Bertorelli's

44A Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DA
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Address
44A Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DA

Cuisine
Italian

Region
Covent Garden

Nearest Station
Covent Garden (0.06 miles)

Bertorelli's is a chain of restaurants that serve a variety of contemporary Italian dishes as well as traditional favourites. They also have a fine wine list which includes wines from many Italian regions. This branch has an informal cafe and wine bar in the basement area.

All In London Review

A firm favourite when you want a good Italian meal!

Tucked around the corner from the main piazza in Covent Garden, this long established restaurant remains a firm favourite for when you want a good Italian meal, without a fuss, that is reliable. I can’t vouch for the other branches as I have never been to any. In fact, I didn’t even know there were others – I plan to try some of the others in the near future to see how they compare.

Upstairs the restaurant is quite formal – with proper tablecloths and nicely set places. The staff are relaxed but efficient and there are no airs and graces. Downstairs it is more of a relaxed pasta joint – one of the best in the area so ideal for day time eating during weekend shopping with your friends.

On my most recent visit I had carpaccio which melted in my mouth. Not too many frills but a good sized portion. My vegetarian colleague had the mozzarella with cherry tomatoes – not very original but it did look good. Starters are around £8 and there are a couple where you can share – if you like antipasto and cold meats. Calves liver (£15) is always a favourite and it didn’t disappoint. My vegetarian friend had risotto primavera (starter size around £8 or mains at £14). Ok. So there are better Italian restaurants in London, but Bertorellis is good at simple dishes done to the very highest standards with good quality, fresh ingredients. Whilst we were two girls dining out, the majority of others were in mixed groups of around six although there were a few couples chatting happily.

Chianti classico at £32 if you like red or a light, fresh verdicchio if you prefer white at £20. And we always ask for tap water these days.

Reviewed by KimT
Published on Jul 29, 2008


User Reviews

Reviewed by Anonymous
Over the past twelve months,My wife and I have visited Bertorelli's Floral Street restaurant on four occasions.Each time,we have throughly enjoyed ourselves and had a superb meal.We have always received the most cordial of welcomes from all the staff,and nothing is ever too much trouble.My wife is on a gluten free diet,and each time the staff have ensured -taking time to consult with the chef -that she has been given a meal that is both suitable and delicious.

Even when I telephone to make a booking,the warmest of welcomes is assured with our name being remembered.When we arrive,the most cordial of return greetings is assured with staff remembering our faces.Such fantastic customer care really does go a long way in ensuring we return as often as is possible.

In short,a splendid experience of a world class Italian restaurant and throughly to be recommended prior to a visit to the Royal Opera House !Benissimo,et grazie,amici.

Jun 5, 2009
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Reviewed by Anonymous
Poor quality of food (with one exception).Wrong rissotto delivered. Stale bread,olive oil ok. Service charge added to bill an insult ,as is cover charge.Realise now owned by someone else ,but still remember the old very good Bertorelli`s. It can`t be that difficult to produce good food (we did it for six years), but the guaranteed punters in the Garden perhaps makes the mind not concentrate. ASK chain is miles better value . Very disappointed country folk .
PS a drop of Balsomic might make the cover charge(which went out twenty years ago) more bearable

Mar 11, 2009
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Reviewed by sol
The prices are too high considering the quality of food (low). I would not return there.

Jul 11, 2006
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Reviewed by D
I visited this branch of Berorellis last week for the first time and must say I was plesantly surprised. The cafe was comfortable and the food very good. My companion and I had
a four cheese pizza and a pasta dish with a moderately priced bottle of wine. The service was pleasant and allowed us to relax without a rush and
the food great and a really enjoyable and delicious evening.
I would and will go back for certain.

Sep 14, 2005
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