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This traditional Italian newcomer (with a sibling in Riga) opening on May 19 2021 and occupies an impressive Edwardian (1902) banking hall in the heart of the Square Mile – the former Telling room of the British Linen Bank (later Bank of Scotland). The dramatic columns and ceiling of the space remain and Aleksandr Sarujev is at the stoves.

survey result

Summary

£74
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “beautiful old banking hall” in Threadneedle Street makes for a “decent business venue” in the heart of the City, with “a well-executed if limited Italian menu, and wines priced for expense accounts”. On a quiet evening, though, it can “lack atmosphere”.

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Occupying an impressive Edwardian banking hall in the heart of the City, this high-ceilinged space provides a large, classic Italian menu and – if you still have space – makes a feature of a sizeable cheeseboard, showcasing Italian cheeses. Reports are uniformly upbeat, including as a business choice (and, if Accounts are on your case, there’s a good-value lunchtime set menu).

Summary

£65
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This traditional Italian newcomer (with a sibling in Riga) opened briefly in late 2020 with a second debut in May 2021. It occupies an impressive Edwardian (1902) banking hall in the heart of the Square Mile – the former telling room of the British Linen Bank (later Bank of Scotland). The dramatic columns and ceiling of the space remain and chef Aleksandr Sarujev is at the stoves. Early reports are very enthusiastic (but too limited in number for a rating).

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Veggies Pudding
£28.50 £6.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £31.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Entertainments,Highchair,Menu,Portions
15, 18, 48
No dress code
165

Private dining

Piazza Italiana Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Piazza Italiana Restaurant in EC2R, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Piazza Italiana restaurant.
Daniel C
A beautiful old banking hall, with a well e...
Reviewed 10 months, 12 days ago

"A beautiful old banking hall, with a well executed if limited Italian menu, and wines priced for expense accounts. Decent business venue"

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38 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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