Limoncello Ristorante Pizzeria

3.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
43 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian

Top tags:

Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Wood-fired pizzas and classic Italian cuisine is the focus at London’s Limoncello Ristorante Pizzeria. A standout for its quality dishes, excellent service and fine setting, this lovely restaurant has become a huge hit in the city’s foodie scene.
What 43 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Quiet
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
N
London
44 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Go to Italian restaurant in the west end.

G
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice little restaurant with excellent authentic cuisine, and reasonably priced. Will definitely pay them another visit when up that way.

TO
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time for a reasonably large party lunchtime late booking was impressed with staff and was quite authentic very happy customers and reasonable cost

t
London
400 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Italian classics served. Kind of a tourist destination, probably not for locals

HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I had established a reservation for 5 people at 5:15pm more than 2 months in advance, and received confirmation emails at the time of booking and 24 hours in advance. When we arrived, 15 minutes early, I thought we might be asked to wait for a table. Instead I was informed they were reluctant to seat us as the restaurant was being closed for a private party starting at at 6pm. I reminded the staff members of my reservation and our party was reluctantly seated, with the emphasized caveat we had to be out be 6pm. The food was acceptable, but the service was rushed. We felt unwelcome and uncomfortable throughout our brief meal...in a way never before experienced at any restaurant. There were no apologies, no effort to create an enjoyable experience, only a sense they were doing us a favor and we should finish quickly so they could address their real customers.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great extensive menu friendly staff

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food for me was average, I wasn't blown away by any of the dishes I had.

DT
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Crowded little restaurant in the theater district. Accommodating staff, good menu. Pizza was adequate, my wife's ravioli was very good. Very nice caprese salad. Good experience.

N
London
45 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Late booking in the heart of tourist London. Good choice, very friendly and efficient staff. Good traditional Italian menu

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We booked a table for between shows of the cursed child at the palace theatre. We arrived early but our table was ready. The staff were friendly, and we soon ordered . The food was very good and tasty. Pudding was good. Very reasonably priced and good selection.

KU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a last-minute reservation for a large group (20!), and the could not have been more lovely. Food, service, and prices were all great.

EM
London
35 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was really excellent and the service was pretty good, especially for the location. I would definitely return, a real find and my new pre theatre restaurant!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked to go to this restaurant, got confirmation, turned up 5 minutes earlier to be told that they didn’t have any space for my party. They blamed open table for booking the table even though they didn’t have space. We weren’t allocated any table and had to find another restaurant for food. Poor service.

EN
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location in Central London and good value. We were a party of pre-London Marathon runners so needed a carb meal. Exactly what we were looking for. Booked for 6.30pm but got onto the table at 6.45pm. Not the restaurant's fault, they had to wait for an adjoining table to become free. Would definitely recommend.

DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Big family gathering

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our dinner at Limoncello was delicious and well attended by friendly staff. I was here to have a pre-London Marathon carb dinner and it worked out great. When crowded, the space is very small and noisy but most restaurants in Soho are like this, so really not a problem. Their menu is big and varied and offered many choices including delicious desserts. I recommend Limoncello for delicious Italian in the Soho District.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was quick and I can’t fault the efficiency of the service but there was nothing special about it - unsmiling waitresses, so so food.. awful desert, which is a shame as it was a special day out in London. There was no warmth to the atmosphere.

A
London
27 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot around the hassle and bustle of central London.The service is family run style and they look after you very well. Food portions size are very good and great value . There are many Italians that dine here too which says a lot for their food recipes and quality. Will visit again do sure!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table here for a Sunday between part one and two of the Harry Potter plays which is just around the corner. The food was great and the service was excellent. We had a lovely time.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant always love to come back ! Amazing food and amazing staff making the LGBTQ community very welcome !

N
London
42 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restsurant was nice and warm, there was a friendly waiter and tasty food. All good!

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed for a private party despite being able to book on open table

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked this restaurant 3 weeks prior to visit as a treat for my Son and his girlfriend as they were at the theatre. Less than 24 hrs before the trip the restaurant called to say there were not opening. Very disappointed, unacceptable to be cancelled the day before left being unable to book elsewhere at short notice

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

At short notice we needed a table for 13 during the holiday period and Limoncello managed to fit us in. On the whole the visit was good, although those of us who went for non-pizza options were a bit disappointed by the chicken.

GW
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food with a great atmosphere!

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Terrible. Turned up for our reservation only to be told it was cancelled without any email. It was pouring rain and we ran to the restaurant. Apparently open table should have informed us. Very rude patron. We were shocked. Thankfully found a lovely tapas restaurant nearby. So worked out. However I would not book here after the treatment we recieved.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place!!
A group of 10 of us visited on a Friday evening before going out and about and we weren't disappointed. The food was fantastic and there was a varied choice, the location was spot on but most of all the staff were amazing, they were all fun and engaging and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely visit again when in London.

SH
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had an amazing time at this little restaurant. The food was so delicious and authentic italian. Love this quaint restaurant in an lovely an lively neighborhood of London.

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit and it was great. I was worried about mixed reviews, particularly those reporting rudeness. However, food was tasty and there was more than enough, service was friendly and they were patient with us struggling to choose dishes. I had expected we might be 'encouraged' to leave as soon as we finished, seeing it so busy - pre-theatre time on Saturday - but we got to sit as long as we wanted. Two courses, drinks, bread and coffees for £20 a head. Pretty impressive! We will definitely return!

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and amazing service. Would highly recommend and we are looking forward to returning.

CY
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very near the theatre so it was very convenient. The food was good, and they were reasonably priced.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Atmosphere and place is nice, but food is not tasty at all... order pizza, taste like frozen one! I couldn’t recommend to someone else..

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Between shows of Harry Potter

GP
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food in a peaceful setting, yet with the hustle and bustle of theatre land just nearby.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went to Limoncello last Saturday lunchtime, pre-theatre. We were a family of 5 with children aged 10, 7 & 5 and were made to feel very welcome by the owner. Calamari and bruschetta starters were delicious, as were the various pizzas we ordered for main course, all washed down with a bottle of the house white. Would definitely eat here again. Grazie!

W
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is just across from a hotel whetre I stay often. The place was fairly empty, and when I saw the food displayed, I understood why. Before I sat down, I asked if they had WiFi. They said yes, so I proceeded to sit and look at the menu. Very unappetising. And then, the Wifi didn't work. They were rude rather than apologetic, assking if I came to eat or be on my phone!! I got up and left.

PG
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We popped in during the afternoon between seeing the Harry Potter plays. Food very good as was the service. We had both a main course and puddings. Portion sizes are good too.
There were two adults and a teenager in our party.
Families catered for

C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our second time at Limocello, we received the same attentive and speedy service, which is what made us decide to return as it's ideal for a pre-theatre meal. The wine list is good and affordable, and so is the Aperol Spritzer. We will be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited limoncello a couple of years ago and enjoyed the food and ambiance we decided to try it again. Much more busy this time round but the food and wine was still as good second time round.

KZ
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was horrible - ignored us for most of the times and while serving was arrogant and unfriendly. We had a scampi rice dish and a meat dish also with rice as well as calamari as a starter and some dessert. Rice was over cooked, scampi were not identifiable and gave me some stomach ache afterwards and also the desserts and starter were not really tasty. The only nice thing was that it was cheap. We definitely never go there again and I also would not recommend this place to anyone.