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5.1 /6 Excellent 125 Reviews

The Italian Cotto

Lambeth Italian £££ +100
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About The 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
The 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!

CHEF'S CHOICE

125 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 125 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
18.06.2016 10:43

A warm welcome to a traditional Italian family restaurant. Good food and value for money. Nothing too much trouble, catering for all the family. We will be back

1 review so far 5
25.10.2016 09:42

Friendly staff and good food! Great for gf and vegetarians. Food tasted good and I even got gf bread which the owner said he cooked himself. Going back for the gf Tiramisu soon.

1 review so far 5
03.06.2016 19:14

The very Traditional Italian Restaurant. Perfect for gluten free meals. ( I ordered a gluten free pizza with mushrooms and a strawberry cheesecake... Really really good!). Very good food and very nice people.

5 reviews so far 4
11.09.2014 09:49

Most of the meals and also the gluten free pizza was very good. I found the potatos and the sicilian cannolo no so fresh. Staff very kindly and atmosphere very familiar. One of the best gluten free restourant I have found.

1 review so far 6
16.04.2015 18:21

Cotto offers excellent Italian food and had a very wide choice for our celiac daughter. The gluten free menu is absolutely safe (our daughter is very sensitive).

1 review so far 6
15.08.2015 23:14

Das Restaurant ist klasse. Haben selten so gut glutenfrei gegessen! Dazu absolut freundliche Bedienung und ein nettes Ambiente. Haben sofort für Montag wieder einen Tisch reserviert. Fantastic!

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 19:51

Absolutely amazing restaurant, fantastic service, wonderful gluten free food, the gluten free selection was incredible. We had the most wonderful time and would definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2016 19:18

food is always amazing. Service is top draw. Staff are always friendly and the food is never bad. House wine is also very palatable. 5 star

1 review so far 6
21.04.2015 18:14

Classic Italian restaurant with excellent gluten free menu. Not just one or two options but whole range of gf pasta, pizza, risotto, gnocchi etc. A find!

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 20:51

Very warm welcome, great service and great with the kids. My wife was very impressed with the huge gluten free choice, definitely coming back! Thanks guys!

1 review so far 6
02.09.2016 20:35

Fantastic food - requested something off the menu and it was no problem. Service super friendly. Made a working weekend a whole lot nicer! Thank you.

1 review so far 6
28.03.2016 17:37

We had a delicious lunch here last week. Gluten Free option were delicious and a rare treat for those of us with celiac. Thank you Cotto!!

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:35

beautiful little restaurant. Homey welcoming feel. Delicious hand made gluten free food and incredibly froendly service. An overall wonderful experience that I will talk about forever.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 10:22

This is a great restaurant. Right in the heart of London you feel you are in a small Italian village. Service and food is top class

1 review so far 6
20.01.2015 07:50

Very good service, excellent food and some of the best gluten free pasta and pizza in London. We will definitely be going back there again soon.

1 review so far 5
08.05.2016 18:04

Cotta serves homemade and fantastic Italian food and they have a nice and friendly staff. It was a bit noisy, but anyway, a nice experience. We would like to come back.

1 review so far 3
09.03.2016 08:14

Very good service however quality of food didn't meet our expectations. Plastic like polipo affogato in a heated shop bought tomato puree, and a £19 sward fish that lacked flavour. The pizza with homemade sausage was nice, not the best mozzarella but nice spicy and fenneley sausages. Great atmosphere and location.

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 07:52

Beautiful gluten free food, accommodating staff, stunning house wine. We shared a pizza and pasta between two and left completely satisfied and eager to return.

1 review so far 6
22.08.2016 17:34

Best Italian gluten free menu, a lot of options. We especially liked the lasagnia and pasta. The Service was great we Definitely recommended this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
12.01.2015 10:11

Really nice restaurant with great food and helpful/gentle waiters/waitresses. They have all kind of gluten free food which is perfect if someone is gluten intolerant.

1 review so far 6
02.07.2016 20:41

Excellent food. Homemade Bread and pasta glutenfree delicious!! I would recommend this cousy restaurant to everyone. And the owners are also very friendly and Nice

1 review so far 5
18.01.2015 16:39

A nice friendly restaurant for those with or without special needs, food tasted good and prices were reasonable. Have already recommended it to friends and will definatly be coming back.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2015 22:04

Fantastic food and fantastic service. Would recommend, fast service, great wine, great experience. Thanks so much! . . . . . . . . .

1 review so far 6
19.03.2016 21:44

Great food, run by Italians. Warm, cosy with fantastic service. What is not to love? I would recommend to anyone, a gem in central london

2 reviews so far 6
14.02.2015 22:08

Amazing food, Amazing service an absolutely special place, that is a rare family experience. Will definitely be returning and recommending to all my friends .

1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 00:19

Lovely, family run Italian. Refeshing change from all the chain-italians. Delicious food and genuine, friendly service. Specials really interesting and worth a try. All good😀

1 review so far 6
07.06.2016 09:12

It was a fantastic, casual place to have dinner! Very intimate and friendly. Risotto was on point, as was the house wine. Will definitely return.

1 review so far 4
14.02.2016 07:52

Very small restaurant, cosy and homely if you like that sort of thing, food was very nice and hot, staff were polite and friendly. I would have preferred somewhere with more space but overall a good experience.

1 review so far 5
26.05.2015 09:20

The food was very good, especially for people who are eating glutenfree . Me and my boyfriend are eating glutenfree and we had both a very good experience here.

1 review so far 5
03.04.2016 07:37

Super! We had a lovely time, great food and warming people. We came specially for the gluten free dishes, and they were the best! We will certainly come again

1 review so far 5
02.06.2016 07:51

Small italian restaurant away from main tourist areas of London. Great food. Large portions, so couldn't finish all the pasta which was delicious. Service very good. Will definitely return.

1 review so far 5
12.01.2016 17:40

Lovely food. Simple menu, but done well. Caters well for coeliacs. Wine by the glass was very limited but more choice if you are buying by the bottle.

1 review so far 5
04.12.2015 09:17

Classic 'home cooking' Italian, good hearty portions. Lovely atmosphere and friendly service. A great place for a casual night out with a group of friends. We'll be back

1 review so far 5
20.08.2016 08:15

Good food. Excellent gluten-free menu with most pizzas and pasta available gf. Friendly staff. One just learning English - needs to keep working on it. Overall good experience

1 review so far 6
24.09.2014 14:11

Very good italian specialites and that also for people with a gluten intolerance. Nearly all could be offeres glutenfree. We will come back.

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 09:22

Brilliant atmosphere, staff were friendly and courteous and food good. Gluten free and vegetarians are well catered for here. Booked for a second night in a row.

1 review so far 3
27.11.2016 11:01

Very bad service, treated like stupid tourists but we live here. Food was ok but not very special. Good gluten-free options. Happy to not take some bread at the beginning because you have to pay for it at the end. I will not come back.

1 review so far 3
28.11.2016 11:34

We arrive at 6 pm for dinner. We did not receive our main course until 7:10, noting others seated after us were served before us. The pasta dishes were fine but it did cause us to rush our meal to catch an 8 pm show.

1 review so far 2
26.05.2015 09:42

Before to order we've been ensured that the GF was as big as the normal one. We got a small pizza and also, the GF pizza was too crunchy (it seemed an overcooked biscuit more than a pizza). But we also ordered a calzone and was very very good. If you really want to go, DO NOT order GF stuff, you pay more for less.

1 review so far 5
16.03.2017 09:30

Friendly owner and staff, many menu offerings. Ask them to hold the salt if you prefer less seasoned entrees. Nice wine selection, too. We'd go again!

1 review so far 4
10.11.2015 08:57

Excellent range for gluten intolerance. 'Hidden' Charge for bread and olives but wasn't suprised. Staff really friendly. Food is pleasant enough but would probably only go again if with people with allergies.

1 review so far 5
16.01.2016 09:33

Very nice atmosphere, a good old proper authentic Italian. Love the selection of gluten free dishes, a few more dairy free options would be great.

1 review so far 5
17.04.2016 09:47

Really nice little restaurant, friendly staff, quick service. The food was nice, but very filling. Reasonable priced food and drink. Would definitely go back again!

1 review so far 6
07.03.2015 08:43

Lovely family restaurant with good tasty food and service. Wide variety of gluten free dishes as well. Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 4
12.05.2015 23:11

Great atmosphere, full on a Tuesday night, good value for money and friendly service. Food was hot and fresh, prompt but not rushed service, fine for a midweek meal.

1 review so far 4
15.02.2017 23:41

Nice little Italian in an area not spoilt for choice. Pizza way too heavy compared to "real" Italian. Staff lovely and friendly. Would recommend for non fussy simple meal.

1 review so far 6
12.06.2015 23:29

Fabulous gluten free options and very large portions! Great location so close to the station and a lovely atmosphere.

1 review so far 1
08.04.2017 21:15

Premium for gluten free. Full adult price for a 7 year old. They tried to talk a child out of her choice, queried why she was having a hot chocolate, they initially forgot one drink and got muddled with anor with waitress saying 'I don't speak English' £80+ for milk, 1 beer, 2 x diet cokes, 1 coffee, 1 hot choc, 1 starter, 3 mains and 2 desserts incg £6.50 for a slice of cheesecake that looked a small slice of a cheap shop frozen shop bought one. I asked for a straw for the milk and was directed to the toilet. Later told to leave table as they had anor booking, unwelcoming

3 reviews so far 6
10.10.2015 12:53

Always superb food and I'm gluten intolerant so love that they can accommodate the meals for my allergy

1 review so far 4
25.04.2017 15:05

A warm welcome and lovely food. Only grumble is the charge for bread and olives which were brought to the table anyway so we assumed complimentary...bit naughty!