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22 Frith Street, London, England (Soho)
(020) 7437 4520
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Ranked #2,421 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood:
Soho
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Slough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

It was a quick stop for an espresso. It was a more than an espresso stop! We left so quickly after the coffee as this one was terrible. One of the worst espressos I've ever had. I wouldn't have been upset if it was any other place, but for a place called Bar Italia, which actually resembles an old style... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A Soho institution, this is a must place to visit if you want real Italian coffee and need to stock up on the cakes. The staff are unfailingly friendly, no matter what time of day or night, the coffee has a real kick and the cakes will see your New Year diet resolutions disappear under a tsunami of taste! Forget... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Waiting for entry to Ronnie Scott's late night show, we were directed here (it is opposite the club) by a friend who said it was "the best coffee in London". Having tasted it, I would probably dispute that and say it's the best coffee in the world. The place is tiny but full of tempting goodies. We had just eaten... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Soho has changed beyond recognition over the past 20 years - and for the better in many respects - but Bar Italia is something of an institution. It's a classy, old-school Italian café bar, that's open until 5am every day (re-opens at 7!) and it's the perfect place to stop off and get a shot of coffee and cake at... More 

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England
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Bar Italia a great place to meet after a late night out on the Town West End of London in the middle of SoHo very near to Cambridge Circus. Having visited this Bar on a regular basis since the 1970’s It never fails to impress me on how the friendly quality service is maintained all hours of the evening and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My crew and I arrived here around 12am, booked a table without any problems upstairs, had dinner and popped a bottle of Dom Perignon. The staff were fantastic, very fun and happy to be there and the general vibe of the place was full of life.

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

..... scoped this out via TA and we weren't dissapointed. Warm enough to sit outside. Charming and friendly service. Eventually went inside as it got a bit chilly and the whole place is dripping with products and a beautifully packed and presented deli counter. Cheesecake to die for -but I guess everything is good here. Great atmosphere with a lot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Been going here since my teens and love this family run establishment. Besides people watching you get the best coffee in London and you can tell them exactly how you like it and when you become a regular you will get it the way you like it as soon as you walk in! You must visit this place if your... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Bar Italia has been going for ever and coffee is still very good. They use their own espresso blend and have an old style espresso machine that has manual pumps to push the water through the coffee. There's a good Italian buzz about the place - slightly chaotic, football on 24x7, Italian cakes and snacks and so on. In the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The boys charging £2.50 for a single espresso at the bar,standing up, felt free to make loud and silly comments about us.In English at first and then in a language that wasn`t italian.The coffee was ok but that behivour isn`t cool.

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Address: 22 Frith Street, London, England
Phone Number: (020) 7437 4520
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Cuisine: Italian

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