RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2

survey result

Summary

£53
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “old-fashioned, warm and lovely Italian”, whose “comforting” ‘throwback’ style is at odds with its very central Covent Garden location. The family who ran ran it for so many years retired in August 2018, however, and – though the staff remain – some old-timers are concerned: “since the change of ownership the standard of cooking in this much-loved restaurant seems to have slipped, while the prices have increased. However its proximity to theatres means it is still busy”.

Summary

£53
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “old-fashioned, warm and lovely Italian”, whose “comforting” ‘throwback’ style is at odds with its very central Covent Garden location. The family who ran ran it for so many years retired in August 2018, however, and – though the staff remain – some old-timers are concerned: “since the change of ownership the standard of cooking in this much-loved restaurant seems to have slipped, while the prices have increased. However its proximity to theatres means it is still busy”.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Busy, fun and great value for money” – this “typical family-run Italian” (and there aren’t many of them left in Covent Garden) serves “really good classics, not just pasta”; but “the real bonus is the friendly service and buzz – when so many customers seem to be regulars, you know they must be doing something right!”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superb pasta” tops the bill at this “cosy, traditional family-run Italian in Covent Garden” (“and there ain’t many of those left in central London”), which has a big fanclub thanks to its “welcoming” (if “noisy”) style and “excellent value”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
No dress code
46

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£17.50 £20.30 £4.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
63 Endell St, London, WC2H 9AJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday1 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday1 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑9 pm

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