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#241 of 2,066 Italian in London
#1,232 of 17,239 Restaurants in London
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US$14 - US$27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times because people we visit in the area like the place. We're happy enough to go, it's ok, but we have to say, we don't think much of it ourselves. The food is average and so is the service. Good location...for both Vic theatres and for Waterloo/Southwark stations.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside to eat here, had carbonara and husband had pizza. Both were good, pizzas huge! Service was very good, very polite young guy. Recommend ++

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall an excellent meal with great service. Good range of authentic Italian dishes. Restaurant very close to Waterloo station and Southwark tube.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fell upon this restaurant whilst looking for somewhere to eat in the area. Very friendly welcome, brilliant service, cozy atmosphere and great food.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Nice little restaurant we found for a late supper. Wouldn’t really come back as the atmosphere from the staff wasn’t really that great and it felt like we was a burding being there.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021

We had an excellent lunchtime meal. One female greeting and serving customers and one chef cooking in the kitchen. Amazing food and amazing service.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

The starters were good (bruschetta, mussels, prawns) although the bread was stale. The mains were sub-standard (veal, swordfish) I am not an expert but they seemed frozen, not fresh. I asked if the veal had breadcrumbs, I was told yes, but it didn’t. The swordfish...was so hard, it was difficult to cut. The spinach was full of sand/grit. For dessert we had tiramisu which was a huge plate of cream, and profiteroles, which should have come with hot chocolate sauce but it was cold. Service was charming but inefficient, and I was astonished to see a £17 service charge on the bill. Bill total £104. Put simply - nowhere near worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent service & top quality food. We were not rushed & this relaxed atmosphere was really appreciated. I will return for sure.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021

Staying in the area , so called in for a quick bite, able to accommodate us. Both had a pasta dish , both superb. Def recoomend

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021

Impromptu visit tonight and it was the BEST Italian meal I have ever had. Spinach and ricotta tortellini is my go to meal, always, and I have never had a better version. Calamari for starter, beautiful and fresh, beautiful chocolate torte shared for pudding, amazing....Problem with the card machine but they were most apologetic whilst my partner found a cash machine and a free shot of limencello made up for it. I would recommend the food and the service, little gem of a place xMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from bekoubetts | Reviewed this property |
I’d say around 25-30. The tables are fairly close together.
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Response from Ceridwen53 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was gf penne last time we went. Very good texture
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Olivelli - Waterloo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4