Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

4.6
884 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Vasco and Piero opened the restaurant in 1971. Vasco and Piero created the restaurant out of a passion for good, uncomplicated Italian food. The making of fresh pasta on the premises has always been a priority. From the outset, the menu changed twice a day, a tradition which still continues.
Vasco was born in Umbria and as a result of this many foods are sourced direct from farmers in this region. Particular favourites are truffles, wild mushrooms, seasoned cheeses and cured meats such as lombetto and capocollo.
We only use the best quality extra virgin olive oil mainly from Umbria, Central Italy.
Many of our hams & salames such as Lombetto (a cured loin of pork) are imported from local Umbrian farms.
When in season, we import black & white truffles from hunters around the hills of Umbria.
Our balsamic vinegar is from Modena. We use Maldon sea salt with pure flaky crystals.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:15pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

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Phone number
020 7437 8774
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Vasco Matteucci
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Parking Details
Opposite the restaurant,there is a NCP car park.
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Public Transit
Closest tube station is Oxford Circus.
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Special Events & Promotions
Private room is available for large groups.
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For parties over 12 people,we offer a 3 course menu for £25 plus optional 12.5% gratuity for parties in the private room.

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What 884 People Are Saying
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R
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Maybe an OK italian for tourist. Not a gem, not for deep food lovers. The tuna carpaccio was a 7; the sardines were OK; the tuna steak average; the linguine with sword fish, probably the best dish we have had that night. All in all the food is average. There is no really italian ambiance neither a real italian menu. We tried. We won’t go back.

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W
London
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not an easy to spot restaurant, but what a lovely find! Had dinner with a friend on a Friday night. We had booked, and thank God we did as it was super busy. I had requested that only specific ingredients be used as I am on a very limited diet, and the kitchen was very happy to adhere to my request. I had a fish dish that I was very happy with, and we also stayed for tea after.
The service was exemplary, and the atmosphere pleasant, though the only downside was that the tables were very close to each other.
I would definitely visit again as the quality of the food was fantastic, and the location is fabulous for experiencing the buzz of central London.

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. We loved it. It was my husband's birthday and we both loved it.

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NE
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pavilion has always been lovely to visit. There are always specials and when the chef wonders into the restaurant with something that's just come out of the oven and asks if you would like it, you know you have landed in a homely restaurant that's actually pretty high end too. Wonderful people, friendly and inviting. We've already re-booked.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A most pleasant experience, definitely will repeat on next visit

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good Italian food, very good service and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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NE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good standard Italian food. Efficient service with a casual lively atmosphere. Value for money in central London

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GN
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Glad i arrived for 12.30 lunch. Got v busy after 1.00 but service was excellent and food as good as usual.

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OT
Staffordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening, prompt and attentive service and splendid food. It is very clear how much time and effort this lovely restaurant spends on its menu, which changes twice daily and obviously benefits from the freshest ingredients. Will definitely return. Great location just a block from Oxford Street too.

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really good choice for a special family get together. We all enjoyed our menu choices, beautifully prepared and presented, very good service and friendly ambience.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't beat this family-owned authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of London

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, attentive staff and reasonable prices are a terrific combination

A little disappointing that the place was mostly empty given its wonderful location

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L
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was decent but not good enough to warrant a second visit. Although the decor is pleasant, the space is small and cramped and it gets very hot in there. I was looking forward to amazing pasta but it was very average.

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R
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Unique style. Lots of great flavours. Wish I’d come here 20 years ago

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, service. i love this restaurant always consistant

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J
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Exactly what we were looking for. Good honest food,loving cooked and personal attentive service, yet relaxed enough to let us go at our own pace.
We will be back and have already recommended to friends

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulousl evening celebrating our wedding anniversary, Paul and all the staff were super . Food top notch
Returning very soon

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MB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, service and overall experience. The chef sent us a sample appetizer pro bono and explained how all the food was prepared. Great restaurant :)

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A
London
23 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Highly recommended. Our waiter Salvatore was great & we really enjoyed the food as well as an excellent bottle of wine.

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PB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Took my mum out for dinner before the theatre and we had a lovely time. he service was friendly and food arrived quickly and was lovely and fresh. The avocados in the tomato avocado salad were perfectly ripe and the sea bass was super delicious.
The only niggle i had was that it is extremely cramped in the restaurant with the table next door being practically on your lap. Its obviously very popular but an extra inch or 2 would be perfect between tables. Would recommend to everyone and will probably return to try other dishes.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent venue for pre or post dining, a real gem for good food and great service.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

very nice small restaurant. The food is very good but the service is missing could not get their attention... so if you have time this is a highly recommend restaurant.

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LK
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went post theatre to celebrate birthdays.
Wine list extensive but expensive however the house wine was delicious and reasonably priced.
The menu was fabulous and we were given a complementary starter to enjoy whilst pondering our order.
Service was friendly and prifessional.
Hygiene and cleanliness was excellent.
The food was fabulous and we won’t hesitate to return.
We spent just under £50per head (which included service).

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SG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times before and it never fails to please. A very friendly family run restaurant.
Ideal for a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real family run truly authentic Italian restaurant. Rapidly becoming my favourite restaurant in London!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service and a great ambience. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant. Love it! Just wish they would get the bill right! Twice in a row it has been wrong! Quickly corrected thought but should not happen!

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food, wine and service as always. We took friends with us who have not visited Vasco & Piero’s before and - just like everyone we introduce to the restaurant - they’ll be back!

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ML
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small intimate restaurant. Passionate about what they cook, simple menu with outstanding quality freshness. Waitress was accomodating to small changes to our dishes and just generally great service. Drinks took a while but were good cocktails when they came. Definitely go again if I wanted to impress some real foodies.

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V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Vasco & Piero's was as good as ever. The food and the wine are excellent, albeit the wine tends to be a little pricey. Consistency is the reason its one of my go tos.

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

Simple and excellent Italian food served in a delicate although fairly neutral environment. Service is impeccable, quiet and kind. Each dish was carefully prepared and extremely flavorful. A Soho gem. I remember having a set menu that I couldn't find this time, it's not the least expensive place but you cannot go wrong on the quality of the preparations.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A good evening with friends, lovely meal and excellent service. Not cheap but worth every penny.
We were seated on arrival at the time booked, spacious and comfortable.
Amongst the dishes tried were bruschetta, pasta and sausages all of which were splendid.
Gorgeous cheese board and an afogatto to finish with fine wines along the way.
We left vowing to return.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A genuinely authentic Italian restaurant with exceptionally interesting dishes.
It proves how there is no substitution for experience.

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PS
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to this restaurant several times and it is always fun and the food amazing. My husband comes for the liver which he thinks is the best he’s ever eaten! Looking forward to the next time already.

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OC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, ambience and service. The hand made pasta was very special and we both thoroughly enjoyed that.

Highly recommended to anyone who likes Umbrian food.

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AF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing on Saturday evening.
Staff really friendly & we weren’t rushed at all.
The complimentary Bruchetta was lovely.
The food was to die for!
Can’t wait to go back!!

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t
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, service too. A little expensive for drinks etc, but this is Soho.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An immediate welcome at the door, then a menu and wine list that combined the talent of being concise and containing creative combinations to delight the diner.

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Z
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

It was silent in the restaurant so not a good vibe. The pasta was very average (we had 3 pasta dishes between us and they were all so so). The wine was very nice and the service good. I wouldn't go back.

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