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.
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.
I have been going here for over 15 years and the food never disappoints. The bread (Bruschetta and Garlic Mozarella) is excellent and the Spaghetti Melanzane is my favourite pasta dish. Best Italian I have been to in London and rivals many I have visited in Italy. Great spot for pre/post theatre supper.
Delightful little Italian restaurant. The food was excellent and there was a very wide choice of dishes. The restaurant staff were very friendly. Will definitely be returning.
Very good service and excellent authentic Italian food. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.
Faultless. Great service. Great food. Conveniently located close to the Harry Potter Play. Just over £60 for 3 course a la carte meal for two. Special theatre deal available.
For the starter we had the Sardines. They were so delicious. Simply seasoned and cooked. For the main we had the prawn linguine with chilli and the mushroom risotto. Again, both dishes were delicious. A point to note - because the linguine has chilli in it; it might be a bit spicy for some - but it was just right for me. Reasonably priced. I would go back again.
The restaurant was fantastic and cannot be faulted. We went at about 6pm on a Saturday and it appeared fully booked - so booking in advance is advisable. Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. The food tasted lovely, and the portions were large. The wine was really nice. Prices are reasonable. We went prior to seeing a show and it set the perfect start to an enjoyable evening.
Very well received on arrival, albeit that we were a little early for our reservation, excellent table, good menu choices, biggest issue was the speed of the arrival of our three course menu choices 'too quick' we would have preferred more time between courses (seemed a bit rushed), however, things improved when we chose coffee and liqueurs (enjoyed with a less pressured feeling) and overall it was a very enjoyable experience and one that we felt was very good value.
We had a lovely pre theatre lunch at this beautifully traditional Italian trattoria. My Scaloppa Miilinese was perfectly served and my companion's linguine was, I am told, delicious. Our 5 year old's Marherita pizza was gobbled up and the service and ambience was quiet unobtrusive and family friendly. Prices were par for the area but good value. Very highly reccomended. I'll definitely return.
I booked a table in advance (through Quandoo) which was a good move as the restaurant was very busy at 6pm on a Saturday. Very welcoming and friendly staff and good choice of food. We ate the lemon chicken and lasagne which were both very tasty. Would definitely return again if in the area.
My wife And I had two courses. There was a bit of a wait.....about 30 minutes between them which made us a little edgy that they had forgotten the second course. However all was well and it eventually. Turned up. Our main courses were veal and the house giant prawn pasta dishes. Both were excellent. Overall a good meal with good service.