Palatino

4.2
16 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Palatino is an Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell focused on the food of Rome, from Stevie Parle.

Palatino serves authentic Roman dishes with an A la carte menu offered alongside an all-day pasta menu. A 2 course presto menu is offered early weekdays and an express lunch menu is also available throughout the week.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5.30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 3481 5300
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Stevie Parle
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dogs permitted, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Special Offers

3 courses & a cocktail: £22

From a set menu. Enjoy a three course menu at Stevie Parle’s Palatino with a Martini Riserva Speciale cocktail on arrival.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 June 2018

Ends: 22 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:30-19:00

£10 Pasta at lunchtime

Enjoy any of Palatino’s pasta dishes for £10 on weekday lunchtimes.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 6 June 2018

Ends: 31 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45

Presto menu: 2 courses for £16

Enjoy a special 2 course set menu at Clerkenwell’s Palatino – Stevie Parle’s Italian restaurant with a focus on the food of Rome.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 31 March 2018

Ends: 23 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:30-19:00
Sat 12:00-15:00

What 16 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined on 6 July 2018

I'd heard great things about Palatino so was excited to visit but the food was just ok and the service was chaotic - telling us certain dishes were included on the set menu and then deciding they weren't + undercharging us and then having an argument in front of us about which server's fault it was. Atmosphere is also lacking - it looks like a WeWork space rather than a restaurant which might be great if it's full but not so when it's empty.

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1.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Absolutely without doubt one of the worst meals I have ever eaten in London. Dreadful dreadful food. Does this place have a chef ? I took guests and ordered the set menu. A very big mistake. The portions were embarrassingly minute and utterly tasteless. Went to Union St Cafe the next day on a set menu - similar price. Absolutely Superb! And real plates of food.

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OT
5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Lovely quick lunch - cool space, quite delicious Italian food and excellent value for money. Quite a neighbourhood find, good spot for working lunch in Clerkenwell

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4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

I live nearby and Palatino is becoming a go-to restaurant for a relaxed meal with friends.Really friendly staff and well cooked Roman food. It can be challenging for vegans but the kitchen is flexible enough to satisfy everyone. A great local restaurant.

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M
2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Ambience is nice, but food is average. Some starters like bruschette are good.

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

The food and service were fantastic. One notable downside that hit us immediately upon entering was the strong smell of fish. This continued throughout the dinner. We suspect the open kitchen extractor was not working as well as it should. It's a shame because the decor and everything else was lovely.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Delicious food, very good value considering the quality, excellent wine, great service, pleasant decor, comfortable seating.

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4.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Very good, modern italian restaurant in my neighbourhood. Food is very good and unusual. Cocktails are excellent twists on italian classics. Staff are friendly and passionate about the food (rightly so). Love the cacio e pepe. Would be willing to return there daily just for another mouthful.

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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

They didn’t have my reservation on arrival but luckily it was not busy and they seated us anyway. There was also an event going on for the business space in the building which made our dinner seem like a strange off-shoot of that.
The food is very good, the service is excellent, the price is a little excessive for what it is but worth a try.

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2.0Dined on 10 February 2018

The food was ok but much more expensive than it warranted, it had a lovely simple bent to it - eg mozzarella with orange, but the ingredients didn’t live up to it. Also we were unfortunate to be there when a couple with a child were very badly behaved (not the child’s fault but truly terrible, Mirhef shouting , child clinging to my chair and waiter as I ordered), and I was disappointed that no effort was made to protect our experience there but our specific waiter was very knowledgable and courteous. If you go get a booth, sitting in the middle of the room is a bit soulless.

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Lovely food and friendly service, we enjoyed it a lot!

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4.0Dined on 26 January 2018

This place is amazing the sweetest juiciest olives I've ever had and you have to try the tonnorrelli (?) pasta so simple yet so tasty! We'll be back for a sbagliato 😀

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OT
5.0Dined on 23 January 2018

the food is just consistently great every time - we live nearby and it's become one of our regulars.

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2.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Food lived up to the critics reviews. The pasta cacio e pepe was excellent as were the rigatoni and the cod . However it took over an hour to arrive and we had to chase our food. Our table was in front of the kitchen and we all left with our clothes smelling strongly of fried fish. The smell was so over powering that it put us off the food especially desserts. It was also extremely noisy so hard to have a conversation. I'm afraid the amazing food is not enough to tempt us back.

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5.0Dined on 8 January 2018

Really enjoyed Palatino - a new local gem for workers in Clerkenwell / Old Street. Similar to the River Cafe but lots cheaper and quite a cool space too; good lunch menus for under £20

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4.0Dined on 23 December 2017

The "Rigatoni con la Pajata" is a must - rich, delicious flavour.
If you have to kill animals for food, you should at least eat everything that nature provides!

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