Il Vicolo restaurant in London’s St James’s, is a well-established and very attractive Independent Family run Italian restaurant. Hidden away down Crown Passage – ‘il vicolo’ means ‘the alleyway’ in Italian – the restaurant is a world away from the bustle of the city. It is in historic location that’s decorated in the modern style, though the service is traditional and you feel the warmth from the members of family who all work together. Il Vicolo focuses on the cuisine and wines of Southern Italy Calabria, where the family are from. The Menu offering authentic Calabrian dishes from family recipes to more familiar Italian dishes. Il Vicolo offer daily ‘Specials Menu’ which is changed weekly. Signature dishes include Linguine pasta with fresh mixed Seafood and Home-made Ravioli with Seasonal Truffles.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Superb food - simple and delicious authentic Italian cooking. Wild mushroom tagliatelle with truffles was magical!
Fantastic food and service ! Will definitely dine here again !
Marvellous in every way 😊
Everything was perfect! The most amazing truffle pasta ever! we went based on the excellent reviews and they were all spot on, It’s a lovely family run restaurant it’s a quiet location. We’ll return for sure
Simply put - the best restaurant in London!
Really good food and excellent attentive service, a real treat after Lockdown.
Beautiful food. Great service. Will definitely return.
Run by an aweome trio of sisters who.are.as aunthentic as the food.
Thank you so much ladies for an amazing experience! The excellent dishes were very tasty and such a fabulous fine dining experience, but at the same time the staff created a friendly home from home very ‘cosy’ atmosphere! Thank you for having us and will definitely recommend to others and we will definitely come back to this very special magical gem!
Fabulous place... great food and amazing service. A must if you like authentic Italian food.
Great evening with good food and very welcoming staff
Some difficulties due to covid restrictions of course, but food was fantastic, and the two owners were super helpful and nice!
Managed to book a table for outdoor dining at relatively short notice. The restaurant is tucked away from the busy streets and has a nice vibe.
The food was good and the staff were very pleasant, however service was a bit chaotic and the restaurant seemed very understaffed.
By chance stumbled on il Vicolo as I was looking for anywhere that I could eat out.
What a stunning find.
The food was delicious and soo fresh wine flowed,and the beautiful staff made this a Saturday to remember.
My only worry is that I won't get a table for such a long time because I have told everyone to visit.
A small slice of Italy in St.James
Lovely family run restaurant with that personal touch that you do not often see anymore. Congratulations to the owners and staff .
Excellent lunch plus a Calabrian wine new to us. Necessarily outside in the passage and cold so we experienced some discomfort towards the end since service was slow although staff really friendly and informative. Will look forward to going again when we can be inside or when summer really comes!
Amazing food! Great setting in cute little street. I believe Covid regulations were a bonus since we got to sit outside and enjoy the quiet walkway it is on. A bit pricey, however. The ingredients definitely look high quality and fresh, but it was a bit over our budget. Would therefore only go more sparsely, for example on special occasions. We were 4 people and got 4 main dishes and one starter to share and it ended up just under 30£ per person (only drank tap water).
Always has been a great family run Italian. Superb food, good wine list, excellent service. We sat outside in the passage, which is not the prettiest place, but somehow felt we were somewhere more glamorous. We felt very touched that our visit meant so much to the owner and she was so heartfelt in her thanks to my guest for his support during lockdown - getting takeways. This is a restaurant that deserves to thrive.
A beautifully run family restaurant. Never before have they catered outside before covid, yet they are doing their upmost, for anyone dining, to enjoy the experience of their restaurant.
The sisters “waitresses”, are knowledgeable about the food cooked, some of the dishes handed down by Italian family members.
Although a chilly evening, they provided blankets. Had heaters on all evening. They could not do enough to make our dining experience special.
Will most definitely be returning when life becomes more normal to enjoy a dining “in” experience.
We made the right choice for choosing il Vicolo to celebrate our wedding night. We not only had amazing authentic Italian food and wine but also the soulful service and accommodation were beyond description. We will remember our lovely wedding dinner at il Vicolo and will definite keep coming back for more. Highly recommend for people who value authenticity and wonder service from this Family restaurant.
Wonderful family restaurant with exceptional Italian food. Highly recommend.
What a find!!
Usually eat in Mayfair only and ventured down to St James (all that way!) due to outdoor only rules.
This place is a gem - family run, super-friendly, great food and reasonably priced.
The ambiance is very similar to a tinny street somewhere in Italy.
The fact that we have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years must say something about the food and the service. It is our favourite restaurant, visit it and see why!
Warm and welcoming. A real treat.
This lovely restaurant never fails to delight - it is our family’s favourite....
Very nice food, a place hidden away, but the ambiance suffers a bit. Excellent service.
A lovely hidden away gem. Well worth a visit and we will definitely be back.
The food was excellent; whenever we are in London we waking a point of eating there.
Good lunch, excellent service with theminimum of fuss.
I love this gem. An Italian family ristorante hidden away in a pathway of ancient and historic London, right in the heart of the West End. What a great place to catch up with friends and be with people you love.
Intimate restaurant, perfect for romantic dinners. Amazing Italian food at fair pricing. Very nice stuff!
Great place, delicious food and very friendly staff
As always the food was of a very high quality. Thank you.
The best Italian around. Gorgeous authentic food. Lovely staff. The spinach and ricotta ravioli is awesome
Wonderful family run place with a great vibe and excellent food.
We have been going to this restaurant for twenty five years, never had a bad meal or any reason to complain, our favourite neighbourhood Italian restaurant.
Always great food and nice waitstaff
I've been here twice and both times I have been very satisfied. My favourite place in London to take friends to try real italian food.
Host is very friendly
I don't need 50 characters. The meals and the place were excellent as they always are
You can order delivery directly from Il Vicolo using the Order Online button. Il Vicolo also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Il Vicolo also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7839 3960.
Il Vicolo is rated 4.8 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.