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La Pietra Restaurant

#3,013 of 17,142 Restaurants in London
#3,228 of 18,020 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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place

After a long day at a conference, I strolled the area looking for a restaurant. I think I passed this one at least twice before deciding to enter. Luckily I found it to be a good choice. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The food was excellent. The interiour was fine and relaxing. It turned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
mrBartnes
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Steinkjer, Norway
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  • Romantic
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Is a beautiful special place that you need to try..food is heaven ,wine I delicious ..the pizza is Real Italian and the tiramisu is ❤️ LOVE

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I’m surprised to read the negative reviews here as the dining experience I had one Friday evening was brilliant. The place has a nice interior, very clean and modern feeling and certainly looks much more appealing than most of the other options in the area. Upon entering we were greeted by a friendly member of staff and shown to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

The food and cocktails are great, there is a free aperitif buffet which is unheard of in London! Also the main dishes are always delicious. I recommend the squid ink spaghetti. Under new management the service is also excellent.

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Steinkjer, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After a long day at a conference, I strolled the area looking for a restaurant. I think I passed this one at least twice before deciding to enter. Luckily I found it to be a good choice. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The food was excellent. The interiour was fine and relaxing. It turned out to be the most... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

the food was really not very nice. The rib eye steak was a poor cut of gristley meat, served on a hot stone, with no seasoning. A few grilled (yet stone cold) veg on the side were another fiver. Gnocci was ok, but served in so much cheese I felt sick after eating it. Platter of charcuterie was very greasy,... More 

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Ballina, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

we ate at this restaurant two nights while staying in London recently,we had piazza and a side of mixed salad the first night and pasta with salmon the second night,both were very nice,we didn't have dessert,i had a lovely hot chocolate to finish off,the prices are reasonable and the staff are so friendly,we were staying at the Premier Inn Aldgate... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely setting but the food did not live up to expectations which is shame really.My wife had a pizza each my daughter had fillet steak on a hot stone my mother in law had pork.I was a bit concerned that the pizzas we had were ok but they had rolled edges which we thought was odd because they had a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Visited here with some friends, but unfortunately the food just wasn't nice. Starters was ok, a pizza/flat bread, but the chicken pesto gnocchi was not good. Very very heavy on the pesto, and just didn't seem to be cooked right. Dessert however looked awesome (I didn't have any, but friends enjoyed it). A shame, but I wouldn't go back.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaurant has a marvellous friendly atmosphere with super antipasti you can help yourself to and Andrew's own made cocktails are a must. Delicious!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is an intimate, quiet restaurant in a hard to find street, Peter St in Soho - but boy is it worth the search. Here you will find a warm, charming welcome from the front of house, very efficient waitering and creative cocktail making from Andrew, and inventive pizzas and great dishes from the chefs. The decor is superb: dark... 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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Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
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