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#513 of 2,040 Italian in London
#2,825 of 16,989 Restaurants in London
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US$18 - US$62
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

My partner and I had a wonderful date night at the Osteria. Our waiter Teodor was very attentive, gave great wine and food recommendations and made sure that we were happy with all of our choices. Sea bass with grilled fennel was exceptional.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ShemWadowski, Operations Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Dear Mascha, Thank you for the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Osteria and our Superstar bartender - Teodor - made sure that your entire experience and food were exceptional. Very soon we will be...More

Reviewed 28 February 2020

We ate here last night, having just been to an exhibition in the Barbican and wanting something to eat. We had no expectations, we were just hungry. All of our party thought the food was absolutely delicious. The slow-cooked pork and njudja pasta dish I...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2020

Dear JasondeGamma, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are pleased to hear that Osteria "It's a restaurant that stands on its own and is well worth visiting in its own right--not just because you're at an event in the Barbican."...More

Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. We had not booked and were initially told they were full but then managed to persuade them we could eat in the bar. Our waiter Teodor was first rate. So friendly, attentive and helpful. Recommended a great wine and helped with...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Dear WendyCardiff, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are pleased to hear that you have experienced fantastic food and service on your latest visit to our restaurant. Our Super bartender - Teodor - recently has been already recognised for an...More

Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Great restaurant and so so near the theatre, and just across the road, the cinemas too. our server Pantelis made it an excellent experience ....which matched the food , the ambiance ...and , wee, the evening . It was Richter’s musical evening....amazing too. Many thanks.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Dear keithandlizdunt, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are thrilled to hear that our growing Star - Pantelis - helped to create an excellent experience during your visit to Osteria. Pantelis has been with us for almost a year, and...More

Reviewed 15 February 2020

Had a pre-show meal having been tempted by the menu and the fact that the restaurant is right in the Barbican Centre. The menu had just the right amount of choice with recognisable dishes, each with an original twist from the chef, beautifully presented and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Dear MyGuidedWalk, Thank you for taking to write the review. We are delighted to hear that you feel that you experienced Osteria last night during our busiest pre-theatre time was exceptional, and our Team created a relaxing vibe while being attentive. Our Head Chef -...More

Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Fantastic negronis from Teordor .. perfect for dinner and drinks. Great cocktail knowledge in a relaxed vibe

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

I had lunch with my business partner at Osteria last November after a visit to the Barbican. We were seated at the table with a great view overlooking the courtyard with the pool and the city beyond. The interior decor has a comfortable mid-century charm...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Dear Tzu Yin H, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are thrilled to hear that you visited our restaurant during lunchtime and enjoyed picturesque views over the lakes, St Giles Cripplegate Church and Barbican estate. Our winter menu was trendy...More

Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent restaurant before classical concert at the Barbican . Food is delicious , service is excellent especially from manager Metin. Price of the meals is very reasonable for the quality of food you get . Highly recommend it .More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Dear Mahmoud S, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are delighted to hear our restaurant team led on the night by our Assistant Manager - Metin - delivered excellent standards of service and that you are willing to highly recommend...More

Reviewed 17 January 2020

This a lovely place, fairly luxurious in a mid-century-modern way and with great views across the lake to St Giles Cripplegate and the City beyond. The staff are charming and industrious. It stay open quite late so you can eat here after an evening concert....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020

Dear JM49, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our vegan menu is trendy, and we have loads of positive feedback daily. Therefore, I would like to discuss your visit over the phone if possible. Please contact me on shem.wadowski@barbican.org.uk stating your...More

Reviewed 13 January 2020

We arrived without a booking on the off chance of getting a table and they quickly made room for us. The restaurant and bar has a great atmosphere, a cool vibe but not pretentious. Our waiter Teodor was super accommodating, helpful and attentive. Food arrived...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShemWadowski, General Manager at Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020

Dear martinbirgitte2015, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear that our Team was able to find a table for you during our hectic pre-theatre time and our fantastic bartender - Teodor - delivered attentive service. He received...More

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    Osteria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5