A Quick Look At The Best Italian Restaurants in London

London is home to some of the best restaurants in the world and, with Italian cuisine being one of the most popular, it’s easy to be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in the capital.

Whether it’s a traditional pasta dish or a scrumptious small plate, London’s best Italian restaurants have something for everyone.

So, with so many restaurants to choose from, we’ve picked the best in London so you know where to head next for some tasty Italian dishes.


The people of Hackney love this Italian and, with a delicious menu of antipasti, pasta, pizza and brunch, it isn’t surprising that this Italian gem is usually booked up.

As well as amazing food in a modern setting, Lardo also offers a selection of cocktails such as Negroni’s and Aperol Spritz, making it perfect for those after dinner drinks.

Unlike many of London’s eateries, Lardo won’t hit your wallet too hard and is definitely worth a booking, whether it be for brunch, lunch or dinner!

Bella Cosa

Situated in the famous Canary Wharf, Bella Cosa offers both a set menu and an A La Carte menu, boasting a strong Italian character in a contemporary setting.

The A La Carte menu offers a range of Italian classics, some with a modern twist and all at great prices for the quality of food.

The restaurant welcomes everyone and is a hit with the business people of Canary Wharf. Expect a fantastic vibe of a weekday night, with people enjoying the extensive wine menu and the tasty starters.


Beside Chucs men’s retail store on Dover Street is Chucs Restaurant & Café, an Italian eatery that is renowned for being cosy and intimate.

With a mere 16 seats, a tiny bar and the classic white jacket waiters, this restaurant offers a taste of what it would have been like in 1950s Italy.

The food remains simple but good, from truffle pizza to Chucs famous club sandwich, with something here for everyone. The intimate atmosphere and scrumptious food is the reason this place stands out, so it’s definitely worth a trip.


With a number of restaurants around London, Polpo are an award winning eatery doing fabulous Italian food with a twist.

Taking inspiration from Middle Eastern and Moorish cuisine, Polpo has created a variety of fusion dishes which will go down well with even the biggest Italian foodie. Their small plates are a must, accompanied with a glass of natural wine, all whilst watching the chefs work their magic.

Polpo is not to be missed and, with restaurants in Chelsea, Notting Hill and Covent Garden (to name a few), it’s hard to do so!

L’oro di Napali

Located in South Ealing, this traditional Neapolitan pizzeria is renowned for its classic woodfired oven pizza.

With a relaxed setting that echoes the traditional aesthetic of Italy, this eatery is inviting to all, from business people to families. Whoever you are, you’re almost guaranteed to fall in love with their delicious pizzas!

With tasty starters and a varied wine list, L’oro di Napali is where you need to be.



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