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The Red Lion Italian Restaurant & Pub

Church Road | Reading, Mortimer West End RG7 2HU, England
+44 118 970 0169
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“veal cheeks” (12 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
Italian, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Church Road | Reading, Mortimer West End RG7 2HU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've used the Red Lion for a few years now, and it offers exactly what I want from a restaurant. The setting is pleasant, and the menu offers a beautiful selection of Italian dishes and pizza. The food is consistently well prepared and of excellent...More

Thank newt350
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to the Red Lion since 1979 and it has gone through numerous owners and gets better and better. A table for 7 for Sunday lunch and we had a range of offerings all of which feedback was very positive. A very pleasant...More

Thank incrediblehulk2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined as a couple on a Saturday evening. Service was good, the asparagus and egg starter was very good. The mains, one pizza and one cod based dished were both good. All dishes were hot, which I am pretty obsessive about. The salad we had...More

Thank nickc558
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We went here when we couldn't get a table at The Wellington and were so glad we did. It's a great place. The service is excellent. There are cold jugs of water placed on the tables. It has a nice atmosphere, and I had the...More

Thank Clippys
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We wanted to have lunch outside on a hot sunny day. Turned up at about 1 o’clock but were discouraged by the state of the garden. There’s been no effort to make it attractive. The furniture is pretty old and there’s very little shade. There...More

1  Thank Adedomaros
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We tried the pasta, pizza, mushrooms on bruschetta and duck and all were homemade and cooked beautifully. We are food snobs and we're really delighted at this excellent quality and proper. Italian food. They passed all the tests with flying colours- pasta cooked al dente,...More

Thank SarahAndover
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening and it was very busy, saw a table with two young children happily tucking into their bowls of pasta so don’t quite get some of the other reviews about not being family friendly. Anyway we found this Italian very good,...More

Thank LYN03
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Lunchtime visit today, first for my partner who agreed the food was delicious. He had a pizza, freshly made and scrumptious. I chose a Club Sandwich which was tasty and filling. The staff are lovely, a very friendly greeting on arrival and the young waiters...More

2  Thank Angela D
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I went her with a group of 8. Service was good and delicious food. I had the meat balls which I would highly recommend, but the pizzas also looked very good so will try those next time.

Thank rab7772017
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

ZERO STARS: Not worth the time or effort needed to visit, with rude management and incompetent (though well-meaning) staff. Especially if you are a family (manager said “good, don’t bring your baby. You should leave the baby at home”. Sad to say this is the...More

234  Thank puurple
Franco G, Owner at The Red Lion Italian Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Dear Mr Puurple. Thank you for your review, As a policy I will never comment to any review good or bad, because everybody is entitled to their opinion about what we do at the Red Lion. I am making an exception to you and your...More

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Tracy P
24 June 2018|
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Response from Squidge331 | Reviewed this property |
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Peter H
17 November 2016|
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Response from Franco G | Property representative |
Thank you for the enquiry. You can see the Christmas Day or party menu on our website Kind regards Franco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Reading, Mortimer West End RG7 2HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Mortimer West End
  • Phone Number: +44 118 970 0169
  • E-mail
The NEW Red Lion Italian Restaurant & Pub opened in August 2014 with a traditional British Pub atmosphere, complimented with gorgeous Italian Food. Franco Guglielmone strive to make dishes that fulfill a true Italian's most essential senses - exceptionally tasty, beautifully presented, simple food.
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