London has a competitive dining scene, and to survive, a restaurant has to be up there with the very best. So when we tell you that Da Paolo Restaurant London has been in business down on Charlotte Place in Fitzrovia since 1990, you can take that as a mark of quality. It offers the atmosphere of a traditional Italian village in the centre of London, with a menu replete with classics from up and down the bel paese, as well as regional specialities and house signatures. Book a table and head out to Fitzrovia – take the tube to Goodge Street and wander around the corner to Charlotte Place – for one of the best, most-loved Italian restaurants to be found anywhere in London.
As we said, Da Paolo Restaurant London is reminiscent of a traditional Italian village right in the centre of London, thus from the decor you can expect a certain amount of ambience and tranquility, classic white tablecloths and a wonderfully warm welcome. Da Paolo Restaurant is perfect for groups of friends or family and also offers luxurious private dining opportunities. Over the years the menu has adapted and grown but always stayed true to its Italian roots, and now diners of Fitzrovia and beyond are able to enjoy tastes from the backstreets of Bologna to the middle of Modena.
Everything at Da Paolo London is good but we’d certainly recommend the set menu – perfect for a pre-theatre meal – with a starter of grilled Italian sausage with salad and pecorino cheese, a main of pesecapada di Salmoriglio, swordfish grilled with lemon, fresh oregano and chives and a tiramisu to top it all off. Alternatively, the main menu is brimming with fresh and exciting pasta options, fish, meat and salads. You really can’t go wrong with the pappardelle all'Anatra with duck, sage, mixed mushrooms and a white wine sauce. On Charlotte Place, Da Paolo Restaurant really is one of the finest Italian restaurants we know of in Fitzrovia.
We booked a table to celebrate a special occasion. The staff were welcoming and attentive. There were plenty of dishes to choose from and a specials board. I had a large caprese salad followed by pappardelle all'anatra. The pasta was fresh with a large portion of duck sauce. My husband had bresaola then wild boar pasta. The portions were generous leaving no room for desserts. We thought our meal was good value and we would definitely return.
70% of this establishment are local Italians, so the good is as expected to be of a high quality and standard, it is off the beaten track with only about 5% of tourist do not low standards here at all. Super dry bottle of Pulia wine complimented one of the most amazing Italians meal we have had in the UK. Freindly, at tentative and happy owner and staff. Big thumbs up 100% recommendation and will definitely be going back and taking others with us.
This is the third time we have eaten at Da Paolo, for both lunch and evening meals. Excellent food and service as always I would highly recommend it.