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Old Amalfi

#2,977 of 18,488 Restaurants in London
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107 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, England
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average

Nice place with good service. However, the food was at best very average from appetizer from starter to desert. Tomato sauce tastes distinctly canned and "tiger prawns" were tiny shrimp. While it was crowded during my visit, for the price, there has to be a better alternative.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
John D
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  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nice place with good service. However, the food was at best very average from appetizer from starter to desert. Tomato sauce tastes distinctly canned and "tiger prawns" were tiny shrimp. While it was crowded during my visit, for the price, there has to be a better alternative.

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peterborough
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21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We asked our concierge to recommend an Italian restaurant close by. He told us to go to Old Amalfi (maybe his brother). Whilst I am not knocking the quality of the food: good fresh stuff and my fillet steak was very good this place lacks any finesse at all. Seervice is fine but the presentation is very poor, add to... More 

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Northants
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50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Ate here last Saturday, whilst staying at the Mercure across the road - we were going to a show so wanted an early dinner. Only one other couple in the restaurant - but we did have to wait some time for our food, and for our order to be taken, not too much of a problem but we did not... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I found this restaurant on tripadvisor and thought I would give it a try as it was just around the corner from my hotel.It is cafe style and quite small but we got a table for two easily as we were dining early. we only ordered Main courses but the portion size was very good and the taste was excellent.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

found this restaurant by chance just near Russell square, I had king prawn and peas , never have ate something so good and the bolognese was to die for . if I ever come back to London this place would be top of my list, and the whole staff where amazing .loved it xxx

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Province of Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Service is quite fast, polite and friendly. Staff speaks italian, and seems to be italian...this is a nice thing. Nice courses and espresso. The only disappointment was the 10% of charge to pay for the service.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Popped in here for an early dinner with a friend. Friendly staff - we had a pizza each and a bottle of the house white which came to £40. Delicious food and would go again.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

With friends visited for the first time and enjoyed a delicious pasta dish with Italian sausage, peas, mint and a creamy sauce. House red wine was light and fresh. Service was very friendly and helpful. Surroundings better than most Italian restaurants in the Bloomsbury area. Will definitely go again.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lovely intimate little place.Very extensive menu.We all had the king prawn starter and it was superb. Of the mains two of us had pizza and they were perfect. One had the Callamari,again spot on. The fourth member of our group had a chicken and potato dish ,the name of which escapes me,but it was super tasty.The usual Itallian sweets. All... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We have eaten here four times now and have always enjoyed the food and the service is friendly. Totally endorse the earlier comment about the card machine being set up to ask for a tip on top of the service charge. The service charge is unfortunately a feature of Italian restaurants in the UK.One could always refuse the charge because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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