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An “unassuming-looking” age-old trattoria near Waterloo station capable of some “quality, traditional Italian” cooking; even fans advise care when ordering however – “order a pasta and a glass of decent vino and you can escape with a modest bill”, otherwise it can be “ridiculously expensive”.
“In the gastronomic desert of Waterloo”, it’s worth knowing of this “definitely old-style, but popular” Italian “time-warp”; its prices are a little “through the roof”, but “you end up getting drawn back” by its “tasty” cooking and “excellent” service.
This “old-style” Italian veteran, by Waterloo, is certainly “good for business and the Old Vic”; more generally, it divides opinions – to critics it’s simply “outdated”, but fans argue it’s “reliable if pricey”.
La Barca Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Excellent duck papardelle, tasty creamy sauce, my friends asparagus risotto was also good. Panna cotta was a bit tasteless. Nice aglianico at a reasonable price to wash it all down. Coffee good."
80-81 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AB
Mon – Fri Lunch: 12.00pm–2.30pm, Dinner: 6.00pm–11.30pm Sat Dinner: 6.00pm–11.30pm