Cicchetti - Piccadilly

4.6
127 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 127 People Are Saying
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OzgeK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service but too loud to have a decent conversation

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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Dabberchap
London
32 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really quite impressed with this restaurant. The concept is a little unusual for an Italian eatery (everything arrives whenever it is ready and you are encouraged to share) but it works because the food is both very good and reasonably priced (considering the location).

It’s lively, noisy and a bit tight, so perhaps not the spot for a romantic date or a discreet business conversation, but definitely a fun and authentic atmosphere.

Service was both attentive and quick and the wine list had plenty of options at different price points.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will certainly be back myself.

GW
GrahamW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Noise level almost unbearable. Could not hold a conversation. Waiter had never heard of Campari. Had to tell him to check with the bar. Food acceptable but no more. Would not come back.

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JosephY
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic Italian cuisine. While good quality is superb, dish portion tends to be small.

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HaticeS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere. Definitely would go back for another occasion

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Lili
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Foods a bit salty and some not good presentation. portions can be a little bit more generous

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vipBurcuO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Delayed service, huge space but overstuffed with close tables which makes the atmosphere very hectic

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LaurenA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and a lovely variety to select from on the menu for a fraction of the price of other Italian restaurants in London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One very loud table disrupted restaraunt for all - but despite that staff were amazing as ever and food was to die for.

Amazing long lunch and so warm and welcoming

Love it

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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
4 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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vipOpenTable 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.

OT
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

NM
NoelM
London
2 reviews
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
7 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
3 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!

PJ
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.

FAQs

Cicchetti - Piccadilly does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Cicchetti - Piccadilly is rated 4.6 stars by 127 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.