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Il Padrino

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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6-7 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AT, England
+44 20 7839 5258
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on 14th January before attending a nearby theatre. A member of staff who I assume was the manager or owner encouraged us in off the street and was very pleasant. However, after sitting down inside his whole demeanour changed. We had menus thrown at us, a "complimentary" garlic bread was plonked down and then we were rushed... More 

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Thank Amy C
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't really enjoy the food neither the service.I reckon it is below average.I don't think i am coming back.

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Thank Marion W
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to dine here with my boyfriend before heading to the theatre. It looked buzzy but not too busy. As soon as we arrived, we were barely greeted and shoved into a corner table. We were given our menus, before i could read the starters the waiter came over rushing us for our food order and actually told us to... More 

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Thank melwhicher
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible service, extremely rude staff, appalling food and service charge included in the bill. DO NOT EAT HERE!

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2 Thank KatieM1993
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on New Year's Eve just to try something different but man were we sorry. Straight away waiter started complaining cause we had a stroller cause my son was asleep. The second time he said something in Spanish I got up to leave but he said that it was ok. Unluckily I stayed. I ordered a pizza, wife a... More 

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1 Thank Eti023
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices look to be ok, atmosphere is ok, food, descent prices but then they add 25% service fee...... which is outrages! Would defiantly not recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank Menzo-food
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ! Pity anyone who doesn't check their bill . Sub average pizza with a super duper 25% service charge . Shame on the owners . Pay your lovely staff a decent wage . Talk about lack of integrity .... I've only given you a star because I couldn't post without one . ZERO !

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1 Thank Kathpur
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there. Food was average Italian, and acceptably priced. We were then charged a 25% service charge. This is unacceptable.

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1 Thank Alan F
North Lincolnshire, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lunchtime meal here over the Christmas period and found the staff to be friendly, and the food generally very good. We shared a garlic bread pizza for starters, and had house red and white wine which was fine. The pizza main courses were superior to the pasta and steak that some of our party had; the steak... More 

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1 Thank GeorgeParrot
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes they can make pizza and food was good but waiter service was by strangest guy ever - he really looked like he didn't want to be there. Restaurant looked nice from outside and not too bad inside. Charging 25% for service is a joke!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$55
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-7 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7839 5258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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