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Cafe Pasta - Shaftesbury Avenue

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184 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HB, England
0207 379 0198
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Early evening pre Theatre

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
melanie clark
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england
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england
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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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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75 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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N.Ireland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 0207 379 0198

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, European
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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