Caffè Cinquanta

4.3
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33 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Caffè Cinquanta, an Italian restaurant and bar inspired by 1950’s Italian lifestyle, in Marylebone, London. Open daily from 11am to 11pm, Caffè Cinquanta will serve a light Italian breakfast of pastries and fresh coffee before switching to the all-day menu at midday. The main menu will feature classic Italian dishes, made fresh with the highest quality ingredients, at an approachable price point. The menu will boast daily changing specials alongside a drink menu with Italian spirits and house wines. The restaurant seats up to 84 guests within the open plan dining room, with space for an additional 10 diners at the bar, and a terrace area.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 10:00–22:00
Sat 10:00–23:00
Sun 10:00–18:00
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Phone number
020 3019 6285
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.4
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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W
London
51 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Annual. Christmas meet up with college friends. We picked the place because of the convenient location, nice menu and good pricing. Both food and wine were v fairly priced and the portions were very generous. Quite a noisy space but thankfully we could hear each other talking I would definitely go back there.

f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning italian food that offers great value for money. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful in explaining ingredients and favourites. The carafe of house red wine went down a treat too! The location is central for Marylebone High related food outings and the physical space lovely and airy. Plenty of space between tables. A great find and we’ll be back!

CN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Always enjoy eating here and super pleased to be allowed to bring my fur friends as well. Highly recommend

LA
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We went to this restaurant based on the good ratings posted. We were quite disappointed with the experience. The menu was pretty limited. The food was basic and not particularly strong for an italian menu. Uninspired at best especially for the price. The restaurant was empty compared to neighboring italian jaunts as well.

IE
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant enough. Good Italian food Menu somewhat limited.

SM
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant - great staff and food - will be back - thank you

JA
London
26 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Monday night and only two other tables occupied all evening. Very quiet. Took up OpenTable offer for two/three-course meal off the set menu but, Oh! how disappointing. No meat options at all, just tomato sauces on pasta. My children could have cooked better. So, inevitably, we went onto the full menu and had perfectly pleasant pasta with salmon sauce that was the day's special for £10. From the list of salads we selected tomato salad and a bowl of freshly cut tomatoes dressed duly turned up with no further ado. Trade Descriptions could not have faulted it. But, again, my children could have prepared them in a more imaginative way.

Service was charming and attentive, almost apologetic. They do not write the fixed price menu!

Overall, a really below-average Italian meal in a rather dreary 'fast food' looking restaurant on Baker Street, of all places! Really, although what was cooked was fine judged by nursery standards, it was an insult to Italian cooking. Cheap as chips and not as good.

SG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem and ticks all the boxes for a family dinner out! Lovely food for very reasonable prices, very friendly waiters and beautiful atmosphere! They have a kids’ menu and it’s delicious, too!

D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Needed to find a place in a rush so booked it here as it said the pasta was freshly made every day. One of the two waiters was friendly and helpful and she was quite attentive but the other waiter didn't seem to know his left from right...! The food was OK - big portions but sadly nothing to write home about.

S
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Great food, portions were perfect, you can go there with friends, colleagues, family and dates.

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very accommodating (3 instead for f 4 of us, I’m pregnant and they happily gave us a spacious table, excellent food. Great place

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Lovely service I think they could do small things that could make a difference like making their plates more l’abordage or just changing their colour, as well as better cutlery. Could frange the sofa bit in front of the bar and serve the pasta warmer. But overall the food is delicious. Prices a reasonable.

AI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It is a good restaurant with very delicious food and reasonable portion sizes. However, presentation of the food is really lacking considering the price ta, which is on the 'restaurant' end, not a 'caffe' - it would be appropriate for a 'greasy spoon cafe' to just slap the pasta in the plate, but in a restaurant, it looks like a cut corner.
The service was excellent and quick, which is a nice bonus.

OT
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

G
London
31 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Traditional Italian ristorante.
Lots of space. Traditional decor...
Nice food.
Attentive staff.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced basic Italian food! Not a great vibe in there! Usually empty...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The ambience is just about average for a restaurant, nothing special! The tables and chairs were shaky and the food was very average!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, meals were pretty good. Enjoyed pasta and the starter

b
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Slow service
Average pasta (good sauce, poor cooking)
Amazing tiramisu

AW
London
30 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new addition to the Baker Street eating scene. Decent portion and tasty too. Recommended.

M
London
55 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat!!!
We were treated incredibly well in every way at Caffe Cinquanta this Sunday. Our waiter was so friendly and we had the best service. Thank you Alexandro!
We had the set menu and every dish was delightful. The calamari was fried so lightly and crisp. The aubergine parmigiana was delicious and both the mains were fantastic! To top it all off, the desserts were absolutely divine, definitely try the tiramisu.
I highly recommend this restaurant and will be going back very soon with friends. Thanks again for a wonderful dinner.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food average,

b
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Get your pasta fix! Great service, delicious wine and good value.

OT
Berkshire
30 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Bit empty and music was a bit too chilled-out-covers for my liking but I guess it was Tuesday night. Friendly and attentive serving staff. Food was nice.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, service, and value. Relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

LM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and great service! My only recommendation is to put the music on a lower volume. Otherwise everything was very good!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a lunch date, the food is amazing recommend the Pici Cacio e Pepe and the tiramisu. The staff were very friendly and overall the restaurant looks amazing! Would definitely recommend.

a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

waiters should be taught to serve correctly - by knowing who ordered what etc

NR
London
80 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We went at lunchtime, and it was very quiet. The layout and décor is not very inviting, and the menu is quite short and not particularly inspiring, although the pasta was simple and tasty. The tomato salad was too salty - and I generally like a lot of salt. It is not clear who this restaurant is aimed at, but although it has only just opened, it already feels in need of a radical overhaul in order to compete with some of the excellent neighbouring restaurants.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! Would definitely recommend and go back.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soooooo good.. I got the lamb shank.. best ever.. and very high service level..

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, the service was extremely warm and the food was reasonably priced but high quality.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing simple italian pasta!!! Went here with italian friends and they loved it!! Definitely coming back