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Opera Tavern
Opera Tavern

23 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JS

Opera Tavern is a beautiful two-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of central London’s theatre land. Located on...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Opera Tavern
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Opera Tavern
Inspected: on 11/02/2016

Part of Salt Yard

Homeslice Pizza (Neal's Yard)
Homeslice Pizza (Neal's Yard)

13 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

Homeslice started life in 2011 with a hand-built wood fired oven serving slices at street food markets across east...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Homeslice Pizza (Neal's Yard)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Homeslice Pizza (Neal's Yard)
Inspected: on 16/04/2019

Polpo (Soho)
Polpo (Soho)

41 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9SB

POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Polpo (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Polpo (Soho)
Inspected: on 07/05/2015

Cafe Murano (Covent Garden)
Cafe Murano (Covent Garden)

36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PB

Angela Hartnett’s Northern Italian restaurant in the heart of both St James’s and Covent Garden. Our restaurants are...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe Murano (Covent Garden)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe Murano (Covent Garden)
Inspected: on 07/09/2017

Augustus Harris
Augustus Harris

33 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JT

Augustus Harris is a wine bar and coffee shop inspired by the bàcari of Venice. We are open from midday serving...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Augustus Harris
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Augustus Harris
Inspected: on 26/01/2016

Cafe Mode
Cafe Mode

57-59 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9RA

Less than 5 mins from Covent Garden, Cafe Mode is the perfect Italian restaurant for a spot of breakfast, lunch or...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe Mode
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe Mode
Inspected: on 07/02/2019

Bella Italia (Wellington Street)
Bella Italia (Wellington Street)

28 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PS

We’re open every day for lunch and dinner, plus weekends for breakfast with a menu full of tasty Italian dishes made...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Bella Italia (Wellington Street)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bella Italia (Wellington Street)
Inspected: on 21/03/2016

Cicchetti (Wellington Street)
Cicchetti (Wellington Street)

30 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BD

Set in sophisticated yet relaxing interiors using light colours alongside huge expanses of light grey Italian marble,...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Cicchetti (Wellington Street)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Cicchetti (Wellington Street)
Inspected: on 16/01/2018

Pizza Express (St Martin's Lane)
Pizza Express (St Martin's Lane)

80-81 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AA

Our PizzaExpress restaurants serve up tasty Italian pizzas, pastas, salads and delicious desserts which you can...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Pizza Express (St Martin's Lane)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Pizza Express (St Martin's Lane)
Inspected: on 07/03/2018

Da Mario
Da Mario

63 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9AJ

Maria and Corrado Solimini married in Italy and moved to London over 20 years ago. Corrado worked in Cecconi’s...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Da Mario
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Da Mario
Inspected: on 14/11/2018

Salieri
Salieri

376 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0LQ

Salieri restaurant is a perfect spot for pre or post theatre dining. The nostalgic air of Salieri on the Strand makes...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Salieri
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Salieri
Inspected: on 03/12/2015

Four To Eight Restaurant
Four To Eight Restaurant

1-5 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JZ

Benvenuti al Four to Eight! A contemporary, independent Italian restaurant, where you can enjoy amazing freshly made...Read more

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Polpettine
Polpettine

15 Catherine Street, Holborn, London, WC2B 5JZ

Italian restaurants and restaurant are the key area of the concern Polpettine. The objects gain in popularity in...Read more

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Strada
Strada

13-15 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PS

Strada is all about great quality, freshly prepared Italian food served in stylish, contemporary surroundings.Read more

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Polpo (at Ape & Bird)

Closed or Replaced

Polpo (at Ape & Bird)

142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, WC2H 8HJ

POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young...Read more

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Jamie Oliver's Italian (Covent Garden)

Closed or Replaced

Jamie Oliver's Italian (Covent Garden)

11 Upper St Martin's Lane, London, WC2H 9FB

Our Covent Garden restaurant, right in the heart of central London, is perfectly located for the West End’s...Read more

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Princi
PrinciTop Pick

135 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0UT

0.51km

Fresh food made with exceptional ingredients and an obsessive attention to detail. Inspired menus for every moment,...Read more

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May Fair Kitchen
May Fair KitchenTop Pick

70a Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

0.91km

Our refreshed interiors and new menu evoke an ambience to recreate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean,...Read more

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Part of The May Fair Hotel

Pepe Italian Street Food
Pepe Italian Street Food

57 St. Martin's Lane , Soho, London, WC2N 4EA

0.17km

High quality Italian ingredients freshly cooked and prepared daily on our premises. The attention to the authenticity...Read more

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Prezzo (St Martin's Lane)
Prezzo (St Martin's Lane)

116 St Martin's Lane, Soho, London, WC2N 4BF

0.22km

Conveniently positioned close to Trafalgar Square and several prestigious theatres and within easy walking distance...Read more

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La Porchetta Pollo Bar
La Porchetta Pollo Bar

20 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TW

0.33km

La Porchetta harks back to a time when signed, black-and-white photos of film stars were standard-issue wallpaper for...Read more

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Pizza Express (Greek Street)
Pizza Express (Greek Street)

20 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DU

0.35km

Our passion for Italian food can be traced back to our founder, Peter Boizot and his love affair with Italy. Unhappy...Read more

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Little Italy
Little Italy

21 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RN

0.37km

Little Italy with its combination of fine dining, an exceptional wine list, music and dancing has become one of the...Read more

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Bella Italia (Shaftesbury Avenue)
Bella Italia (Shaftesbury Avenue)

61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6LG

0.38km

In Italy the best moments in life are those spent with loved ones, sharing food, wine and laughter. At Bella we bring...Read more

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Giotto
Giotto

52-54 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1ES

0.39km

Giotto is a quaint family-run Italian restaurant located in New Oxford Street.With over 15 years’ experience, our...Read more

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Forty Dean Street
Forty Dean Street

40 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4PX

0.4km

Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant...Read more

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Cafe Monico
Cafe Monico

39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6LA

0.41km

On London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, Cafe Monico serves French-Italian dishes from breakfast through to dinner, seven days...Read more

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Pizza Express (Piccadilly)
Pizza Express (Piccadilly)

26 Panton House, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4EN

0.43km

Italian pizza, pasta, salad and desserts. Oh, and our famous Dough BallsRead more

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MisterLasagna
MisterLasagna

53 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PG

0.45km

Mister Lasagna serves authentic Italian ‘fast food’ and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday – Sunday. We...Read more

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Vapiano (Soho)
Vapiano (Soho)

84 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TQ

0.46km

In cities around the world, people who meet in our relaxed setting share one important quality: the love of enjoying...Read more

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Bocca di Lupo
Bocca di Lupo

12 Archer Street, Soho, London, W1D 7BB

0.46km

Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened Bocca di Lupo in November 2008. The restaurant has since received various...Read more

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Pizza Pilgrims (Dean Street)
Pizza Pilgrims (Dean Street)

11 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RP

0.48km

After a 6 week "Pilgrimage" driving our 3-wheeled Piaggio Ape van back from Italy, we are now authentic Neapolitan...Read more

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Polpetto
Polpetto

11 Berwick Street, Greater London, W1F 0PL

0.5km

Berwick Street proudly houses this fantastic eatery, which has a small but perfectly formed Venetian inspired menu of...Read more

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Getti (Jermyn Street)
Getti (Jermyn Street)

16-17 Jermyn Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6LT

0.53km

For healthy, authentic Italian and Mediterranean dining in the West End and Piccadilly Circus, Getti restaurant on...Read more

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Mele e Pere
Mele e Pere

46 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TF

0.53km

Independent and family-run, we opened Mele e Pere in the heart of Soho in February 2012. We wanted to create a...Read more

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Cicchetti (Piccadilly)
Cicchetti (Piccadilly)

215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HL

0.53km

Set in sophisticated yet relaxing interiors using light colours alongside huge expanses of light grey Italian marble,...Read more

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Said London
Said London

41 Broadwick Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 9QL

0.59km

First shop in london of a 90 years old italian chocolate factory based in rome. high quality chocolate.Read more

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Il Conte
Il Conte

17 Air Street, Soho, London, W1B 5AF

0.59km

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Prezzo (Glasshouse Street)
Prezzo (Glasshouse Street)

36-38 Glasshouse Street, Soho, London, W1B 5DL

0.59km

Conveniently located for theatres, clubs and bars, and only a few minutes' walk from Piccadilly Tube station. Our...Read more

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FAQs about Covent Garden and Italian Restaurants in London


Covent Garden has some great pubs which is no surprise as it is such a great area of London to meet in. Particularly if you like traditional pubs you are spoiled for choice as Covent Garden has some of the oldest and most traditional pubs to be found anywhere in London.

There are lots of pubs that serve Sunday lunch and traditional British pub grub too so if you are looking for a reasonably priced place to eat and drink one of the best gastro pubs in Covent Garden is well worth considering as a destination.

For a list of Covent Garden pubs you can view our Covent Garden pub guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/pubs) we have also recently created a blog post about our top picks for the best pubs in Covent Garden (https://forbidden.london/london-blog/best-pubs-covent-garden).



Covent Garden Piazza is always open, but the shops usually operate between 10am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from around 11am to 6pm. The Apple Market is open from 10am until 6pm and the East Colonnade Market is open from 10:30am until 7pm.



There is Pay & Display parking on the streets off the Piazza - Henrietta Street, Southampton Street and Tavistock Street. There is also an NCP car park on Drury Lane.



You can view a list of shops in Covent Garden, including information about offers, by viewing our Covent Garden shopping guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/shopping-in-style#businesses)


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