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“Lovely family restaurant”
Review of The Italian Cotto

The Italian Cotto
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Ranked #3,915 of 23,697 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you are looking for an authentic Italian meal look no further. This family run restaurant isn't smart, no tableclothes, but the food is excellent and the family make everyone, regulars and tourists alike very welcome. It is more like a cafe in style and atmosphere, but the patron will chat to you about anything, the service is good and this is the second time we have sought it out on a visit to London and will do so again.

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Thank Jill675682
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are looking for great value for money Italian cuisine served in a family atmosphere look no further than Cotto, ordered a Risotto and a Pasta main courses, there were some complementary light bites and olives on the table, these were there prior to us arriving hence rating a three as not sure how long had been there for, there was plenty of freshly baked bread on offer that was most enjoyable and the two main courses were cooked authentically and presented well, I would return if having a meeting around Lambeth north in the future.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We booked here for a romantic dinner. We were greeted by the owner who was very welcoming. We were sat near the door and near to the tv which was showing a football match, which meant that the staff gathered near to the tv whenever they weren't serving.
The service was good, but very quick! We had starters, mains and coffees and were finished in 50mins!! Was a record!! I'm not sure what the rush was, there wasn't anyone waiting for our table.
Like other reviews, the owner was a little too invasive. He made comments about me looking at my mobile phone. He was very friendly but it wasn't really the kind of evening we had planned.
Food was very good though and of good value. I would go for a casual meal again with friends but only if I was in a rush!

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Thank LucyLocket30
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The experience of this place has meant that our group of friends have not been back since and every time we walk by we seem to tell whoever we are with that it must avoided! Bizarrely over salted food and very poor service. A disappointment as it looks good from outside and is near to home. A shame.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

It is really good that Cotto offer a big range of truly gluten free courses (including pizza) in central London at affordable price.
The annoying thing was that the owner is a bit too invasive because we decided to go there with friend that we didn't see for long time and it was really hard to have a private conversation because the owner was keeping coming to our table to talk with us.
The place inside looks a bit to old and needs a fresh touch.

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