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Cafe Pasta - Shaftesbury Avenue

184 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HB, England
+44 20 7379 0198
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
May 26, 2017
“Just right”
May 25, 2017
“Great Visit by WI Members”
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European
184 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HB, England
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Called in pre theatre show at 11:45 a.m. (we were going to the 2:00 Harry Potter show). We didn't need a full lunch but had a steak sandwich between us which was perfect, exactly what we needed. Along with a pre lunch cocktail. The place...More

Thank Steve522014
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Seven of we WI members visited this restaurant after going to see The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre. The weather was absolutely terrible and we arrived like drowned rats, but the staff were so helpful in hanging wet coats over the backs of chairs at...More

Thank Cleopatra80
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Today sitting outside listening to an acoustic set ( part of Covent Garden residence festival) you wouldn't want to be anywhere else. This small cafe style restaurant I understand is part of a chain ; that said you would never guess. The mushroom soup was...More

Thank Kittywhowearsahat
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been here loads of times and every time the food is fantastic. The only down side is the limited space, so I recommend you book, you will not be disappointed

Thank Divya85
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....More

Thank melanie clark
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...More

1  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed April 7, 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...More

Thank Shirley M
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...More

Thank Sally J
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...More

1  Thank travelingdoc42
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...More

Thank Nik2212
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
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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: +44 20 7379 0198
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