Alto by San Carlo

Bronze Award
London, W1A 1AB ·Website ·Call020 7318 3287

SquareMeal Review of Alto by San Carlo

Bronze Award

Following a string of short pop ups, Selfridges’ rooftop is now home to a branch of international Italian restaurant brand San Carlo. Alto makes up for the lack of view via an Instagram-friendly floral installation that greets guests upon entry, while hanging foliage and wicker chairs add to the ‘bring the outside in’ vibe. Attractive and efficient staff glide between tables topping up drinks, while the menu is as we’ve come to expect from the San Carlo group – extensive, designed to share, straightforwardly Italian – and generally executed to a high standard. 

Kick off with smaller plates such as creamy burrata topped with earthy truffle shavings and Parma ham, and ham croquettes with an oozing centre. Larger plates include Neapolitan-style pizzas topped with the likes of fiery nduja, spicy sausage and buffalo mozzarella, or a bowl of tagliolini al granchio: thin strings of pasta with soft crab meat, bursts of cherry tomatoes and plenty of cream. Aperol spritzes and Prosecco suit the fun and breezy atmosphere while, for dessert, there is tiramisu, panna cotta or, if you can’t decide, a dessert tray which serves you a little bit of everything. Alto might not merit the trip to the top floor unless you're already in Selfridges, but for in-store dining, it's a star buy. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Glamorous
Food Occasions
All day dining
Alfresco And Views


Are there vegan options at Alto by San Carlo?

Yes, there are vegan options at Alto by San Carlo. There’s a dedicated vegan section on the menu which includes dishes like raw beets tartare and spaghetti puttanesca.

Helpful? 0

How do you book Alto by San Carlo?

You can usually book at Alto by San Carlo, but during busier periods the restaurant goes to a ‘walk ins only’ policy. Search for availability on your chosen time and date by using the widget above.

Helpful? 0

What is the menu like at Alto by San Carlo?

The menu at Alto by San Carlo is Italian. There are small plates to start, while the main sections include pizza and pasta options as well as things like veal Milanese and fillet of seabass with lemon and parsley.

Helpful? 0

Location for Alto by San Carlo

Selfridges, Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB

020 7318 3287


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm (Sun -6pm)

Reviews of Alto by San Carlo

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

1 Review 


14 December 2020  

Terrible service, it took a while to get the attention for any waiter and then ordered the whole lobster which was quite pricey but when it came it was so small the equivalent to 2 bites for each half lobster. 

Book a table

Find a table
Book a table

Other restaurants near Alto by San Carlo

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

Book Alto by San Carlo for people on at .

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement