Italy is the home of comfort food, with filling portions and rich flavours characterising the nation’s cuisine. Luckily for Londoners, there’s no need to hop on a flight to taste some of the finest Italian nosh to ever exist. If you’re searching for an authentic slice of Italy, check out our selection of the best Italian restaurants in London. When it comes to London’s best Italian restaurants, you’ll find them right here. Think of yourself as a pasta professional? Then peruse our pick of the best Italian restaurants in London and get booking. Scroll on to check out our list of great Italian restaurants in London.
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Best Italian restaurants in London
161 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4DH
Blink and you’ll miss this narrow strip of a
restaurant with its matt-black frontage, the name painted in tiny white type. Inside, pared-back, minimal... more »
62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN
The Bernardi brothers’ eponymous Italian fits right into Portman Village, where appearances might not be everything but are certainly a factor: the neat... more »
12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB
“Just lovely, full of people having a great night” sums up readers’ enthusiasm for bold, unbuttoned Bocca di Lupo – a handsome slice of Italy that “never... more »
33 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1HD
There are many diners who prefer Angela Hartnett’s dressed-down Café to her swanky Michelin-starred Murano, and it’s easy to be seduced by its low-it appeal.... more »
36 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB
Like its St James’s sibling, this second branch of Café Murano showcases Angela Hartnett's modern Italian cooking in a more casual setting than her Michelin-starred... more »
118 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QF
It’s part of a bigger empire including a cookery school and a restaurant in Bray, but Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s solid corner spot retains a “family-run... more »
112 Draycott Avenue, London SW3 3AE
A neighbourhood bolthole and gastronomic destination rolled into one, Daphne’s is the very personification of its Kensington clientele – handsome, refined... more »
1 Snowden Street, London EC2A 2DQ
“Consistently interesting”; “never disappoints”; “something very special”: readers can’t get enough of cool L’Anima – a calming, minimalist retreat amid... more »
21 Berners Street, London W1T 3LP
You won’t find anything ground-breaking or trendy at this top-end ristorante, but Latium’s subdued class and premium produce have been impressing readers... more »
8 Seymour Street, London W1H 7JZ
Giorgio Locatelli’s influential HQ is mentioned so often in conjunction with the phrase “best Italian in London” that it might start going to the celeb... more »
88 St John Street, London EC1M 4EH
The second outing from The Clove Club’s Isaac McHale, Johnny Smith and Daniel Willis proves that the Young Turk trio are more than one-hit wonders. Luca,... more »
6 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 8AS
Housed within a clean, boxy Norman Foster design, Manicomio’s City offer is a popular double-decker: the combination of an easy-going café downstairs and... more »
20 Queen Street, London W1J 5PP
Readers admit they “find it hard not to stop for lunch” as they pass Angela Hartnett’s well-appointed Michelin-starred flagship. It may look consummately... more »
Discover the very best Italian restaurants in London with Squaremeal’s handpicked guide to the top Italian restaurants in London. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine types in the world and can either be brilliantly rustic, beautifully refined or simply elegant. With a wealth of fantastic ingredients, it is only natural that Italian food is so flavourful and full of colour and each region of Italy brings something special to the table. From simple pizza and pasta to more complex Italian dishes, there is something for everyone to enjoy with Italian food.
London has an abundance of great Italian restaurants to offer, from simple pizza restaurants to elegant Italian fine dining restaurants and it is often hard to choose. To help, Squaremeal has compiled this handy guide to the best Italian restaurants in London, aiming to make your selection an easier one and to ensure that you are guaranteed one of the best Italian dining experiences in London.
Every one of the Italian restaurants featured in Squaremeal’s list of London’s top Italian restaurants have been tried and tested by food critics and our own customers so check out the reviews and book a table online with Squaremeal today. As well as the restaurants on this page, we have listings for Italian restaurants in the Central London including Covent Garden and Mayfair and Italian restaurants in The City including Moorgate and Clerkenwell, as well as Italian restaurants throughout the rest of London. Each Squaremeal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from diners, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.