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survey result

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£73
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very friendly” and “authentic” – this “family-run traditional Italian trattoria” is a “dependable and good-value” option in Covent Garden, “with outside tables in decent weather”. The food is “good but not exceptional”. Top Menu Tip – “try the calves’ liver and tiramisu”.

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£71
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Narrow, buzzy and full of black-and-white photos of Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Marcello Mastroianni in their heyday” – this longstanding Covent Garden stalwart “is like a trattoria from one’s dreams of holidays in Tuscany or Rome”. “Andrea, the entertaining owner, loves a good chat with guests while they enjoy delicious Italian dishes just like mamma used to make. All ages have a great time”.

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£68
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “nice, intimate, friendly Italian restaurant” in Covent Garden makes you feel “as if you were in Italy”. The retirement of the family that ran it for years seems to have had little effect on the menu of basic trattoria classics, “reasonably priced wines and smiling welcome”.

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£53
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* 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”.

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63 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9AJ

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Da Mario Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Da Mario Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Da Mario restaurant.
Kenny N
Popped in on the off-chance a table would b...
Reviewed 4 months, 11 days ago

"Popped in on the off-chance a table would be available before going to a show in Drury Lane. Luckily there was and we had a lovely meal of Melanzane Alla Parmigian which was delicious, followed by the spaghetti dish of the day (forgot the name) which had a seafood additions (besides vongole), also delicious. Service was impeccable."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.10 £25.20 £5.75 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.80
Filter Coffee £3.80
Extras  
Service 10.00%
63 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9AJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑11 pm
Saturday1 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑11 pm
Sunday1 pm‑4 pm, 4 pm‑9 pm

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