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4.8 /6 Excellent 42 Reviews

Trattoria Verdi Restaurant

Holborn Italian ££££ +100
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About Trattoria Verdi Restaurant

Trattoria Verdi has to be one of the most long-standing Italian restaurants in London, a mature player in the crowded Bloomsbury dining scene that has been faithfully serving regular patrons from the same premises down Southampton Row since 1964. In the beginning, Trattoria Verdi was a novelty to Camden locals – now it is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in the city, famous for its focus on Italian-style seafood and dessert. And, as if this neighbourhood Italian needed anything else to assure its authenticity and charm, guests enjoying Trattoria Verdi’s superlative dining experience are serenaded nightly by live piano music. Be sure to book ahead.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 01:00
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 01:00
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 01:00
  • Thursday 11:30 - 01:00
  • Friday 11:30 - 01:00
  • Saturday 11:30 - 01:00
  • Sunday 11:30 - 01:00
Trattoria Verdi Restaurant, 110 Southampton Row, WC1B 4BL London

Further Information

Trattoria Verdi has been humbly but capably setting the standard for casually fine Italian dining – trattoria-style – in London for nigh on 50 years. This cosy restaurant has remained a fixture in Bloomsbury and Camden down Southampton Row since then, and now boasts two private dining rooms often used by regulars who want to bring friends and family to their favourite Italian restaurant for a proper gastronomic celebration. We encourage newcomers, however, to book a table and see what this powerhouse of Italian cuisine is capable of.

Part of the attraction for those who frequently visit Trattoria Verdi is that the effortlessly authentic a la carte menu of Italian delicacies is supplemented by daily specials, meaning there is always something new to try when you step across the threshold at this veteran restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury. There’s a definite seafood bias at Trattoria Verdi, with antipasti including rustic half-shell mussels in garlic butter and Italian-style whitebait fritters, plus the chef’s special seafood salad complete with secret sauce. Maritime and riverine delights certainly dominate the selection of main courses, with sea bream, Portuguese cod, San Remo plaice, Dover sole and king gamberoni, Sicilian-style trout and halibut all on offer. Carnivores and vegetarians alike have plenty to choose from, but don’t leave without trying Trattoria Verdi’s delectable desserts: ask your perennially charming waiter to wheel out the trolley and take your pick from the homemade selection.

CHEF'S CHOICE

42 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 42 Reviews
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 08:20

First visit to this restaurant and we will be back as good ambience friendly staff hot food but please a bit more veg and don't overcook the veg

1 review so far 6
27.07.2017 07:03

nice restaurant, nice food, nice staff. We have been to this restaurant 3 times now on our visits to London. We would recommend this retaurant

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 07:00

Great experience! Good food, good service . Very nice atmosphere with the piano in background. We will come back. The desert was so delicious. Thank you

1 review so far 6
29.06.2017 09:15

Great selection and service. My mum is gluten free and I have loads of allergies but we both had a great amount of choice. We love this place!

1 review so far 3
10.12.2016 09:34

Always visit Verdi when we come to London and always have their calves liver with sage - very good and don't bother eating it anywhere else. You used to get a side dish of veg and this time, came on your plate. Seemed less veg and we preferred the old way. Different piano player from our previous visits - missed the usual one. Tried dessert trolley for first time - all 4 had different ones and they were yum. I thought our bill seemed high but we were with friends so didn't get the calculator out to check......reading below I can see that 10% was added and not detailed on bill. Leaves a nasty taste in the mouth about our visit..... Verdi - please show the service and be transparent with your customers. I'd be surprised if this isn't something you should be doing anyway. If we come back next year, we will be checking the bill - we shouldn't have to......

3 reviews so far 6
03.10.2015 21:10

We had never been here before but as the host, I was attracted by the longevity of the restaurant being open. All three of us had three excellent courses and portions were good. The space for each table and space between tables was very generous and the ceiling is high so the dining area was light and airy. We shared two bottles of Prosecco and had a lovely relaxed time. We shall definitely return when we are next in town.

3 reviews so far 6
11.04.2016 22:14

The food was very good and the service unhurried but attentive. My companions rated highly the lobster ravioli and my duck with cherry sauce was tasty (both from the specials for the day). Good sized portions too. I will return. On a busy road, there is some traffic noise, but mainly it was fairly quiet in the restaurant and conversation was easy. We wanted a leisurely lunch, but when we wanted service it was immediate.

3 reviews so far 6
03.04.2017 16:17

As usual the atmosphere, the staff, the food and the piano music were superb. I had half shell mussels to start with and grilled Dover sole for the main with delicious cream caramel as dessert rounded off with a foamy latte coffee and a "flamed up" Sambuca.. A litre of house white wine made the meal perfect. I thoroughly recommend Verdi for all that is good in Italian Trattorias.

1 review so far 6
15.01.2017 12:04

We've been using Trattoria Verde for our group's celebration meal for a couple of years now; we keep going back because we are well treated, with good traditional Italian food from a wide-ranging menu, reasonably priced (especially for Bloomsbury) and friendly service. They deal well with allergies and food problems too, which is a huge relief. We'll be back for our next group meal.

2 reviews so far 4
05.04.2016 13:45

Not a very good welcome, and offering us a table in a back corner, even though we ha booked weeks in advance and requested a window seat for a special occasion . When I explained this to staff they did allow us to wait while the people in the window seat finished their meal and left. We were then waited on by a lovely lady called Celine, who was friendly and helpful and made our night special . Well done Celine. Thank you

1 review so far 6
28.11.2015 13:19

The restaurant had a lovely feel with live piano music being played from 6pm. There was a good choice of fine food, which was excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive to individual needs. An excellent choice for a meal while away on business in London. Will certainly go again when I return in January

2 reviews so far 5
14.11.2016 16:53

A lovely little Trattoria, right in the heart of tourist land. We have eaten here several times and always find the food to a very good standard, and the house wine is perfectly acceptable at a sensible price. The whole is now requiring a bit of TLC with signage and décor becoming a little worn, but the atmosphere and overall experience is still very good.

4 reviews so far 6
05.06.2017 20:40

Fantastic meal at Trattoria Verdi. They gave us a table by the window which was good. Food was superb we all had steak which was cooked well. My only criticism is that we did not get as many vegetables as we have done in the past.

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 19:20

Our meal of classic Italian cuisine fully met our expectations, being well prepared and presented, seated in decorative surroundings reminicent of Napoli, with friendly attentive service and background music that enhanced our visit. We shall be returning to extend our enjoyment of the very extensive menu.

3 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 08:57

We wanted an early, quick, pre-theatre meal and that is what we got. The set menu was good and reasonably priced and the service was prompt and friendly. In the past I have eaten more leisurely meals there and they too were enjoyable.

1 review so far 4
26.03.2017 08:27

Good service and wide choice of Italian dishes. Cod Portuguese is a favorite but the linguine with tomatoes and anchovies was delicious too. Live piano is not too intrusive and adds to the atmosphere. Note service charge IS included even though the bill says it isn't - check the maths before tipping.

1 review so far 5
24.01.2016 19:40

Myself and my friend went for the lunch time special and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the food was fresh, tasty and excellent value for money. The staff were very helpful and friendly; we will definately be going back.

1 review so far 5
03.08.2017 13:30

Lovely evening and great food. The staff were very attentive and made us feel most welcome. It was a shame that the piano player was not playing the evening we went, but we were told she had become unexpectedly unwell.

3 reviews so far 5
23.02.2016 10:03

The food was again excellent, but one of the waitresses had not been or poorly trained as she tried to open our bottle if Proseco with a corkscrew without removing the foil and seal...... We will definitely return though.

3 reviews so far 6
31.10.2016 02:06

the food, atmosphere and staff are the best in London. The pianist is superb and very approachable and the soft sounding music adds a fresh dimensions to the dining experience