Authentic Italian Food in London Will Leave You Full and Happy

Do you love Italian food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Italian cuisine in London. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of London restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Bocca di Lupo, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Enoteca Turi. We also point out good neighborhoods for Italian restaurants in London - Soho, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix! The British love a good Italian restaurant, along with most of the rest of the world, and you can't walk more than a few meters without coming across an Italian restaurant or chain. Most of them are good enough, and if you're in the mood for a nice bowl of pasta and a glass of wine, then you can't go far wrong, but there are some in London which are just sublime, run, owned and managed by Italians, who bring with them, their know how and regional specialties to the table, to ensure that you eat better than mamma could ever have served and get to try some things that perhaps you wouldn't yet have tried at home.



The River Cafe has been credited with bringing rustic style Italian food to the Middle Classes of London, and then through the six cook books the two founders wrote, to everyone else in Britain too. There is no doubt that they have done a lot to...  Read More



Pizza Express is a chain restaurant, and is all over London and the UK, but mostly it still serves good pizza, good pasta, and a nice selection of reasonably priced wines. For a quick meal after a walk in the park, before or after the cinema, a...  Read More



Accomplished cuisine leaps to the forefront at this intimate, charming restaurant, which sits not far from the Thames. Classified as "modern Italian," the food reads "simply delicious" to regulars. Simple but appealing starters range from...  Read More



Zucca has had some stunning reviews, from Londoners hungry to try the latest in modern Italian cooking. Some people have not been happy with the service in this restaurant but others have judged it the perfect night out. Sometimes you can wait a...  Read More



Franco Manca is Neopolitan style pizza, that's thicker crust to you and me, with a small selection of delicious toppings. Obviously the Margherita, created in Naples, as legend has it, for Regina Margherita, is it's basic standard, and...  Read More



This is not fine dining Italian style, but down home, how mamma maria makes it. E. Pellicci has been serving up its very own brand of cockney Italian cooking, with a bit of Portugues thrown in since 1900 in this part of London. Now beloved by...  Read More



Due Sardi is a tiny take away only kitchen which serves up great pizzas and a couple of other sardinian specialties to the hipster crowd who stream past its doors all day and in to the night. As well as the sourdough pizzas, they serve up...  Read More



This Hackney restaurant, does brunch, lunch dinner, deserts and wine in a fantastically styled little restaurant. On the breakfast menu is "eggs in purgatory", a must try for the name alone. Moving on to lunch artichokes alla giudea, a very...  Read More



Su Sazzagoni is a Sardinian flavoured Italian restaurant tucked away in little known Clapton, the area is a beautiful place to walk around if you happen to be in the East of the city. This is more than just a restaurant, they aim to offer a...  Read More



Bocca di Lupo literally means 'mouth of the wolf' and on the restaurant's website their tag line is 'for when you're hungry like a wolf', it's also an Italian expression for good luck! The food is good, and authentically Italian, the only...  Read More


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London gives Emma a warm fuzzy feeling every time she gets back to her home city. As a writer and broadcaster she travels extensively round Europe and the world, but is always happy to return to...  More About Emma