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Piazza Restaurant

35 Cranbourn St, London WC2H 7AD, England (Leicester Square /Shaftesbury Avenue)
020 7379 6867
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Ranked #6,207 of 16,479 restaurants in London
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Leicester Square /Shaftesbury Avenue
Description: In the very heart of London, just steps from the madness of Leicester Square is Piazza, a very Italian restaurant in a very British location. A family run eatery for seventeen years, Piazza is renowned for a welcome which will transport visitors from the impersonal, crowded West End to a tiny Italian village. Traditional in every sense, from the green awning over the glass frontage to the simple white walls and dark wood furniture of the rustic interior, Piazza gives a sense of comfort even before the food arrives. On the menu, you'll find everything from authentic bruschetta, to great seafood, to deliciously fresh pizzas, and the most popular pasta dishes too. Surprisingly affordable, Piazza makes a wonderful pre-theatre stop-off, or, thanks to incredible lunch offers, a fantastic place to take a break between shopping and sightseeing.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
North London, UK
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were going to the theatre and didn't know where we were going to eat. We chose the Piazza because it was very close and discovered a little gem!!!! The pre-theatre menu was lovely, very well cooked and presented. It included a glass of wine which was a bonus. Very reasonably priced and staff were friendly and professional. Would definitely... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

For London this was a very reasonable lunch at a decent price, friendly staff, good food quickly served (but not rushed) and quite a surprising find for such a touristy area. However i think we got lucky with a lunchtime offer... not sure if they limit it each day because when we left it wasnt advertised.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Today I was in this restaurant with my friends for first time, and It has been the most awful italian food I have ever tried in my life. We ordered some starters, one of those was roasted vegetables with mozzarella di Buffala and the cheese and the vegetables did not taste well. When we said to the waitress, she said... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Typical Italian restaurant right in the heart of theatre land. Good food and really nice quality and sensibly priced. Clearly gets very busy in the run up to show time. Couple of aspects would have made for an even better experience. House keeping need to up their game. The dust on the wall cornices was bad and they cram you... More

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was in London and headed for my usual trip to Carluccios near Convent Garden & it had closed! Took a quick look on Trip Advisor at the other Italian restaurants in the vicinity and non of them had great reviews. We plummeted for the Piazza, took out chances and glad we did! Great & quick service throughout and very... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A delightful venue. A good choice on the menu. Sensible prices, this is Central London. A quiet spot with friendly and attentive staff. We will definitely visit here again when in town.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I booked for a family of 9 for a pre-theatre meal on Friday 27th December, supposedly at 4.45 People turned up in dribs and drabs at completely different times, but the staff could not have been more accommodating or made us feel more welcome. They set up a special table for us in the upstairs dining room and the food... More

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Southport, Merseyside
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

In London with my husband, my two children and their partners for a weekend before Christmas. We've all been to London many times before together and in several other combinations. Each time we have eaten at a small Italian on Orange Street, which has unfortunately just closed down. I was a bit dubious when I saw a couple of the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I visited this restaurant with friends recently after searching for somewhere that would accept a Tastecard on a Friday night. We took a gamble with this one and were all thoroughly impressed and will be returning soon. The food was tasty and very good value for the location. The staff were friendly and helpful and were in no hurry to... More

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rhyl, north wales
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Visited this restaurant around 6 times now so that should tell its own story really,never had a problem with the quality of food or attitude of the staff and indeed during our visit this week they took 3 telephone reservations so still proving to be as popular as ever

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