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“You feel like you’re in a smart Venetian brasserie” at these “classy and sassy” – if “hectic and noisy” – Italians (part of a national chain) which successfully create “a brilliant vibe in tourist hellhole locations”, particularly the “buzzy, buzzy, buzzy” branch a few feet from Piccadilly Circus. Service is “on the ball” and you get “proper” cooking from “an interesting selection of Italianate tapas-style dishes”.
Handily sited a few paces from Piccadilly Circus, a “bustling” Italian tapas bar, offering “a good food selection and friendly service”; on the downside its serried ranks of tables are “rather cramped”.
A chic all-day dining venue with a buzzing atmosphere, Cicchetti (pronounced Chi-KET-tee), serves freshly prepared regional small plates typically eaten in bars in Venice. It is a traditional relaxed style of Italian eating with tapas dishes bought to the table when ready - perfect to share with friends or enjoy alone, with a beer, glass of wine or cocktail.
The extensive menu includes meat, fish, pasta and pizza as well as speciality seafood and seasonal specials.
Much of the food is sourced from the best producers in Italy such as Bottarga from Sardinia, Burrata from Naples, Culatello from Parma and, of course, Autumn white truffle from Alba. This Italian produce is also the basis for the restaurant's stunning, artistic window displays of breads, seafood, fruits, vegetables and fine wines.
Each season Cicchetti launches an expertly crafted menu, with new creations featuring alongside the restaurant's long-standing classics and established favourites.
San Carlo Cicchetti boasts an enviable reputation for outstanding food and impeccable service and has achieved numerous awards and accolades. As with all San Carlo Group venues, the Piccadilly restaurant attracts a wide mix of customers from tourists and families to business people and well-known celebrities.
All restaurants in the San Carlo Group offer a true Italian experience and epitomise all that is best in genuine Italian hospitality.
San Carlo Cicchetti Piccadilly has a sister venue, Cicchetti Covent Garden at 30 Wellington Street.