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Bar Italia

22 Frith Street, London W1V 5TS, England (Soho)
020 7437 4520
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Ranked #244 of 1,192 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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English first
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visit Bar Italia every Tuesday for the avocado panini and tricolour salad. We enjoy Bar Italia so much that we chose to celebrate our wedding day lunch here! They completely surprised us by going beyond anything we expected! We arrived and found a table beautifully set and decorated with Italian delicacies, balloons, confetti, the works! This... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Always a good spot for a late night expresso after Ronnie Scotts. Simple snacks and cakes plus good coffee. Open very late and see a lot of regulars in there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

And I love Bar Italia in the morning , lunchtime , evening or night. So far The best coffee in London. It's great to sit outside in Soho watch people passing , see all kind of person who enjoy this part of London.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Having wandered around aimlessly in Soho with a group of 8, trying to find a place that would let us in, just for some drinks, we ended up at Bar Italia. The music is usually decent, however crowd can be mixed. Generally not a bad place though, as 'entry fee' can be negotiated with the bouncer and he ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for a restorative coffee after a boozy lunch - amazing macchiato, (so good to have proper coffee tasting coffee and not the fruity over thought syrupy 'coffee' that seems to be 'on trend' at the moment) gorgeous custard tarts and fantastic service! Beautifully authentic, very unpretentious - even had Italian MTV on in the background! Can't wait for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Original Italian coffee shop in Soho, London. Refreshing alternative to chains. 70s decor. Pricey but recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

One of the oldest (if not the oldest) coffee bars in Soho. Opened 1949 I believe and still run by the same family. Superb coffee, amazing interior. I only wish it was on the other side of the street to catch the sun on a Sunday morning. But I can live with that. Long live Bar Italia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The best italian bar in- and out-side italy! You can order everthing in italian. Real italian bar and real italian taste, a must for every coffee freak.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Stopped here for a tea before a show at the Phoenix Theatre. Not bad prices for London. Tea was very good and service was very quick.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

It is a great stop for coffee lovers. You can taste the real coffee and have a nice snack in this authentic Italian bar in Soho. Small and not very big but always crowded with people from all nationalities. Also you can hear waiters shouting out loud between them asking if there is enough stock or if the delivery has... More

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