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The Top Italian Restaurants in London

Britain’s love affair with Italian food is in full swing, and nowhere is this more evident than in London. Adventurous diners can discover tiny trattorias serving perfect pasta, and award-winning contemporary giants are playing with inventive and creative fusion menus. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best Italian spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You'll find everything from heavenly slices to delicate arancini to everything in between, all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Let's dig in.

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13 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Zafferano Restaurant, Daphne's, Taberna Etrusca
Price Range:£££ - £££
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Belgravia, South Kensington, Bank
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Zafferano Restaurant

££££
Italian
Belgravia
4.6
1079 reviews

Zafferano is a well-established favorite in Belgravia, London, with 20 years of experience serving top-notch Italian cuisine. Their use of fresh, seasonal produce gives the menu a regular new breath of life, while preserving a delightfully traditional feel. Diners are quick to notice the excellent service and exciting multinational wine list. This is certainly a restaurant deserving of the many accolades it has received over the years.


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Daphne's

££££
Italian
South Kensington
4.7
1261 reviews

When talking about Daphne’s, it is impossible to avoid the word "elegance." The beautiful decor and charming ambience of this Chelsea restaurant is sure to take one’s breath away. Situated in Brompton Cross, it’s the perfect place for the diner who likes to hit the shops before treating themselves to a decadent Italian lunch. Great for group bookings as well, Daphne’s has a wonderful private dining area in their stunning Conservatory room. Diners are often pleasantly surprised by the fact that this is a dog-friendly restaurant.


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Taberna Etrusca

££££
Italian
Bank
4.6
772 reviews

Located next to Bow Bells Churchyard, Taberna Etrusca is a popular place for wedding receptions and other private functions, as well as casual dining. This trattoria-style restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere with efficient service and a warm, traditional ambience. Diners are fans of the extensive menu and pleasantly surprised by the fact that there are buffet options as well. It also boasts a truly beautiful courtyard for summertime dining, as well as a marquee in December to make extra room for Christmas parties.


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Canto Corvino

££££
Italian
Liverpool Street
4.6
646 reviews

Canto Corvino is a great place to dine at any time of day, with a great selection of breakfast and lunchtime choices as well as evening dining. Many diners choose this hidden gem, located near the Liverpool Street Station, for a spot of brunch with friends and loved ones at the weekend. The service is exemplary and the menu is delightfully modern. Afternoon and evening diners often compliment the delicious cocktails on offer in this sleek and stylish Italian restaurant.


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2 Veneti

££££
Italian
Mayfair
4.6
1365 reviews

Diners are fans of 2 Veneti for a myriad of reasons. The cozy, comfortable ambience and authentic vibe of this restaurant pair up nicely with the exciting and varied Venetian menu. 2 Veneti resides in the heart of central London, making it easy to find for any avid foodie, whether they’re local to London or just visiting. This restaurant’s passion for food is evident in their generous portions; fast, efficient service; and traditional Venetian flavors.


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Fiume

££££
Italian
Battersea
4.6
173 reviews

Fiume means river in Italian, which is very appropriate as this classy restaurant sits right on the bank of the River Thames in Battersea. As expected from such a location, the terrace seating in this restaurant offers an unparalleled riverside view that is as enjoyable as the delicious food! The Southern Italian cuisine on the menu gives this place an exciting Mediterranean vibe and diners love the varied wine list.


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Al Duca

££££
Italian
Piccadilly
4.5
1192 reviews

Al Duca is a great choice for the diner looking for the best Italian in London Center. Al Duca’s menu consists of good, hearty, traditional Italian dishes, often with an optional modern twist for variety. Diners are quick to compliment the outstanding service as well as the food and classy decor. The interior has a lot of terracotta and olive tones, which makes it feel very traditional while still being sleek and airy. Even the bread in this place is so good that diners remember it after a great evening at Al Duca.


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Briciole Restaurant

££££
Italian
Marylebone
4.7
1181 reviews

Located in the heart of central London, Briciole is a beautiful combination of a traditional trattoria, a deli, and a cafe bar, all wrapped up in one beautiful package. Diners love the way Briciole manages to retain a relaxed, casual atmosphere while offering extremely fast and efficient service. This is certainly a worthwhile trip out for anyone who enjoys authentic Italian food and al fresco dining in the warmer months. Diners often recommend the cured meats and cheeses.


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Osteria Dell' Angolo

££££
Italian
Westminster
4.6
904 reviews

Osteria Dell’Angolo is certainly a treasure of Westminster. They offer a delightful combination of contemporary and classic Italian dishes. There's also a comprehensive wine list with good options for any budget. Diners are often particularly impressed with the seafood options on the menu, with the baby octopus and scallops firm favorites of regulars. Osteria Dell’Angolo’s head chef takes inspiration from his Italian grandmother, who gave him an appreciation for good home cooking and fresh, Italian produce.


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Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca

££££
Italian
Pimlico
4.7
973 reviews

Located in the stylish district of Pimlico, Gustoso may surprise diners with its combination of excellent Italian cuisine and reasonable prices. Gustoso boasts a full bar as well as its trattoria-style restaurant. It's a great place to meet for drinks or enjoy an aperitif before indulging in a deliciously authentic Italian meal. This mouth-watering food is all the more tempting due to seasonal produce that gives the menu a traditional tone. Check out the exciting daily specials on offer at what could be the best Italian in London.


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Demartino

££££
Italian
Fitzrovia
4.7
583 reviews

Demartino is a warm and welcoming Italian restaurant located just around the corner from Regent’s Park. The interior decor includes old black-and-white photos, creating a friendly atmosphere and some great talking points for a perfect romantic night out or a celebratory get-together. The food includes classics like penne all'arrabiata, showcasing the great flavors of the Mediterranean. Save room for the limoncello served at the end of the meals.


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Caravaggio

££££
Italian
Fenchurch Street
4.4
702 reviews

A truly cultured restaurant, Caravaggio offers excellent modern Italian cuisine served in style with an Art Deco interior and a buzzing atmosphere. The building is a former banking hall in a great location near Leadenhall Market and still retains its original high, ornate ceiling. Diners will appreciate the soft jazz music that adds to the ambience and class of Caravaggio. Of course, the food is as beautiful as the decor. Caravaggio offers a range of exciting modern dishes that are always served with meticulous precision and attention to presentation.


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Sartoria

££££
Italian
Oxford Circus
4.4
1746 reviews

Situated in the center of the prestigious Mayfair area, Sartoria is an exciting and glamorous restaurant for lovers of Italian cuisine. Perhaps the most noteworthy part of this timeless restaurant’s building is the heated terrace. It makes al fresco dining there a pleasure, even in winter! There's big praise for the truffles and cocktails served here, as well the helpful and attentive waiters. The restaurant also boasts two private dining areas for group bookings and a vast wine cellar. Enjoy some of the best Italian in London in some of the most luxurious surroundings.


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