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4.7 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews

Il Casteletto

Holborn Italian £££ +100
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About Il Casteletto

One of those rare central London gems, Il Castelletto is the classic Italian restaurant one always dreams of stumbling across on a jaunt across the city, taking in sights such as the British Museum and the garden squares of Bloomsbury. Tucked down Bury Place, just moments from Holborn tube station, this little slice of Mediterranean charm does indeed boast a view out over the venerable museum, granting a certain and entirely appropriate neoclassical grandeur to proceedings. The bill will be far from high here, however – despite the restaurant’s central location you can enjoy authentic Italian dishes like saltimbocca alla Romana and signature seafood options like the Sicilian-style grilled river trout, plus a considered selection of wines, at excellent prices.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Il Casteletto, 17 Bury Place, WC1A 2JB London


12 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
13.09.2016 18:41

The food was delicious and the portion sizes were generous; it was a bargain, 3 courses on Wowcher for £9.99! This is a lovely little restaurant in a convenient area.

1 review so far 6
20.08.2016 20:58

Excellent small Italian restaurant with traditional dishes. A favourite when we stay in Bloomsbury. Very good pasta dishes and desserts and close to the British museum. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2016 09:34

Lovely meal before theatre visit Staff very helpful and catered well for a special diet We will return another time and enjoy our time in London

3 reviews so far 5
28.05.2017 10:06

Great food with generous portions. The set menu option has a lot of options but the main menu makes you want to order everything on it.

1 review so far 5
18.05.2017 09:46

Very nice fish dishes and food overall very good. Staff friendly. Tables were a bit small for 4 people but we got an additional table. For a restaurant so close to a big torurist destination (British Museum) this is s very good option for lunch or dinner.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2016 21:48

A friendly and relaxing place to have lunch with friends. Plenty of choices on the menu, we were all happy with the food and wine, also the service was friendly. Very convenient for the British Museum. We had the 2 course set menu, great value. Would recommend.

4 reviews so far 5
12.04.2017 08:51

The restaurant was lovely and cosy. The location was great; just near the British musuem yet not too far from tottenham court road stations. It is one of the best italians I have been to. Generous portion of fish in the risotto

1 review so far 5
17.04.2016 14:30

I have booked a meal with Groupon for a three course meal for £19.95 which had a lot of choice on the menu The sauce was a bit salty but overall worth the money

1 review so far 1
15.03.2016 18:12

Unfortunately, I can't comment on the food as I didn't get a chance to taste it. As I had booked via quandoo but had I voucher I was told I couldn't have the table I booked, even though I was seated at it with my coat off. Rather we had to suffer the humiliation of putting our coats back on and leaving. Whilst I concede I made a mistake, the table was still booked, the restaurant was by no means full so I thought the manager would be more customer focused and forward thinking. Had he let me stay I may have liked it and returned again and again, particularly as it is local to me, as it is I will never set foot in the place, and with such a poor display of customer service wouldn't recommend anyone else does either

1 review so far 5
05.04.2016 02:18

Good food, nice atmosphere, I invited a friend for lunch over there and she loved it, I would definitely go back there! Good prices too

1 review so far 3
05.04.2016 12:52

It was very quiet and very small, no atmosphere, if there was it was an awkward one. Tables are so close together we found the couple on the next table practically being involved in our conversation.

1 review so far 4
19.03.2016 12:22

The food was ok, presentation of my main meal was awful and pudding was dreadful (creme brûlée). The little quite tuck away restaurant was sweet.