Luciano by Gino D'Acampo

4.3
16 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Located at the ME London on The Strand in the heart of London’s West End, Luciano by Gino D’Acampo will provide guests with luxury all day, every day dining, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner & drinks, until late.


The menu, designed by Gino and his team of talented development chefs, alongside acclaimed Executive Head Chef Lorenzo Minini, will be fitting for it’s location. Incorporating Italian classic dishes with a focus on quality and ingredient provenance. An authentic Italian service will complement the menu, adding to the premium and yet informal dining experience, with a large, open-theatre style kitchen taking centre stage.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 16 People Are Saying
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TONYB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

group of 4 - sunday 10th Oct - cost £462.38 (no wine)

Venue - really pretty restaurant, good decor, freshly and well spaced.
Hostess - i think a smile would have cracked her face, rude and totally uninterested.

FOOD - very limited choice, the waitress handed us a list of 14 items which were not available, basically all the main items from the menu. on the whole the food we had (2nd or 3rd choice) was very good, well cooked and tasty, the exception was the truffle fries, these were raw, and the scallops were over cooked and over salted.

Poor service, - first words from the waitress were " sorry for the wait it been a busy weekend and everyone is tired", - wrong drinks (twice) - mains delivered but waited from sides over 5 mins, clearing tables while some people were still eating. No check back once mains were served.
Spoke to manager - offer a free drink!!!

Dirty toilets - the inground muck in the gents toilet under the water line was weeks if not months of build up. - informed staff but nothing done.

Staff drinking in the venue while customers still dining. a manager (off duty - in jeans and sweater) behind the bar opening wine and serving other staff who had friends with them, nothing tilled or charged

It is such a shame the details are missed, the restaurant needs a management team to lead, I don't accept that this was a one off, these endemic and deep routed failings do not happen overnight.

Luciano's sort yourself out before you become just another pizzeria.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We tried to order wine and was told that 4 of the bottles we wanted were not in stock, it was the same with the food; so many items on the menu had run out! When we ordered the waitress did not read it back, we got our first course then we were given our mains, I questioned why we were not given the calamari that we ordered and the waitress said that we hadn’t ordered it. She went to get the manager who said that we should have said something when she read back the order, he didn’t believe us when we said that she hasn’t read back the order.
My ravioli was nice but it was cold, I didn’t want to send it back because of the managers comments previously. I ordered mint tea which never arrived! I will definitely not be returning or recommending this restaurant. When I paid the bill, we got up to leave and not one member of staff said thanks for coming, they just ignored us as we walked out of the restaurant. It was not a very pleasant experience.

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vipJabdool
London
59 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff made this meal extra special. We took their recommendations on the food and drink and weren’t let down. Food was all well portioned and tasty. Will be back.

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Louise
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the setting stunning and the attention from the staff was first class. We had a lovely pre theatre meal.

HS
HazemSA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, but service was slow even though it wasn’t too busy.

SB
SueB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, plenty of it
Waiter was very helpful, helping and advised us on the menu
Would definitely go back

AL
ALLISONW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter pre theatre 21st birthday celebration we went as three generations and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and buzzing atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

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AmandaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Delicious tasting food, good ambience although DJ a little loud if you are having a conversation. Service terrible. Table booked for 20.30 had to ask at 20.50 if our table was ready. Booking advised only 2 hours for the table, it took us over 2 hours to get through our starter and main course. Guests who arrived after us were served food before us. Very dissapointing.

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CarlyH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My daughter has a peanut allergy and had a reaction from the chocolate cake she was given as a birthday cake. We did tell them she had an allergy but when we left she had the reaction straight after the piece of chocolate birthday cake

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious and service from all the staff was exemplary. Sometimes dining in a restaurant associated with a celebrity chef can be a bit disappointing with indifferent food and rushed service and but can safely say that did not happen here.

AP
AshleyP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outstanding food and loved the DJ playing music throughout our dining experience. Would highly recommend

SL
vipSharonL
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and lovely atmosphere. Starters fresh and authentic flavours. Loved the pizza and veal was gorgeous and on the generous size. Will definitely return.

SM
SharonM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Care it indicates online that you can order the lunch early supper set menu
There is nothing on the website to indicate this is not available early on Friday
My table was booked for 5pm for pre theatre supper
The set menu was requested the staff advised it is not available on Fridays
This was disappointing

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Twickers
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant with a warm, friendly welcome and attentive staff. Food was amazing even though the pasta machine was not working.
Would definitely return to celebrate a special occasion as it is quite expensive although a lovely experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really looking forward to going but unfortunately the service was terrible. Waited for my start that didn’t turn up and the main course took ages to come. The staff understood that we were not happy and did try and make amends. Hopefully the service will improve!

FAQs

Luciano by Gino D'Acampo is rated 4.3 stars by 16 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.