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De Palo's

#116 of 18,007 Restaurants in London
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City of London
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8 Bride Court, nr St Paul's | City of London, London EC4Y 8DU, England
0207 583 8440
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic...
Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic, homemade, classic dishes
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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chosen by a colleague

Excellent Italian restaurant, food well prepared and waitresses attentive without being intrusive. Ambiance and acoustics are good enabling clear conversations even with 8 person table and a busy meal time. Yes I would return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Martyn H
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent Italian restaurant, food well prepared and waitresses attentive without being intrusive. Ambiance and acoustics are good enabling clear conversations even with 8 person table and a busy meal time. Yes I would return.

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Westmount, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The food in this family style restaurant is outstanding. The setting is simple and the restaurant is small and is found in an alley off fleet street. I had melt in the mouth gnocci served in a wonderful mushroom sauce. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Strongly recommended.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Full marks for food, ambiance, wine selection and atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back. The pasta all tastes so fresh and delicious, with fantastic sauces. Reasonably priced as well!

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Just spent at delightful evening at Palo's. Do not be put off if the place is quite empty as I almost was - it's inexplicable! People are missing out. This is proper Italian restaurant, with real (and lovely!) Italians serving true Italian gems. We feasted on delicious food which was far from your typical carbonara etc. The burrata starter was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We found De Palo by chance wandering around the streets of London and, to our good fortune. It is tucked away on a little court off Fleet St. within blocks of St. Paul's. Although it was our intention to eat there, the owner playfully wooed us inside with true Italian charm. The dining area was simple but inviting, adorned with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I went with my wife and two kids 11 and 13 , the staff were fantastic. Offered to cook two custom meals for the kids, all the food was brilliant, the service even better. The wine was lovely. Small but brilliant menu, friendly and helpful staff, great service.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times as my relatives live close by. We attended a private party here which was lovely. Danny and his team work really hard to please their customers . Fantastic food and service

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A very personal and sweet little place. Everyone including the guys in the kitchen speak Italian and service is excellent. It does not look fancy and is down to earth. Prices are fantastic for London. But what is really astonishing is the quality of the food and the explosion in your mouth caused by the fresh ingredients. A must go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A delicious meal where the flavours really complimented each other. The service was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. I never would have found this place; it was highly recommended by a friend. I will definitely be taking my Italian friends there!! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I've been to this fantastic family owned Italian Resturant twice and on both occasions I was not left disappointed. Upon arrival you are greeted by the owner and made to feel at home straight away. The service and the attention to detail is second to none. The food is absolutely beautiful. You can taste the freshness and the love and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Bride Court, nr St Paul's | City of London, London EC4Y 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: 0207 583 8440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 76
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic, homemade, classic dishes
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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