Giuseppe's Place

4.2
209 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano on Borough High Street is a cosy and affordable eatery, offering mouth-watering cuisine that tastes like it has come straight from mama’s kitchen. In fact, many of Giuseppe’s authentic Italian dishes are prepared.
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m
London
210 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

At first glance its a little dated and a little tired - then you understand its a real Italian and the food is a joy - will be back

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had it not been for the constant checking if we wanted to have our sweets I would have scored much higher.
We knew we had our table for 2hours only but with as much as 45 mins left of our slot different waiters kept on coming to our table badgering us. We must have been asked fifteen times if we wanted our desserts. Not good customer care....and yes, we left on time so did not overstay our welcome!

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T
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Friendly staff. Service a little slow.

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M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, great service and great value for money.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food had a good time

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SV
Shropshire
8 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always reliable food and service and a great hideaway for those discreet meetings. We’ll be back

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Giuseppe's - great vibes, great food, great singer!

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JT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience in this gem
Of a place

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SV
Shropshire
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great experience. Good food (crab/lobster ravioli is to die for), great suggestions from the staff on the wine and lovely to meet Giuseppe in person (thanks for the lemoncello! We will be back

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TV
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good every time! Every dish I've had is delicious and always comes out super hot. I get food envy looking at what other people have ordered sitting next to me and will continue going to this fabulous restaurant.

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EK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Me and my Wife attended Giuseppe's on Valentines day for an evening meal. The welcome was warm, the staff very friendly and the food was great. Only downside was that it was slightly cramped in the seats we were sitting at but other than that, it was a really lovely evening

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for an Italian as we were in the locality at the hospital. A quick opentable search revealed this little Gem. Lovely atmosphere, food was amazing, and the service attentive. I would recommend to friends and I will be returning I’m sure. Very few places give you the authentic Italian experience, they definately do here!
My only complaint was that it was a little cold but I’m not surprised given the outside temp was 0. Thanks again.

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I was tempted by the good reviews and generally found this to be a good place to meet and eat close to London Bridge station. Despite what they say, the restaurant is NOT on Borough High Street. The entrance is actually in Kings Head Yard (down a staircase just by The Old Kings Head Pub). Traditional Italian food, good choice of pasta dishes, quaint and cosy. The place got quite busy and lively but for location it ticks the boxes, less than five mins walk from the train station (just a few metres along on the left after the Barclays Bank on the corner of St Thomas Street and Borough High Street). Nothing amazing but certainly not one to avoid. Give it a try and see what you think.

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d
London
31 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My friend and I booked here for a post-Christmas catch-up lunch - she had eaten here before, but I hadn't. Guiseppe's is underground, smallish and dark and located down an alley off Borough High Street. Probably not somewhere you'd stumble across, which might explain why there were so few customers. It's a nice enough place, but not necessarily somewhere to go if you're after a trendy venue with a bar that serves cocktails (because they don't). So instead we decided to spend our money on a better bottle of wine. As it happens the wine we chose was out of stock, but the manager brought us a more expensive replacement at no extra cost and it was delicious. The portion sizes are generous, and the tagliatelle with salmon that I had was very tasty. My friend couldn't finish her spaghetti 'Shard' as there was too much, but we did, of course, manage puddings! The manager gave us complimentary limoncellos which was a lovely touch.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table, only to turn up and find the Restaurant closed. Not impressed at all.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great find, fantastic food in cozy basement restaurant. Would recommend.

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TO
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, this is the second time I have visited Guiseppe's and they do not disappoint. I will be going there again very soon.

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p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Saturday night for our wedding anniversary, booked for 8:00 and seated on arrival. Great service, food fantastic and the Frank Sinatra crooner made the night that bit more special. He even sang a song for us. Will be returning for sure.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Helpful and friendly staff, the lobster linguine is very very delicious.

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Guiseppe’s a couple of times now and on each occasion the food and service have been excellent. Highly recommended.

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SE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent evening, lively and plenty of locals who made us very welcome. Will definitely return in the future.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly, great atmosphere, amazing food, loved it

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o
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Good location near Tower Bridge. Steep stairs to restaurant. Good table for friends to chat. Quick service but standard of food variable and more expensive than expected.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Staff were rude. Wanted you in and out ASAP. Aaaaaaaaa

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a couple of time now and have had a great time on both occasions. Polite staff and good size portions of food make this a good choice to eat and have a great time. Does get busy, so booking is recommended.

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TB
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, good service, huge portions. Will return.

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SG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Just felt that if you weren't a regular customer you were seated in the worst tables and were not given the same level of service.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It always seems special when you go to Giuseppes the way your treated.This is my second time there and I hope there will be many more.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I had a lateish lunch with an old friend. The restaurant was quiet, so a good place to chat and catch up.

The pasta was excellent. I had pasta nero alla speddia.

The service was efficient, professional and friendly.

I will certainly go again.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Walked in and greeted with “we need table by 8:15” food was very average and wine selection paltry. Would never eat there again a big disappointment.

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A hidden gem in the heart of London, serving excellent food. Friendly without being intrusive.

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WH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening, superb food at a good price, great entertainment great atmosphere would travel to London just to eat here again

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Nice food good choice but waiters where not very friendly and it was difficult at times to explain the orders

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L
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal. The veal Milanese was perfectly done served with outstanding spaghetti Bolognese. I never miss coming to Giuseppe’s place for the great food and old school Italian charm!

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a real gem of a place. Went on a Thursday night and it was very busy. booking in advance is a must I would suggest.
had a soup and main course which were both bursting with flavour. my partners was the same. cannot recommend highly enough. best Italian we have been to. next time we are in London, we will be back.

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L
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very very noisy. Had trouble hearing each other.

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I went to Giuseppe's Place on a first date, you open like a side door and walk downstairs which makes it feel like a secret find in london. The food was wonderful and fresh, good choice of wine. Singing was a bit loud at first, but it made the evening nicer because it feels more intimate as you sit closer. Will 100% be returning.

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M
London
127 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was non existent but the food was great, a little packed but enough to create an atmosphere
We had to wave to get anything and everything
But hey it was ok

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PB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another fabulous meal at Giuseppe’s. It really is a hidden gem just behind London Bridge so very convenient on a good night out for getting home. Service was fantastic as was the food. The seafood risotto was the best I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to go back!

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Y
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing doesn’t even sum this place up! Great food, great staff and great atmosphere!

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