Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

4.6
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1072 reviews
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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.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service and great hospitality! Had heard it was a special place and I can see why, explains why it’s been able to be open for as long as it has. A real gem!

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and varied , service was good and we were treated to an aperitif on the house. We will be going back.

SE
London
56 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really friendly staff and very pleasant food

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food with a traditional Italian feel

SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Soho institution where the food is always excellent - menu is changed every day to make best use of what is fresh and whatever you choose will be delicious. Authentic Italian food in a family run restaurant with a loyal and devoted following of regulars. Highly recommended.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last of the old school Italian restaurants in Soho

MN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very recommended. Excellent food, service, atmosphere and engaging staff. Been coming to Vasco's for 20+ years. Just a small gripe that they desperately need to update and decorate the toilets!

A
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at V&P. The service was excellent. They had to move our reservation, but in the end it turned out just right. I would definitely recommend and go again when I am in London. Thank you.

VV
London
40 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always on point. Delicious food and great service.

O
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent authentic food just like my nonna makes! However, slightly over priced and they have a cover charge which was a bit unexpected for a London restaurant.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely and cosy restaurant with excellent simple traditional Umbrian food with fresh ingredients. Great service and excellent value for money. Will come again!

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

It was great food but cramped environment.

JR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so welcoming and consistently serves outstanding food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. I’ve been here at Vasco’s several times now and the food is consistently good. Terrific experience

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only restaurant where I feel comfortable eating alone.

ET
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff trying hard. Food took longer than expected for a simple order but was tasty. Good place away from main bustle but close enough to palladium to be an ideal pre theatre eating place.

JS
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly neighborhood Italian Soho restaurant that we loved. This is all about fresh high quality seasonal ingredients done simply and exceptionally well. The menu changes daily and the wine was fantastic. Great inexpensive go to Italian restaurant. Highly recommended!

SS
Wales
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable but a little pricey, especially for lunch.

JR
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal. Amazing staff and the food was exceptional

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it’s located in SOHO, cozy and relaxing atmosphere. The owner is gentle and kind. We enjoyed so much. Will come again. Thank you.

RA
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rich in taste food , cosy atmosphere and good service

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and great atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

WO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

k
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. We were visiting from the states