Enoteca da Luca - Guildhall

4.3
43 reviews
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  • Business Meals
We have five restaurants in London, each with a different take on the Italian Enoteca, meaning local wine shop. In Italy, Enoteca’s are a local hub, serving up the best ingredients and wines from the region. Like the traditional Enoteca’s, we like to keep it simple, focusing our menu around the finest ingredients from Italy. Our menu is inspired by seasonal produce and the most delicious meats, cheeses and Italian specialities. 'Piccolo e bello' is our philosophy; small menu; small plates to share; and the small details. Unlike our menu, our wine list is extensive: You’ll find wines for every occasion and mood from the smallest to the largest Italian producers, as well as the some our favourites from the rest of the world.
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OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great last minute booking - food and location good for informal business discussion

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place - relaxed and buzzing at lunchtime. Food is excellent - simple well cooked Italian - burrata and tuna we had were delicious. Very interesting wine list with knowledgeable staff who guided us to a white Pinot Noir which was well worth trying. A real find especially in the city.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great atmosphere and excellent service

j
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very good ambience for a purposeful business meeting, the service was superb, friendly and knowledgeable

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely location and truly Italian food and wine! Good prices and easygoing atmosphere make it a really lovely place to go back again and again

MC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A tad pricey, grilled meat could be served to the diner’s preference but the dishes are great. Personally preferred the bar / dining ambience. Excellent wines and great wine knowledge from Christian!

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Great food let down by terrible and intrusive service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So lovely! friendly service and fantastic food in an ambient environment. Really loved it!

A
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

This is the second time I have visited in two weeks, the first they ran out of the wine we had chosen after we had had a bottle, disappointing but these things happen. On Friday, we had lunch at 1pm and they had ran out of 3 of the sharer menu options when we ordered; we ordered other items, the waiter then returned to say they had also ran out of one of these. I asked for another on gluten free bread, to be told 10 minutes later they had ran out of gluten free bread. 40 minutes after we arrived we left, having only eaten olives!

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A good evening- service was very good and the wine tip top. Gents toilets need sorting as not the quality to match the rest of the venue

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place hidden behind Guildhall. Not very busy and good to have a quiet dinner and drinks. Food is outstanding, great flavours and seasoning. Good wine selection as well but I thought the mark-up on wine is a bit on the higher side but it's worth it.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

What a shame. So much potential and on arrival the ambience and busy restaurant gives you the impression it's going to be fantastic.
However the place was like a sauna, no air conditioning, which is a shame. The service was so slow, it took so long to get our drinks that the food arrived first and we had to ask several times to receive water and diet coke in this sweltering environment.
The food was pretty average, in fact the fried octopus was the worst I've had. The pasta main was decent.
Most of the above is forgivable. Maybe they had a bad day but I took a client to lunch and the toilet didn't have a toilet seat. This was a little embarrassing. There was a toilet seat in the corner of the cubicle on the floor so this wasn't a permanent fixture but pretty embarrassing all the same. At £9 - £17 a starter this wasn't what I expected.

t
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It is not cheap but that is to be expected. Pasta I had was not all that good and Campari spritz was small. All in all I will probably not eat/drink there again but will be returning to try the rest of their grappa selection, which for me was the only highlight, alongside a very friendly and efficient service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shame you don’t keep your website up to date on terms of menu. Otherwise , good as sleays

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Well-chosen wines by the glass and good by the bottle list, good food but not a good first impression when the table wasn't ready and we were asked "It'll be five minutes, is that ok?" then presumably expected just to stand there with two guests. The situation could have been dealt with far better - perhaps by suggesting we wait at the bar and offering an aperitif on the house. Would not mind in a enoteca in the backstreets of Naples, but restaurants in the city, with business clients, are held to a different standard. Also, when we looked round for the bill, one waitress was checking her phone rather than looking round to see if she could help with the service. The fundamentals are right though - good food, ambience and wine - and the above issues easy to fix.

O
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

buzzy and warm, great tapas, but a bit noisy and close to other diners.

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

Fabulous food, fantastic service and great wine. Enoteca Da Luca is a real treasure.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and authentic.

w
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Prawns no good, had to send back. Pasta nice, service ok.

GL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food. Excellent wine choices many at quite reasonable prices. And staff who are pros. What more is require?

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great, service very efficient. Definitely recommended.

EW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious but service was slow - it was difficult to get the attention of the waiter and the food took a long time to arrive.

G
London
43 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant evening. Lovely waiters. Seating not very comfortable for those with poor backs though. Food was lovely too

m
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud but more importantly, absolutely excellent Food! Will be back. :)

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and lovely food. Seared tuna wonderful.

JG
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s a lively and well done Italian - good food/wine - can be a little too busy at times and you can be very squashed in

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was delicious especially the tuna & Burrata but our waitress was very rude. She told us off for “seating ourselves” when we already had a reservation & had been seated by another member of staff. Then she ignored us while she tended to a couple who arrived a good 20 min after us. When I questioned this she became hostile and that couple ended up leaving - probably put off by her behavior as they were visibly shocked. Maybe the manager picked up on this because then we were assigned back to the original staff who had seated us again. She was very pleasant. I’m sure this can be a good restaurant, especially as the food is wonderful, but they need to focus on their employee training.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

For 5:30 on a Wednesday evening in Jan I didn’t expect it to be so busy so glad I booked. At first I was sat in a space that was so tiny I couldn’t understand how they ever thought it was a full chair. I was pretty much on the lap of the person next to me. They were nice enough to relocate me to the higher tables.
The food was nothing special, the calamari not particularly nice and the vibe a bit sleazy. A real shame as the enoteca by Devonshire Place is lovely.

SW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A good variety of dishes all bursting with fresh seasonal ingredients. The pumpkin and Parmesan torte was the star today. Amazing texture, strength of flavour and interesting mix of ingredients.
Service reliable as ever.
A good escape from the corporate feel of other City restaurants.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service!

SC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Perfect for after work dinner

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great wine and olives but main meals were slightly disappointing.

CP
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food - staff were superb - offered excellent advice on the wine list - had a lovely time - thank you

MM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A terrible experience at this restaurant: we turned up 5 minutes before our reservation, the place was packed, deafeningly loud and chaotic. We were told to wait by the bar by 3 different staff members. We waited for 20 minutes then eventually asked another woman behind the bar, who SHOUTED at us that we were in the wrong place and that it was not her job to help us. (At the time she was chatting to two customers who turned out to be friends of hers). Dreadful experience, would never go back.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite wine bar in the City. The staff know everything about their wines and the food is amazing. Perfect for a bottle of wine, a baked Camembert and rustic breads.

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

Waiters were distracted today, must be tired. Took ages to get a drink and it was their feeding time so watched them eat ..

IC
London
36 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were very early and despite walking into a packed bar the staff found a nook for us to cranky into . Good service and food . Loos could be a little tidier and cleaner though

E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fabulous food and venue, great wine selection. Would highly recommend for business meetings, social or otherwise. The pork was ace as was the calamari.

G
London
48 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Visited during a very busy lunchtime. Very noisy and tables are close together. Good food but served only luke warm. Felt rather rushed.

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