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Italian Kitchen

#12,288 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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Covent Garden
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17-21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
+44 20 7379 9696
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I went for lunch at the Italian Kitchen and used a Taste Card to get 2 for 1. The food was fine, but it was nothing special and the service was a bit haphazard. The actual restaurant is rather dark and weirdly formal for somewhere that does lunchtime deals on pasta essentially. It was fine and probably gets a good... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I am a big seafood fan so I was delighted to see on the menu a Seafood Risotto My wife had pasta and sauce as she is less adventurous than me. Service is a little slow BUT we were in no hurry just enjoying the day, and our meal was worth waiting for.

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Thank UKC0uple
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

You are sure to love the Pizza and pastas in this place. The pastas are freshly made every day, it had a unique spicy aromatic flavor, do give a try if you are foodie.

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Thank ShabzK129
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Did the London Tri earlier this month and needed to get the carbs up so visited this location in Excel. A good helping of pasta and tasty sauce. Nothing fancy but good simple food at a decent price

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Thank Greg A
Poole, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Very slow service, and the place were not even that busy. Food is not that great, very greasy garlic bread. Even the red wine does not taste great. Waiter is very pleasure that's the only good point. Kids like the ice cream. Would not go there again.

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Antelope, California
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

The bruschetta was awesome, the tomatoes were very fresh! I had the seafood risotto and it was good. It is a very small place and they do not have very many people working at any time so the service can be a little slow. But the food is solid and if you are in the area it would be a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Loved this restaurant, quick and efficient service, great food and fantastic lively atmosphere, what more could you want?

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Cork
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Really tasty food and the price was fine. The interior was lovely too and really nice oils and cheese on the table to help yourself.

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Thank Tara B
Romford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The place had a lot of charm, great decor and very attentive and friendly staff. However, the food was average at best. My partner ordered buschetta and I ordered mushroom bruscetta. The mushrooms lacked flavour and the bread was overtoasted. I think even if more balsamic had ben used it would have been better. My partner ordered the steak which... More 

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Thank gordi_graham
Las Vegas, Nevada
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260 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Great location, Friendly staff, good food, comfortable atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 9696

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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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Covent Garden
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