Il Cucciolo

Italian, Mediterranean·

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Italian, Mediterranean


Il Cucciolo could win an award for cuteness with its two arched fairy light-filled windows either side of a small arched door just up the street from Technicolor Piccadilly Circus. Inside is as cosy as you’d expect; neatly dressed tables subtly illuminated by faux candle wall lamps. Patient, polite staff expertly serves a modest range of traditional Italian pasta, meat, vegetarian, rice and fish dishes. Carefully-prepared specials change daily alongside a very good value set menu!


8 Old Compton Street, London, London, W1D 4TE

02074370302 02074370302



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7 Reviews 

Chris M

07 April 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great restaurant

Return visit and once again can't be faulted : great food ( choice & quality ). Food is fresh and always hot and simply presented. Ciabatta for example is extremely fresh. Great choice of drinks and great ambiance, even at 12.30 lunchtime. 

Barry L

05 September 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Brentwood Bird

04 August 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 3

Nicole B

04 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Great service,  great food and lovely atmosphere.  Although the restaurant was very busy, staff were still attentive and friendly.  Will return.  

Christopher R

12 October 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 5

Excellent food and service.Very busy early Saturday evening,with a great atmosphere .Friendly staff who were very helpful.All in all,a very enjoyable experience and we would return.

Brentwood Bird

12 November 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 3.5
Plentiful plates, packed tables, but lacks something

We visited for a pre-theatre dinner on a very busy early evening service and place was packed out - disappointed patrons were being turned away without a reservation.  It is a very small restaurant and tables are very close together - do not go here if you are still social distancing!  The food is plentiful, if anything too plentiful as I really could not finish my starter for fear of not being able to manage any of the main course pasta.  Quality of the food is ok, but nothing to set the world on fire. Service was a bit lacklustre and distant, which was a shame but may have been due to how busy it was.  But for value for money in what is usually an expensive part of town, it is hard to beat.  We'd certainly use again for a quick bite to eat but it is not a place to really linger and savour.


08 January 2020   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Super find right near the theatres

This was a perfect family run restaurant right in the heart of theatre land.  I would advise you to book a table if you want to eat between 6pm and 7pm as the restaurant was fully booked.

Good food selection. Portions were good, hot and very tasty. Only waited about 10 mins max.

Very reasonably priced for London.

Super convenient.

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