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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 #5,310 of 16,942 restaurants in London
Price range: $22 - $41
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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61% Recommend
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English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Have not been to this restaurant for a couple of years - the excellent quality of the food has not changed, it's well cooked and served by friendlyand obliging staff. The sweets were really nice (once we both had decided which ones to have!) Like some of the other reviews on this particular restauant,we also object to having the service... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After seeing a West End my fiance and I were rather hungry for some food, this was open and still serving food at 11 30, so I had spaghetti bolognese which was very nice. Service took a while but they were very polite, not a very exciting meal. I didn't like the service charge that was automatically on the bill... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After coming out of a west end show myself and my partner was peckish but looking at the prices at some of the restaurants around leicester square it was a no but on finding this italian restaurant was definitely a little treat but no the service charge they slapped on the bill at the end though Food was well worth... More

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Celle, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this delightful Italian restaurant whilst looking for something to eat in Central London. The service was superb, the food was delicious and the price was reasonable. My only criticism was that the staff automatically added a service charge, something that I do not agree with. That said I would recommend this restaurant and would certainly visit it... More

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Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Italian food was our preferred choice and not wanting to eat in any of the many 'chain' restaurants we found this charming little traditional Italian right beside the theatre and it was exactly what we had hoped for. Very nice service in this busy and atmospheric restaurant. Pasta was very good and if you like a little spice I would... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We have eaten in this restaurant many times. We have never experienced any of the negative experiences written in the past and find it hard to believe they are reviewing the same little restaurant. In London it is often the case of hunt the polite restaurant which does not rip you off! We like this restaurant for pre show meals... More

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London, UK
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155 reviews 155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A real old-fashioned Italian restaurant with no pretensions, but serving well-cooked, good-sized portions. The menu is varied offering such staples as pizza and pasta dishes (the ravioli was particularly good). All in all a great experience, fantastically good value - remember, we're in the middle of theatreland and heaving with tourists, so the temptation to charge over the odds has... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant previously prior to seeing a show. On our return to London we booked a table online. We arrived at 8pm and the place was very busy. We were given a table (having declined the first one offered) at first we felt a little ignored but then a waiter took our order. My wife had the roasted... More

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited this restaurant in March and then again in April. Both times, the food was excellent and the service too was excellent. Its location, just off Leicester Square, is great as you are in the centre of Town but away from the crowds. We will be definitely booking a table again soon.

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Blanes, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We came across this little restaurant by chance when looking for a place to eat in the West End. The wonderful-looking homemade cakes on the window made us go in for sure! We all had pasta. Not only it was deliciously tasty but the portions were large, too. When it came to ordering desserts, we were spoilt for choice!! Good... More

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