Cicchetti - Covent Garden

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21 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Lunch
  • Tapas
Set in sophisticated yet relaxing interiors using light colours alongside huge expanses of light grey Italian marble, San Carlo Cicchetti reinterprets the delightful Venetian culinary custom of cicchetti – delicious small plate dishes to share or eat alone, enjoyed with a beer or glass of wine. Each season Cicchetti launches a new, expertly crafted menu. While still retaining the favourites, the new dishes will feature the freshest and best seasonal ingredients sourced from markets in Milan. With an Italian Chairman, Italian director, Italian chefs, Cicchetti is an authentic Italian restaurant.
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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service without being intrusive and food was extremely tasty and satisfying. The decor was beautiful too, would definitely visit this restaurant again.

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MG
Dubai
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cicchetti lived up to the expectation that an independent venue can outperform nearby chains with delicious and interesting menu options and individual service. It was pricey, but in keeping with the quality and location. We will certainly be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Night at the theatre

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My lunch guest went to the wrong branch and was therefore nearly 30 minutes late but this did not phase the staff at all . When she arrived they were very considerate and gave her time to settle before coming to take our order. The food was as usual superb. Another enjoyable visit - it definitely won't be the last.

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C
London
52 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theatre birthday treat... and treat indeed it was! Finally, a gourmet Italian that goes way beyond the ordinary and delivers exclusive regional delicacies and outstanding service in a trendy yet intimate environment. Grazie Mille!

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really like the sharing plates/tapas style. Baked sea bass in black salt is amazing.

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G
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

On a par with Fumo, we found there were too many waiters rushing about in such a small, confined space. It was too busy for a relaxed meal!

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SG
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good advice from our waiter ref how many dishes to order. Fab food and wine.

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FL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful authentic Italian service. Loved it will be back ASAP!!

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We arrived at 5:45 in order to be on time for a 7:30 show. At first the service was ok. Our drinks were delivered in a timely fashion. As the restaurant got more crowded, the service deteriorated. We had to ask numerous times to have our water glasses refilled. The zucchini and calamari appetizer were so so. The veal Milanese was excellent. Tiramisu was poor. Napoleon dessert was good.

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WM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice feeling of and good atmosphere. The only thing I couldn't give 5 stars is the service as it was a bit clunky

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ML
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian anywhere since Milan

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W
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good fun - nice menu, prices fair, friendly staff . . . and lively!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Looked like a really good and interesting Italian restaurant. However, none of the dishes had any real taste. The concept of dishes being delivered to the table when ready from the kitchen didnt really work, as a traditional menu of antipaste, primi and secondi got mixed too much. All in all a bad experience.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Muy buena comida italiana servida en platos de tamaño medio, ideal para compartir.

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JK
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delightfully good. Been down this street many times, but never had a bite here until recently. Will definitely return on our next visit to central London.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

While the food was pretty decent, the service left a lot to be desired for. Our server was extremely arrogant and from the beginning his tone was really annoying. Plus we asked for our dessert 4 times and it was just an ice cream. Eventually we decided to leave without having the dessert. We complained to the manager who was apologetic. I have been to the Piccadilly branch and have always enjoyed the experience. Won’t be going back to the covent garden branch.
Also the place was packed to the max and tables were extremely close to each other which was pretty uncomfortable.

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JD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive staff, wonderful food, great ambiance. Hard to fault this Covent Garden Italian. The “tapas style” plates were numerous in choice. The lamb cutlets were my favourite, perfectly cooked.
If I had to make one criticism it would be the stairs area to the restrooms, it needs a a bit of TLC.

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always very busy, great atmosphere with fantastic food that never disappoints

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun meal, with such an extensive menu. Have been once before and really handy for the theatres.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was busy when we arrived. The tables were a bit cramped together. The service was quite slow.

The food however was really good. I would recommend it for the food, not quite sure about the service.

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