About Il Cucciolo Restaurant

Finding great Italian cuisine in London is easy, but for the best of the best, you’ll have to go to Il Cucciolo on Old Compton Street. This delightful Italian restaurant is perfect for bringing the whole family together with its friendly atmosphere, and their home-style Italian dishes are second to none, with highlights including the penne arrabiata, homemade gnocchi gorgonzola, and the branzino al balsamico (seabass fillet in balsamic and olive oil) taking centre stage. Vegetarian? Be sure to try the spaghetti melanzane with aubergine and tomato sauce, a dish that has meat-eaters and herbivores both can agree on. There’s much more to experience at Il Cucciolo, so take the tube down to Tottenham Court Road or Covent Garden stations and make your way over to this Soho hotspot.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Il Cucciolo Restaurant
8 Old Compton Street, Soho
London W1D 4TE

Menu Highlights



Ciabatta Bread

Italian Bread Severed with Balsamic & Olive oil


Chicken Liver Pate Served with Toasted, Buttered Bread

Formaggio di Capra

Grilled Goat Cheese on a bed of Toasted Bread, Rocket & Vinaigrette

More about Il Cucciolo Restaurant, London

Il Cucciolo Restaurant Soho is a gorgeous little spot on Old Compton Street. One of those London Italian restaurants that it’s impossible to walk past without being envious of the people already inside or without walking up to the front door to have a gander of the menu. It’s cosy, it’s stylish and we can’t get enough of it. The team at Il Cucciolo Restaurant Soho are always warm and friendly and do their best to make this London Italian restaurant feel like an extension of an Italian family dining table. For over ten years Il Cucciolo Restaurant London has called Old Compton Street home and today it’s an immensely popular spot.

The menu at Il Cucciolo Restaurant Soho features indulgent pizza or pasta dishes and some delightful meat, fish, chicken and veal mains. They’re all cooked with love according to traditional Italian recipes that have earnt quite the reputation in this part of London. You really can’t go wrong with the homemade lasagne that’s about as good as you’ll find anywhere, but the salmon tagliatelle is also terrific. Il Cucciolo Restaurant Soho also offer two- or three-course set menus for an unbeatable price and when paired with some quality Italian wine there’s little not to love. Head to Old Compton Street with a reservation in hand – London’s Il Cucciolo Restaurant is popular.

61 Il Cucciolo Restaurant Reviews

61 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Kate S.a month ago · 1 review

Fantastic little gem of a restaurant. Staff could not have been more accommodating. Made our trip really special for a 50th celebration. Food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back 😊

Steve H.2 months ago · 1 review

Good food friendly service and great value for money and we would not hesitate to eat here again if we are out in the West end

Kevin S.3 months ago · 1 review

Great little family Italian in the heart of London. Honest authentic food one of the best homemade tiramisu I’ve had all the veal dishes were excellent.All served in a typical Italian family way that makes you feel that you are sitting in a small town in Italy not the bustling centre of London