We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro Italiano

#16,641 of 18,551 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Italian
15 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JZ, England
+44 20 7508 0002
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent6%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible62%
Dec 24, 2015
“Loved the food”
Aug 19, 2015
“Don't Go Near”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
15 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JZ, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (29)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great food! Absolutely fantastic flavours. The chefs have got it just right. I will definitely be returning as this was my first time visiting. Staff could have been a little friendlier but I didn't leave gratitude because of this as felt like they didn't want...More

Thank Christina191282
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Like others, I wish I had read the reviews. I asked for a pint of beer, but they didn't do draught - offered me bottle of beer, choice of only 3. My wife asked for a gin and bitter lemon - didn't do bitter lemon...More

1  Thank James G
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Although the staff is very nice and friendly, the food is terrible and the prices they charge are absolutely atrocious, it's a rip off pure and simple.

1  Thank Londoner_S66
Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Disgusting food, overbearing service. Just don't go here. I can't warn you enough. Go somewhere else no matter how hungry or desperate you are!!

1  Thank Joseph D
Reviewed March 28, 2015

I nearly walked on past when someone came out from the Bistro to "explain the menu". I'd already decided to go in. Once you are seated you discover that the menus are on tatty pieces of paper - again this should have warned me. The...More

1  Thank stevetupper
Reviewed August 17, 2014

If I could score this thing lower I would, thing because it cant be classed as a restaurant. I can only echo the previous comments, its located very close to the exit of the aldwych theatre and in the dark appears cosy, thats where it...More

1  Thank debcox
Reviewed May 29, 2014

I wish we'd read these reviews first. Having just come out a matinee at the Theatre Royal opposite, we were in a hurry to eat an early diner before our train home. I chose tuna steak and chips and my daughter chose chicken polpetto (I...More

1  Thank Kimeuk
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Not only was the food obviously store bought and disgusting, but they found every possible excuse to scan us out of money. They advertised a 'minimum £10 food charge' but didn't include the extorsionate drinks! They then charged a 12.5% service charge even though the...More

3  Thank Laurendurkie
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We popped into here for an 'express' pre theatre meal before seeing the Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre. The food looked reasonable value on the menu outside but we should have realised something wasn't right as the place was empty. Unfortunately hadn't seen...More

1  Thank cakeloverUK
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Quite simply the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. I was charged £12.50 for cod and chips and it is the first time I have ever, on being asked how we were enjoying our meal, stated that I expected a lot better if I...More

2  Thank Adam H
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,083 hotels in London
One Aldwych
2,335 reviews
.03 miles away
The Waldorf Hilton London
4,700 reviews
.05 miles away
ME London
3,096 reviews
.06 miles away
Strand Palace Hotel
11,186 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
570 reviews
.03 miles away
Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
698 reviews
.03 miles away
Champagne+Fromage - Covent Garden
536 reviews
.03 miles away
Cote Brasserie
2,523 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Aldwych Theatre
932 reviews
.08 miles away
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
983 reviews
.07 miles away
Novello Theatre
666 reviews
.02 miles away
Duchess Theatre
656 reviews
.01 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bistro Italiano staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7508 0002
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing