Beso London

4.2
313 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 313 People Are Saying
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SarahN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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PaulJ
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

J
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service and a good night - thank you!

J
vipJann
London
27 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at beso in their outdoor area it is a great corner in Covent Garden on Neals street, very vibrant ambiance and the food was excellent, delicious sourdough pizzas, the salami picsnte was my favorite, ravioli with black truffle was sublime, very good value wines and great service. Will visit again.

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vipFarridiner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I was surprised that after dining they cancelled my OpenTable booking. I believe because their service was so poor on that evening they didn’t want a review. The Burrata tasted like Mozzarella, they brought meat dishes when we’d ordered vegetarian, the food was actually good once the correct dishes arrived. The one female toilet was blocked and overflowing all evening with the staff doing nothing to rectify. If they change the service staff this could be a great little restaurant.

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EveR
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose Beso for my daughter’s 11th birthday meal - she loves Italian food and I don’t like to slum it! We have Italian family and have holidayed in Italian for many years, so have high expectations when it comes to Italian food. The food at Beso didn’t disappoint, her Ragu was delicious, my ravioli with shaved truffle was awesome, as was the tiramisu. Other members of our party had pizzas which they really enjoyed. The food was authentic, simple and incredibly tasty.
On top of that the service was great - with energetic and helpful members of staff. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been so many times
Staff are so friendly and the food is absolutely incredible
Get yourself to beso!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Opentable bookings for specific seating; eg outdoor seating is not correctly communicated to Beso

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just out of this world. Real hone made pasta

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Nnu29
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant pre theatre

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all round!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food was served extremely quickly

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Alam
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good pizza, close to the busy road so good for everyday dining not really for a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The outside dining was very poor. You were literally dining on the street in the way of pedestrians. Once our order was placed it was at the table in minutes which is never a good sign as clearly not made from scratch. Had to send my sweet back as it was inedible. Toilets were disgusting

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Nataliaaimee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were booked for 5:30 on Friday. Arrived at 5 hoping to get seated as we were desperate for wine, we got seated no problem. The staff were all so lovely and accommodating.
The food was beaut, especially the pizza and great wine.

Obviously we were only able to sit outside luckily the weather held out and even if it was chilly we would have been fine as the heaters are super Powerful so we kept warm.

The only thing that let the restaurant down was the blocked ladies toilet and it smelt pretty bad which was so unpleasant

Apart from that one thing would 100% return again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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GiveItAMiss
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Tables were set up inches away from each other "to get as many people under the heaters as possible because they'd double booked them". Food was just okay - carbonara pizza was disappointing.

J
vipJann
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent Italian restaurant, one of the best Neapolitan pizzas in London, sublime, authentic and delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was very good but the tables were very close together and the toilets were disgusting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The tables had literally 10 cm distance from each other and we felt very uncomfortable having lunch with people just sitting right next to us. It was also raining and when we ask if they have umbrellas to cover our table they said no sorry we can’t do anything about it. If you are thinking to book for this place ensure its a sunny a day.

J
vipJann
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent sourdough pizzas, one of the best in London, deserts were great particularly the tiramisu, and delicious fresh pastas with good selection of wine. Good value for money

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vipLionheart1957
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, friendly service , nice atmosphere 👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely place

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food is ok but service is awful. We booked a table but got asked to move from under the heaters (despite there being lots of walk in tables) to accommodate someone else.

J
vipJann
London
27 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent sourdough pizzas, top notch ingredients, very addictive

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TianneS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, great food and overall lovely experience very sweet birthday surprise - thank you x

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KT215
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Really enjoyed the food, shame the outdoor seating is on the main road with bins etc near by. Can imagine eating inside would be great. Get the gnocchi

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The servers were so lovely and the food was quick - however we asked for Prosecco, rose wine and hot chocolate which were all out of stock which was quite inconvenient and we weren’t offered any sort of compensation which I think was quite poor. But otherwise we had a lovely experience and would come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Shame the end of the night we we was told we was going to get a dessert menu and then when we asked for a drink kictchen and bar were closed but not told about no last orders not got a dessert...but the food was lovely regardless

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NicolaT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly and the food was great! I would recommend this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and lovely staff!

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Odyssey
London
25 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First experience of eating out since the end of Lockdown, a very pleasant dining experience. Services was very attentive throughout. Recommend the sourdough pizzas. Dining outside on the street on a warm spring afternoon added to the ambiance. Recommend for lunch time dining.

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euanmcm
London
19 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A pleasant spot for an al fresco lunch. Although adjacent to Shaftesbury Avenue, the outdoor area is quite far back from the road and the noise level is acceptable.
The food and service were good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents to Beso for my mams birthday. Immediately the staff were so accommodating. Giving us blankets to brave the outdoor dining. Would absolutely recommend booking a heated area if it’s available. Sara ( supervisor/ host/ waitress) customer services was expert and she really made sure we had a lovely evening. Bolognese was a bit dry, no wine, no sauce. The first pasta on the list of pastas (don’t know the name) , my mam said it was the best pasta she’d ever had. Thank you besos. Perfect that bolognese pleaser, We will be back!

FAQs

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

Beso London is rated 4.2 stars by 313 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.