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Bar Italia

#3,102 of 18,352 Restaurants in London
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22 Frith Street, London, England
(020) 7437 4520
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 58
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best coffee in London

If you love a coffee It's a need to try this place. Maybe an expensive but totally excellent. My absolutely favourite

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jiri M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you love a coffee It's a need to try this place. Maybe an expensive but totally excellent. My absolutely favourite

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Belper, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Superb. Very expensive but their rent at rates will be silly. Have been going there almost every time I visit London. Over 50 years

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you want an authentic Italian coffee whilst in London you must come here. Fantastic espresso , wonderful cappuccino and all served the Italian way.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The coffee is the only good thing at this place, although is overpiced as everything else in there. The place has been run for many years by Albanians (almost everyone is from Albania, also a few South Americans). You can have a far better "Italian experience", in the "Caffe Nero" opposite, where all of the baristas are Italians

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Slough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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
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66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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