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La Ballerina

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7-8 Bow Street, London WC2E 7AH, England
+44 20 7379 6659
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
7-8 Bow Street, London WC2E 7AH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

4 of us popped in for lunch after a Matinee on a very busy Saturday afternoon in Covent Garden, everywhere else was full. Although the restaurant was packed, they went out of their way to put two small tables together to accommodate us. The menu...More

Thank lehaze
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a good review. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch whilst in Drury Lane area. Two of us had the lunch menu whilst my daughter had the obligatory pizza. Both my wife and I felt the quality of the lunch menu food was average at best. Not poor, just lacking in flavour. The...More

Thank Peter J
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a good review. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this to be a good choice for a simple meal in what can be a very expensive area of London. We just ordered some simple pasta and the house wine. Absolutely noting to complain about and the penne a la arrabbiata was perfectly...More

Thank NickBuxton
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a good review. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited a good 10 minutes for a seat which we really didn’t mind, on being shown to our seat by an older miserable lady who hardly spoke English, I popped to the loo which was the most disgusting affair, I was met with a...More

1  Thank Marion H
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Marion H, Your review here is very unreasonable and disrespectful to our staff. To start with, we do not have an older miserable lady working in our restaurant as you describe. Our staff is professional female or male. With experience behind them of years....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, but foor really bad at very high price. I had seafood pasta- I had exactly 2 muscles, two half dead looking prawns (one with head the other one without), some overcooked calamari and lots of stinky shrimp. This has cost me £14!! My...More

1  Thank hghthehsbxn
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear jcomer80, Sorry you are not satisfied with our food. You are talking about seafood pasta and complaining about the price. What you are paying is mare £14. Is this too expensive? For £14 you can't get 2 sandwiches anywhere in London and this is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried the La Balerina for the first time last night and the food was great, freshly cooked very tasty and well presented. The waiters were attentive and service overall was good. The restaurant looked to have been recently decorated. Overall a good meal and...More

Thank jamesq1148
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a good review. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here as we were passing, enroute to another Italian restaurant in Covent Garden. My wife had been here a couple of times previously. The service was very rapid and the food and wine reasonably priced given the location. The food was tasty but...More

Thank David J
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a review. We look forward to seeing you again. We are in the process of updating the interior and creating an up to date environment. Having said that, as it is, it does give a...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

Stellar.... That's simply how I'd describe my experience with La Ballerina! It was my first restaurant I visited when I came to the UK and I have been a regular customer ever since. If you are looking for a nice and cozy place to eat...More

Thank usman92yasin
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a good review. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We visited before going to the Royal Opera House which is almost next to it. Being vegetarians we had the vegetarian pizza though there were other choices for vegetarians. It was reasonably priced, sizeable, and pretty nice actually. Our waiter from Sicily was personable and...More

Thank clivelondon180
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a good review. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I work in London and after work we go to different restaurants in London. Yesterday me and my girlfriend went for opera in London and on the way back we decided to eat Italian food. We came across this restaurant La Ballerina we ordered pizza...More

Thank Jazi F
Igo K, Manager at La Ballerina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your time and giving us a good review. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
probably better food in the area anyway
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 Bow Street, London WC2E 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 6659
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