Cicchetti - Piccadilly

4.7
117 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 117 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonniiN
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great night had celebrating our wedding anniversary!!

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JosephineF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely place. Good food, good service. The downside side: too crowdy, tables are too close to each other and too noisy. Don't bring a date here during peak time, otherwise you will be yelling at each other.

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Nicole
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal pre-theatre. We asked the waiter which dishes to avoid as we were seeing a show and he pointed out which ones would take longer - everything else came within 20-30mins. We ordered 7 dishes for 3 people which was perfect. The food was delicious and we will be coming back when we don't have a time limit!

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vipJeff
London
31 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food enjoyed the privacy with the COVID screens which need to remain till this pandemic passes. Will go again

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MarkW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great food and very friendly staff. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming plus a range of interesting dishes to share.

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Verity
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish that we ordered tasted amazing. Cicchetti serves tapas style food and so you're able to taste a few dishes each time you visit. We ordered 5 dishes between 3 people and 3 of those had truffle flavorings - which were insanely good! 100% would go back and recommend to friends!

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VictoriaU
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might seem expensive due to the size of the plates (think Small tapas) but the quality of the products is higher than in most places, so if you are looking for quality food rather than quantity, this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First, let’s start with the good bits : the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Decor and atmosphere was nice too. The food and the little piece of cheese cake in the end was a nice gesture (birthday desert on the house), although the cake could have been cut a bit more presentable, if I can even rate a freebie? Haha. It looked like it was scooped out of a tray very quickly, which made it look less presentable.
The table setting was a bit unorganised (cutlery was just placed randomly on table instead on the napkin). The table set up could use some improvements and I’d like to see better quality napkins for the price you pay. The service was a bit slow as we felt it took a while to get the staff’s attention even after the restaurant became a bit quieter. Overall, I’d come back, but not for a special occasion - perhaps for a friendly catch-up instead :)

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Munners
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, faultless and charming service and outstanding food. Can't wait to return.

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FoodBlogger
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good, the ambience really nice, the portions are TINY. If I had known the Lobster ravioli meant 5 ravioli’s for £15, I probably wouldn’t have (especially gone) there to eat, however if you want some (very small pizza) - its an ok place to eat: I enjoyed it more for the ambience than the food to be honest!

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alisonb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant, fantastic atmosphere, and delicious small plates. Wait staff were helpful and fun, smashing cocktails also. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience across the board. Next time we will
Order 3 dishes, eat them before ordering more as it’s sun optimal to have 5 hot plates at the same time. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Interesting selection of Italian small plates, all were tasty and nicely presented. Food very quickly brought to the table,. Unfortunately our experience was marred by a noisy large group of customers who didn't want to pay their bill and were arguing with the staff.

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WendyR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommend

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NoelM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my daughter

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vipKeithW
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service was excellent. House red very good. Would recommend and will certainly be visiting again next time I’m in town.

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Yumyum
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Extremely good, good social distancing, screens between tables, great service, not packed, leisurely and great food, just one dish was a little disappointing, everything else was fab

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Anon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad Cicchetti survived the lockdown! They have an amazing food, and the quality is still outstanding! The service is always super friendly. We absolutely love this place - we always go there before theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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MikeG
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had table for 4 in centre of restaurant. Excellent food. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially after lockdown. Pre-booked through OpenTable. Worked a dream.

GJ
GrahamJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and quick service

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Simmo
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and lovely restaurant vibe. Cocktails were tasty also

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely wine, brilliant service. Definitely planning to revisit soon!

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Db08
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date with my daughter! Squeezing it in before lockdown. The San Carlo never disappoint.

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KevinNiceguyalways
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food ambience and service.

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AliceW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is my go to restaurant when visiting the RA. It has a lovely ambience and I think they've done really well with isolating the tables without losing the ambience. The food is glorious and I always over-order and yet still end up with clean plates. Will be back soon.

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vipYuliia
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and tasty food!

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vipPumpkinJam
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food great, service friendly and very fast.
The gentleman at reception/entrance to the restaurant however, could do with being more welcoming and less arrogant.

We had made our booking via OpenTable about 20 mins before, and as he couldn't find it immediately, he gave us sneering looks and made us feel unwelcome (as if I actually had no booking). And there were plenty of empty tables.

It's the kind of attitude that can make or break a good restaurant - and in current times, with the hospitality sector suffering so much under the pandemic, I'd really think twice and welcome every customer as kindly as you can. You need us!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unpretentious but formal enough. It’s the perfect place for a relaxed but special dinner. Staff are great fun. Best to go in a group. Small plates means sharing and trying many things on their amazing menu.

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vipCityfoodie
London
49 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and super food. Friendly and efficient staff .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

A couple of things didn’t make my experience as good as it could have been. Firstly our waiter was lacking in customer care. Firstly when I asked for a red wine he went for one of the most expensive one (£84) and not offered any alternative. Very dry when attending to us to the point of feeling uncomfortable. Having tried some plates as we were informed of the type of meal was a tapas we asked for an extra one as we were still hungry. Again the same waiter came and in a not so nice way said kitchen was closing (9:00) and had to be last orders.
With regards to food it was nice. The specialty Ravioli were incredible. Unfortunately the pasta with baby clams had loads of small bits of broken shell which could have been disastrous if I hadn’t realised and may have broken a tooth.
Finally the optional service charge (12.5%) which is included in the bill (I now wonder why our waiter went for a £84 bottle of wine). I asked for it to be removed as I was going to pay what I felt was right as if I had bottled water instead of wine the percentage would be a lot lower and the same work would have been asked from our waiter (open a bottle and place on the table). Our waiter when I asked for the service charge to be removed he made a grunt of disapproval. This was the final straw so I left without leave a tip, although I feel for the kitchen staff who barring the broken shells made really nice food.

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ADRiennew
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great ambience and good service - thoroughly enjoyed our visit

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RussT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of small plate dishes, served with a smile (at least I think they were smiling beneath their masks!)

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Rozi
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Average overpriced restaurant. In such prime location you would expect more. Staff, place and food would hVe not convinced me to go back again.

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Costumer
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Really rude staff. Had a really bad experience with the staff. Food not worth the price as it’s not that nice.

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vipCatherineS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!

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MarkB
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as ever.

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DamiT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The portions were really small for the price which meant we were still hungry. They put a lot of pressure on us to leave the table and hurry up to leave by taking our food even when we weren’t finished and bringing the bill quickly, if we’re paying 80£ we should at least be able to enjoy our food.

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vipfoodlover
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As usual the lunch was great. Service was good and they’ve done a great job with social distancing without too much impact on the ambience. Glass screens between the tables work really well.

FAQs

Cicchetti - Piccadilly does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Cicchetti - Piccadilly is rated 4.7 stars by 117 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.