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“Amazing Italian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Anima

L'Anima
1 Snowden Street | Broadgate West, London EC2A 2DQ, England
020 7422 7000
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Ranked #1,303 of 17,940 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $41
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: An award-winning Italian restaurant in the City, L'Anima offers modern Italian cuisine in an effortlessly elegant setting. Serenity prevails in the dining room, with a muted earthy colour palette and swatches of plush white leather offset by glistening floor-to-ceiling glass. Using premium ingredients to craft simple yet bold flavours, head chef Francesco's menu takes influence from Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia, while the L'Anima bar offers boutique Italian wines and famous aperitifs.
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Amazing Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don't let the cool City sleek surroundings fool you. The food is excellent and the bellinis are to die for. Great place for a girls night out at the bar with live piano music most nights.

Visited December 2013
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“Fabulous cocktails, great food, buzzy and bright”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

A 6 person business lunch was a great experience. We started with fab cocktails from the wide range, excellent starters - the mixed seafood plate that came up was almost enough for 2 to share and ended with the fab chocolate soufflé that the waiter brought to the table, pricked the top of the soufflé to pour some chocolate ice cream and sauce into. We spent a delightful 3 hours there - not rushed at all. The restaurant is very loud and buzzy so probably not best for an intimate quiet meal - but this all adds to the ambience. At the back is a private dining room in the wine cellar which looked fab from a distance (people were in there eating). Will definitely visit again

Visited December 2013
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“Impressive. Service was very attentive, food excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Went in with mixed expectations based on its mixed reviews here, and slightly pretentious decor, but walked away very happy after a great evening.

The service is very good and shames the debacle that we experienced at STK last month. (avoid)
Bar is plasant enough and the drinks fairly priced.

Fish starters were excellent- delicate in flavour but not on the small size.
They know how to cook their meat in there, and only the vegetables disappointed. Whilst the truffle pasta was costly it was what it was - agreed, grating at the table would be a nice touch.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“You must to be kidding”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The food is not special as showing the prices on the menu, very disappointed about everything starting from the food finishing with the front of house staff. Visiting L'anima every week in a month equal to a trip to Amalfi Coast where you can stay and eat the real test of Italy....by the way I tried a pizza from Francesco Mazzei recipe (celebrity creator of L'anima) in Pizza Express and was the worst culinary experience I ever had in my whole life.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Midweek treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is a very good, but expensive Italian restaurant. Highlights were fritto misto, mains of beef and the pork. The venue did become noisy due to the bar but it did not effect the overall experience.
The cocktails were a little too strong for me, however the prosecco was a great accompaniment to the meal.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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