Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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Italian
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 from £25 plus optional 12.5% gratuity for parties in the private room.

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RA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rich in taste food , cosy atmosphere and good service

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and great atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

WO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Warm Italian hospitality

A really reliable haven of calm, with proper and fresh Italian dishes from a warm and welcoming team.

JH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend who had used it for years. It lived up to the her rave review in every sense and the liver I ate for lunch was the finest I have ever experienced. I will definitely eat there again and would ( and already have) recommend it to others. Bravo.

SR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was kind enough and food was reasonably good. I didn't appreciate the sneaky and cheap 2.50 GBP/person "cover charge" that was tacked on to the bill after dining on a quiet Tuesday night (there were only two other tables occupied- so obviously not a prime evening). We've been in Madrid and London for a month- and have never experienced such a charge before. Secondly, when it came time to get the check and then again to pay, I had to wave over someone- even though we were 10 feet away in clear sight- because the 3 employees were casually talking to each other. Finally, although I didn't ask for it, the woman who ran my credit card did so in USD. When I questioned why she did it- and that I wanted to be charged in GBP- she claimed she did (even though the receipt clearly showed otherwise). So I got hit with another 4% penalty for the exchange rate. We were out for my partner's birthday, so I didn't want to make a fuss in front of her. There are many fine choices for very good Italian food in London- and we wouldn't come back here again.

l
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We go here fairly often and its a great venue for a business lunch, not too loud and the food is very good! the waiters are attentive whilst not rendering themselves intrusive.

d
London
30 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve spent two and a half weeks in Italy and London and this is the best food we have eaten. Popular, but minute tables for two unless you grab one of the two round tables. Superb pork roast, great liver and onions. Panettone bread pudding light as a feather. I could give the avocado in the starters a miss but understand where they are coming from. Authentic and definitely worth a detour.

SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Friday night so it was busy and a bit noisy but only to be expected. Food was good, service friendly but a bit slow though hardly surprising under the circumstances. Very likely to return when next in the area.

GJ
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service in a nice setting in the west end. Good for pre and post theatre meals!

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Italian cooking in a convivial atmoshpere. Beats the big franchises any day of the week!

AW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top class food and service in a warm family atmosphere. Never fails to impress, time after time .

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always welcoming. Friendly service, great food. Lighting perfect. And no music! Wonderful

k
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vasco and Piero's is like a dear old friend. I hadn't been to visit for several years and the experience was a delight with friends pre-theatre early on Friday evening. We enjoyed generous starters of burrata, tuna sashimi, orange and fennel salad followed by cod, lemon sole, tagliatelle, lamb chops. All were very good. The service was absolutely charming. I am sure later in the evening there would have been more of a hub bub of conversation. we will definitely return.

TB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem in the heart of London.
Will definitely come back
Very tasty food!

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

the experience was as good as it always is. we have been eating at V&P's for a number of years

HK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's not just that the food is so excellent. Of course that's a big deal. But, this food is all prepared with loving care; served with professional aplomb and was enjoyed by us immensely.

SG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have visited Vasco & Piero's before for lunch and on both visits the food and service were excellent. This time we went at 6:45 on a Saturday evening and it was a little quiet, but it did mean we got plenty of attention! We had great service from Vasco's son. Vasco himself was in the kitchen - just showing his passion for the place! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovey restaurant. It’s deceptively good. Very simple menu and could be a tourist trap, but all the food is exactly as good as you hope a small local place would be but never is.

LG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful staff and food. We arrived early but were made very welcome . Vasco himself advised of the food choices. Was fantastic

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner. We were visiting from the states

RJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful welcome. The service was very good indeed and the food outstanding. A perfect pre-theatre spot if you fancy a bit of a treat.

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Very few Pasta dishes.

JF
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been here once before and were very impressed so we took American friends visiting London there for lunch.
The whole experience was good apart from the size of the main courses which were rather small and we were charged £5 for a salad that we did not have. Shame this was not noticed when we paid the bill!!"
We also thought that the price of the wine was extortionate at £30+ when I could buy it on line for £5.
I understand that a business has to make a profit but not ripping off customers in the process.

BB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian restaurant at the heart of the West End but slightly off he beaten track. Authentic, freshly made and tasty cuisine from Umbria. One of the original founders Vasco, in his 80s now, is still in the kitchen cooking his delicious dishes for the guests. The service is very good. Very good selection of salads, fish & meat dishes, deserts. All the wines are Italian too.

6
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic and uncomplicated food served by people who care. Not infallible - my lemon sole was a very small fillet with a tiny amount of potato and spinach for £21. Worst dish of the table. Most everything else was great however, and this has become a regular for us.

NG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vasco & Piero is one of our go to restaurant when we go to London to enjoy West End theatre and museums. Authentic and modern interpretations of Puglia cuisine that are always superbly prepared with a moderate price point. Our last visit was equally satisfying.

d
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant I have been going to for many, many years and the service, excellence of the food continues at a high standard. With the many choices in London this is a well kept secret of extraordinary satisfaction

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect authentic Italian food. Run by a friendly group of people who have been there for years.

WI
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place that feels like home. We felt welcome from the start and the service was excellent. The food was great and everything was very fresh and tasty.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Delicious food

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place altogether: fantastic food with a real care of attention. Fantastic service. Every visit is a joy.

BJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent authentic Italian family run restaurant. The food is delicious, the range of wines is good and the service is fantastic.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly service.

EK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and food are above and beyond. I can’t reccomend enough!

You must try the fig and honey ice cream- it’s a dream!

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little place, I have loved it for years. Prices are a bit high (especially when charging a £2 per person cover charge). Always great food.

R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The emphasis is on excellent cooking and flavours: everything was cooked to perfection. The service was very friendly and relaxed. The restaurant is comfortable, beautiful yet unpretentious. We will definitely be back.

IW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. The whole experience was excellent. Thank you

VQ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I really enjoyed our evening. Thank you :)

RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

First impressions were great - cosy but smart interior. Fresh bread and tasty tomato bruschetta. But then - hot food served on cold plates - especially poor for the totelloni butter sauce and the chicken Milanese. And we sat for about 20 minutes after our main course waiting for the plates to be cleared away. Disappointing overall.

CB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal in this lovely restaurant - we ate before going to the theatre but intend to spend more time here to enjoy the food and atmosphere to the full.