RestaurantsLondonBelgraviaSW1W

survey result

Summary

£87
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In its day a pioneer of Italian ‘peasant’ cuisine in the capital, Mauro Sanna’s original Belgravia Sardinian remains “steady and always reliable” in its 35th year – “this restaurant has never disappointed”. If it’s “quite pricey”, that has never been an issue for the well-heeled locals who ensure it is perennially busy.

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An old favourite”, the 33-year-old original in Mauro Sanna’s Belgravia mini-empire was “ground-breaking, as one of the first London Italian restaurants to serve simple ‘peasant’ dishes – in this case Sardinian. Now everyone does it! However, Olivo has never marketed itself at foodies, just well-heeled locals” – who are “never disappointed”. It’s “not cheap, but definitely not expensive compared with glitzier competitors” in the area.

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Rustic Sardinian food comes to moneyed Belgravia” at the original of Mauro Sanna’s four nearby ventures in the area, which serves “a perfect choice of excellent seafood, regional dishes and pasta”. Charming service helps overcome his penchant for slightly “soulless” interiors. And if the bill might shock a Sardinian, it is not outrageous by local standards.

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.

“An old haunt of style and enjoyment” – this Sardinian was the original in Mauro Sanna’s upmarket Belgravia group – “an absolute banker for consistency”. “The freshness of the cooking and the delightfully different wines” make it a “great lunch venue”, although – this being SW1 – it’s “now outrageously priced”.

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21 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX

Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
No dress code
45

Olivo Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Olivo Restaurant in SW1W, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Olivo restaurant.
Mitchell L
a regular haunt. Continues to deliver well...
Reviewed 6 months, 15 days ago

"a regular haunt. Continues to deliver well."

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Ros H
Great pasta, interesting food and very good...
Reviewed 6 months, 30 days ago

"Great pasta, interesting food and very good service"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.30 £25.50 £8.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
21 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX
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
Saturday6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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