Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

4.6
982 reviews
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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.

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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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good, generously portioned (in-house made!) pasta, old school feel. Anti-trendy, delicious, and worth a visit. This is a place you won't wonder, "Am I cool enough to be here?" - and that's a good thing.

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P
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food good, staff excellent, but wine prices extortionate!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with amazing food and service! They change the menu daily so you’ll never be tired

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

Perfect for a quieter evening without music and big noise distractions. So catching up with friends for good food and wine was excellent.

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TH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little authentic Italian , we will visit again

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

A treasure in Soho. The staff are friendly helpful and welcoming and the food delicious in a very elegant but busy setting. Highly recommend

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

The staff were very helpful and patient given one of our company was over an hour late thereby delaying our lunch but extending our time to enjoy several glasses of delicious wine.

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional Italian restaurant. Food is delicious, ambience good at comfortable round tables

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely discovered new little gem. Had a nice dinner with friends. Staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. Small place so not noisy as other Soho places. Do recommend.

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SF
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem of a restaurant. Lovely food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend and is very popular judging by the queues at the door. Overall good value the only negative I can find is that I thought the main courses were a little pricey - but I'm nit picking as it was really nice, excellent food and wine.

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DH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely authentic Italian serving fabulous food. Staff very friendly, service was very good!
Our waitress overheard me saying I’d have ordered the tortilini but not sure on the black truffle oil. When our meal arrived she brought the pasta dish out for me to try! Fabulous as was the tortilini and I will definitely be returning!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice menu but didn't feel it was value for money £8.50 for a beer!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent italian food with great taste. Would definitely go back again!

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C
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Somewhat fully priced but a very pleasant restaurant and enjoyable meal

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T
London
23 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection as always - a great team from front to back of house.

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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic in every way. Family owned, they care and it shows. Have been a few times and will be back. Just terrific.

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I introduced 3 new customers to Vasco's on Friday night and they were all enthusiastically delighted. Menu flexibility was excellent, the food was great and we had a wonderful dining experience

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Little gem of an Italian restaurant on the western side of Soho. Authentic Italian dishes, friendly and efficient staff. Great place for a business lunch. Simple, fresh decor with starched white table clothes.
The mushroom tortellini with truffle butter was exquisite. Highly recommend for lunch a deux.

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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent, the food was beautifully cooked and arrived in good time. We were not rushed and had a very comfortable table.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, a lovely experience. Maybe more than I’m used to paying for a meal but then I don’t eat out that often. Loved the charming people who worked and ran the place. Nobody minded that we stayed for up to four hours! Very good standard of food.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My second visit and the food did not disappoint! Wonderful home made pasta, burata to die for. The Tuscan sausages taste amazing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere , lovely authentic Italian cuisine and most of all great service ... will definitely return

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MW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the warm welcome, the attentive service and being offered special treats along with our regular order! The food was delicious and we had a great evening

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DN
London
25 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as ever. The food is so fresh and tasty, and beautifully cooked. Service is very friendly and professional. We were so well looked after. Recommend to anyone and everyone.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a restaurant with cover charge policy. £2 per person, what for actually? Add the 12.5% service charge, that was well over £25 in additional charges for 3 of us. Food is good & fresh, but nothing mind blowing. Overall, don’t regret going there but wouldn’t return.

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

Excellent as always!

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B
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, well served in a quiet dining atmosphere, by good people. Many diners were long-standing customers. Plenty of fish and vegetables on the menu, along with more robust meat dishes. Excellent, we will be back.

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NG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always have a wonderful meal at V&P and the staff are very attentive.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Imaginative regional Italian cooking - beautiful presentation, warm and friendly service

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CP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, as ever. My guest, who hadn't been there before, was extremely impressed. Though the restaurant was full, there was no problem having a private conversation.

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JV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and very friendly staff. Not the cheapest place you can eat but then you don’t get quality without paying a little for it.

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r
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ever reliable restaurant, extremely good Italian food; attentive, friendly service and a relaxed ambience that allows you to converse with your dining companions without raising your voice ( other restaurants please take note.. ).

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had s really nice time at the restaurant, staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was really great

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite Italian restaurant in London. Food is simple and good and they are supernice. Recommend!

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CR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fourth visit was just as good as the three previous. Excellent food and service. Busy but a comfortable noise level for conversation.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good Italian place. Encouragingly small menu with a good selection for omnivores and herbivores alike. Friendly and welcoming staff. Reasonable value for the West End

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IW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have not eaten here for a couple of years but was pleased the waiter still recognised me. Very nice food, nothing fancy but good Italian food. Menu varies often but there are a few favourites to be had. Decent wine list. They do not try to rush you to get the table freed for the next customer.

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JC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked the restaurant further to reading online reviews and are happy to say that we were not disappointed. The fact that the party was a table of 12 arriving at 5.30pm was not a problem to the very pleasant restaurant staff; they were most attentive and helpful espcially with the wine recommendations and no request was too much trouble even though the restaurant was full. The food was amazing and everyone enjoyed their meal (we had gluten free guests in the party); personally the salmon starter and swordfish linguine are highly recommended, the linguine was cooked just like it is in Italy, which I have struggled to find in any other Italian restaurant in the UK . Our only disappiontment was that we ran out of time as we had to be at Ronnie Scotts for 7.30pm and couldn't try the delicous looking desserts.

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IB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was not outstanding and over priced for what it was. The overall result was disappointing. The only attribute was the staff who were attentive and the place was quiet for having discussions at the table.

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CF
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The meal was average but still expensive. The restaurant added a cover charge as well as a 12.5% suggested service charge. A billing error resulted in an error of £20 plus the service charge and n offer to reduce the bill was offered. I thought that was dreadful. It leaves one to think this might be accepted practice?

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