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“Gastronomical highlight of our UK trip”

Vespa Italian Restaurant
Ranked #3,380 of 24,831 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$13 - US$20
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Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Description: A little Italian kitchen in the heart of London's Leicester Square offering a fantastic array of Italian and Sicilian favourites. Sicilian owned and managed, Vespa is a real family affair. With fabulous food, fine wines, crazy cocktails and an amazing staff. Come and join us for some of the best food and drink Italy has to offer.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

My dad loves Italian food so after seeing the art museum we sat down outside this café. As soon as we sat down the owner Antonio Galofaro came over and because we are vegetarians he suggested the spinach stuffed ravioli with walnuts and cream - fresh bread and a large salad to share. He also mixed us some delicious custom drinks it was a wonderful last supper in London highly recommend you stop in for yourself Antonio is the owner, a genuine Sicilian with moms original recipes

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had to be in London for an appointment and happened upon Vespa. This is an independent family run restaurant offering dekicious recipes from Napoli with charming attentive service and excellent wines and draught italian beers. A winderful oasis amongst a street full of chain restaurants. Such fun. Well worth seeking out. 9 Irving street. A short walk feom Trafalgar Square. Do not miss this experience!

Thank Susie H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I went there with some friends for drinks and some food and everything was fabulous !!! Thomas at the door is super nice, the owner Antonio from Sicily is very welcoming and friendly !! We had a very nice chat, everyone is italian in the kitchen which is a good start ! We had some aperol spritz (real italian ones !! Not British style!) then I had some seafood linguine which were super tasty !! It was perfectly cooked !! Ended with a tiramisu and honestly the best I ever had !! My friends and I had a great time there, loved the vespa decoration, the Italian music... will become my to go place, highly recommend it !!! Lots of tourist places in Leicester Square but this one really isn’t, forget about the chains like Bella Italia, if you like authentic Italian food, that’s the place to go !! Thank you to all the team at Vespa for the great time, see you soon !!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

What a wonderful experience to find such a genuine Italian restaurant in such a busy part of London. The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive. Would highly recommend Vespa to anyone looking for a great Italian meal in the heart of London.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The staff is all kind and friendly. The food is delicious and the drinks are great. The man greeting you in the restaurant is so kind and sweet and the desert is amazing as well.

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