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Il Fornello

150 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AN, England
+44 20 7837 4584
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“scallopini” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
150 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AN, England
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While our daughter was having surgery, to take out minds off it and that we'd mostly spent the day at the hospital and were famished we looked for a local restaurant for something to eat early afternoon (5ish). This Italian place looked ideal so my...More

Thank John E
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We had a dinner me and my wife and the food was absolutely amazing and delicious. Staff was nice , they have a lot of different drinks and the menus was full with a lot of choices .

Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This is an attractive little restaurant in Bloomsbury that I have intended to visit for some time and got round to today. I was not disappointed. Our scallopini were authentically Italian and tasted very nice as did the house red. Service was welcoming and prompt.

Thank Amit M
Reviewed July 8, 2017

I was looking for a takeaway pizza. I went in as it was quiet, ordered a 12" spicy meat pizza and a can of Coke. The service was quick. The pizza was average, but was small probably only 9" of the box filled! And for...More

Thank James H
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Dreadful food and waiting staff not much better. Had a groupon voucher, gave the number ahead on booking via phone which meant that when we arrived the app showed the voucher status as 'suspended' and the waiting staff said they had no knowledge of the...More

Thank poops2017
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident and was glad we did. It looks like an old school Italian family restaurant and has a proper pizza oven. It serves cocktails as well as wines beers etc. There's classic Italian pasta dishes and pizzas too. It's reasonably...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed June 11, 2017

You can get a reasonable value meal here but need to watch out for extras. We had enjoyable pizzas and a good spaghetti bolognaise but it is the drinks and desserts that push up the price. Our grandson had a glass of coke which cost...More

Thank Sham P
Reviewed June 5, 2017

How can someone ruin Italian food? I thought this was impossible until we ate here in this dark, narrow space. The so-called eggplant parmesan arrived swimming in what looked like a can of tomato sauce, with squiggles of cheese floating around in it. The cheese...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Four of us enjoyed a great value Italian Meal, plenty of choice on the extensive menu. The veal scappone was fabulous. Cost £30.00 per head including drinks for two courses. Will definitely return

Thank c0linth0mps0n
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This restaurant in opposite the Bedford hotel where we stay when visiting London. The staff are friendly, helpful and great fun (being Italian) The food on the varied menu is always of a high standard reasonably priced and sufficient to satisfy most appetites. We arrived...More

Thank Bouquet12
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 4584
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