Sorry, but your web browser is too old to display this page properly.
Please update it to the latest version or switch to a more modern browser,
Google Chrome or
Internet Explorer 11 (they're all free).
RESTAURANTS IN LONDONCovent Garden restaurantsKnightsbridge restaurantsMayfair restaurantsNotting Hill restaurants
UK RESTAURANTSRestaurants Near MeManchester RestaurantsBirmingham RestaurantsEdinburgh RestaurantsBrighton Restaurants
RESTAURANT OFFERSup to 50% offset menu offersdrink offersRestaurant Vouchers
NEWSpop up restaurantsnew openingscoming soonwhats on
FIND VENUES IN LONDONVenues Outside LondonParty venues in LondonMeeting rooms in LondonLondon conference centresConcierge
EVENT SUPPLIERSCaterers + Event suppliersteambuilding + activitieshospitality + eventscorporate giftsfood delivery + office catering
VENUE LISTSVenues near meParty VenuesConference + meeting venues
private dining cityprivate dining covent gardenprivate dining mayfairprivate dining shoreditchprivate dining sohoprivate dining westminster
christmas partieschristmas party venues in londonchristmas party organisersrestaurant packagesparty bars + nightclubschristmas parties by the river
all uk christmas partieschristmas parties in the south eastchristmas parties in the south westchristmas parties in the midl+schristmas parties in the northconcierge
wedding venueswedding venues in londonUK wedding venueswedding suppliers
collect squaremeal pointsredeem your pointsfaqsrestaurant gift vouchers
One reader reckons Giorgio Locatelli's flagship is the "best Italian restaurant in London", and few would dispute it as a "refined, elegant and calm" destination noted for its "smooth and impeccably timed service". It's also dead smart, and the refurbishment after a nasty fire in 2014 has resulted in more of the same – a refined space of soothing natural tones and swanky leather banquettes. Meanwhile, the kitchen is serving up food revealing the very essence of Italian cuisine – freshness and simplicity. After spectacular breads come antipasti, such as char-grilled quail and liver crostino dressed with apple and balsamic, while handmade pasta might deliver paccheri with red gurnard, black olives and almonds. Those up for the full four courses could move on to braised neck of lamb with polenta and Chianti sauce before concluding with a tasting of Gobino chocolate. As for the world-class regional Italian wine list, "trust the sommelier". Bellissimo, grandissimo and expensivo.
Following their renovation after a fire (you should really watch were you drop those cigarette butts) I decided to visit to see if the kitchen was still up to scratch following a necessary hasty departure from the premises by the cooks. The new menu unfortunately was missing some of the favourites I had enjoyed on my last visit which were dishes that I had not seen elsewhere (and haven’t since) such as ox tail ravioli.
More from Quiet eating »
I have been hearing how good Locanda Locatelli was for a long time but they closed down for a bit last year because of a fire and just recently reopened. My mother-in-law and her boyfriend were visiting from the US and they are quite conservative with food so we decided it was a great spot to take them.The d&cor is plain, nothing very exciting and the restaurant was very busy on a Wednesday night.
More from Food Expectations »
Are you the restaurant owner?
Click here for Links & Logos
Are you making a general enquiry or enquirying about private rooms?
If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.
You are making an enquiry at
By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement
Please wait while we are sending your e-mail ...