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Bar Italia

22 Frith Street, London, England (Soho)
(020) 7437 4520
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Ranked #1,298 of 17,145 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soho
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soho
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Things change quickly in Soho. Restaurants, scenes, fads and trends come and go. Bar Italia seems to have sat there doing it's thing from the beginning of time. No fuss. Excellent coffee, abrupt but lively Italian service especially from Giorgio! Grab yourself a homemade panini, the chicken escalope one packed with tomato, mozarella and doused in olive oil will fill... More

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London, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

And yes, it was worth it! It is a little expensive but then you are in the heart of London and god is the coffee good! Before I went I read some of the reviews. Anyone who thinks the service was in anyway poor must have visited on an off day because we found them all very helpful and jolly.... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you like people watching and appreciate good coffee there's no better place to go in London than Bar Italia. Set in the middle of Soho there's a whole wonderful diversity of London life going by every day and night for that matter.

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Set in the heart of Soho, this institution still serves excellent coffee and the service is good. The decor has not changed since it opened, and money is collected in an old press key till. There is plenty to see and tal about.The paninis are tasty, but rather expensive though.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great coffee, really nice sandwiches (try the Parma-ham, tomato & mozzarella panini), a small selection of proper Italian pizzas and some really nice desserts. All that in the heart of Soho, with a great authentic London atmosphere.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

A classic Italian cafe in the heart of Soho. Fantastic food and coffee authentic without pretension. A cast of regulars and a staff of people with character.

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A bit of an accident going here, but received quite a pleasant toasted sandwich and carrot juice. Service was friendly and they even let us inside with a greyhound! We had to tie her up of course, but this saved us getting wet. It's not cheap, but then again you are slap bang in the middle of Soho, so around... More

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London
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76 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sitiuated in the heart of London's Soho, this place seems almost unchanged since the 1950s and is all the better for it. We had fantastic coffee and a pastry on the 'breakfast bar' stools, served by the friendly staff. There's a tremendous selection of sporting and historical memorabilia on the walls. Perfect for a pre-theatre coffee, I believe it in... More

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Wilmslow Cheshire England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place, good staff, lots going on and lots to look at. Expensive though, two bottled beers, two paninis and one desert was just under £30. Seemed a lot for a snack in a cafe?

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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Saw the reviews went, loved it. Its a proper coffee shop doing real espresso. The little cakes are also great just to get you going. For a bigger appetite try the chocolate cake slice.

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