San Carlo Regent Street

4.3
30 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Join renowned Italian chef Aldo Zilli, Executive Consultant Chef at San Carlo Regent Street for an uncompromisingly Italian dining experience. San Carlo uses only the finest, authentic ingredients.
San Carlo is renowned for its signature dishes, from the decadent Spaghetti Lobster or classic Caccio e Pepe, Spaghettini Vongole or authentic Carbonara to spectacular sharing dishes such as the Shellfish Royale -roasted langoustines, scallops, giant prawns and mussels served with garlic butter, for 2 people, to superb steaks including the T-Bone Fiorentina 40 days dry-aged, or the impressive 45oz Tomahawk, alongside grill and main classics, antipasti, pasta an extensive seafood menu and of course tempting desserts, there's something for everyone.
A set menu served between 12 and 6 offers superb value and there's an extensive wine list.
Choose from two relaxed yet elegant dining areas or go al fresco on the terrace and enjoy the best views in the city
What 30 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, excellent selection. Ideal for the seafood enthusiast but would not disappoint the carnivore either. Attentive service but not overly so & we never felt rushed. Wine list a bit pricey but this is no different from any other well-appointed restaurant in London. will definitely go again.
Note: Opentable says "under £25 per head" While this is possible, our bill came to £225 Inc. service. We were 4 sharing 3 starters, 4 mains (2 with lobster, one with crab), 3 desserts shared and 5 glasses of wine/cocktail (not a bottle).

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OT
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Another fabulous dining experience at San Carlo. The food is simply delicious - this is a real gem of a restaurant - and the staff are very good. The only small downside was that we had to wait a long time after requesting our bill. However, I will be back again as it's now established as one of my favourite places to eat in central London. I loved the truffle ravioli!

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a pre theatre set meal - quality was excellent and choice was still reasonable. Excellent efficient service. Would definitely repeat the experience

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Birthday. Good food needs better service

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from start to finish! We told them that we were in a bit of a rush due to having theatre reservations and they could not have been more accommodating! From filling our water to making sure we had the best experience, everything was outstanding! The 12.5% service charge is well deserved! We will definitely be returning!

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class restaurant, fabulous selection on the menu . Excellent food and service will definitely go again

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London
29 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautifully designed restaurant with fantastic staff. Our waiter was so attentive right from the moment we walked in. The food was delicious. I'll be back.

San Carlo Regent Street
Responded on 13 May 2019

Good Morning Thank you so much for sharing your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and have shared your feedback with the team. We hope to welcome you again soon. With best wishes Team San Carlo

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LM
London
26 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We booked an anniversary lunch at San Carlo on the basis of its great location and reviews on OpenTable — and weren't disappointed. To celebrate the occasion, the manager offered glasses of complimentary prosecco on arrival — a nice touch which set the scene for a thoroughly enjoyable lunch.
San Carlo is an honest Italian restaurant, with a menu packed with classic favourites such as saltimbocca, plus a comprehensive selection of fresh fish and seafood.
The set lunch offers excellent value, but, for us, the a la carte menu was more tempting. We started with mussles — plump, succulent and cooked in a light white wine sauce, and tuna tartare, prepared at the table with just the right note of theatricality. Both were delicious, and testament to the freshness of the seafood.
To follow, I stuck with the seafood and had the delicious spaghetti lobster and my other half had the wild boar ragu. Again, both were delicious. The pasta was cooked with just enough bite, and both sauces were made with love and built on the foundation of good stock.
A selection of cheese, served with honey provided a perfect end to a perfect meal.
San Carlo is not the cheapest spot for lunch, but it does offer excellent value in the heart of London (and close to theatres) — which isn't always easy to find.
The staff are knowledgable and attentive without ever hovering or feeling too 'present' and the room is light and airy.
The wine list has a wide range and offers some really good value. If in doubt it's worth asking for a steer — we were torn between two reds and the less expensive was recommended, always a sign that advice is based on suitability not up-selling.
We will definitely return

San Carlo Regent Street
Responded on 13 May 2019

Good Morning Thank you so much for sharing your 5 star review, it was a pleasure to read and so helpful! We're delighted to see you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you again soon. With best wishes Team San Carlo

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

Simply fantastic.

San Carlo Regent Street
Responded on 13 May 2019

Good Morning, thank you so much for awarding us 5 stars, we're delighted and hope to welcome you again soon. Team San Carlo

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant for pre-theatre meal, excellent service, good menu with specials, wine a bit pricey but to be expected in West End, will return.

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff. Excellent and delicious choice of food. Thoroughly enjoyed the ambience. What More could you want from this wonderful restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredibly welcoming team - loved the experience

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After returning from two wonderful weeks in Sicily we were feeling gloomy.

The gloom soon lifted when we entered through the doors of San Carlo.

The reception we received was warm professional and delightful and food absolutely delicious.

A great place, fantastic value, really recommend.

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MI
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

OK meal, nothing special. My wife had pasta dishes which she enjoyed however portions were small for main course. I had calamari which was nothing special, I’ve eaten better in national restaurant chains. Veal Milanese was also very poor. Nice meat but breadcrumb coating lacked flavour, both dishes lacked seasonings. Service was very attentive, but almost to much. We had 3 waiters look after us, resulting in missed drinks which were then duplicated and being offered another table starters after our main course. Couldn’t distinguish which waiter was actually meant to be looking after our table.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Risotto was very disappointing. Very heavy.

Service was not joined up.

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DG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Food was Devine and staff were very friendly and helpful. Cannot wait to go back.

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JR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere. My friend had the haddock which was huge. Great ambiance.
Although it wasn’t for a special occasion it is a Restaurant that you would use for a special occasion.

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PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - great easy read menu, good service fantastic food. We shall be going again !

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Aldo greeting people was a nice touch, food was very tasty with portion size ok (& as expected) but let down by haphazard service, including not bringing our bill and then not bringing a card machine to pay - about 20mins from first request to starting to walk out and paying at the front desk.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food portions were not worth the money. My meal in particular, taste wise, wasn’t the best. But my boyfriends meal was really tasty. Despite this, the service was amazing, and the staff were lovely.

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for a quick Valentines meal before the theatre. The food and service was as lovely as ever but they turned the music off after a false fire alarm so there was zero ambience as not many people there

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RC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The taste is not not point, the lobster soup and monkfish that we had is a little too salty, the lobster risotto is a dry with very little lobster.

the service wasn't really responsive also, we have to request for dessert menu twice and the coffee that we order was not serve and to make it worst, it was charged to the bill.

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All very lovely ! Food and service was great but it empty (no ones fault) so ambience wasn’t all that. The rest of it couldn’t be nicer though 😊

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

Condescending Rude Maitre d. Find another place.

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant....great food & lovely old fashioned service :) We were not hurried out of the restaurant once we had eaten and all we ate and drank was wonderful and great value for money. Cant wait to go again !!

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I meet up a couple of times a year and try through Open Table choose an outstanding restaurant. I have been doing this for many years and SAN Carlo has been my favourite. The food was outstanding, the ambiance faultless but the staff was so welcoming and attentive. Just a wonderful dining experience and a must. I will definitely be going back.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch with mother. Thoroughly enjoyable experience - the waiters were exceptional and the pasta I ate was very good indeed!

San Carlo Regent Street
Responded on 13 May 2019

Good Morning, thank you so much for awarding us 5 stars, we're delighted and hope to welcome you again soon. Team San Carlo

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good menu with true Italian style. Wine list also good. Well worth a visit and close to theatres and cinemas around Piccadilly and Leicester Square

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Quite expensive. It took me 40 mins to wait for the food. And the food is quite disappointed.

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OT
London
38 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a late afternoon table (5pm) and the restaurant only had a few covers on, it did start to fill up a little later on. I'm sure it will get busier as people get to know about it. We have eaten at a couple of their other brands - Fumo and San Carlo Cicchetti - which serve "tapas" sized portions whereas San Carlo in Regent Street serves normal meal sized portions. The food is as good as their cicchetti restaurants - one dish was not hot when it arrived and it was replaced with no fuss. The service is friendly and high quality and the cocktails amazing - please try the Made In Italy cocktail, I loved it.

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