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Cafe Pasta - Shaftesbury Avenue

184 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HB, England (Soho)
0207 379 0198
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Ranked #10,230 of 18,124 Restaurants in London
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a fabulous meal - I had the Chicken Thighs with a bean and tomato salad with crushed garlic roast potatoes, my Son has Peri Peri chicken with Fries, we had tomato and basil flat bread to share. excellent food and service, would definately recommend. Meal for 2 and 2 soft drinks £38.00 but worth it.

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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had an early dinner so the restaurant was not crowded. We started with an appetizer of olives. Never had such good olives wish I could get them at home. I had ravioli stuffed with ricotta and asparagus- so good. It's in a great location for the theater district and just to sit down and enjoy a good meal at... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This has fast become our regular pre-matinee restaurant when in the Shaftesbury Avenue/Charing Cross Road area. It does get busy, so we usually get there just after 12 noon - any later and it's probably best to book. The food is always excellent (love the pesto & tomato bread), generally good service and good value for money. I say generally... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

What a delightful restaurant. The staff were really friendly and incredibly helpful. We were over an hour late arriving for our pre-booked table due to bad traffic, but they were really understanding and ensured our food was served promptly giving us enough time to enjoy our meals before our theatre performance began. The food was freshly cooked, well presented and... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This has always been one of favorite little Italian restaurants in London. The name changed in May 2012, but not much else. It is always crowded at dinner when we go there, so reservations are recommended. My wife particularly loves their Pesto Linguini and garlic bread.

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Walsall, UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Prices look OK but pizza was lots of bread (cheap) and not much topping (expensive stuff). Dessert was very small on a very large plate. Service slow. They seem to be more interested in selling bread and olives and starters that giving good service. Seemed to be recently refurbished so they are trying to maximise profit at the customers expense.... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Visited many times in 1990s and early 2000s, but quality has gone downhill. So sad, cuz it was one of our favorite dining places. Oh well, on to new horizons

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I ate here twice in the past week. The first time was quite good. Service good. Food enjoyable. Nice wine. The second time was a disappointment. Service slow and curt. Food horrible - had carbonara, the bacon was burned and there was no salt in it. The wine was nice again! Pity.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Typical Italian menu. Reasonably priced and well cooked. Staff friendly and attentive.

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Southampton UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Lovely pre show pizza in the really lovely area of Seven Dials. Staff were very friendly and it was quite reasonably priced too.

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Additional Information about Cafe Pasta - Shaftesbury Avenue

Address: 184 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HB, England
Phone Number: 0207 379 0198
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: European, Italian

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