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About Hai Cenato

Hai Cenato is a NYC-Italian restaurant & bar in Victoria's NOVA complex.

Translating as 'Have you had dinner?' in Italian, Hai Cenato serves up lunch and dinner seven days a week. Inspired by New York-Italian cuisine, the menu spans small plates, pasta & risotto, grills and sourdough pizzas.

Upstairs, cocktail bar The Drunken Oyster serves classic Italian cocktails with a twist and sparkling 'taptails'.

Hai Cenato
2 Sir Simon Milton Square
London, SW1E 5DJ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 22:30



Sunday: 12:00 – 14:30 and 17:30 – 22:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3816 9320

Website:
http://www.haicenato.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Paul Hood

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access

Hai Cenato Ratings and Reviews

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4
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3.9

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (56)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for a Date (43)
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Lunch (38)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Fun (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Comfort Food (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Authentic (26)
Special Occasions (24)
Quick Bite (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (18)
Group Bookings (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Romance (14)
Brunch (13)
Cosy (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Outdoor Eating (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Outstanding Value (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Child Friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Very pleasant brunch, tasty food and nice friendly waitress. No one else in restaurant so unfortunately lacked atmosphere.

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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Very much worth the travel from North Wales to have lunch. If we lived locally we would make it a regular dining spot.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Food is so fresh, pizza's amazing and service friendly and efficient

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Great “posh pizza”. Great comfort food and ideal for sharing too. Everything we ordered was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on 17 August 2017

Outstanding service from our waiter, innovative menu. Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 15 August 2017

Atherton is a god. Everything he touches turns to gold in my opinion. I first tried his food at Pollen Street Social for my 21st so I knew he was good. But the value you get for your money here is truly outstanding. I had the pea and bean risotto with crab and it was delicious - and a huge portion too. Perfectly cooked, perfectly flavoured.

Arancini to start was to die for and the garlic bread was piled high for only £3/4

Like, seriously, why would you ever go to Pizza Express ever again. Seriously.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Really inventive courses, excellent service, this restaurant is 3 steps ahead of the rest in Nova.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 9 August 2017

Second time here and just as delicious. My client said it was the best pasta he had ever had. My sourdough pizza bianco was fabulous. Washed down with an excellent Nero D'avola. Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 August 2017

Great place for lunch. Coffee at end took a while to come. Other than that, great food.

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 (London)·Dined on 2 August 2017

The menu reads so perfectly and the delivery was faultless. I did find it very noisy at lunchtime and would not necessarily recommend it for a business lunch much more a fun place to go with mates.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on 2 August 2017

We loved this place- great atmosphere, delicious pizza, friendly and attentive staff!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 July 2017

Always enjoy it.
Great sommelier.
outdoor seating a plus in summer.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on 25 July 2017

Loved how the waitress asked if there were any allergies, nice touch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 July 2017

Chef Frankie Van Loo is a cooking wizard and Nils the sommelier is fantastic! While Eduardo's cocktails are out of this world. Awesome place for authentic and fresh food with friends

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Had a wonderful evening sitting outside in the evening sunshine. lovely relaxed atmosphere and service was excellent. so attentive and gave good suggestions on the food and wine. Definitely coming back. Love the light installation outside too. Nova is a great addition to the Victoria area. Along with Hai Cenato

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2017

A cozy and casual restaraunt with good musuc! Food was great. Good service and the servers were nice, friendly and helpful.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 June 2017

This was a really exciting new restaurant and my granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 2 June 2017

A pleasant dining environment, easy to hear your dining partners with amusing chef drawings decorating the walls and lots of light. The menu is broad enough with a good set menu option. Food is excellent quality and nicely presented. Wine list is good. Service is charming and, in this instance, they remembered a brief note in an email and brought dessert with a candle. Cost is very reasonable for the quality of the experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Great Aperol cocktails to start in drunken oyster upstairs bar. Food was great, enjoyed the music too. Only thing that prevented me giving 5* for everything was that service was a bit slow, whereby I had to wave for attention a few times. Still gave service 4/5 & on the flip side we were in no rush so thoroughly enjoyed our lengthy 3 course meal. Would def recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Nice new food hub next to Victoria, vibrant atmosphere, lovely food and great cocktails

Tags: Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Great find in the new nova area of Victoria. Food was brilliant and the service was very good. Nice atmosphere!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (West Sussex)·Dined on 9 May 2017

We had fantastic food and it exceeded our expectations which is so often not the case! The lemon tart was a particular highlight!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Good night out.
In fairness service was only ok but the whole package was good

Tags: Cozy
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 4 May 2017

Fantastic authentic Italian pizza, rocket Salad, a lovely glass of house white and a wonderful cone of blood orange gelato for dessert! Very reasonable prices under £30 a head.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Great food. Will come back again and again as it's near to work.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 25 April 2017

Great place service excellent as too the food pizza has to be the best .

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Great first meal - exceptional service, great food and drink / would recommend

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

The pizzas were fantastic, great wine selection, the staff are really friendly and Alex and Eduardo do a great job of looking after their guests at the bar producing the best cocktails!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 24 March 2017

2nd time dining and as good as the first. Recommended!

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 (London)·Dined on 21 March 2017

Hands down the best pizzas in town. Also the ragu pasta is THE BOMB. 🍕 🍝

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 21 March 2017

really interesting combinations of foods - some really exquisite tastes. Some tables quite close together and the music (rather intrusive) is too loud but a great place.

Tags: Fun
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 March 2017

We went there for dinner and had a drink in the upstairs bar before sitting down for dinner. Great bar with background music and very friendly bar staff. Loved the look of the restaurant and both the food and service was excellent. Very relaxed atmosphere. Loved the open kitchen, however did make it very warm while eating (this was my only small negative to note). Highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 14 March 2017

This has got to be the best pizza my friend and I have had in London! Especially the bianca pizzas, delicious toppings and great value especially considering their deliciousness. We were stuffed on pizza and wine for £28 each.

Will definitely go back - as will my friend (an Italian and therefore connoisseur of all things pizza). Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Top quality food. Very attentive staff. Not eye-wateringly expensive. Relaxed but classy atmosphere. Very dark!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Not just pizza. Hearty italian country style mains and accompaniments, generous portions, can be shared.Perfect if there are too many dishes one might want to try.

Extensive cocktail and wine lists

Small but well chosen deserts.

Excellent but not intrusive service.

For the location not over expensive. Great addition for not only Victoria, but Restaurant shortage Belgravia !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Tapas, Casual
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·Dined on 10 March 2017

Easy location, good atmosphere, excellent service, tasty and uncomplicated food. A very pleasant moment with friends

Tags: Casual, Fun, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 2 March 2017

Service was great - our waiter took the time to go through all the ingredients we didn't need understand. Lovely recommendations too.

Food was delicious and ambience was great

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 1 March 2017

I loved this restaurant to much! The food was amazing, add the black truffle to your pizza for an amazing flavour. I think this is the best pizza/ pasta I've ever had and as an Italian thats saying something! Amazing and attentive staff and and wonderful ambience. I've already been recommending to my friends and I shall be back. The Drunken Oyster bar upstairs also looks really cool.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Arrived later than expected and managed to creep in for last food orders. A great find! Excellent service and a great buzz about the place, the clay ovens near the high seated 'bar area' give off a fair amount of heat but definitely add to the atmosphere, think I may have come away with a free tan too. Food was varied and rich but all consistently high quality. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

My wife and I went there on Valentines lunch
We wee recommended it by our daughter
Very good. Not neccesarily for valentines but very good
My fault. Did not see the website

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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