London’s Knightsbridge is the birthplace of the legendary Ciro’s Pomodoro, beloved the world over as an Italian restaurant and pizzeria that is unparalleled in atmosphere, and always packed out as a result. Founded by Ciro Orsini way back in the halcyon days of the late 70s, the Ciro’s Pomodoro empire has spread across the world, trailing A-list endorsements and a horde of happy diners in its wake. People flock to the original Ciro’s on Beauchamp Place for the same reasons diners flock to any one of Ciro’s global outlets – for the food above all, but also the music and the energetic, buzzing sociability of this instantly recognisable Italian culinary embassy.
Right round the corner from the famous Harrod’s department store is another London institution, in this case the original incarnation of an Italian restaurant and pizzeria chain that has taken the world by storm. Starting out here on Knightsbridge’s Beauchamp Place in 1978, Ciro Orsini has grown an empire dedicated to pizza and Italian cuisine (and a distinctive Italian lust for the good life). Hanging on the walls are innumerable snaps of the celebrities and A-listers who have enjoyed Ciro’s cult of personality and ambience, as well, of course, as some of the best pizza and Italian around. It helps that Ciro’s Pomodoro also mentors bands, who play out live in the many Ciro’s Pomodoro restaurants around the world – adding a truly electric vibe to an already atmospheric dining experience.
Ciro Orsini hails from a long line of Neapolitan nobles, so its no wonder that the mastermind behind Ciro’s Pomodoro knows his pizza – Naples is, after all, the birthplace of what is perhaps Italy’s most famous culinary export. But Ciro also brings to bear his native Italian energy and passion at each of his famous restaurants. It’s infectious. Whether or not you’re a well-heeled celebrity, to dine at London’s original Ciro’s Pomodoro along Knightsbridge’s Beauchamp Place (or at any other Ciro’s, for that matter) is to feel part of a very famous family. Book a table now – but don’t be afraid to share it with strangers, that’s part of the fun – and come and experience what all the well-deserved hype is all about.
Lou Jordan, as always, was just superb as Elvis. Great atmosphere, great food and drink. The singer and guitar man before Elvis were also brilliant!
The restaurant is amazing with great entertainment, delicious food and good staff. Over the expectations. The owner of the place was also very friendly and nice. We will come back very soon.
Amazing place and waiters , delicious and tasty food .nice music and atmosphere. Reasonable prices as well . I will visit it again and again and again
Just the best as always. Great food ,great staff and great entertainment. Have been going for 35 years and still is my favourite place to go when in London.
To the Staff and Ciro Orsini I just wanted to thank you all for making my 20th birthday one to really remember!! The food and drinks were delicious as always.. And the cake was out of this world!! I felt so special and the experience couldn't have been better! This is the 2nd year I've celebrated my birthday at Ciro's Pomodoro and it's pretty obvious why!
The place is amazing! The live music on Monday's outstanding, will let anyone enchanted. The food was also tasty and quickly to serve. The only thing I would say is that our waiter was very annoying, we weren't left alone for more than 2 minutes. She was eager to take payment and ask for tips and was getting frustrated as we took our time. Such a petty as we've been there many times before and we're always left to enjoy the show, but not this time.
We had a really good time. Ciro!s has got an Incredible atmosphere. I did not expect much about the food but I did also enoyed it. It's owner came to say hello and we had a picture with him. You will feel really wellcome. Highly recommended.
Great ambience and food! Definitely worth a trip. The service was also great and one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Especially on weekends they have a live band.
The food was amazing. So tasty. A real treat. The staff were really helpful too. Atmosphere really nice. All as I expected. I definately recomend this place. Always a favourite
Excellent cuisine and atmosphere. Great place to spend the night. The quality of the music performance kept us reluctant to leave earlier even though it was week day night