Il Baretto



22 reviews

43 Blandford Street , London, W1U 7HF

Il Baretto

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Old-fashioned at heart but with big-city appeal, Il Baretto is that rare thing – a restaurant with a subterranean space that can be just as thronged and atmospheric as the pavement-level salon. Downstairs, the wood-burning oven is a major feature, and the daily bread is recommended alongside starters of grilled courgettes, burrata paired with vitello tonnato or a carpaccio of Sicilian red prawns. On the pasta side, readers reckon the truffle macaroni is “out of this world”, while a pairing of home-made tagliatelle with pesto demonstrates the kitchen’s unfussy confidence. It’s back to the fiery mouth of the oven for pizza crudo, topped with Parma ham, rocket and Parmesan, and there’s also a selection of hefty grills. Pudding goes flavour-first with tried-and-true combinations ranging from peanut mousse with caramelised banana to pannacotta with cherries. Service is “traditional”, the better to serve a compendium of regional Italian wines.

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Special offers from Il Baretto

Dinner from £23.50

From: 11 May 2018

To: 11 November 2018

Max: 6

2 Course £23.50 3 Course £28.50 Early Dinner Menu from 18.00 pm until 18.45 pm with a complimentary glass of prosecco or a soft drink on the house. Late Dinner Menu from 21.30 pm until 22.30 with a complimentary glass of prosecco or a soft drink on the house

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Set lunch: From £23.50

From: 13 April 2018

To: 13 October 2018

Max: 6

2 Course £23.50 3 Course £28.50 4 Course £31.50

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Il Baretto Location

43 Blandford Street , London W1U 7HF


020 7486 7340

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-4pm 6-10.30pm Sat-Sun 12.30-4pm 6.30-10.30pm

Il Baretto's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.0


Service: 4.7


Atmosphere: 6.0


Value: 4.5

Food + drink: 2

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 0

Value: 0

16 April 2016

I have been a few times to Il Baretto, which I have always thought of as an expensive and over-rated place. This visit is definitely the last. It is extremely expensive for a very basic, unsophisticated, Iralian menu. I don't mind basic Italian but not at such prices. We asked for a side of pasta to accompany the veal Milanese and they brought us a whole main course of pasta with cream and mushrooms which we did not asked and told us quite rudely that they do not do sides of pasta. They brought me a minestrone with cheese in it! That was a first and told us there was no way they could make one without. I imagine these are made earlier with cheese. Not very good for a restaurant that expensive undeservedly. The person who took our orders was rude by which I mean that each time we made a comment or asked for something, he couldn't do it. Anyway in the past I would have a paid a more for a local italian restaurant for ease purposes but Il Baretto has just gone too far. Don't go unless you like to feel like you have been cheated.


Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

29 May 2015

Great cocktails, fabulous food, good vibe and accommodating staff what more can you ask for? Try it, I can't imagine anyone being disappointed.


Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

02 March 2015

We have been regulars at Il Baretto for almost a decade and it is consistently excellent. Our top favourite Italian in London.

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