Cicchetti - Covent Garden
homemade, ravioli filled with lobster and served with light cream tomato sauce
with olive oil, garlic & lemon zest
with prawns, mussels, garlic and chilli
We arrived and they didn't have our booking confirmed. They seated us at the far end of the restaurant by the back door, which was constantly being opened and shut. I appreciate it's a Tapas concept so food doesn't all arrive at the same time, but it took 40mins for the main dishes to arrive for two of us, so the other person in our group had finished all of their dishes. We were one of the last people sat in the restaurant as we were basically forgotten about at the back, despite having asked for the bill. The food was good, although they did get one of our orders wrong.
Italian 'tapas' the new fad to produce less food for more money and make service easier. Our fourth dish was forgotten, we had to ask, came thirty minutes after the third dish. Food was OK but very little of it. Italian restaurants should be a really good dining experience with delicious food in good portions. This was pretentious and very average and very poor value for money. Avoid.
My boyfriend and I had a beautiful dinner on Monday. I love Italian food but this was definitely one of the best Italian dinners I’ve ever had. My favourite dish was definitely the carbonara.
I can’t wait to go again sometime.
My favorite restaurant !
Thankyou so much for the great service and wonderful food.
The food was amazing - literally the best pasta I think I've ever eaten
The concept is great, meaning you can try lots of different dishes without spending a fortune
The restaurant itself is a beautiful setting
Only thing that let the experience down was the service - really inattentive despite having lots of staff available
Absolutely horrible service. Was never asked if i wanted a second drink, nor how the food was. Was thrown a dessert menu and then the check. Worst service I have ever had.
Dishes forgotten .... the waiter explained it’s a tapas style menu so we ordered and it all came out at different times a dish at a time with sometimes 20mins between it wasn’t a enjoyable experience but what we did have was lovely except cold as we were waiting to have dishes together. Then the lamb dish was missing altogether.
Had the most amazing lunch! Delicious food and great service. Can’t wait to return!
Visited with my mum who was down from Edinburgh. We were so pleased with the service, the staff were wonderful. The food was phenomenal, so fresh and delicious. The seafood was divine!
A few of the dishes were superb (the shrimp in tempura batter, the bruschetta and the croquettas), but the Polpette (meatballs which were dry, with a tomato sauce that tasted like chopped tinned tomatoes & prepared very quickly) and Carbonara (tasted worse than packet sauce) were very poor indeed. Enough to make me not want to return, sadly.
I got an email that said we never made our booking. We did make the booking and the restaurant was fabulous.
Lovely meal, Fantastic food and terrific service. Highly recommended.
Service brilliant. Portion size a bit on the small size but quality is top notch. Dined 4 times now pre-show treat. Love it and highly recommend it
Cecchetti’s has been a long time favourite of mine. However, the menu or the food quality has changed. The portions are much smaller and when the food arrives it is not what was expected. Some ladies ordered shrimp tempura and it wasn’t, it was deep fried prawns with the shell still on. Also the potatoes had changed from a more roughly cut roasted seasonal delicious portion to fancy appealing puff balls with which wasn’t anything special!
The decor has always been beautiful and the staff are great. The hostess was very helpful and was able to make slight adjustment to me booking at last minute. During our dinner there were a cohort of ladies who were very loud boisterous and disruptive which didn’t suit the environment of cecchetti’s.
I would still visit cecchetti’s in future, however, the menu was disappointing.
The service was outstanding. The flavour and quality of the food was outstanding. We have eaten there many times and will continue to do so.
Soooo impressed!!! Food was divine. Service was ever so professional and friendly and the restaurant itself is very pretty creating such a lovely ambience.
We shall return. Many thanks
Fantastic food and service. Very extensive menu. We will return!
Lovely restaurant, friendly and attentive staff, very enjoyable.
But they didn’t bring me a candle and small cake even though they knew 😆 never mind
Delicious ragu. Great idea to have Italian tapas. You can experience a variety of dishes. Lovely wine menu. We asked to take some home and the staff obliged. Very impressed and we will be back soon!
Fab food, great service and atmosphere.
A truly delicious lunch. The portions are for sharing, but are generous. The pappardelle with truffle oil and porcini is exceptional.
Thank you for a lovely meal and amazing service. We will definitely be back.
Excellent lunch time menu, with the Paccheri and Gnocchi the stand out dishes. Friendly and attentive service.
Lovely - great menu, great service, great food - tapas type so you order about 5 mains per couple.
I wrote in advance I had an allergy, and the staff knew when I arrived. They helped me select suitable dishes. The food came out quickly and was quite tasty. About 7 plates were good to share between two people and I felt quite full.
Outstanding food! Fantastic location! Service is professional but not really interested in making guests happy, too stressed and in a hurry. Might be unfair due to the overly stressful terrible unfair pressure on gastronomy to make little money between lockdowns..
As usual, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was lovely
Very attentive service and excellent food. Extensive menu with so many choices!
Service was very very bad ... charged us too much for wine was 45 pounds when bill came up it was 58 pounds ... not satisfied wouldn’t recommend no Christmas Decs poor restaurant no spirit and couldn’t understand English had to get another waiter to translate
Beautiful meal with a very good service. This is our 3rd visit and enjoy it everytime. Thank you :)
The scallops were amazing! Service was fast, overall definitely would recommend
Such a delicious meal! Only slight issue is that I am pretty sure they forgot one of our dishes... but otherwise lovely!
Brilliant authentic Italian food at a very reasonable price! Service was perfect.
excellent Italian great service and delicious food could not fault it
Food was good a little pricey in my opinion, but good.
Everything was fine except maybe being interrupted a little too often, asking if everything was ok; as it stopped the flow of conversation.
It never disappoints! Being Italian I always feel at home as the food is authentic and delicious. Can’t wait to go back
Fabulous food and amazing service from Andrea who is also a lovely waiter! Hope I have spelt his name correctly!
So glad to have had a final meal at Cichetti before lockdown. Food delicious, service excellent. Good COVID adaptions. Thank you!
Cicchetti - Covent Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Cicchetti - Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 221 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.