RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1

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Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An archetypal “hidden gem” set “in tiny Crown Passage” – this “lovely, little, family-run Italian in the heart of St James’s” has served “authentic” Calabrian-based dishes for almost 30 years – at “great value” too, considering the area. Regulars mourned the death of its owner, Giacomo Bonavita, in 2020, but “the family have really stepped up – the food is better than ever and they’re super-generous with the truffle!” “The sisters run a tight ship, providing a good range of food with friendly service”.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Among the plutocrats’ dining rooms of St James’s, this “consistently good and friendly family-restaurant”, tucked away down an alley, stands out as a “reliable Italian local” with earth-bound prices.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Among the plutocrats’ dining rooms of St James’s, this “consistently good and friendly family-restaurant”, tucked away down an alley, stands out as a “reliable Italian local” with earth-bound prices.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “wonderful family-run restaurant” with “lovely owners” is a rarity for the heart of St James’s – hidden away down an alleyway and popular for its “friendly staff and consistently good Italian food”, which – considering the pukka location – is “surprisingly well priced”.

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Il Vicolo Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Il Vicolo Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Il Vicolo restaurant.
Philip C
Lovely ‘intimate’ small restaurant with...
Reviewed 5 months, 6 days ago

"Lovely ‘intimate’ small restaurant with authentic Italian food. Great lunch place."

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Anthony O
Family run small restaurant, friendly servi...
Reviewed 6 months, 5 days ago

"Family run small restaurant, friendly service and good Italian staples on menu."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.40 £17.90 £4.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
3-4 Crown Passage, London, SW1Y 6PP
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday1 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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