Cicchetti - Covent Garden

4.5
221 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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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Steph
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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DeborahT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlisaV
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant !
Thankyou so much for the great service and wonderful food.

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LisaF
Surrey
57 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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GaryH
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

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Emmajade1984
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

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.

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CorrineP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing lunch! Delicious food and great service. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AlexandraN
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got an email that said we never made our booking. We did make the booking and the restaurant was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, Fantastic food and terrific service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience3

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.

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DenisF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SaraT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LucyH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Very extensive menu. We will return!

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FionaS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, friendly and attentive staff, very enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
But they didn’t bring me a candle and small cake even though they knew 😆 never mind

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CarlaO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Yazoo69
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, great service and atmosphere.

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Badger
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly delicious lunch. The portions are for sharing, but are generous. The pappardelle with truffle oil and porcini is exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely meal and amazing service. We will definitely be back.

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vipSteve
Devon
13 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch time menu, with the Paccheri and Gnocchi the stand out dishes. Friendly and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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PaulG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely - great menu, great service, great food - tapas type so you order about 5 mains per couple.

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Italiana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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SusannC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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..

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CM43LA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was lovely

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vipGaiaRomana
London
31 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and excellent food. Extensive menu with so many choices!

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angelaloo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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Emmaboo2010
Dorset
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful meal with a very good service. This is our 3rd visit and enjoy it everytime. Thank you :)

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Jannn
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were amazing! Service was fast, overall definitely would recommend

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Foodlover
London
100 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a delicious meal! Only slight issue is that I am pretty sure they forgot one of our dishes... but otherwise lovely!

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Jpina
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant authentic Italian food at a very reasonable price! Service was perfect.

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jonathans
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

excellent Italian great service and delicious food could not fault it

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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vipVeronica
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never disappoints! Being Italian I always feel at home as the food is authentic and delicious. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and amazing service from Andrea who is also a lovely waiter! Hope I have spelt his name correctly!

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VictoriaT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have had a final meal at Cichetti before lockdown. Food delicious, service excellent. Good COVID adaptions. Thank you!

FAQs

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.