About Il Castelletto
Located in London’s one of the most historical corners, just a few steps away from Holborn tube station, overlooking the British Museum, Castelletto is a small Mediterranean oasis away from the city frenzy.
A feast of smells, flavours and colours from our sunny homelands, bring a bream of light and romance to a rainy day.
London, WC1A 2JB
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00
£25 and under
020 7405 2232
5 minutes walk from Holborn station.
Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wine
Il Castelletto Ratings and Reviews
Really great next door restaurant, we were so happy to have i. During our stay in London ! Very conveniently placed a few steps from the British Museum, the food is great and prices very reasonable, the waitresses very nice, and the atmosphere definetely mediteranean, go for it !
my friend and i had a super meal at ll castelletto,a charming restaurant.we were greeted by the head waiter and shown to our table.the menu has plenty of choice.the staff were relaxed and friendly throughout creating a warm atmosphere.the food was delicious.we both had veal which came with a wonderful presentation of vegetables and a very tasty sauce.we were well impressed.with a nice bottle of wine our bill was £54.excellent value.i would recommend this restaurant,it is a must try.
The outside is a little dated. My partner commented that it looks like a naff take-away. She's right, the signage is in desperate need of being re-done.
However, once inside, the 20-ish table dining area is lovely!
Staff are exceptionally welcoming and service is great yet never intrusive; despite being packed (and on NYE) we never felt rushed and our meal was a delight.
Food is out of this world - all (very) freshly prepared and the flavours are wonderful
Definitely be back on next trip to that part of London.
A charming family run restaurant with good food and service offering really excellent value for money. A particular compliment on the Chardonnay we drank which was a real surprise. The only minor criticism is that the tables were a little cramped. A place I am likely to visit again, especially with its close proximity to the British Museum
I was looking for somewhere different to meet three friends for a Saturday lunch catch-up and decided on this option via OpenTable. It was already very busy when we arrived with one large group of people. The restaurant itself is quite small so booking is recommended. There was a very cheap lunch menu but we chose "a la carte" which is really the equivalent of an average Italian restaurant. Food was very enjoyable and I would chance going there a bite to eat if I was in the area e.g. visiting the British Museum. The wine (and prosecco) was very reasonably priced. Service was excellent - the staff managed to work efficiently with very little room to manoeuvre.
What a find! I stumbled across this while trying to find a restaurant open on a bank holiday, that would seat 10 people. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this restaurant. The service was exceptional and the food, authentic and tasty. The set menu was very good value (from memory, three courses for £22.95) and the A La Carte was good enough value for people to pick and choose if they didn't fancy the set menu. Worthy of note however that unlike so many restaurants, the set menu comprised high value items and unless something else appealed more, featured something for everyone.
The house wine was really good too - and the drinks generally, reasonably priced.
This is a cosy and intimate Italian restaurant serving authentic cuisine in a rustic, warm environment. It's such a treat to find a restaurant like this that doesn't try to be fashionable; just great at the important things such as food and service. It's a wonderful setting for large groups of friends, couples and families alike. No intrusive music either, so despite the restaurant being busy, it was heaven to be able to have a proper conversation with friends.
We will be back!
I booked this restaurant as I was taking friends to the theatre nearby. When we arrived for 6pm I was a little worried as we were the only ones there but the restaurant soon filled and had a good atmosphere.
The serving staff were friendly and helpful throughout.
The food was very good - tasted very fresh and perfectly cooked.
Il Castelletto is small but perfectly formed! Two of us ate lunch on a Saturday in September. My companion had not visited the restaurant before but thoroughly enjoyed the Castelletto salad. My gnocchi was also delicious - made with the sauce of your choice - and accompanying mixed salad generous. We were unfortunately on a rather tight schedule and didn't have time for a dessert on this occasion. Service is pleasant and efficient. Definitely recommend it if you are visiting the British Museum or surrounding area.
My friend and I enjoyed our meal at Il Castelletto. The restaurant has lots of big windows giving it a nice open, airy feel, especially on a warm summer evening. My friend's vegetarian pasta was great and cooked with very fresh ingredients. Our shared dessert was delicious. My main risotto looked promising and had all the right ingredients but tasted a little bit bland. The service was great and with the 25% off everything offer it was good value. I would definitely go again, but maybe choose a different main course, and there is lots of choice.
This is a real find, a lovely old-fashioned Italian neighbourhood restaurant. Food and service both excellent, big portions and small prices. Just tucked away from the tourist trail around the British Museum. Will be a regular fixture on our list of favourite restaurants.
Straightforward, good quality Italian food with plenty of choice, including a variety of vegetarian and fish dishes, A simple setting that makes the most of the limited space without feeling crowded. Pleasant, friendly service and reasonable prices (we did not take up the fixed-price offer).
We booked this restaurant based solely on reviews from Toptable and we were delighted that it met expectations. The service was prompt and attentive, the food was fantastic and beautifully presented. We went early at 6.30pm so it was quiet. For convenience, I think, we were seated at the next table to a group already there which meant we felt a little cramped, especially as the rest of the restaurant was pretty much empty!
Excellent all round.
Service was friendly, fast and efficient. We had a lovely saltimbocca and another escalope, both being generous portions with good accompaniments and full of flavour. Starters of whitebait and bruschetta were also excellent, satisfying and competitively priced. House wine was very drinkable at £14 a bottle. A good meal for two for under £50 almost opposite the British Museum was excellent value for central London. A restaurant I intend to revisit.
Traveling on business. Restaurant was close to my hotel and had good reviews. Restaurant itself is quite quaint and the ambiance/decor was very nice. The food was very mediocre, and I actually heard complaints voice from two other tables (not difficult to overhear as the place is so small). My food was served hot and that's the most positive thing to say. There wasn't much flavor and the quality of ingredients was a bit lacking.
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