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De Palo's

8 Bride Court, nr St Paul's | City of London, London EC4Y 8DU, England
0207 583 8440
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Ranked #147 of 16,473 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $22 - $84
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic, homemade, classic dishes
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic, homemade, classic dishes
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
London
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I started a new position 9 weeks ago at a bank about 5 minutes away from this wonderful restaurant. i have already taken three separate colleagues for lunch there and they all loved the food, ambience and service. On Monday afternoon I was asked to find a suitable restaurant in the vicinity of the bank for 10 colleagues to dine... More

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have to agree with the other reviews in the 2-3 ratings. Food is very average, prices are above average for the fare and friendly service doesn't make up for it. The evening we came several items were off, so we didn't have a great deal of choice. The food wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't special and seemed a... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Outstanding food and excellent value. Evening provides a great atmosphere and what the owner recommends never disappoints. I've told a number of friends about this place and every single person has come back saying: first class!

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Woodinville, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Be sure to ask the owner what he is excited about on the day you are there. He will make magic from what was fresh at the market that morning. We had an amazing mozzarella starter and a wonderful fresh fettuccini with a delicious cream sauce. A side of "rocket " (arugula) with fresh parmesan. The service was delightful -... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The welcome from the staff was without equal. We were seated quickly and left to peruse the menu with help from the staff when needed. My wife had the chef's special while I chose a chicken dish both of which were very tasty. The meal was reasonably price and we left the restaurant having had a memorable time.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

If you like rustic, authentic genuine Italian food then it is well worth seeking out this little gem in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral in the very heart of London. Excellent staff, freshly made original dishes and a simple and straight forward wine list. What more do you need. This was my second visit in a few weeks -... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The best Italian food I have ever tasted, the flavours just made the dishes special. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. We all ordered a different main course, but they all came out fresh and hot. Wine was excellent. Will be back when in the dinner again.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My husband and I have eaten several meals in the square mile called 'The City of London.' Most of them have been mediocre. This dinner, however, was a pleasure from start to finish. Pleasant service, excellent wine, and a small but well-curated menu of Italian classics were occasionally punctuated by the Italian conversation spilling out of the kitchen as the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stumbled upon this place last night after having had drinks in a bar around the corner. One of the best Italian meals I've ever had. Nice staff, simple homely decor, all in a lovely place. We'll definitely go back.

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London
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I had a fantastic meal at De Palos on Wednesday. I have been coming to this restaurant for a meal for years until I was made redundant at the end of June. I went for a meal on Wednesday again after nearly five months and this lovely eaterie has been dressed for Christmas. There us something timeless and magical about... More

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