O Ver

4.5
359 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romance
OUR PHILOSOPHY

‘O ver comes from the Neapolitan dialect to mean:
“Truth”

We do our best to reflect this with the
Authentic, delicious and healthy Neapolitan street food
we freshly prepare every day

‘O ver uses the unique ingredient of
Pure Sea Water,
which is extracted from the purest areas of the Mediterranean.
Less sodium and more minerals makes the food lighter and easily digestible

All our Pizzas are made with Pure Sea Water, the best artisan ingredients from small Italian producers and finished with organic extra virgin olive oil from Sicily

We only serve Authentic Neapolitan pizza, which is very soft, elastic, tender and fragrant.

Every single dish is made with love and patience by our chefs,
in full respect of Neapolitan tradition
What 359 People Are Saying
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E
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food -amazing flavours.
Wasn’t so keen on being sat downstairs so perhaps this should be made clearer when booking as it’s a very different space to the ground floor
I would most definitely go back

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to 'O Ver multiple times, and it never disappoints us. Excellent food (said by two "picky" Italians), friendly but very professional service, perfect atmosphere. Simply one of our favourites in London!

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MV
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I'm a tough critic when it comes to Italian restaurants, hence the honest score. The place is an oasis in busy Borough High Street, clean lines and calm atmosphere. Great if you want to chat. But the food was a disappointment especially after the sea water hype. The pizza was soggy and average at best! The melanzane had way too much tomato sauce dumped on top and the salad was big but boring and overpriced! So a pizza, a starter, a green leaf salad, one glass of wine and a soft drink came in at £72!
On top of this the service was too pushy, constantly pushing for us to order drinks, and the timing is only 1.5 hours before you are politely asked to move on.
With the current competition around it's not worth the visit.

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RL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Open floorplan leading to noise from outside foot traffic. Main floor not ideal for an intimate candlelight dinner

Prices were a bit on the high side as well

Food was great; highly recommend the burratta and the Parma pizza

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Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Not sure if they changed owner but quality overall has decreased

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JC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would eat there every night if I could.. Delicious authentic food. Great friendly service

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V
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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IS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, would highly recommend.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Stylish restaurant with great food, staff and cocktails.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the most fantastic pizza in London.! A really good italian pizza: Pizza Napoletana!
Very friendly staff, great food.
The only problem was the noise : the next table was occupied by very noisy and loudly people which made our conversation difficult.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wine list is over priced & pizzas are very expensive given that they have very little topping. We ended up paying almost £80 for a bottle of wine & 2 pizzas far too expensive for a fairly basic meal - not good value at all!

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W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely authentic restaurant in a great location. Very nice menu and choice of wines. Very friendly and helpful staff

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovey food!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I found the service very very very slow. It was a date occasion that I indicate on website when I booked. The waiter was really friendly and the atmosphere was good with lights on. We received two cold starters after 20mins ( 3 bruschette and octopus ). We ordered 1 pasta alla bolognese and meatballs. Pasta was not cooked well and the sauce too salty and not tasty. I m Italian and from Naples and my mum is a chef. I was expecting more from this restaurant and from the past positive reviews but definitely I don’t recommend to go to O Ver, very negative experience.
Ps. We asked for the bills and we waited for 15mins before to pay.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best pizzas I've had in London. Service was fantastic and personal, great wine recommendation. Sat outside on a glorious sunny evening. Couldn't have been better.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dishes but the fish in particular was excellent.

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F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming attentive staff without being obtrusive. Excellent, imaginative food. Great location for the Chocolate Factory. A super
find

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue with wonderful friendly happy staff offering excellent authentic Italian food flavour sensations
We would highly recommend a visit to this fantastic restuarant

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pre-theatre

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TM
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent fresh and authentic food and great service

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot of things I like about this new found favourite:
- authentic Italian food;
- cozy and relaxed ambiance;
- location (proximity to London Bridge Station)
- service (greeted by lovely waitress and our waiter was very enthusiastic)

It gets very busy so suggest to book in advance for dinner.

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CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second visit here, first time the food was perfect not the same this time round, however the salad with figs and orange dressing was delicious great pizza I was looking forward to desert as the tiramisu was delicious last time but I was highly disappointed as it was served frozen tiny blob on a plate was surprised the chef would serve that. The waiter kindly erased from bill, will try here again. Hopefully not in the basement preferred upstairs

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

essen war gut, allerdings ist das personal SO aufmerksam, dass es einem immerzu in und auf den teller/glas schaut. das wirkt teilweise eher bedrängend.

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RN
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent evening with very tasty food and good service.

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AP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! I got the spaghetti special and my partner got the Bolognese and both were delicious. Don't forget to get the focaccia!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well I was most surprised by this restaurant! The food was delicious from its interesting menu to the taste. The house white was delicious and the service fantastic. I wish it was closer to my home!

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E
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

3-4 time visiting. Didn’t realise there was a downstairs area and the table we had for 3 people was sofa chairs on a lower coffee table. Not what I was expecting after previous visiting and seating upstairs. Food was good, some a bit pricey £20 pizza, But good. Will like visit again still for lunch

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P
Kent
20 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Superb pasta and great pizza. Good beer selection.

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GM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was, I would particularly recommend the Naples street food sharing platter and the pasta but the pizza was actually a little greasy, the base thicker than I would have expected and nothing like real Neapolitan pizza. The service was good but a few quite strange moments where a waiter rather aggressively came over to our table to put the bottles of olive oil and balsamic back on their stand. We also ordered a salad that came undressed and the dressing arrived after we had started eating the food. All in all, it was a lovely restaurant and the food was very good but the service let it down so we did feel it was quite pricey for the experience we did get. Hopefully just a one off so we will probably still recommend!

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

unfortunately i disagree with the reviews on the food: very average in my opinion, 2.5-3 max out of 5. on the positive, I loved the deco, the staff is very nice and the place is lively but quiet at the same time. you can definitely have a nice conversation even when the place is at maximum capacity.

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BE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O'ver is fantastic - the ambience is perfect for either a traditional family dinner, or a more intimate occasion.

The saltwater pizza is the best in London, and my colleagues from Naples can atest to the authenticity and execution of the streetfood choices. The menu has more "ooh, I must have that" options than any other I know. I could eat it all happily, which makes selecting a difficult occupation.

What I like most about it, is that the acoustics make the atmosphere lively yet intimate, at times it can feel both secluded and inclusive at the same time.
I can't wait for the new branch to open in the West End, but if you haven't tried it yet I can't recommend it highly enough.

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hidden gem. Amazing authentic Italian food and wine. Great menu that changes regularly

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l
London
83 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and ambience. But it’s a little pricey for what it is...

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OT
London
48 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I regularly go to the Chocolate Menier Theatre and have been looking for a reliable restaurant to go to before the shows. O Ver very much fits the bill particularly as my friend only eats the vegetarian options when we go out. Good choice of food on the menu and very pleasant staff.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous lunch we had this weekend. Delicious food and wine and fantastic wait staff; thank you for making our day so special.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely calamari starter! The waiters were very friendly and made us feel very comfortable.

Thank you!

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great little bar downstairs, some lovely choices on the menu and attentive service.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem, fantastic food and lovely bar downstairs. We have a wonderful evening. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic attentive service. Pizza very good - just wish we'd asked how much the special was before ordering it...

We would recommend and go again.

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DA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best pizza in London. They use sea water and perfectly cook the dough so each pizza is deliciously chewy and flavorful. You'll have a hard time not eating all the crust! Coupled with a warm, prompt wait staff, beautiful wood furniture and candle light, this restaurant is always a delight to visit. They do offer other Italian dishes and consistently know what they're doing in the kitchen and front of the house - highly recommended!

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