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Bottega Prelibato

#2,533 of 18,280 Restaurants in London
#2,710 of 19,207 Places to Eat in London
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45 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QB, England
+44 20 7739 4995
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Homely Italian with Blackboard menu

Always reliable simply Italian food. Limited menu. Fresh pasta. Friendly service. It's been very cramped but they've just expanded so there is not more space.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Michael M
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a cosy and laid back venue, but we were a large group of approx 20. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was ok. The platters of burrata and cured meat were ok. The green pappardelle with lamb ragout was average, although the chunks of lamb were tender and tasty. Only the Gnocchi dish with porcini mushrooms and... More 

Thank Sam H H
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was highly recommended and the starters and the wine were promising. The pastas were terribly dissapointing though. Way too big portions, bland tastes and way too heavy. I specifically asked if the pasta was not like a ton of bricks but ended up with the heaviest dish of the table. Actually the heaviest pasta I remember eating. I... More 

Thank Dewijdewereld
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I ate there this evening and as much as I wanted to leave a glowing review I can't. The place itself is inviting and homely, a place you feel relaxed in and can spend the evening with loved ones and friends. The staff were very welcoming, efficient and attentive. The starter platter of burrata, asparagus, olives, etc... More 

Thank Adam R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always reliable simply Italian food. Limited menu. Fresh pasta. Friendly service. It's been very cramped but they've just expanded so there is not more space.

Thank Michael M
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were looking for an Italian restaurant for a Saturday night whilst visiting London, and found Bottega Prelibato on Trip Advisor. We booked on-line and, having called at a couple of bars first, arrived for our 9.30pm table. The restaurant was lively and the staff very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious; we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and would... More 

Thank MollyandJohnny
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Freshly made pasta! Its a small quaint place which has recently expanded. Menus are written on portable boards, thus you would have to wait for the menu to get round to you. We love the pasta with Truffle oil, thats our all time favourite! Do make a reservation or you will be disappointed.

Thank meilicious
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had a fantastic meal for our wedding anniversary in early August. The shared meat platter was great and a far cry from the halfway attempt that usually arrives from the Italian chain restaurants. The mains were fresh pasta dishes with some really interesting varieties to choose from, again, extremely well presented and prepared. Wine knowledge from the staff was... More 

Thank Adam W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best italian food in London hands down. All of the pasta is made in house and the staff is really friendly. We sat upstairs but they have a downstairs as well where you can have a bigger table.My wife and I have been a few times now and it never disappoints.

Thank Pozoledreams
Epsom, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A reasonably quick lunch for 2 was what we wanted and that's exactly what we got - with the added bonus of good quality Italian food in what seemed like an authentic setting, served by waiting staff that were prompt and efficient. Probably 20 or so covers on the ground floor. Rivington Street is in the heart of the now... More 

Thank RLancaster44
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Good food. Friendly service. Cozy atmosphere. Had a lovely evening in here with very nice food and the waiter knew what he was talking about

Thank Tom H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighborhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7739 4995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 53
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic


Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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