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Italian: Top 10 Best Italian Restaurants In The West End

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Italian Restaurants in London: The West End's Top 10. With so many websites offering online booking, it's now easier than ever to find Italian restaurants in London for any dining occasion, be it local family-friendly pizza joints, fine dining business lunches, or romantic alfresco wine & dine restaurants. London is bursting with the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy, so how do you know which are the best Italian restaurants to book a table at? In this simple Top 10 guide Fluid London does all the hard work for you and finds the best Italian restaurants to book a table in Central London's West End. Reaching into areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, Piccadilly & the central theatreland of London, here are the best Italian restaurants in The West End for pasta, pizza, antipasto and pre/post theatre fine Italian wines.

By Paul Caffell

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St James
Bar / Restaurant
Italian

Set in London's Piccadilly Al Duca's offers fine Italian food that has earned it a legion of loyal diners. The restaurant itself uses traditional Italian colours to evoke a warm & inviting feel; terracotta, olive & stone along with oak timber & mosaic tiling are used to great effect. The menu is suitably Italian, offering dishes such as tiger prawns with saffron vinaigrette, clam, garlic & chilli oil linguini & calf's liver with spinach, raisins & pine nuts.

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Soho
Bar / Restaurant
Italian

Soho - Amalfi serves authentic Italian cuisine and a good selection of Italian wine and beer in a sophisticated setting. In the heart of London's Theatreland, this intimate Italian restaurant offers authentic regional cuisine and superb hospitality. Full of character, the restaurant features a warm downstairs dining area with cosy cellar caves. For nearly 4 decades it has been a popular local Italian trattoria.

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West End
Restaurant
Italian

Close to Charing Cross tube station and next door to the famous London landmark, the English National Opera, Spaghetti House offers not only the perfect pre or post show meal, but it is also a place where one can gossip over a cappuccino, replenish with a plate of pasta or simply watch the world go by. The menu lists all the traditional culinary joys, and contemporary dishes, which succeed in bringing a true taste of Italian cuisine to London alongside an adventurous wine list.

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West End
Restaurant
Italian

Part of a small chain of Italian restaurants, Café Pasta offers smart, modern staples in a relaxed, Mediterranean bistro-style environment. This Shaftesbury Avenue branch is handily located for theatre-goers, with an welcoming atmosphere and pleasant, stylish décor. The unpretentious Italian menu features a wide range of starters, pizza, pastas and salads, with a good complementary wine list.

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West End
Restaurant
Italian

The Spaghetti House Haymarket restaurant is perfectly situated for everything, from Piccadilly Circus with the famous statue of Eros, to the unmissable madness of the West End and the street entertainment of Covent Garden. Whether it's a light snack you want or you're looking to try the famous pastas and pizzas, Spaghetti House is so authentically Italian you'll probably think you are dining in Italy and not in a London restaurant.

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Fitzrovia
Bar / Restaurant
Italian

Harking back to traditional, uncomplicated Italian cooking methods, Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar is charming rustic hideaway in the heart of London. Quality of ingredients is never compromised on the Bellaria menu, and a range of cheese, oil and cured meats are all imported direct from Italy. Brick walls, low ceilings and countless alcoves and arches evoke an intimate, underground feel indoors, and relaxed pavement dining is offered during summer.

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