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La Pietra Restaurant

#3,490 of 17,752 Restaurants in London
#3,757 of 18,677 Places to Eat in London
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54 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, England
02072470988
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7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Combining hundreds of years of the Italian tradition in the art of...
Combining hundreds of years of the Italian tradition in the art of preparing food with the new style and concepts of the restaurant business, LA PIETRA is welcoming you to enjoy a relaxing evening, an invigorating lunch or a good breakfast to start your day. Whether you are a "foodie" or you are looking for low-calories meals, we offer a big variety of dishes, from which you will have plenty of choices to make your stay in our restaurant perfect. Our chef and his team will delight you with dishes prepared in our traditional wooden oven, served on hot stone plates. All dishes are prepared on-the-spot, nothing is precooked. All vegetables are fresh, not frozen and all sauces are made in-house. Even the pasta and the bread, not to mention the pizza dough, are made in-house, following traditional Italian recipes. We make them using full grain ingredients to give you the best pastries taste you ever had. But no meal is good enough without a tasty wine next to it. LA PIETRA offers an extensive collection of international wine from which you can select the wine of your choice. As the song goes, "A bottle of red, a bottle of white / It all depends upon your appetite / I'll meet you any time you want / In our Italian Restaurant." LA PIETRA also provides a "deli shop" where you can purchase our home-made pasta and bread so that you can take with you and enjoy, at home, the wonderful taste of our pastries. We will be more than happy to have you as one of our patrons and we are absolutely sure you will be coming again. LA PIETRA - The new Italian Style.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden pearl!

Me and my girlfriend visited London in November. We arrived late so, we were just looking for a simple restaurant near by the hotel. We ended up eating here every evening. Lovely!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Was good food and service. We only had pizza that was very good but could comment on the rest. Service was good needed prompting at times.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Had two disappointing experiences - tried to book a work lunch - wanting to arrive at 2.00 but we were told we would need to arrive earlier as the kitchen closed at 2.30 - staff were a bit rude and not very accommodating! Also arrived once at 5.55 and we were sent away as the restaurant didn't open until 6!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My Lamb Ragu was missing the lamb, very finely ground meat, near sand texture. The size of the dish was small so I would of expected some good quality meat in the dish. The sauce was pleasant but fine the price I would of expected better. The Procsseco ordered was pleasant and reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I went without reservation and was received by the most nice and helpful staff,they saw me and not 10 secounds later prepare a table for mee...i let the waiter to choes me a pasta,and he say "if you don't like this pasta i give you all you want for free" ( that was good :)) ) he don't say me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fantastic Italian food! We happened upon this place while walking through the area and stopped for a snack. The decor is very cool. The pizza was delicious. Drinks were perfect. And our server, Alex, was very helpful and enjoyable. We were thankful to have stopped at such a great restaurant!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In London for a one night stopover. Had seen La Pietra as I walked in the area looking for a nice place to eat. This certainly met my expectations. Great service, great food. Will definitely be back when I return to London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Me and my girlfriend visited London in November. We arrived late so, we were just looking for a simple restaurant near by the hotel. We ended up eating here every evening. Lovely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have eaten here several times - good, proper Italian food and very pleasant service. Pizzas are good as are the salads and starters. It always seems to be very quiet, which is nice in one way and slightly disconcerting in another. But given how rammed so many places are, with noisy music and chain food, it's good to have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I ordered food from here for delivery through deliveroo. The one positive was that it arrived on time. The food, however, was extraordinarily bad. Tasteless, flabby, cold and ridiculously expensive, there wasn't a single item I would have fed to my dog. It all went in the bin. If you fancy wasting your money then by all means order away...if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Most restaurants in London have rude staff and serve disgustingly overpriced food, this place was mildly less horrendous. The food was good, but the overwhelming stench of lavatories lingering throughout the restaurant made it difficult to enjoy the meal. It's hard to chew your way through a pizza whilst choking on toilet duck and urine. The staff were rude, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighborhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: 02072470988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Combining hundreds of years of the Italian tradition in the art of preparing food with the new style and concepts of the restaurant business, LA PIETRA is welcoming you to enjoy a relaxing evening, an invigorating lunch or a good breakfast to start your day. Whether you are a "foodie" or you are looking for low-calories meals, we offer a big variety of dishes, from which you will have plenty of choices to make your stay in our restaurant perfect. Our chef and his team will delight you with dishes prepared in our traditional wooden oven, served on hot stone plates. All dishes are prepared on-the-spot, nothing is precooked. All vegetables are fresh, not frozen and all sauces are made in-house. Even the pasta and the bread, not to mention the pizza dough, are made in-house, following traditional Italian recipes. We make them using full grain ingredients to give you the best pastries taste you ever had. But no meal is good enough without a tasty wine next to it. LA PIETRA offers an extensive collection of international wine from which you can select the wine of your choice. As the song goes, "A bottle of red, a bottle of white / It all depends upon your appetite / I'll meet you any time you want / In our Italian Restaurant." LA PIETRA also provides a "deli shop" where you can purchase our home-made pasta and bread so that you can take with you and enjoy, at home, the wonderful taste of our pastries. We will be more than happy to have you as one of our patrons and we are absolutely sure you will be coming again. LA PIETRA - The new Italian Style.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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