Permanently Closed - Vico
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We serve uplifting, zingy Italian cuisine, cooked with the finest ingredients in a dramatic urban setting – Italian food for the future.
We serve small plates – tapas style – and are a go-to restaurant for anyone enjoying Covent Garden, Seven Dials, Leicester Square or Theatreland.
We pour an innovative selection of Italian wines – select choices from Alpine, Appennine and Island regions, as well as Italian grapes that have emigrated abroad.
Many of our dishes are suitable for vegetarians, or people seeking a fresh & lighter meal. Our meats and seafood are sourced from the UK and the Mediterranean.
Tuesday: 12pm-3pm & 5pm-9:30pm
Wednesday: 12pm-3pm & 5pm-11pm
Thursday: 12pm-3pm & 5pm-11pm
Friday: 12pm-3pm & 5pm-11pm
Very helpful and friendly staff. Food good and well priced. Wine good too.
Nice meal pre theatre
Excellent service, tasty food , good experience, staff very attentive and friendly
the place was empty and very noisey
I expected more.
Enjoyed a meal with friend. Added dishes from the Starter Menu to the Lunch Menu. Fine Bottle of Rose enjoyed at £41.
A recent visit to sister restaurant "Bocca" made me appreciate Vico more. Why not offer the Montepulciano Rose at £22?
My second visit. Will go again.
good food, but they had pretty much run out of ice cream which to be honest was one of the big draws of the place.
Amazed by low quality of both starters ordered as pre-theatre snack. Deep fried seafood and polenta (£12) was pale and tasted of old oïl and melon salad (£8?) was small and had too much vinegar. Really bad food!
Great food with excellent service. Will go there again
Was very disappointed when we got there to find out they no longer have their pre-post theatre set menu, with a bottomless prosecco option, as we had booked specifically for that reason. However, the food was very good, and the service was still quick so still good for pre-theatre.
However they should update their website as its really false advertising - getting customers in to get a deal that they no longer offer any alternative for.
Excellent food and service, it was the second time we went there and we will be back!
GREAT SERVICE. FRESH INGREDIENTS, TASTY FOOD. EXCELLENT PIZZA
Great service, brilliant service, and convenient location
Came here for a meal prior to London Marathon the following day. The family loved it, the food was great and the service very friendly. We stayed for 3 hours, had plenty of food and alcohol and around £35 per head with service. Will return!
We were disappointed with the menu options. I was running the London marathon on the next day and was hoping for a pasta meal but there was no option to suit me. It was surprising as I thought that it was an Italian restaurant.
I love Italian food. I went to many restaurants in search for the tastiest Tiramisu and Parmigiana, my favourite Italian dishes yet nowhere I could taste them any better than the ones I make at home myself. Until Vico. Try the burata, the orcheletti (I am sure I am spelling it wrongly), the beef, the lasagna and the parmigiana. Trust me. Oh, and for dessert the affogato, the ice cream (they have even won awards for it) and Tiramisu. Very friendly staff, going out of their way to please. I wish I lived around the corner to have it on my doorsteps everyday. 😍
Good restaurant at a reasonable price.
Fantastic find for pre-theatre dinner. Great Italian food - we shared a few of the small plates and a couple of pizzas between the 4 of us. The 60 minutes bottomless prosecco was also much appreciated! Will definitely come back if going to the theatre in the area.
Menu not intuitive.
But dishes are surprising and really good.
Busy atmosphere. Ok for pre/post theatre meal. Ideally situated and nice big windows for people watching at Cambridge Circus. Pizza was good. The Tiramisu and the Ice-Cream were fabulous. We found the 'small plates' idea strange for an Italian. Our waitress was nice but too busy to listen to us properly and kept trying to predict what we were going to say. I definitely didn't get the decaf coffee I asked for as I was awake for hours afterwards. Also the tables for 2 are extremely close together.
Vico presents Italian food in a very interesting way with some sharing plates and superb main courses. It's different to the normal Italian trattorias.
Excellent food. Very helpful and friendly staff. Reasonably priced food. Pizza's were great. Would return and try the tapas next time. Opposite the Palace Theatre so was easy to dine in between the Harry Potter part 1 and part 2 performances.
Excellent innovative small plates served by engaged staff. Highly recommend
Unlimited proseco option was great. Food was quite good especially mussels and shrimp with pasta.
At Vico you can meet with your friends and have a pleasent evening with fast service and good food.
Fourth visit and Vico never disappoints. Just wish lunch time was a little busier. It should be. This is a super restaurant and the food is excellent.
Fantastic food and service from all of the staff members. Highly recommended and will definitely be returning.
This restaurant is what you expect. It has little dishes to share between the table and they were all very tasty. The staff were very attentive and we have enjoyed the experience. It is great under his cathegory.
Great for pre-theatre. Small portions (you need 3 per person) are Italian based and inventive. I recommend the deep fried lasagne and burrato salad. Staff are friendly and efficient. Definitely plan to Crete.
Staff hugely helpful as we had to change time of our booking at the last minute. The waiter was attentive and suggested wine to go with the food. The menu suggested 3 to 4 per sperson but 3 was plenty. all the dishes were tasty and big enough to share. We had a family lunch between Harry Potter performances and it was perfect venue.
This is a great option if you are in London and can't get into The Mother Ship - Bocca di Lupo. The view of Shaftesbury Ave. with buses heading up and down and the Palace Theatre (where "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child") is playing is fantastic as it contrasts with the strings of lights across the ceiling. And, if you are alone, the bar is a great place to eat. You miss the view, but you won't miss the incredible cichetti like the lasagnancino - a deep-fried chunk of lasagna (made with goose rather then the usual beef/veal stuffing) that looks like a pear with a fried sage leaf sticking out of the top. Heartily recommended for any pre- or post-theatre dining in London. Bravo!
An easy option for an easy evening. I would not make a huge fuss about this place, would not suggest that you cross town to visit, however if you're int he area (after theatre?) it is definitely worth a pit-stop. I'm not sure I am a fan of this sharing initiative where you risk to get fish and meat ahead of the pasta, however if you are careful with your order you end up with a very good mix. I missed the lamb dish I had last time around, I hope it comes back at some point
The food sounded great on the menu but when it arrived we were pretty disappointed. The burrata was good as was the focacia but the fried rabbit with fennel was really not good and we left most of it. The caponata was too sweet but the lasaganacino was pretty good. We had two alcoholic drinks and the bill was close to £80! I'm sorry to say I wouldn't return.
Booked this restaurant for my parents' last night in London. Vico is located near China town and Leicester square so we took a stroll down these vibrant streets and reached the restaurant. It is so beautiful inside, with the lightings and their reflections in the glass windows. Staff are out of this world amazing, they made feel so welcome and cared for all through the night. They even brought us a free round of champagne because the table wasn't ready on arrival. Food was tapas style classic Italian. So beautifuly presented and mouth-wateringly delicious. We were so full we couldn't order dessert. Also my boyfriend and I are vegan and there plenty of choices for us on the menu as well. What a beautiful night, definitely recommend and definitely going back!
Very convenient location for the Palace Theatre. Delicious food. Prompt and courteous service. A good choice for a pre-theatre meal.
Overall, a nice experience but did feel that the waiter was a bit pushy with food suggestions (unasked for) and we ended up ordering more than we needed. Food was nice, but not outstanding - considering we spent about £80 on 9 small plates for 3 people - we could have done with 6 plates, that would have been plenty. We had a nice bottle of wine and a glass of Prosecco each - so a total of £150 with service for 3 for lunch was in my view not great value.
Amazing food and great choice of options. All brought out a regular intervals. A perfect evening and right opposite Harry Potter
The food was good, however a bit on the expensive side.
The cocktail were weak and too expensive for what there were.
It was my partner birthday and I specifically stated on the reservation that it was a special occasion and that would be nice to have a candle on the final dessert.
I have also spoken on the phone to the manager about it.
Unfortunately this did not happen and it was very disappointing.
Also the staff started to put the chairs on the tables, as a sign that there were closing before we had the chance to order dessert.
Very rude !!!!!
Nothing bad (though I would say that battered lemon rind as part of a fritto veg dish was very unexpected!) but nothing great either. Easy to find and a convenient location for a group to meet. Got too noisy as the evening progressed - we could barely hear each other speak.
Great location with big windows looking out onto busy theatre land. Lively ambiance. Service good and food excellent. A bit different to usual uk Italian fare.
Great meal in a wonderful location. Well worth a visit.