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London’s appetite for fresh pasta specialists remains undimmed (Pastaio, Padella, Pastifico all spring to mind). The latest addition is this Covent Garden-fringe venture from William Ellner (of Joanna’s in Crystal Palace) and David Ramsey with ex-Locanda Locatelli chef Louis Korovilas in the kitchen whipping up the likes of pappardelle with kid goat and rosemary ragù. There’s also an aperiviti and cicchetti bar.

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£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superbly-flavourful” pasta dishes at “extremely good-value” prices – especially for the West End – make Louis Korovilas’s “handy” two-year-old “one of the better options in the tourist centre” of town, just off Trafalgar Square. Some reporters feel it’s “let down by the long, narrow shape of the restaurant”, but more commonly it’s judged an “elegant, buzzing, if packed space”.

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£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superbly-flavourful” pasta dishes at “extremely good-value” prices – especially for the West End – make Louis Korovilas’s “handy” yearling “one of the better options in the tourist centre” of town, just off Trafalgar Square. Some reporters feel it’s “let down by the long, narrow shape of the restaurant”, but more commonly it’s judged an “elegant, buzzing, if packed space”.

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Bancone Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bancone Restaurant in WC2N, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bancone restaurant.
Susan P
Full of lively young people, we raised the ...
Reviewed 1 months, 15 days ago

"Full of lively young people, we raised the average demographic! However pasta exceptional with subtle flavours"

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Mimi M
The best service, an amazing welcoming, the...
Reviewed 3 months, 9 days ago

"The best service, an amazing welcoming, the food was top quality, and price pocket friendly ! "

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Victoria J
Small portions and not cheap but worth it. ...
Reviewed 9 months, 5 days ago

"Small portions and not cheap but worth it. "

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Steven B
First visit since lockdowns started. A big ...
Reviewed 9 months, 11 days ago

"First visit since lockdowns started. A big treat to have good (Italian) food again. Their menu is limited at lunch time anyway. Mainly meat, no fish at all (unless you include lobster...) and some vegetarian. Fried Polenta sounds routine but it was light with lovely filling. Pasta is varied and sauces rich - portions large enough to leave space for dessert of which the marinated pineapple was amazing. Coffee strong as it should be for the price. Service (after we negotiated an incomprehensible front door officer) was really great. They seem to attract charming Italians who smile even through their masks and that really adds to the experience. Overall, very enjoyable as a break out. This is not cheap at £71 for 2 with only one glass of wine."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 25.00 Lunch only 11
Menu2 35.00 Dinner only 11

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £11.50 £4.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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