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.
with cacio & pepe and sliced truffle
burrata pugliese, cherry tomato, rocket cream
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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Great food/service/atmosphere. Lovely place to go before the theatre.
Terrific authentic Italian food with warm friendly service.
Nice meal, nothing fancy.
Overall we enjoyed. The downside, toilets were smelly and could do with a good clean.
flavorless food and petty rushed, won't be returning
What a great experience. Great food, great music, food being cooked in front of us! Amazing night!
Not at all like the pictures!! it's a shaggy pizza place in the middle of touristy/busy street.
A great sourdough experience. Service could be a little more focussed but friendly local feeling!
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.
Good good, pleasant atmosphere
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.
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.
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed the pizza, finger smacking good.
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 .
Lovely ambience here. Great sourdough pizzas and fab customer service. Yes..eat here.
Very nice food and the staff were amazing! I would be happy to go again!
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
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.
The main problem was it was cold in the restaurant
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
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.
very small Portions and not sauce in the means too
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
Brilliant relaxed dining, amazing pasta and lovely staff!!
Experience was okay, we had pizza which tasted good but bases came out soggy. Service was good and staff were nice.
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!
The pasta dish was tiny! More like a starter
The food is terrible, however arrives very quickly. Compare to the food quality the prices are horrendous
Service was poor. 40 minutes between starter and main.
Very limited menu
Very over priced for what it is.
Won’t be returning
The best calamari I’ve ever had. Great authentic place with great ambiance and service. Would recommend.
Delicious food and such speedy service - food arrived before I’d even returned from washing my hands!
Ideal for a pre-theatre meal :)
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.
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.
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.
Very busy but service was good. Authentic Italian food.
Ok meal, seemed quite chaotic service wise - nothing special
Lovely staff! Thanks for all the recommendations Emily :) Food was really delicious too
Really friendly staff & lovely pizza. Great evening.
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.
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.
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.