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Da Paolo Restaurant

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#476 of 18,786 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Da Paolo Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great for Business Dinner
1. Great for Business Dinner
"We visited Da Paolo for a business dinner."
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2. Authentic Classic Italian ...
2. Authentic Classic Italian ...
" I had the calves liver."
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3. Romantic Evening
3. Romantic Evening
"" It's unbelievably cosy, romantic and inviting."
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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
$32 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious gluten free pasta is hard to find but this place had it. The host was wonderful! He had a great sense of humor. It is located in a lively pedestrian only alley so it's quiet. We sat outside in beautiful 70 degree weather. It...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lenni S
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Exceptionally good food, great menu, excellent service, friendly, very cosy restaurant. One of the best Italians in London. Highly recommend. Very generous portions too. Definitely will return.

Date of visit: October 2018
5  Thank CJHowse
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Couldn't fault the food - Swordfish was great and lamb risotto was lovely too. We sat down at 2.30pm so it was pretty empty in there and the service was quick. Food is good value for money, but Peroni was way overpriced at £5.95 for...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank perryf0000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped for a family meal last night which was for a anniversary after reading trip advisor reviews but was so disappointed possibly worst sirloin steak I’ve ever had and another guest had the service pollo millanese which was terrible the guy opposite left the same...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Pongsta
Cdacamara, Owner at Da Paolo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear pongsta, We would like to apologize for your experience at Da Paolo Restaurant. As you have noticed, we have a consistent number of 5 star reviews and we very rarely have customers leave our restaurant, disappointed. Our aim is to deliver the highest quality...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this restaurant with 3 of my friends, we all had different meals, and I have to say, that I wish I could have tried everything on the menu!! I had the mushroom ravioli and It was delicious! We made reservations a couple...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TLChrzan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to set the scene, I am not a big fan of Italian food but have been happy to share a moment with my friends there. I ordered a special venison papadele. Didn’t like the look of it (to be brutally honest the meat looked...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank mounalaart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a birthday lunch here on Saturday and was very impressed. The food was delicious and the service excellent. A word of warning, the portions are huge! Do not fill up on the delicious garlic bread or you won't be able to eat the rest!...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 174sallyannn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you go away to celebrate a special event, in this case my husbands 'big' birthday lunch you just hope everything goes to plan and most importantly that the restaurant meets your expectations. Well, I had nothing to worry about with Da Paulo, the communication...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Divergirl3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu, the food, the service, and the ambience - upstairs or downstairs - was just perfect. It's very old school - and wonderfully authentic. It's a discovery for sure.! A very nice 'go to" spot for authentic italian cuisine with knowledge that they can...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank snisonger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as a party of six friends, we absolutely loved the ambiance and authentic Italian feel of this Restaurant. The food was outstandingly good and very flavoursome. We would highly recommend visiting this fabulous venue.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank FrankiePos
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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
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Response from jacygem | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Best to call restaurant.
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Response from Cdacamara | Property representative |
Hello Fiona, Im Carlos DC. I'm the proprietor of Da Paolo and Im mostly all the time in the restaurant. If you havent been before come to see us and we will more than happy to help you organize your party. Kind Regards... More
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