up regularly and close the door properly after anyone entered or left. Not sure much could be done about that - it was probably the coldest night of the year.

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GlynO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The main problem was it was cold in the restaurant

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RuthM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The burrata pizza came as whole ball of cold cheese and therefore would have been better spread over the whole pizza as the pizza got cold too quickly.
Food in general was tasty

CS
ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food very good, basic Italian fresh and well done. Large choice of Pizzas but rest of menu is limited. Two of us had pasta dishes which were very good and portion size was perfect for us, may have been to small for those with a larger appetite.
Restaurant shabby and in need of an upgrade. It was a cold windy night had to ask to move tables as cold draft when door opened, which didn’t always close properly.
Would recommend for food but not the ambiance.

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ianw
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

very small Portions and not sauce in the means too

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had to contact OpenTable to reinstate my reservation to give this review because the restaurant cancelled it as soon as we complained to them. It’s as though they’re trying to avoid honest criticism…

In summary: smelly dirty toilets, disappointing food, slow service. Overpriced for the quality they were serving.

“Beef tataki” was nothing as advertised. The sad portion of beef was over cooked and not seasoned at all. Salad was not fresh and lacked any dressing. When we asked for some olive oil and vinegar the server got rude and defensive to us until we made a point of how crap it was. Ravioli Cacio e Pepe stuffing was way too salty, and the pizza soggy with the overloaded sauce.

Save your money and go elsewhere for more authentic and better Italian. Chances are the waitstaff will try turn you away even though you may have a booking / there’s empty tables in the restaurant. Now I see why

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LizzieF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant relaxed dining, amazing pasta and lovely staff!!

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Jacob
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Experience was okay, we had pizza which tasted good but bases came out soggy. Service was good and staff were nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beso had such a chilled atmosphere. The staff were delightful and the food was too good!! All We wanted to do was eat more… especially the panna cotta!

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IRed
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The pasta dish was tiny! More like a starter

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GabrielaR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food is terrible, however arrives very quickly. Compare to the food quality the prices are horrendous

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JasonC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was poor. 40 minutes between starter and main.
Very limited menu
Very over priced for what it is.
Won’t be returning

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AbbieW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best calamari I’ve ever had. Great authentic place with great ambiance and service. Would recommend.

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LottieG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and such speedy service - food arrived before I’d even returned from washing my hands!

Ideal for a pre-theatre meal :)

MB
MaryB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I went with a friend and had the salmon pasta. It tasted amazing and I really enjoyed it. I would come back here for a lunch time eat again.

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Gareth
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Had to argue for a decent table after being brusquely told our reserved early evening table for four was right next to the main door which was constantly being opened and closed on a cold evening. We were eventually re-directed to a much better table but our 'welcome' left a great deal to be desired. Our food was ok but nothing special and I had to return a hot pasta main dish that was cold right through. The restaurant was pretty busy with people coming from and going to local theatres but calmed down after 7pm when diners started to leave for their shows. The few staff working the floor were trying their best and one in particular was a star but overall our experience is not one we would care to repeat or recommend to others.

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SarahN
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice Italian, good food, good atmosphere. Would definitely go again and perfect for a quick bite to eat before going to Shaftesbury Theatre, which is 5 mins away.

PJ
PaulJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very busy but service was good. Authentic Italian food.

DG
DawnG
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok meal, seemed quite chaotic service wise - nothing special

AC
AnuC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff! Thanks for all the recommendations Emily :) Food was really delicious too

IM
IanM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really friendly staff & lovely pizza. Great evening.

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vipJann
London
27 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very buzzing pizzeria at the heart of Covent Garden, stunning sourdough pizzas, fresh ingredients, very thin base with crunchy crust, authentic Neapolitan pizzas, great value, good service highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The restaurant smelt very bad when we entered, like damp or a wet dog. The pizza was soggy and the salmon pasta was flavourless. Don’t recommend.

FAQs

Beso London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Beso London is rated 4.1 stars by 346 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.