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Bar Italia

#2,941 of 17,156 Restaurants in London
#3,148 of 18,036 Places to Eat in London
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22 Frith Street, London, England
(020) 7437 4520
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 26
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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
experience italian cafe in london...

in the heart of London Soho.. Bar Italia gives u a throw back feel of being in an Italian cafe .. coffee is supposed to be the best in London.. and they are good. ..to soak in the ambience and feel of being in an Italian cafe sit out and enjoy the world go by... has tasty desserts too..service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Murali0608
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

in the heart of London Soho.. Bar Italia gives u a throw back feel of being in an Italian cafe .. coffee is supposed to be the best in London.. and they are good. ..to soak in the ambience and feel of being in an Italian cafe sit out and enjoy the world go by... has tasty desserts too..service is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited Bar Italia for coffee several times over a recent weekend trip to London. Best Cappuccino I have had in this country. The flavour of the coffee was perfect and the milk was awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went into this place as I love espressos and had been recommended it. I ordered two coffees for me and my friend and I was just putting some sugar into it and was stirring the drink when I was abruptly told to move to the other side of the coffee machine as I was in the way. I did... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

One of the most popular Café/Restaurant in London. On sunny day you have to seat outside, enjoy the coffee and colourful crowd. Love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I took a group to this regular haunt. The service is always cheerful no matter how complicated the orders. The coffee good and a variety of snacks too. Great for people watching.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Mrs WK says it's the best vanilla latte she's had. The cappucino was very good, the place is cool and the value very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

While all new cafes actually try to look old with interior desing tricks, this is a proper classique cafe, and the only cafe in London that actually smells like coffe and if you order a latte it does not taste like boiled milk. Is totally unpretentions, is just the way it is, a real italian coffee place. Affordable drinks, good... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I've been going to Bar Italia since 2002 and they have ensured that I have a superb experience each and every time. The food, the coffee, the staff and the ambience are just about the best one can ever hope for. The Tiramisu is easily the best I've eaten anywhere...I have no idea how they churn out such amazing stuff... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The best cakes at Soho. we tried several wonderful cakes, we came back again and again, Italian atmosphere, you must visit this place

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Popped in after a meal with a friend. Great coffee, definitely not a 'chain' coffee shop feel, somewhere different with tasty looking cakes and food. Will definitely be back.

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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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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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