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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 #5,123 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $21 - $39
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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I went with a friend using a tastecard offer. The restaurant is pleasant enough, but our order was taken wrongly and our steaks came out with the wrong sauce on. This would have been fine as we pointed it out and they took them away. But then the waiter came over and told us it was our fault! After much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a Monday night my wife and I. The service was very good and the staff very friendly. We ate outside which was okay considering the roadside traffic. The starters we had where very good, I had mushrooms and it was one of the best mushroom starters I have had for a long time. The main... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Restaurant right in the heart of the West End, with it's location you would think that they would look after the tourist's !!! No !!! We went in as a couple they tried to seat us at a table that was so close to the other table we might as well been out as a foursome ! Asked to move... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice food and we sat outside. Good break from a touristy day. Food options were quite wide and it was a very relaxed and very tasty meal.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great fresh Italian food- much better than I dared to hope and good value too! I had the ins always tricolore and bruschetta. Tomatos and avocados were perfectly ripe and the bruschetta had just the right amount of garlic. Stop by if you're in the neighborhood!

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had dinner at Piazza before going to the Theatre and we really enjoyed it. The restaurant itself is quite small, cosy and very clean.The service is efficient, the food is really very good and the staff are very friendly. Altogether a very pleasant experience. Look forward to visiting again. Good discounts are available weekdays if you have a tastecard... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was absolutely famished after a long morning of classes and Piazza was just the place to fill me up. Located near the Museum of London, you will see businessmen and students alike queuing up to grab a tasty sandwich. Although this establishment advertises as a sandwich bar, Piazza serves up much more than sandwiches. However, I did get the... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited this place for the 2nd time with my partner and daughter before going to the theatre. Again the food was amazing, the service was great and the staff friendly. If you are planning on eating around 6pm I would suggest booking as it gets very busy. We managed to walk in and be seated at 5:15 but with in... More

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Trondheim, Norway
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We ended up in this restaurant by coincidence, after having walked in the neighborhood for a while searching for something not too expensive. We really found a treasure here! The gnocci with mushrooms and pesto is one of the best meals I've had on this week long trip to London. The tiramisu for desert was really great too. The staff... More

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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Must be a family owned place as the food tasted like mams made it. Unique menu, every thing was terrific and original. Small but worth it. You can see it when you exit the Leicester tube station or go find it. You will not be disappointed. Great value, very friendly service. actually went back and ate their twice

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