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Al Duca

#618 of 18,314 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
St. James's
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4-5 Duke of York Street | St James, London SW1Y 6LA, England (Jermyn Street)
Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22
020-7839-30-90
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No good.... fa schifo

Sono stato a mangiare in questo ristorante. Mi parlano bene. Non so che dire: personale scortese, i manager sono antipatici. In un piatto trovai un pelo intimo, vino scarso, i pasti nei piatti erano di poca quantità. .... ve lo sconsiglio I have been eating at this restaurant. I speak well. I do... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Laura S
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Sono stato a mangiare in questo ristorante. Mi parlano bene. Non so che dire: personale scortese, i manager sono antipatici. In un piatto trovai un pelo intimo, vino scarso, i pasti nei piatti erano di poca quantità. .... ve lo sconsiglio I have been eating at this restaurant. I speak well. I do not know what to say: rude staff,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Had a business lunch last Friday . All was OK but nothing that can justify the rating and it seems as the waiters are being remunerated by the number of water bottles sold per table. Will not come back.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We dropped in for a pre-theatre meal. Although the restaurant was quite quiet, the level of service, welcome and cordiality of the attention we received was superb. We had a starter and main - scallops, carpaccio, crab linguine and italian pasta stew. All were absolutely superb and could not be faulted. Beautifully presented, full of taste, well cooked. We could... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Proper Italian 3 course celebratory lunch with my son before he received his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at St James' Palace. Prompt but not rushed service, excellent prosecco by the glass, assorted flatbreads and bread with olive oil poured at the table, beef carpaccio and scallops for starters, modest plates of tagliolini with crab and chilli, and chicken to... More 

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Leeds
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On a side street away from the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly yet near enough to walk to several theatres. We ate here before going to the Prince of Wales Theatre. We were brought olive oil and a selection of Italian breads whilst we looked at the menu. The scallop starter was delicious as was the carpaccio. The main courses... More 

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Essex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant is an absolute delight. Nestled down a quiet side street, it feels intimate without being cramped. There are plenty of staff only too keen to help, and our drinks were constantly topped up without us having to ask or lift a finger! We were one short in our party due to sickness, but this was no problem. Having... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was my first visit but I was assured by my Father (who visits with every trip to London) that is was the real deal. He was correct. True Italian service with bread and oil, extensive wine list and real Italian food rather than your Pizza/Pasta list at the chain restaurants. We both had Beef Carpaccio to start which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Al Duca as a couple for dinner. The food was really amazing for the price and the service was very attentive. The only draw-back is that some of the tables are a little close together so you might want to re-think if you want an intimate dinner. However, the value far outweighs that small issue. There is a... More 

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Cambridge UK
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by on a Jermyn St shopping trip. No reservation but really warm welcome and offered all the free tables - nice touch. Staff really warm and friendly. Relatively small but interesting menu. I like this. Usually means good food. So huge bowl of mixed bread followed by seared tuna on radish and mange tout with pink peppercorns. Perfect seared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great Italian food in London is hard to come by and that's why I'm so pleased to have found Al Duca which serves exquisite food without the need to re-mortgage my home. I have eaten here occasionally over the past few years and thoroughly enjoyed various meals such as their buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil starter, tagliatelle with mushrooms and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-5 Duke of York Street | St James, London SW1Y 6LA, England
    (Jermyn Street)
  • Public Transportation: Piccadilly Circus; Bus 19, 38, 22
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighborhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: 020-7839-30-90

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?