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.
Food sounds delicious?
Get a table before they're gone
Wonderful place - very good food in a relaxing atmosphere. Lovely staff. Look forward to returning.
If you want real family run and cooked Italian food this is one of the very best restaurants in London. Unassuming but brilliant. Amazing service and very reasonable prices. A soho hidden gem...
Gave away our table after arriving 7 mins late due to travel delays. Squeezed 3 of us on to table for 2. Food very underwhelming
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.