Cecconi's Shoreditch

4.4
97 reviews
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Cosy
All-day Venetian restaurant, serving northern Italian dishes in a classic setting.

In addition to the original London restaurant in Mayfair, Cecconi’s has locations in West Hollywood, Miami Beach, Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul and The Ned in the City of London.

Sunday feast served from 12- 5pm every Sunday.
All day menu served from 6pm.
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Was assigned a super small table while there were empty bigger tables. Front of the house waiter had a lot of attitude (not sure what it was based upon), was NOT helpful and turned around when I said goodbye on my way out.

I also went for dinner the previous week and service was generally very, very poor.

However, the food was delicious on Sunday (but average for dinner the previous week) but the staff kind of ruins the overall experience

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and even better food! Will definitely become a regular of mine.

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EW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, brilliant service would 100% reccomend and will definitely be back.

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L
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We ordered a beef lasagne and orecchiette. The lasagne did not resemble this Italian dish, it was extremely liquid and it had a little amount of beef. Orecchiette was cold and served on a chipped plate. Poor quality of food. However, the supervisor of the restaurant acted very professionally and gave us a discount on the food due to our negative experience.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cecconis takes on and succeeds as a good neighbourhood restaurant.

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, but really loud and had diner in the dark..

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

Cool place. Great service and food. Not cheap but then you wouldn’t expect it to be...

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FW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Really poor service. The place was empty but it still took 30 minutes for our breakfasts to arrive and mine was cold. The waitress was not apologetic or friendly. Such a shame as I’ve been to other Cecconi’s and had wonderful service. Really disappointed.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Had 3 waiters Looking after us so got asked the same questions 3 times. Became really annoying as we were trying to have a catch up after not seeing each other for 2 years (friend).
Also, the venue looks very discrete and quiet. A very cosy vibe. I live across the road and have been waiting for an excuse to go. The reality is they had 3 birthdays and we heard the birthday song 3 times! It was like being in Hard Rock Cafe :(
No pale ale available and the pasta was cold. £144 bill for quite a disappointing hour and half. The bill arrived without me asking for it. I wanted (another grappa) but was annoyed that the bill arrived without me requesting it so we left and went to another venue.

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SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Was not impressed at all. This is probably the worst cecconi experience I have had world wide.

Firstly the brunch is served in the kitchen which I don't think is great down steep steps.

The food was average at best mostly cold and had been sitting out! Even when the pizza was fresh it didn't taste it.

Wine took ages to receive and when we did getting them to pour it appeared a hastle

Yes £25 is relatively cheap but not when you add drinks and service and for £60 each could have dined somewhere much superior

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p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was borderline awful. Items forgotten, items added that weren’t ordered, disorganised and haphazard. This is aside from the nutter (real big guy) at the bar that was so smashed he could hardly sit up. He proceed to hassle me and my guests while dribbling. Surprised he was allowed to eat. Staff just ignored it and pretended he wasn’t there. Pretty poor.

Food mostly very good...seasoning a bit lacking. Lasagne and bolognese tagliatelle had not been near any salt. Additional salt made a big difference.

Probably wouldn’t go back due to service. Shame.

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VK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The NOISE is too much. You have to raise your voice to hear your friends.
Staff looked very chaotic and busy.
We had a great waitress Federica, she was very busy but we experienced good service.
Food was good.

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f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Very loud place, extremely poor service the waitress seems to had a very bad day giving attitude since the beginning of the dinner, Pizza was good although the crust was full of salt, you could actually taste it in your mouth! Such a shame because the restaurant has great potential!

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Ive been for lunch and dinner. Both times service has been amazing and food is divine!If you love italian food-that tastes as it does in Italy -come here!

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and a great noise level.
The level of noise is really important to me as when I dine out I am generally catching up with friends or with business clients.
I am going to use this restaurant again in the day for business but I am not sure if this is the case in the evening.

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Sadly the name appears to try to carry the restaurant in this case. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived but there was no space at the bar either so were left stood in the way of the staff walking past serving tables. We then got our table and had to ask three times before receiving the wine we ordered. We then asked for bread and it didn’t come until asking another two times and was told we ordered from the wrong waiter. We then received mains only one was cold so returned it, by which time one of us had finished our main when the other came out. We were told again that we had spoken to the wrong waiter. Service is a total shambles

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is extremely dimly lit, which makes for very strained eyes whilst attempting to read the menu. At one point we almost copied our neighbours on the next table in getting our phone flashes out to be able to see what was going on! The starter was delicious, and the wine was good, but the main course (spaghetti lobster) was really spicy, and nowhere on the menu did they even indicate that there was chilli in the dish…let alone that much chilli! The waiters and waitresses were absolutely lovely and our meal was taken back to the kitchen to make less spicy (with a very mild difference, but the gesture was noted) but ultimately the main dish was really quite expensive given that it was fairly average. The restaurant had a nice ambience and it was packed for a Tuesday night!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, prices were reasonable and the ambiance is very romantic.

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space , but it’s what to expect from a Soho House restaurant.

Beautiful friend people and traditional Italian food.

What’s not to like ?!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent surprise - all you can eat buffet for £25 per person. Excellent value. Drinks were good value. Staff friendly and helpful. Cannot recommend highly enough!!

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JJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Would highly recommend it - great food and the service is impeccable

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as good as Bond Street very dark inside but food was ok

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PO
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great (as always), and service was friendly and very attentive to detail

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v
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food is fabulous with a selection of plant based dishes. Light is a bit dark in dinner but good for dating.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Not what it used to be! Service was very poor didn’t even have some of the dishes ordered! Not soho house standard.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and wonderful staff. The atmosphere and decor is also great.

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HA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was ok but i wasn't blown away. The starter was nice and tasty but the main wasn't anything special. I expected more from the place as the soho group tend to do deliver something unique usually.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the Sunday Feast will rival and Roast. Great way to try lots of the menu. Starters and Deserts were my favourite. Loads of variety in a vibrant, energetic, stylish restaurant.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Nice relaxed dinner. Our server was fantastic

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KM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff who are polished, super friendly and on it. Atmosphere is fabulous. Food was not as good at the Sunday Feast as a previous mid-week visit, but understandable when it’s £25 all you can eat! Taking the stairs down to the kitchens for ‘backstage’ access where all the dishes are laid out is brilliant; a real treat. Highly recommend.

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

Great food and atmosphere. Service good and not unreasonably priced. Would recommend

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a delicious meal last night, a true taste of authentic Italian cuisine, so my Sicilian sister informs me anyway. It certainly was a cut above your average Italian restaurant, nestled behind Shoreditch house. Highly Recommended! 👍

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exceptional service. The food was like being in italy, authentic and tasty!

Service particularly from our Italian waitress was brilliant. She gave us great recommendations on ordering and was friendly and efficient.

Definitely will be coming back to this branch which has given the Cecconi's a fresh revamp!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truffle Arancini was amazing!!

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G
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We visit at least 1 or 2 times a week a restaurant but this was by far the worst experience we had since years!!!!

I even don't speak about the food (which was ok but not great), neither the service (the waitress apologized at least 5 time) but I am talking about the noise....
My GOD, this was not normal! The ceiling is very low and neither the walls or the ceiling have a material to absorb the noise.
I do not exagerate when I say you have to shout against people at your table in stead of just talking.

We left the resto with 3 people with a headache an 170 GBP less.

Never again at Cecconi's at shoreditch:-(:-(:-(

(This is not good for the reputation of Cecconi's as Barcelona and Amsterdam are great)

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Service could have been better, however food was good as was the ambience

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P
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent italian food even for italian standard. Dim lights at the level of romantic occasions: we found difficult to read the menu. Noise level made conversation difficult. Good service though we asked for extra bread/focaccia which never arrived.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

One main meal not cooked properly

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent attention, very friendly girls. the food exquisite ,We will repeat every time we come on vacation!

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RO
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been multiple times and it’s always great.

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