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.
Da Paolo was as brilliant as ever.....It was so lovely to visit our favourite restaurant again. Carlos and his team provide fabulous food, excellent service and so friendly and welcoming....see you soon, Best wishes Alam and family
Fantastic! Great, genuine, Italian dining experience. Food was fantastic - huge portions. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It’s certainly ‘cosy’ but all the better for it!
What an exciting find! A good friend recommended Da Paolo and I visited the restaurant on the anniversary of the death of my mother - I always choose an Italian restaurant, as she was Italian - to celebrate her life. The food was amazing: and true to good Italian cooking, beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. My friend and I chose antipasti - Goats cheese salad and a prawn and avocado dish. The portions were enormous and so were our main dishes of monkfish cooked with cherry tomatoes and vongole (four monkfish steaks!) and another prawn dish. The dishes were cooked according to the principles of good, Italian cooking: the fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Praise, too goes to our waitress, who was very helpful and friendly and was not phased when we explained that another friend had been stuck at work and could not come., Da Paolo has a traditional interior and the atmosphere is cosy and intimate - though it never felt overcrowded and we out conversation did not compete with the other patrons. All in all, a great experience and we will definitely return.