About Italian Cotto

Please note: if you are booking for parties of ten people or more, please call the restaurant directly. Thank you for your understanding.

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 Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Italian Cotto
89 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth
London SE1 7HR

Menu Highlights











Tomato sauce, prawns and garlic


Risotto with wild mushrooms


Sirloin steak in green pepper sauce



Tomato, mozzarella, oregano and virginia ham




Pizza dough turnover filled with mozzarella, ham, mushrooms and tomato sauce

Main Menu

al la carta


More about Italian Cotto, London

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!

188 Italian Cotto Reviews

188 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Luca F.2 months ago · 1 review

A beautiful place where the food is fantastic and even gluten free. We would like return on Sunday but it was closed. We will return.

Sue B.2 months ago · 1 review

Lovely find. Great food & service. Even better for my friend who is celiac & really enjoyed her gluten-free pizza. First one she’s had in a long time.

Theresa W.2 months ago · 1 review

Great service and delicious food as always ! Never disappoints :) Love the homely and cosy vibe there and will defo be back again :)

Coendert H.2 months ago · 1 review

Nice environment, quiet and clean. Amazing selection of italian food including the gluten free option. Staff very pleasant and nice. Will come back for sure! Thanks

Jane B.4 years ago · 1 review

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.

Jordon J.3 years ago · 1 review

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.

Rebecca F.3 years ago · 3 reviews

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 :)

Rebecca P.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Adrian P.8 months ago · 1 review

We were well looked after. In particular the owner was very sympathetic to Gluten Free requirements and made my daughter feel positive about her dietary needs. Most of the menu was available with home made gluten free flour products rather than an afterthought. My daughter had a delicious gluten free lasagne. Would definitely recommend as an authentic Italian restaurant with proper Gluten free options.

Vivien E.a year ago · 1 review

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.