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5.7 /6 Wonderful 40 Reviews


City Centre European £££ +100
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About Enoteca

Inspired by a charming little restaurant that Enoteca’s owners visited in Italy, where the menu was simple, the decor unpretentious and great food and wine was shared around the table among family and friends. Aiming to bring a piece of this Italian charm to Southampton, Enoteca serves up sharing plates and charcuterie boards as well as a handpicked list of Italian wines. You’ll find it located on Bedford Place right in the city centre – book a table now for an authentic Italian experience.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00
Enoteca, 5 Bedford Place, SO15 2DB Southampton

Further Information

Southampton may have no shortage of great Italian restaurants, but Enoteca is a name that certainly stands out among the rest. Instead of the usual pizza and pasta offerings, Enoteca specialise in small sharing plates and boards, making it the perfect place for a communal dining experience with family or friends. Tuck into a platter of Italian cheeses and cured meats, or share some small tapas-style dishes like the polpettine (juicy Italian meatballs in your choice of classic or spicy sauce), prosciutto wrapped prawns, aubergine and parmesan rolls and griddled lamb cutlets.

Be sure to leave room for dessert though, because you won’t want to miss out on Enoteca’s homemade tiramisu. Whether it’s for a romantic date or a family meal, Enoteca’s charming atmosphere and low-key vibe make it the perfect choice, attracting lovers of Italian cuisine from all over the city to its location on Bedford Place in the city centre. To guarantee a table at this Southampton favourite, making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended.

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This is our day to day menu, available every lunchtime and dinner.


40 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 40 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: mute
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1 review so far 6
24.09.2017 11:04

Very nice Italian Tapas restaurant, warm and welcoming atmosphere, great quality food, nice wines, knowledgeable and friendly staff and a very pleasant not too expensive evening! I would be back every week if I lived nearer!

1 review so far 6
23.09.2017 23:04

It was our first time to go there. The food was good and the service too. Tapas-style small dishes are nice and easy to share. We were vert satisfied.

1 review so far 6
11.09.2017 07:24

The best Italian I've been to outside Italy!!! So different to the usual pizza and pasta. The pork belly was divine...well it all was!! The owner is lovely too

1 review so far 6
02.09.2017 10:43

Lovely real Italian food - good service - perfect before visit to Mayflower Theatre - will have to go back for a full meal experience

1 review so far 5
05.07.2017 09:29

We went to Enoteca to celebrate a birthday and got a nice table by the window. We enjoyed very much although the resto was rather quiet, early in the week, but it was summer and warm outside. There was no specials of the day as they had run out (good thing for the resto, not so good for us :-), so we had the larger Antipasta cheese and meats to start, improvements could be to tell us what the cheese and meat names were. They were delish with the fresh baked bed of the day. If I was to be really picky the tables were a tad on the sticky side to the touch. With a big glass of red, very relaxing background music and good conversation the tapas went down a treat. Thank you, we will visit again. ..

1 review so far 6
27.05.2017 17:56

Excellent.... small portions of meze type food, all with a continental aroma and taste. We had stuffed tomatoes, served just warmed, olives, new potatoes and onion salad and a dish each of flash-fried skirt steak with a garnish of coriander and oil. Delicious. We both enjoyed the affogato as desert. We were seved by the owner and enjoyed talking to him as well as watching him talking to other diners. A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Perfect as a pre-theatre supper and walking distance to the Mayflower theatre.

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 13:56

A small place with great food. On a street with many other good restaurants Enoteca still manages to stand out with great food, with small tapas style Italian dishes that leave you wanting to try more.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 22:23

A great little Enoteca, well prepared delicious, food good wines and a friendly welcome. We will certainly return and recommend it ti others. Great value too.

1 review so far 6
20.06.2017 09:24

Perfect atmosphere, perfect host, perfect food, perfect evening :) I took my Italian father who had been in the restaurant business pretty much all of his life, so it's difficult to please him and he was super impressed!! We will be back :)

1 review so far 6
01.04.2017 10:55

Fantastic food and service was impeccable!!! We had bread to start with three lush dips/butter. We couldn't decide what to have/share so judged ordered one of everything. Nobody was disappointed and played were all cleared! Fab pud too.

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 20:25

The food was excellent and the staff really friendly. The atmosphere was chilled and relaxed. We had such a good meal here at a very reasonable price. Wished we lived closer so we could come more often.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 21:52

Great little friendly restaurant. Excellent food & wines - not cheap, but same good quality, well-presented food would cost so much more at any 'famous' restaurant. I live nearby & have visited several times.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 12:53

It doesn't look a lot from outside but the food was amazing and staff really friendly. An absolute hidden gem. I wish it was in my home town I would be a regular

1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 09:19

Very good food. Ordered too much as usual. Service was outstanding and will def visit again. Will order smaller portions next time and no doubt it will be all good. Well done.

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 21:45

Amazing food, fantastic service. I've never had such tender lamb and the atmosphere was so nice and relaxed. I live in London but would definitely come back just for this place..

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 15:58

Relaxing place to eat with great quality food. The staff are very friendly as well and make you feel welcome & comfortable. Would recommend definitely as a great place to eat.

1 review so far 6
04.08.2017 22:32

Excellent customer service. Food was lovely. Atmosphere was chilled. Wine was good. Not the cheapest of meals out but I think it was worth it. Would visit again for certain.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 10:51

Excellent food and ambience. Great service too. Booked for a pre- theatre meal which worked really well, but we will be back to enjoy a more leisurely meal soon!!

1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 21:09

Always superb. Been visiting this restaurant for two years now and it is consistently excellent. The food all becomes a craving after a while! Go, you won't be disappointed

1 review so far 5
31.03.2017 07:42

Excellent Italoian food and very friendly and attentive service. Very reasonably priced. Definately a place to come back to. Well done! Would recommend to all looking for a non-pretentious but high quality meal out.