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De Palo's

#595 of 18,416 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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City of London
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8 Bride Court, nr St Paul's | City of London, London EC4Y 8DU, England
0207 583 8440
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic,...
Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic, homemade, classic dishes
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  • 139
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Genuine Cosy Restaurant

We have visited De Palo's three times now over the last few months and every time we enjoy the food and the atmosphere. This is not a plush restaurant, but it is beautifully set up with plenty of space between the tables. The service is excellent and on each occasion I have had the dish of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Travellingman168
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London, United Kingdom
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was good but expensive for what you got. I had the beef stew, I enjoyed it but don't think I would rush back.

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Thank jennydroitwich
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited De Palo's three times now over the last few months and every time we enjoy the food and the atmosphere. This is not a plush restaurant, but it is beautifully set up with plenty of space between the tables. The service is excellent and on each occasion I have had the dish of the day and never... More 

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Thank Travellingman168
Devizes, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome greeted us on arrival, a real gem hidden just off ludgate circus, we had the sea bass pasta which was magical. Definatley good for a truly authentic Italian.

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Thank paulbe39
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now I hope my mum doesn't see this review, but the food is amazing. It is a limited menu but the food is just wonderful. Italian home cooking at its best and the staff are wonderful. Good food, good wine, great coffee...and you have to try the grappa!

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Thank AndyTR1
surrey
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We had our small Xmas party here the Friday before Xmas It was a bit of a gamble as we have not visited before, and used TA as our point of reference knowing we were staying in a hotel locally in Fleet Street. It was a great evening. The staff were professional, friendly and charismatic. The food was delicious. A... More 

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Thank coolcrok
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I have been here three times and am sue to go again. The restaurant is fairly small and you should try and book as it appears to be one of those hidden gems. the portions are huge and brilliant value for money. The service is great and please leave room for dessert. The bill is always reasonable.

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Thank jayjbrm
Ely, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a very Italian experience, not all pizza and pasta, as so many pseudo Italian restaurants produce by the tonne. The food is authentic, as is the service. Very friendly atmosphere, you feel as if you could be in the backstreets of Rome, if you ignore the weather outside! Beautiful food, a Barolo accompaniment and Grappa to finish make... More 

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England
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

My wife and we're staying in a apartment near De Palos this week, so we had a look on TripAdvisor for a few ideas for dinner. We chose De Palos and really enjoyed the evening. The welcome, service and standard of food were all very high. The owner recommended a wine from Puglia that was very nice. The food is... More 

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Thank aandsEngland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Overall it is a wonderful restaurant that you should not miss!!

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1 Thank Sebastian A
New York City
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97 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

great little find near st paul's cathedral and the city. don't let the location or the size confuse you; the food and the service is great. all is good but order from the specials if you can. I did dinner there but understand lunch is equally good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Bride Court, nr St Paul's | City of London, London EC4Y 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: 0207 583 8440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 72
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Cosy, Italian trattoria/restaurant near St Paul's, serving authentic, homemade, classic dishes
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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