Canto Corvino

Bars, Italian·
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This low-key Italian eatery is found just a few metres away from bustling Spitalifields Market. Canto Corvino is a restaurant full of well-heeled City types, but it’s also an inviting spot for more casual diners who seek a reasonably priced cocktail in a chic Shoreditch setting. The compact menu incorporates classic Italian dishes such as bread, olive oil, mozzarella and arancini but also includes some luxury takes, such as the lobster paccheri and truffled pig’s head linguine.

Notable main courses include generously portioned steaks, available with truffle jus or bone marrow, while the lighter choice of wild sea bass served on a bed of charred broccoli is a palatable and well balanced dish. To finish in style with something sweet, opt for the salted chocolate bomba, which is served in a glass tumbler covered with a layer of thin chocolate.

Don’t miss the sleek and centrally positioned bar upon entering either, which boasts an extensive cocktail list, with a whole section dedicated to brunch drinks alone. There’s also a nightly extended happy hour, which you can enjoy from 5-10pm.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, Italian
Cool, Cosy, Fine dining, Lively, Romantic
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Perfect for
Birthdays, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Found in Spitalfields, Canto Corvino is the third London site from the Manicomio Restaurant Group, known for its all-day menu of traditional and contemporary Italian favourites.

One of the biggest draws of Canto Corvino is its easily accessible location - found just a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields Market, Canto Corvino is handily nestled between the City and Shoreditch, meaning it is equally as suited to business lunches as it is to casual catch ups with friends.

The sleek dining room, created by the acclaimed B3 Designers, is a welcoming modern space which features exposed brick, artworks lining the walls and a large open kitchen which allows for guests to see the chefs at work. The a la carte is divided up into the traditional Italian format, beginning with snacks such as rosemary focaccia or deep-fried pork and olive meatballs. Next up, you can move on to starters proper with the likes of tiger prawn arancini or London Burrata with grilled asparagus and a yuzu dressing, before trying out main courses such as lobster ravioli or buttermilk chicken milanese, paired with grilled lettuces, beans and a Caesar dressing.

If you are hungry for more, side orders include a tomato, cucumber, red onion and bread salad or rosemary and truffle potato wedges, while puddings are delightfully Italian - think a classic tiramisu or homemade ice creams and sorbets.

At the weekend, Canto Corvino opens its doors for a popular weekend brunch, with a distinctly Italian twist. Tuck into brunch plates such as Canto’s truffle carbonara topped with a soft hen’s egg, or a Tuscan sausage bun slicked with a miso glaze and served with a fried egg and nduja ketchup. You can wash it all down with fun cocktails such as the Sweet But Psycho: vodka, lemon liqueur, basil and pineapple.


Can you book Canto Corvino?

Yes, booking in advance is recommended but walk-ins are welcome when there is space.

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Does Canto Corvino do weekend brunch?

Yes, brunch is served on Saturdays.

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Does Canto Corvino offer vegetarian and vegan options?

Yes, there are vegetarian and vegan options on the menu.

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21 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HA

020 7655 0390 020 7655 0390


Opening Times

Mon 07:30-10:30
Tue 07:30-10:30
Wed 07:30-10:30
Thu 07:30-10:30
Fri 07:30-10:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 18:00-21:00
Tue 18:00-21:00
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 18:00-21:00
Sat 18:00-21:00
Sun Closed


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20 Reviews 

Darren M

15 July 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
First time, not last time.

First time visting this place on a recommendation. The food was really good and service on point. The interior is a lovely place to spend a few hours. Will be back.

Nick D

29 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 2
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5
All good apart from the cooking...

We enjoyed the warm atmosphere, design comfort, low ambient noise levels and exemplary friendly service. What disappointed was, sadly, the cooking. Surprisingly poor, straggly, thin calamari, very ordinary artichoke hearts, very average mains, with little real finesse in presentation. Sorry to say! 

Simone G

16 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3
Lovely dining experience

This is a great a place, you will struggle to beat. Food is good and the wine selection is excellent. The service is good and the atmosphere is what I am looking for when I am dining out. I can only recommend Canto Corvino and their service. You won't be disappointed.

Gary W

21 October 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Conny U

20 January 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

David N

17 January 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 1.5
Extremely disappointing.

For the first time I had a disappointing meal here, I've eatne here many times but this time my pasta Carbonara was poor - skimpy shreds of what looked like bacon and hardly any proper egg mix. Well below par. Extremely disappointing. Service always pleasant, though.

Govinder H

24 November 2022  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

Really delicious food. Very friendly staff and great service.


29 July 2019  
Excellent for a personal visit or visit with colleagues - the perfect atmosphere and love the menu both during the week & at weekends!

Megan J

02 July 2019  
Amazing Italian food, although a more modern take on italian rather than traditional. Delicious food, although a little pricey - still worth it.

Sarah G

27 June 2018  
Great modern Italian food with a twist - love that there is only a few things to choose from and you can see them cooking it! Always fresh and delicious with great service.
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