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Following a fire earlier in 2023, the restaurant moved down the road to take over the premises of its former stablemate, Olivocarne.

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£78
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Whether you choose pizza, pasta or a main dish, this all-rounder in Sardinian Mauro Sanna’s smart Belgravia group “never disappoints”. Following a fire, it has moved a few doors to the premises formerly occupied by stablemate Olivocarne (RIP). A major attraction is the “wine list to delight lovers of off-beat, small producer wines”.

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

“Great thin-crust pizzas” and other “simple but delicious” staples get a good reception at this Belgravia Italian from Sardinian Mauro Sanna’s classy stable. It “does what it does very well”: namely “good honest, earthy food” made with “fresh ingredients”. The wine list majors on interesting bottles and magnums from Sardinia.

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

This long-standing Belgravia Sardinian keeps its many regulars happy with some of the “best pizzas in London”, and other dishes made with “fantastic, simple, fresh ingredients”. There’s also an interesting selection of Sardinian wines, including magnums. Top Tip: “always have the special of the day. They’re delicious”.

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£60
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Loud without being unpleasant”, this “cheerful and buzzy” Sardinian has been a Belgravia stalwart for yonks – “my son spent his formative years coming back to this place because of the huge and excellent pizzas” (and the repertoire also includes pasta and salads). Older regulars are more enamoured of the “interesting Italian/Sardinian wine list”.

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61 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9PP

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
54

Oliveto Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Oliveto Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Oliveto restaurant.
Andrew K
It’s fine, and nice to be outside on the ...
Reviewed 1 months, 22 days ago

"It’s fine, and nice to be outside on the pavement on a sunny day. But for prices the food et al is rather dull Italian. Perhaps more a place for tourists given the clientele I saw"

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Paul P
The pizza ovens moved a couple doors up the...
Reviewed 7 months, 28 days ago

"The pizza ovens moved a couple doors up the street to the old Olivocarne location; the upscale crowd came too; the amiance (child-friendly) is a bit more staid with tablecloths (!) and a several room layout. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.50 £29.30 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
61 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9PP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm

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