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Opened in the mid-90s, this straight-down-the-line, intimate Italian plays it safe and tasty. The long, narrow dining room is an ode to that decade with a mix of browns, golds and doily-lined bread baskets, while prices remain behind the times too: a list of classic cocktails is cheaper than this postcode's standard. Equally classic food covers pizzas, pastas, risottos and daily specials such as smoked paprika-sprinkled whitebait. Our mushroom gnocchi definitely fell on the lighter side of thick and creamy, while a plate of seafood linguine was studded with plenty of plump prawns. If you only order one thing, make it the tiramisu, a strong barometer for any Italian: Forty’s is a moist, balanced bargain. With a collection of breezy but smart staff and a smattering of pavement tables, this Soho mainstay delivers simple Italian pleasures. 


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Essential Details for Forty Dean Street

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £23
  • Wine: £16.5
  • Champagne: £25
  • Lunch: ££10.90 2 courses (Mon-Sun)
  • Dinner: ££13.90/16.50 2 courses (Mon-Wed/Thur-Sat)

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