Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

4.6
1031 reviews
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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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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
10 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
3 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
4 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
2 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.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I haven't been to Vasco & Piero for a few years, this visit was an absolute treat. The food, service and ambience were all first class. Sophisticated but relaxed - classy but not stuffy. It really is a gem of a restaurant in amongst a myriad of mediocre Soho eateries. I won't leave it long again to return. Very highly recommended.

SK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! The food, wine, and service were all excellent all round. I particularly recommend the buffala starter and Tuscan sausage main, which I could happily have eaten twice! Prices are on point for the quality of food and ambiance. Our sincere thanks to Julia and her team for graciously and efficiently accommodating our party of 14 people which swelled to 18 between the night before and the actual evening of the event. I look forward to visiting again the next time I'm in town!

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys have been in the business for decades, and they have the task of feeding people down to a fine art. The food's great, the staff are wonderful, and it's a marvelously unpretentious place.

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

Lovely food and service however the quantity of food in the plate did not quite satisfy our appetite!

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. It feels a little "grown up" when you walk in with the white tables and professional staff. However, you quickly notice the interesting art on the walls, the relaxed pace at which the meal is served, and the outstanding preperation of fresh sesonal ingridients. I can't think of a place I'd rather eat given the option.

JB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Vasco and Piero's for more than 30 years. On each occasion the food, ambience and service have always been excellent. Simply one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

CG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dinning here for at least 25 years and keep coming back - need I say more!!! Probably the best calves liver in London.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Been visiting for years, though haven't been in the evening for a few years. Consistently good food and good service, reasonably priced. Big disappointment was the wine list structure. Two or three bottles of white under £40.00, and I think similar for red. Don't know about the top end of the list, but bottom end not great and suspect big (4/500%?) mark up. Would recommend for non-alcoholic lunch but wouldn't go again in the evening.

TC
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warmly welcomed, helpful advice on wine, delicious meals. Top spot.

s
London
30 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely love this little gem, traditionally and authentically Italian homemade food!

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing. I booked on the basis of several positive reviews in the national newspapers. We had a table at 1930 and ordered from the standard menu. The waitress returned later to say that they had run out of gnocchi; how does that happen early in the evening at a top notch Italian? When the main courses arrived, my companion had ordered the pasta with capers and chilli in the sauce; unfortunately, neither appeared. When we pointed this out, a small bowl of red chilli flakes was provided and the waitress identified a green item in the sauce as a caper when it was in fact basil. No capers were forthcoming - or a replacement course offered. Although the atmosphere in the place was very friendly, I was surprised that it has such a good reputation. I wouldn't recommend it.

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent service, portions for main meal small, so if you are hungry definitely have a starter as well! Food of a high quality and excellent choice of Italian wines.

KC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with great service. Was very nice to go to a London restaurant where bread is complimentary. The Calves liver was divine, but I do think for £25 and just 1 slice of liver it should have come with more than just a small portion of cabbage. Had to order a side of sauté potatoes which was a very small portion. Felt wine was overpriced. Maybe could do with a little background music.
Overall very happy with the experience and would definitely recommend Vasco and Pieros to friends.

VH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had the best evening! The food is sublime! Each dish from the selection of starters, mains, dessert and cheese was delicious, and perfectly presented. Service was impeccable and they allowed us to stay all evening whilst we wined dined and chatted. I also had one of the best margarita cocktails I've ever had here. The ambience was lively and energetic and many customers looked to be more locals over tourists. Highly highly highly recommend!

LD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Umbrian food. Friendly staff. Specials change daily.

DB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

extremely good italian food with great staff and owner ensuring you leave satisfied and ready for a evening show!

SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were kept waiting for our table for about 15 mins and then no one took our order for some while whilst other tables which had arrived after us already had their order taken. Having said that the food did then arrive quickly and was excellent quality. It was a nice buzzy atmosphere and we had a good evening overall.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Table troubles at start; sorted out in 15m. Not a disaster but unpolished.

Very friendly and helpful waiting staff.

Good carefully executed food: not to die for, but to live for.

Good wine list — not cheap but lower end was better than expected. Grechetto d’Umbria was new for me. The rosato was exceptional.

A bit cramped but judging by the number of customers who were instantly recognised by face, the Pavilion is still going extraordinarily strong. I went first in 1987, and it’s still good — and that is really saying something!

SD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A small and lively restaurant with excellent food and good service.

Q
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m a regular, whenever my travels bring me to London, I try to find an evening to come to V&P’s.
Of course, no disappointment yet another time!

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely food - super fresh ingredients, thoughtfully prepared with sublime flavours. Decent mix of all Italian wines. Attentive service too!

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