Il Bacino

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£25 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Il Bacino, where fine food & wine meets Italian ambience
What 69 People Are Saying
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JF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxed, had our table all night, good food

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

The restaurant is located near the Dock which give it nice views if you are seated outside in lovely weather. The food was nice too and it had great ambience.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. House wine is drinkable but not anything I’d specifically recommend.

The pizza / pasta dishes may seem a bit pricey but the pizzas are 15 inches and the pasta dishes are huge. My girlfriend and I shared 1 pizza and 1 seafood pasta dish and it was more than enough, maybe too much. Would recommend all around, good quality seafood and great pizza with a genuine Italian family feel. Very quiet location too

AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Pity about the noise levels which were VERY high.

VS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food great venue fantastic prices brilliant staff would recommend this restaurant good.

DD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

despite the restaurant had very few guests the noise level was high unfortunately due to a couple of waiters constantly arguing against each other...not really a pleasent view...

GG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I ate here twice last year and both times it was very enjoyable.
This was a meal for my 60th birthday with 8 friends and all thought the food excellent and portions generous.My grilled octopus starter found easily have been a main course.The view,decor and location all added to the experience.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Bacino is my favourite Italian Restaurant. The staff are as amazing as the food and the view is lovely.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was in a quiet location but food was excellent.
We had asked to go to St Katherine’s dock but this restaurant is at Tobacco dock which is further away.
Having said this the staff were very pleasant and the food excellent.

TU
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was quick and the staff friendly. The food was tasty and the portions generous.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The portions were great and the service was first class

P
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Varied menu with good sized portions. Good value, would definitely recommend.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service in a relaxed environment.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tasty food, large portions, nice restaurant interior. Would recommend.

BM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like it here although I get the feeling that the staff do not get the service charge on the bill because they also ask you to either add or reject a tip when you pay by card. I advise you to ask for service charge to be removed and then add tip separately.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food big portions lovely and quiet area, would go again

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely birthday dinner here. The waiter was very attentive and helpful with recommending dishes and wine. The food was lovely, decent sized portions full of flavour. I will definitely be coming back.

BQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Il Bacino, and our experience was even better than the first time. All of the staff are so friendly and they give it a really authentic, Italian feel. The food was absolutely fantastic and we were particularly impressed with the pasta. The limoncello shots at the end we're a lovely touch. We look forward to coming back to our new favourite restaurant soon!

FF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We had to send back one of the mains, as it looked/smelled funny. Dish presentation was generally well below par.
The chocolate fondante was a glorified sponge cake with no melted chocolate inside.

G
London
106 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Second time here, but not as good as the first. I think the staff had had an argument before we arrived because our waiter was pretty rude to us actually and the other staff seemed to be discreetly apologetic about him. Portions massive!

A
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was nice food waiters are a bit keen and seem to interrupt a little bit to much for my liking.... overall was a pleasant evening tho

SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly staff and very handy location. Can be noisy with the place full but this is usually later in the evening. Best Italian in the area and well worth s visit.

MF
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters were very welcoming, the food was nice. I recommend this restaurant.

DD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The first time was much better. Risotto was more like rice porridge, ravioli seemed like they were store bought as the edges were quite dry, but maybe not. Service? Well they brought courses at different time.

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit and we will be back. Delicious, authentic cuisine, great wine list and good cocktails. Excellent service too. Sizable portions, so go light on the starters!

KE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A good friendly restaurant, with staff that want to please.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waiter tried the hard sell which we found unattractive. It was not a relaxed ambiance and whilst the food was good enough was no more than ordinary.

RP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Hi,

My partner and I were very disapointed with the food quality here and the cost is far too mauch for over cooked fish. All our courses were disappointing and would highly recommend not going here unless the chef changes

G
London
106 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good indeed. Service was amazing. Food was very good, though massive portions. And I mean massive. Fresh pasta was excellent. Pizzas are a whopping 15” but for me personally, had too much cheese and not enough of my chosen toppings. I will ask them to put less cheese on and more toppings on next time, as I am fairly certain it is the sort of place that would be happy to do that. They want you to be happy. My complementary limoncello even came served in a glass I’d admired earlier, as the waiter had overheard me as someone else’s drink was ferried past. My husband’s vegetarian pasta dish was awesome and our friend’s risotto was also utterly yummy. Pity we didn’t have room for dessert! It will be nice in the summer sitting out with a view of the water.

AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went on New Year's Eve so it was noisy, but also busy and fun. The place was full. Service was friendly and good. Food was good with big portions!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

NYE it was £40 per head and was worth it lovely food and drinks menu.
Hats party poppers and a good vibe for NYE.

Nice staff some appear a little bit miserable maybe as it was new yr 👍🏻
Enjoyed it lots before the fireworks at midnight

GR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a family lunch and had a great time. Service is excellent and food was great. Will for sure return.

LM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time visit to Il Bacino, easy to get a reservation on a Wednesday night, barely anyone in there. Most of the food was very good. Had the pizza, really good for two, half went home with me. The caprese salad was good, however tomatoes are really not in season and they were a bit mealy, the rest of the plate was very good. Wine was great as well. Very attentive waiter, maybe a bit too attentive since there were not a lot of people in the restaurant. The special menu board came out and the waiter literally read it to us, which I guess would have been good if there were items that were not typically served. I would have liked to have been asked first. The thing that I did not like most was that we were served a bowl of Italian hot sauce. At 2 times during our meal, it was taken from us to give another table so they could use it. While sitting there it was taken to two separate tables. It was not a bottled item with a lid, it was opened topped.... I found it totally gross and could not use it as it was not just for our table. My friend then could not use it at her leisure, having to wait to use it when the bowl came back to us. I am very big on items that i eat to be safeguarded against germs. This alone may be a reason not to go back, how many other items are treated like this? . Not like Wapping has no other Italian restaurants. A little leary now. …..The best part of the evening.... the homemade tiramisu. I would get it to go, it was that that good! Overall the place was good... just a little issue that may make or break my return.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having walked past this restaurant so many times, my wife and I finally decided to have dinner there. We should have gone sooner, the place is fantastic. The head waiter was charming, and sold me on two specials they had on the board. My wife and I both agreed it was the best restaurant we have been to in a long, long time. It's on the pricey side, but worth every penny. We'll be going there for our next special occasion!

MA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just back from a weekend in Florence and eating at Il Bacino made us feel like we were still in Italy. Welcoming staff couldn’t do enough for us. Food was authentic, delicious and plentiful. Superb bartender made the best martini we’ve ever had while we sat at the bar and watched the chef throw pizza dough in the air. This place is a real find, a hidden neighbourhood gem.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food was incredible. This restaurant is ideal for a meal after attending conferences at the Tobacco Docks facility.

Thanks to the restaurant for a lovely evening. We loved every bite of food. Delicious!

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Quite disappointing meal last Saturday. Have been 3 times before and had some really lovely meals but it was not to be this time. Took my parents as a treat but don't know if the chef has changed but food no way near as tasty. Felt like everything was lacking some love. Service was also pretty sketchy. Had to ask for things twice and time for main meal was way to long. Hopefully just a one off/an off night.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We weren't shown the specials menu unfortunately which we later realised had things on it we would want. Quite expensive for what it was.

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

Great service, delicious food and professional recommendation about menu.
Highly recommend

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