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#1,878 of 15,046 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited for a good Gluten Free pasta meal before running the London Landmarks Half Marathon. I can say that it was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. The food was great, well seasoned and full of flavour. The...service was great and friendly. I cannot recommend Cotto enough. I will be visiting again if I run in London again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024 via mobile

Fresh produce, delicious food, and chatty hosts with a welcoming atmosphere. We had homage bread, pasta, pizza and tiramisu. This place is amazing for celiacs as well with practically everything on the menu having gf option. We can’t wait to go back and try more...of the menu.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024 via mobile

Visited Cotto based primarily on Tripadvisor reviews as we were just a walk-in for evening dinner. From the start Cotto did not live up to expectations. The staff attitude was brusque and unwelcoming. We found the maitre di’s attitude to be loud and somewhat condescending....When declining bread we were met with what do you mean you don’t want bread! We witnessed a similar approach at the next table. It made things uncomfortable. A restaurant can still redeem itself if the food overcomes other issues, but here too Cotto failed to inspire let alone atone. We ordered two Italian standards, spaghetti bolognaise and lasagna accompanied by an Italian beer. The beer was warm and was only saved by transferring ice from our glasses of water! The bolognaise was insipid, unremarkable and should have been served hotter. The lasagna was at best warm, tasteless and had a thick layer of unmelted cheese on top. I had to send this back for reheating, which is an extremely rare occurrence, as it was inedible. It was little better the second time around and completely dried out. I was unable to finish the dish, which was stodgy, tasteless and lacking in sauce. Altogether an experience best forgotten. I would stress that this is the first time I have ever felt compelled to give a negative review.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Amazing gluten free pizza. Authentic service. No children's portions. Very popular and busy on a weekday night. Best to book. Watch out for the bread offer - it's not free!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Really great place for coeliac, lovely warm bread to start and delicious GF pizza, completely safe as owners have first hand experience, will definitely return when back in London, thank you x

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

We visiting the restaurant after a recommendation from a friend. The atmosphere and welcome was friendly and all the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was nice, nothing special, pasta is pasta and it arrived very fast. The main thing that soured the visit...is that before you’ve had time to pick up the menu olives are placed on the table and bread is brought over. What you aren’t told is that you are charged for these when they appear to be complimentary. We wouldn’t have minded paying for olives and bread had we been asked, but to place them on the table and not tell you is deceiving and a very underhand practice.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

I was recommended this restaurant on a coeliac group and would like to pass on my recommendations to others! The owner is coeliac and totally understands the need for food to be prepared separately. We actually ordered to take away but I would 100% return...and eat in. Pizza was amazing. Thank you so much for your service and warm welcome.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Myself coeliac self and 2 muggle friends had a meal superb here before going to see Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall. What a treat! We had a very warm welcome from the owner (who is also coeliac and knows what he is talking...about). All the food was delicious. We had home made tortellini and mine came with a little gluten free sticker. I felt very reassured especially having some awful experiences at other restaurants. My friends loved their gluten food too and we will be back! Also, the warmed gluten free bread at the beginning (made by the owner) was to die for 😋.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Being gluten free usually means that it's difficult to find somewhere to eat with a good selection of food. However, at this restaurant, everything is gluten free, and it has an amazing range of Italian food. I was given a very warm welcome and all...of the staff were really friendly. I had the spaghetti carbonara and it was absolutely superb. I had a bit of a nosy at what other diners were eating and everything looked really good. I'm so glad that I've found this restaurant and I will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

I throughly enjoyed my recent visit to this restaurant. A warm welcome was received upon arrival and instantly you are made to feel welcome. There were so many gluten free options, that I struggled to decide on what to have. I went for the ravioli...in the end. It was delicious. The rest of my family had different dishes and these all looked lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Desserts again were lovely and I found the meal reasonably priced. We were not rushed to leave and all the staff were so friendly. I do love going to family run businesses rather than a restaurant chain. I can't wait to return to try out the rest of the menu.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Our last night of a two-week vacation, and my husband found this gem on Trip Advisor. Around the corner from our hotel, we were greeted warmly by the owner, Lino. had us come back an hour later as there were no tables available, so we...did just that. Came back and got a sweet little table. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. It was a perfect ending to our trip in England, and we loved the owner. So warm and friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

We were greeted by the owner after booking a last minute table for 6. He was really friendly and had a great sense of humour, having banter with us for being late. All of the food was amazing and i have never seen a calzone...pizza the size of the one that one pf our party ordered. My carbonara was the best I have ever had and i have eaten a few over the years as it is my favourite. This place has a lovely charm about it and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. I feel as though the food is underpriced for the quality and portion size. We would definitely go back againMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Excellent food, wonderful and friendly staff. Love the personality of the owner. Very authentic and local.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

The best meal (the pasta - oh my... I can't stop thinking about it! Completely delicious and like being hugged from the inside), wine and welcome / service. Like being in Italy! We were so happy. Seriously - wonderful lunch that we'll remember for a...long time and we will definitely be back. My daughter and partner are coeliac and were very comfortable and happy too. The owner and staff are so lovely. If I lived closer I'd be there too much!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Absolutely amazing food! Last night of our holiday and it ended up being the best meal we had. Lovely staff and such good food. Very good value for London. Thanks for a lovely evening

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yes, The Italian Cotto offers takeaway services.

The Italian Cotto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4