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5.2 /6 Excellent 150 Reviews

Italian Cotto

Lambeth Italian £££ +100
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About Italian Cotto

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On Westminster Bridge Road, close to Waterloo station and within short walking distance to South Bank’s many sights, let London’s The Italian Cotto show you the goods – and by that we mean their amazing array of tantalizing Italian dishes and Mediterranean food. Great wines meet wholesome and tasty homemade food at this great Lambeth restaurant. And of course we can’t talk about an Italian restaurant without mentioning the beautifully prepared pasta and salads. Come by and enjoy their wonderful pizzas, all lovingly made from fine ingredients. The Italian Cotto on Westminster Bridge Road is your gateway to the Mediterranean.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday Closed
Italian Cotto, 89 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HR London

Further Information

Committed to bringing you the best of the best Mediterranean flavours, Lambeth’s The Italian Cotto on Westminster Bridge Road, close to Waterloo Station and a number of top attractions like the Imperial War Museum, County Hall and St George's Cathedral, serves cuisine that’s always fresh, using only the finest imported ingredients and seasonal produce. The vegetables and pasta ingredients are carefully selected featuring a high percentage of local and organic products. Like your food fresh and lovingly prepared? Good. Need it prepared a special way because of allergies? No problem. London’s The Italian Cotto looks out for their customers with dietary restrictions and the staff is always knowledgeable about what goes into each and every meal.

Using many organic and all-natural ingredients, The Italian Cotto’s pizza alone is a standout among the many varieties in London’s Lambeth. The Italian Cotto even prepares purely vegetarian and gluten-free varieties – try finding that in the neighbourhood. It’s an entirely different approach and philosophy, one that celebrates the fine flavours of the healthy and light ingredients so synonymous with Mediterranean cuisine, all the while ensuring high quality and wonderful taste. Enjoy!

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150 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 150 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
12.10.2017 22:53

Amazing food and great service. A brilliant place for gluten free options, almost everything can be made gluten free - we will be back again

1 review so far 6
16.09.2017 23:42

Nice place for the Coeliac people. The boss takes care of his customers. Good meal and quick service. This address will be in my favorites as from now.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2017 22:02

Had a lovely meal here this evening! Very impressed with the choices especially having a gluten free diet! Very friendly staff and the owner was very welcoming and took time to talk to mostly everyone in the restaurant at the time. Highly Recommend...

1 review so far 6
26.08.2017 21:47

Excellent personal service, staff are so attentive and make you feel very welcome. Delicious Gluten Free meal and dessert choices. Specialise in gluten free however the menu is full of all Italian delights. I had the homemade GF gnocchi- haven't had anything so delicious in 10 years as a coeliac! Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 3
24.11.2014 09:13

Scary for Celiac's but great for everyone else. We visited this restaurant because of their expansive gluten free menu and the fact that it was our daughter's (who suffers from Celiac) 10th birthday. In reading reviews, I learned of one customer that had requested a gluten free meal and they received a regular meal resulting in sickness. Because of this previous review, we were very careful in ordering but still received a regular meal. We told the waiter two times at the table that we were requesting gluten free for my daughter. He didn't seem to acknowledge us so I went to him at the bar and told him again. He informed me that he had submitted a gluten free order for my daughter. He later delivered a meal with gluten which he didn't seem to have a clue about. He was not apologetic and really didn't seem to care. It may have been a language issue as his English wasn't the best. In any event, we didn't figure out the dish was gluten free until after he delivered it and we gave it a taste test. It was a pretty scary experience for my daughter. Despite all that, we all enjoyed our meals but you must be extremely vigilant if you are going to order gluten at this restaurant. By the way, the management didn't seem to care about the mistake either. I guess the bottom line is that there are so few good gluten free restaurants that we will have to give it a second try.

1 review so far 5
14.02.2015 12:00

Dining at Cotto was a great experience when I visited for a date. We ordered a bottle of the house white because we both liked dry wine, but in truth it wasn't as light as I was hoping. The food was fantastic - the avocado, prawn, smoked salmon and salad starter we had was more than enough to share, and our mains were equally tasty. The decor was nice, the service was friendly, prices were very decent and the atmosphere was fine - it actually wasn't as busy as I thought it was going to be for a Friday night. It was really easy to find as well - only a quick walk away from Waterloo station (or a trip on the Bakerloo line if you're feeling lazy!). Overall, I'd definitely recommend this place.

3 reviews so far 6
24.06.2015 11:15

By far the best Italian food in London, true home cooking and to make it even better, most of the menu can be altered to gluten free, accommodating those with Celiac disease or an intolerance. I have been several times now, each occasion with a different friend and they have all enjoyed it just as much as I have. It is so reassuring to have a safe place to eat when going out for dinner with friends and not subject them to a dietary menu that suits me. I will of course be back again soon :)

1 review so far 4
22.03.2017 10:39

Food was delicious and very reasonable, slightly disappointing that you have to pay extra for bread and all deserts are the same price so some seem great value whereas others seem a little expensive. Almost everything can be served gluten free which is amazing however you so have to pay a couple of pounds extra. I had gluten free pasta with homemade sausage, would recommend! Ee also shared a bottle of prosecco which was very nice and also great value. Service was quick and very friendly. Would definitely recommend for a seemingly authentic Italian restaurant and meal.

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 23:24

Brilliant!! The food was excellent as was the service. One of our group has celiac disease it was a real treat for him to have options from the whole menu including gluten free pizzas and pasta dishes. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Cotto has a good atmosphere. I was glad we had booked as the restaurant soon filled up.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2017 08:24

A fabulous, family-run Italian restaurant with very friendly and welcoming staff. Food is great and particularly so for coeliacs as the restaurant has one kitchen for non gluten-free food and a completely separate kitchen for gluten free food, so no risk of cross contamination. Whether gluten free or not though, this is a genuine Italian restaurant with delicious food.

1 review so far 6
26.05.2016 15:30

We went to Cotto on March 11, 2016. We were visiting from the US and hosting English relatives. My son has cealic disease and Cotto handled GF food better than any place I've ever been. My son loved it and it was a highlight of our trip. Food, both gf and non-gf was great and service was fantastic.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2015 10:02

We visited here last Thurs after stumbling across it via a Google search for an allergy friendly restaurant. We had a beautiful meal, the service was top notch by friendly staff who were very knowledgable re-safe foods for our multiple allergic son. The red wine we chose was delicious too (Rioja). We would highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
06.06.2015 21:29

We have been to Cotto several times before and really love the fact that our son, who has coeliac disease, can order anything he likes from the menu safe in the knowledge that it will be completely gluten free. The service is excellent and the food is always delicious. We'll definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2015 14:38

Absolutely incredible experience for anyone with celiac or a real allergy to gluten proteins/wheat. Almost the entire extensive menu could be done gluten-free and everything tasted great. The owner has celiac disease and came around to personally speak with everyone ordering from the gluten-free menu. The wait staff was attentive and helpful.

1 review so far 5
06.04.2017 10:45

The restaurant was very busy so we were glad we had reserved a table for 5. This was in a good spot and laid out so no one felt left out. We all enjoyed the food. The service was friendly. The meals were a little slow in coming but we enjoyed each other's company and the overall happy, if slightly noisy, surroundings.

1 review so far 6
01.04.2016 18:56

Excellent! We went there because our daughter has coeliac desease. She had delicuous gluten free pizza but you can choose almost everything from the menu with gluten free option. The owner spoke to us and was very kind. We are from Spain but we would go there again!!!

1 review so far 5
03.09.2017 00:31

I'd been to this restaurant before. I have coeliac disease and most of their menu can be made gluten free. The owner is coeliac so understands. We arrived about 10 mins before the evening opening hours but they invited us in and made us very welcome, even although the staff were still eating their meal. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
16.02.2016 21:31

This is a great family run restaurant with a good choice of gluten free dishes. Food is of a high standard and portions are large. Wine list is good and reasonable. Staff are very friendly Would recommend this restaurant and will definitely eat there again RGM

1 review so far 6
25.12.2015 09:18

We all had a lovely meal on Saturday night, the food was great and the staff are all very helpful. A great finish to our day as we had been to see The Nutcracker in the afternoon at The Royal Opera House. Great day all round.

2 reviews so far 5
16.05.2015 08:44

Brilliant gluten free selection. Helpful and friendly staff. We had a large party of 12 and they got the food out efficiently. They were patient and pleasant whilst we waited for a couple of stragglers who were running late. The gluten free bread was lovely and the pizza bases were the best I've had.