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Bar Italia

#2,813 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Soho
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22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
+44 20 7437 4520
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07:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 05:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is probably one of the oldies coffee shops in London great history behind it and fantastic coffee

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Thank Gemma B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1,200 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant old establishment that has been in London for so many years open all hours and looks untouched from the day it opened , great italian atmosphere

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Thank Martino B
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with a mix of foreigner and Italians and I must admit the service was great, not so much the food. Possibly good for tourists but not authentic Italian

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Thank Laura P
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for quick coffee before going to Ronnie Scotts. Good Service Good food. Lovely rolls and cakes

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Thank Marie J
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to come here with the other girls after work, I usually just have a cup of tea or something to drink. It's nice, open all night.

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Thank MissMagdalen
Bourne End, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fell into this place as recommended and not disappointed. An eve of dancing, drinking and singing. Everyone happy and friendly. Such a great atmosphere. Hoping it wasn't just Xmas time and heading back in Feb for another good time I hope

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Thank theplummies
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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378 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely steeped in history, I visited for the first time during December. Won't be my last. Brilliant coffee, wonderfully authentic and eclectic surroundings and good banter with the owners. Can't wait to return.

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Thank Joe B
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bar Italia was one of the first Italian Coffee Shops to open in London - in 1949 (by the Polledri family, who still own & run it to this day). It's a total Soho institution, the Coffee (& Food is excellent), the Staff always polite & very friendly, you can sit inside or outside, and I cannot recommend this Cafe... More 

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Thank PercipientDude
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Been partaking of Bar Italia's wares for over twenty years, simply put there is no equal. Coffee is by far the best there is, breakfast, lunch etc etc

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Thank Phillip S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Been aware of this place for many years and love the idea of it and all it stands for. So I had half an hour to kill and popped in as opposed to patronising one of its soulless chain neighbours. £3.00 for an americano isn't cheap but I wouldn't have minded had it been decent. Very bitter, made more so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 05:00
Monday
07:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 05:00
Thursday
07:00 - 05:00
Friday
07:00 - 05:00
Saturday
07:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4520

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

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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