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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 #4,407 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
Price range: $20 - $38
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We booked a lunch time table for four to use our Taste Card. We were greeted by a man who asked to see our Taste Card and I got the impression he was not that welcoming towards it. Whilst we were waiting for our food an altercation broke out between a customer and the front of house man. It appeared... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

came here on a Saturday early evening and had to wait around 10 mins for a table as it was busy upstairs and downstairs which we took as a good sign. The place is lovely and warm, cosy with tables very close to each other and the staff were very helpful and efficient. The toilets were small but clean. I... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We saw Piazza and needed a light meal before the theatre so we just went for the £10.95 two course menu, what a nice surprise it was delicious Mushroom soup followed by Stuffed ravioli with a cream sauce with peas and ham. Or light meal turned out to be larger than expected as the portions were large and that is... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In London you are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. My colleagues and I had a team meeting in London. Where to eat? looking on various London guides we found this Itailian restaurent. We weren't disappointed. Six of us had two large antipasti starters and a selection of main courses. I think most went for the Pollo... More 

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Surrey, England
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Needed to book a table at the last minute for 6 people on a Saturday evening. Booked via Open Table. Pleasantly surprised...greeted by a lovely lady and shown to our table upstairs. Efficient and friendly service. Menu varied... between us we had mussels, calamari and mozzarella starters and chicken, steak, pasta, risotto and cod. All Ok and generous portions. Would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We arrived quite late after an exhausting walk on sunday evening. The weather was poor and we found a comfortable and warm atmosphere in this restaurant. The waitress welcomed us outlight, and we seated near a mirror in a very quiet table. We shared the vegetarian antipasto and the garlic bread with some mushrooms. unbelivable how these latter were brilliant,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We arrived around 2240 after a show and were seated quickly. The menu is sensible, with enough choice to suit most tastes. I had a vegetarian lasagne which was far better than most, and baked in its own dish. The pasta was delicious and the tomato sauce particularly good. The portions were generous and the prices very reasonable, especially given... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Eventhough the young staff of the restaurant was friendly, the owner is very rude with a bad temper. The food is medium to tolerate this horrible behaviour. I would never in my life visit this place again.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

On a visit to London as a birthday treat my wife and I needed a place to eat before the theatre. We turned up without a reservation and were greeted with a smiling welcome. Seated without fuss and served with quiet efficiency we were soon enjoying simple well cooked Italian fare. I had linguine pollo piccante and my wife ate... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were the first customers of the day last Sunday at 12.20pm. By the time we left at 2.00pm the restaurant was buzzing with not a table spare. Yet with only one waiter and one chap serving behind the little bar, nobody had any cause to complain. Everything carried out with a smile. Food great, service even better. Would most... More 

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Address: 35 Cranbourn St, London WC2H 7AD, England
Phone Number: 020 7379 6867
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
Average Prices: USD 20 - 38
Cuisine: Italian

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