Il Castelletto

3.8
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100 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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.
What 100 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sanjays
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

food portion was less for the amount charged. Also please do not put this minimum of 50 characters for the review. Short and sweet review at times is enough

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lovely staff cooked escalopine al limone for me despite it not being on the menu and they were excellent at getting us fed as we only had an hour - perfect place to have supper before or after an event at The London Book Review Bookshop as it is directly opposite!

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JaretB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was superb, unfussy but full of flavour. Thoroughly recommend. Wish we had this restaurant closer to home !

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Dale
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had pre-booked Il Castelletto for diner à deux with a friend, wanting somewhere close to the British Museum. The restaurant was very nearby just down a quiet street from the Museum.

The restaurant was very clean and nicely furnished. Service was attentive, the menu had a good choice available and the food was excellent. I really cannot fault it in any way and I hope to be back again soon.

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PatriciaC
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely intimate restaurant lovely food service very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kitchen was closed but we had our reservation through open table and opened the kitchen back up and went above and beyond to prevent our dinner plans from being spoiled. Food tasted homemade and authentic. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of the waitresses were amazing, funny and great to talk to. It was a NYE dinner with friends and they helped our night start off right.

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EmmaW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very nice main course and starter off the fixed price menu. Wine was also nice, however the dessert was frozen when it came back. It was taken off the bill in the end.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good and service was quick. However was hardly service with a smile. Also had to be asked to be moved due to a flickering light bulb that apparently could t be replaced

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ianm
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been here before and had great service and food. This time both were mediocre!

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Customer255
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a lovely dinner, everything was great including delicious food. But their service needs to be improved, our waitress was a little bit unfriendly and hurrying us up during the order, which is not nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for lunch with my son. Lovely traditional Italian restaurant serving real Italian food at reasonable prices

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GinaW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, had a groupon voucher, very good deal, good service & food tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An impromptu lunch. Very quiet but delicious pasta and my salad incluse was delicious. Would definitely go again as staff were really friendly and the food was fresh and good value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Honestly we had the worst food with the worst experience. The staff was incredibly rude.

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ShaunaR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow, staff enjoying pop music and flicking her hair. The food was edible but did not wow with presentation nor flavour - could have been a frozen dinner. Left disappointed and hungry.

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SamLee
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A hidden gem! The service was excellent, the food was hot and fresh, would highly recommend to anyone.

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MagaliF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was very good. Service was friendly and quick. We will be back for sure.

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cfaulkner
London
122 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'm Castelletto is like the best neighbourhood, round the corner Italian but is helpfully in central London, just down from the British Museum. It is not a large place and the food is nice and tasty

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PamC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always come here when we visit the British Museum and are never disappointed. The service is friendly, and the food always very good.

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BettinaS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Small menu. Quick service and friendly. Convenient from having visited The British Museum.

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groggery1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This is really a stop off point for tourists in the area. We booked by accident, and whilst the service is 'swift', it isn't particularly good. Fine if you are a (wealthy) tourist in a hurry.

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Goldengirls
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We wanted somewhere quiet and convenient after a trip to the British Museum and Il Castelletto was a great choice. The food was good and reasonably priced and the service was excellent. It is not a very big restaurant but that was not an issue for us. It was quietly busy while we were there and at no point did we have to strain to hear what we were saying to each other. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area who wants good, reasonably priced food in what could be a very expensive touristy part of London

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polarbear1me
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our evening meal was over all a positive experience. It was very quiet and the service was very attentive. Two of the four of us found the food to be excellent. The other two thought their food good but not more. But we would definitely recommend it as a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They offer the kind of food you only get in that perfect little Italian Trattoria you found in Tuscany. Nothing complex, but well cooked with good ingredients. Stayed around the corner and this was a good way to end the day. We went three times in all and I had something different every time. They will cook almost anything for you if they have the ingredients. Both waitresses were helpful and friendly. Will not hesitate to go back the next time we're in London.

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SylvieH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely starter of fresh bread bruschetta and tomatoes and mains of pasta were fine. But dolce latte and pear salad was very poor: two tiny pieces of dolcelatte cheese ! For £4:95!
We asked for a second round of beers but they never came . Still, we were not charged for these,
An ok place but would pass next time

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BobO
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely Restaurant serving authentic Italian food. Quiet on the evening we were there with a party of 4 from Freemason's Hall. Recommended

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WendyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is lovely and freshly cooked. Service is good.

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Sausage
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4 on a Friday night - the staff were fantastic. Quick and efficient service and very friendly. We stayed until late and had not noticed the restaurant was closing and was not put under any pressure to finish our food/drinks. Great experience.

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PeterR
Warwickshire
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Good value, but a limited and not a very sophisticated menu for an Italian cuisine

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QKN1
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad but not memorable.
Without grief or glory.
I expected much more.

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BobV
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was a bit disappointing although tasty, service good, ambience good.

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cfaulkner
London
122 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely local-feeling restaurant in the heart of London - a real find

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VanesaaQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal and wine, the portion sizes were just right and a great ambience.
the 3 star rating is for the toilets.
The toilets need to be kept clean. They was no toilet roll, the bins need to be emptied and it was generally dirty.
I would recommend the food, but the facilities need an hourly check and clean.

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GrahamP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value. Informal atmosphere. Have been on numerous occasions. Always pleasant.

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SimonG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent find. Good food and service. Booked for 2 then my group increased to 3. Even though restaurant was full they managed to squeeze us in. Make sure you book!

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PamC
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As usual we had a lovely lunch with friendly service

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FionaS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Was in london to see a show and stumbled across this marvellous find.
Staff was friendly, efficient and the price was jyst right.
Food was delicious, tasty and hot

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OpenTable Diner
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went to British Museum and found this place a few days earlier online. So I booked a table and, on arrival, we were greeted wonderfully and shown the corner table, which i had requested. we were extremely promptly served with our wine, a limpid delicious Trebbiano, and our sharer of whitebait was also speedily delivered. Just what we wanted. My tagliatelle with seafood was seafood-packed and the pasta was al dente, as it should be. My daughter's penne amatriciana was very nicely flavoured. A salad accompanied this lunchtime special. we finished with an excellent espresso each. I cannot fault the place and, by the time we left, it was packed full of people who all seemed to be eating ie the staff gets hot food delivered quickly!

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Il Castelletto is rated 3.8 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

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