Taberna Etrusca

4.3
842 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
Established in 1967, Taberna Etrusca is an Italian restaurant in the classic trattoria style, with textured walls, tiled floor, open-beamed ceiling and an overall timeless quality. A pretty courtyard catches the sun during the Summer with tables highly sought after. The entire restaurant can be hired evenings and weekends and being so perfectly situated next to Bow Bells Churchyard, wedding receptions are naturally popular here throughout the year.

Private Dining

Situated in the heart of the city, Taberna Etrusca is an Italian restaurant in the classic trattoria style. The private dining room offers corporate and individual clients a perfect and exclusive setting for entertaining and meetings.

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Mon 1:45PM - 2:45PM
Tue - Fri 1:45PM - 2:45PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

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LO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Have been a few times over the years. Consistent traditional Italian food in a quiet setting. Only real gripe is the lack of vegetarian main meal options, unusual that most of the pasta dishes include meat or fish. The last couple of times I've suffered with an undercooked penne with a few slices of mushroom and rocket. Poor!

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

Amazing main courses. We ordered the tagliatelli with mushrooms and the grilled calamari, they were outstanding but the desserts were not at the same level. Still they were very good! The staff is very nice and the restaurant is quiet.

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m
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Well located in central london near tube station for evening catch up with friends. Not to busy or loud making it a good venue. Child friendly too.

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CD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab spaghetti was divine!

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a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent restaurant which has been the mainstay of EC4 for many years, and deservedly so. The food is first class and the prices, especially the prix-fixe lunch, are very reasonable indeed. The service is very friendly and you can see from how full the restaurant is on a Thursday how well it is regarded. Thoroughly recommended, and can't wait to go back.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly, traditional Italian restaurant in the City. The food was good, as was the service and the fixed-priced menu offered good value and ample choice. A solid choice for lunch with business colleagues or friends.

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

Absolutely amazing food! It was so great, we ordered our entree dish twice as the fried prawn was to die for. Highly recommended.

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed ourselves and we'll be back. Food was good and great value.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommended and lovely atmosphere . Potion size was just right . My colleague commented that food was very ‘clean ‘ and not stodgy .

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch, great food. Looking forward to going back.

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AD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here many times and always good!

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G
London
43 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tenors were too close to each other and service but poor bit food was good

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V
London
68 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A very lively and buzzy place for lunchtime on a Monday. Food was excellent - Beetroot gnocchi was amazing.
I was disappointed when they tried to charge us main course prices for the pasta dishes when we didn't ask for the larger portions nor were we asked at the time of ordering. The bill was corrected but I didn't get a warm feeling from the waiting staff as we left. A shame as I would have loved to return there.

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AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was reasonable. Service was poor - lackadaisical and inattentive. I had booked in advance and confirmed but there was no record of booking. Orders were not all completed correctly.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not been here for 15 years and it is just as good now as it was then. Good atmosphere with Paulo the effusive head of house that gives this place a unique atmosphere. Great for business lunches and those with good friends.

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JW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hard to find, but nice little hidden gem. Reasonably priced for really well prepared dishes. Good Italian wine list.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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CD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

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D
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Had a lunch here and decided to try it as a dinner venue. Overall very disappointed the staff were unfriendly, struggled at a basic language barrier level and failed to bring any drinks orders correctly or on time. They reached right across my guest's face to deliver drinks over the table instead of walking round. The calamari starter was rubbery. The mains were fine but the sides for them came out over 10 minutes later. On clearing the plates the waitress dripped sauce into my guest's lap. Shame as I had big hopes for this place but would not recommend.

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SJ
London
84 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Taberna Etrusca always provides delicious food but can be a bit quiet in the evening.

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CD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nothing exceptional, quite average food despite great looking menu.

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SJ
London
84 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent place for a proper Italian lunch. Great value 2 course menu, definitely recommend that

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DM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is very good, with a little bit of extra effort it could be brilliant!

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good lunch menu
Nice terrace
A restaurant with a real table cloth in the city at an affordable price, nice food and perfect to have a good talk

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LC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for an outdoor weekday lunch. Attentive service, delicious and authentic food and a courtyard that's shady but still outdoors.

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r
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fine weather so sat outside in the courtyard. Excellent tuna steak.

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T
London
39 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to Taberna Etrusca and the restaurant was not overly busy as it was a weekday evening. I visited with a friend and our food was, in fact, delicious. It was my birthday and the restaurant helped us celebrate! Thank you. We had a lovely time.

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A
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If it's going to be Italian then this is the our default place to go! As always, love this restaurant and more importantly the food! My personal favourite on the enzo spag bol, an absolute winner! You can also have starter sizes for your mains, but be sure to tell the waiter/waitress head of your order. There is some really cute outdoor dining space too, you should put the request in early as in the simmer months it is usually booked, in fact it's always best to book ahead for seating as it's very popular for business lunches.

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f
London
91 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Taberna Etrusca is a tiny piece of Italy, uprooted and planted in the City of London. Delicious cucina casalinga, a good and not over-priced wine list and friendly service. It can be quite cramped but the jolly atmosphere amkes up for that.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, authentic Italian food and nice wine, and friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely go back!

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A
Singapore
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not the first time that we as an office have all gone to this restaurant for a lunch. It is a smart casual restaurant that is equally able to handle a business lunch. It has a very homey feel - like you are in Tuscany in a family restaurant. The food has always been excellent and good value for money. Will be back again!

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LR
Kent
110 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though this is only over the road from my office, first time here and went on strength of recommendations. Went for a social occasion and was happy enough - think I may use it more for business meals going forward. Assuming you have 2 courses and a lower-to-mid-range bottle of wine, this is easily a £100 - 140 meal for 2, inc. service charge. We had a £29 bottle (which I have to say was very good, an Italian blend I hadn't come across before), one pasta main and one meat main, starters at £10/11 and it came in at £100. So...do I think it's worth it? There is no doubt this is authentic Italian cooking and the osso bucco was a good "test" dish for that. Lobster ravioli very good, a bit light on portion size perhaps. The service was friendly enough though the multiple attempts to top up the wine glasses (when barely touched )was OTT. I would be happy enough to go back for the cooking, but think it's more expense-account territory for me personally. Will return on that basis!

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MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Everyone of us said we would definitely go back. The service was exemplary and the staff very helpful. There were dishes on the menu which we thought would not go well together but we were proved wrong. There was a great variety of choices too which you don’t often see in central London.

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AD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Definitely worth going to. Excellent authentic Italian restaurant.

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M
London
31 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I truly love this restaurant. Good food, good service at a very reasonable price.

I always go back when I want to a hassle free evening and don't have to worry for a second about the food, wine and service.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Fabulous food as usual particularly my personal favourite the veal Milanese!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This was a last minute booking for a get together of 7 friends and we chose this restaurant out of few options as we all liked Italian food. Unfortunately, when we got to the restaurant, it appeared that the only option for a group of more than five people was to have the Christmas menu, the fact that wasn't made clear we made our online reservation. This menu wasn't really Italian (turkey but no pasta), which we could have overlooked, but it also only gave an option of ordering 3 courses (and of course paying for 3 courses even if you only were hungry to eat one or two!). The manager was unhelpful, and just repeated that no other options were available to us. We stayed only because it was too much hassle to find another restaurant. As a result one person in the group didn't order anything at all, and some hardly touched deserts. Difficult to understand this inflexibility in a half empty restaurant for only 6 of us ordering (I would understand if it was a larger group), and forcing to order and pay for 3 courses is a rip off! Unbelievable the restaurant thinks it can get away with it. Food itself was ok-ish , definitely not coming back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal with friends - delicious authentic Italian food and good service in this quiet little restaurant, tucked away off Cheapside. Will return!

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MD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food, service and wine

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