San Carlo Cicchetti Covent Garden 1

30 Wellington Street , London,

San Carlo Chicchetti flat lay dishes on table with white background

SquareMeal Review of San Carlo Cicchetti Covent Garden

This glamorous mini-chain of old-school Italians has satisfied hungry Londoners for years. The San Carlo group is known for delivering casual but effortlessly elegant all-day dining with great panache. The interiors are shiny with lots of gold and marble, the service is effortlessly charming and there’s little chance of leaving hungry – this place is Italian to the core. Seasonally changing menus feature a run of sharing plates: start with a creamy helping of buratta, served with parma ham and sprinkled with shavings of earthy truffle, before moving on to larger plates including intensely meaty Paccheri pasta stuffed with Tuscan pork sausage, and veal wrapped in parma ham. Continue the fun with a glass of Prosecco or an Aperol spritz, before choosing from the likes of tiramisu and panna cotta from the dessert menu, or if you can’t decide, opt for the dessert tray which serves you a little bit of everything.

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San Carlo Cicchetti Covent Garden is recommended for

Big And Bold | Buzzy | Fun | Glamorous

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station 322m

Temple Tube Station 495m


Address: 30 Wellington Street , London

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sun 8am-12M


Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 9.5

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Jo T. 02 October 2016

Have visited this restaurant and the Cicchetti in Piccadilly on trips to London. Lovely atmosphere, delightful staff especially manager Nicolas, brilliant food. Strongly recommend.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Cheeky silver reviewer 31 December 2014

Another San Carlo Cicchetti and this one near Aldwych, the Opera House and many West End theatres so perfect for a pre show meal or a libation or snack post the show. It amazes me how the food and service remain at such a high level across all the San Carlo restaurants and this new one is no exception. They are certainly doing something right. It doesn't yet have the queue leading out the door that you see at Cicchetti Piccadilly but give it time as, once more and more people are aware of its existence, the Wellington Street restaurant will no doubt see similar activity. The food is superb but if I had to recommend one dish, it would be the ravioli with pecorino and truffles.