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Da Paolo Restaurant

#296 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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3 Charlotte Place | Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SD, England
+44 20 7580 0021
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic location on Charlotte Place. Great Italian food with huge portions. Attentive service from friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Thank RadianceLondon
Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to get a table in this extremely busy little restaurant , and I'm very glad we did. The atmosphere is bustling , staff attentive , food selection is extensive, but you can be assured its all Dewey well made. This is everything you could ask for in an Italian restaurant and I couldn't recommend it enough. I was... More 

Thank NickJHP
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting was pleasantly intimate and relaxing, and the service was top-notch. The food looked fine--in many regard great--and the portions were generous, particularly relative to cost, but the cooking was uneven. Having spent a fair bit of time in Sicily, we were intrigued when we saw grilled sardines on the menu, so we both had them for a starter.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was nicely decorated, although tables were a little close together. Food was tasty with generous portion sizes although did take a while to arrive despite restaurant not being full.

Thank Hong H
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cosy Italian restaurant that cooks great homemade food. The food and the wine is sensibly priced and good quality. The service was relaxed and friendly.

Thank James G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Excellent food, friendly staff and a very cosy and authentic environment. Will definitely return.

Thank James M
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined at Da Paolo last Saturday evening, after calling to bring our original reservation forward one hour, which was not a problem. The atmosphere was for me, just like Italian restaurants used to be, friendly, courteous, a touch of humour, all framed in a really pleasant environment, which was spotlessly clean. The food was absolutely gorgeous,... More 

Thank keith m
Aylsham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nostalgic intimacy and the essence of Italy in a hidden London street.Unfussy interior and décor,a warm welcome,and caring service. Good choice of well presented classics rather more Country style than Nouvelle cuisine which means over large portions,tasty and authentic nevertheless. Prices verge on the high side but well worth a leisurely lunch visit.

Thank Donald H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant. Food is fantastic, reasonable price for London, wine is superb. Our waitress was friendly, informative & attentive but not ott. Stuffed baby squid & Italian sausage antipasti so tasty. The Seafood risotto, lamb steak, truffle & mushroom ravioli & lobster/seafood linguini were out of this world. I highly recommend this restaurant - we loved it.

Thank Insulin38
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant based on previous reviews and was left quite disappointed. The location and atmosphere in the restaurant are excellent. We had a great table and the service of the staff can't be faulted, but our food was quite underwhelming. My friend and I shared mixed grilled fish with vegetables. We had to ask what fish was on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $33
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 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: 3 Charlotte Place | Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7580 0021
This traditional Italian restaurant, reputed as “A village restaurant in the heart of London”, prides itself on its 'family run' feel yet maintains an air of professionalism when it comes to the service and the authenticity of the food. It feels like home – if Italy is where you're from. It offers the kind of meals a mother would be proud of. The decor creates an intimate ambience with antique furniture and pictures making it an ideal business venue at lunch and perfect for a romantic dinner a deux by night. Patrons who can be found here are a host of regulars, celebrities, tourists on the trail to and from the nearby British Museum and theatre luvvies. The regulars are a-plenty, for the place tends to bring you back, just like Rome's Trevi Fontana. Menu highlights include Crab Meat and Prawns Salad, Risotto Salsiccia & Barolo, Pappardelle with duck meat & Sage, Whole Grilled Seabass, a Prime Scottish Beef Filet with Blue Cheese and a the traditional Tiramisu which is a must to try. But don't worry, if your favourite dish is not there, Our senior chef’s are more than happy to accommodate your request! We cater for any occasion and up to 35 people on our private room. T & C Apply.This is the place where you can enjoy a relaxing evening out. In fact, you will relax so much you won't want to leave!

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Staying in Fitzrovia

Neighborhood Profile
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighborhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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