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Bar Italia

) #3,066 of 18,123 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Italian, Cafe
22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
+44 20 7437 4520
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  • Excellent50%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“panini” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very atmospheric and arguably unique coffee bar. Features cycling memorabilia and some facinating wall pictures. Not the cheapest coffee in town,but one of the best!

Thank David D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

authentic italian coffee bar that serves great REAL italien coffee! went there early morning and unfortunately there was not a lot of pastries. but for this coffee, it was still worth it.

Thank 778ralph16
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Excelent coffee and panini.I always go on Fridays after clubs.Staff friendly.Expensive but good.Look like antique.

Thank kanapelkinaalena
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I love coming to bar Italia. It's got great coffee and is a fantastic space to lounge around and people watch. Very relaxed place (if you can find a table)

Thank Achyuta N
Reviewed 30 April 2017

No nonsense here. Brilliant coffee and the cakes looked great. No false airs or graces and friendly staff.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Yesterday I visited again (and it won't be the last) Bar Italia in Soho. Perfect with some sunrays to enjoy its very European lifestyle terrace. Coffee is good enough, much better than any common place in the UK and certainly much better than any café...More

Thank murnaudenlinden
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit , loads of history John logie Baird first transmission , and first sky hd broadcast. 65 years of service to the community as a bar cafe. Great service lovely atmosphere . Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We popped in for an (extremely average) coffee and the man behind the bar was extremely rude and charged us £7.50 for just two coffees. They appear to charge what they feel like charging. We didn't feel comfortable disputing because they were so rude.

Thank Daisy L
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We ate here on a Tuesday in February, just a quick stop for drinks and cold food. We were seated very quickly by a smiling staff member and she was able to advise my wife on which products on their menu were vegetarian. I had...More

1  Thank Pembs_lad
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

There are many hipster/ artisan/ craft coffee shops in London. This one is the " daddy"... opened 65 years ago this place offered proper coffee to london's Italian citizens. Later in a world of Nescafé they offered the real thing... good strong Italian coffee from...More

Thank Nathan M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you do gift cards or vouchers? The link to your website doesn't seem to be working :) my dad visits a lot and would like to get him vouchers for xmas!
5 December 2016|
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Response from Proff_Steve | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charlie Bar Italia started as a family business many years back. Gift cards and vouchers are mostly used with big businesses and national chains. I have been drinking coffee here for over 20 years (sampling sweet things... More
Is there a dress code?
1 February 2016|
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Response from Bennettonbeer | Reviewed this property |
No, but smart casual is always appreciated
Do you show Serie A football games?
23 November 2015|
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Response from Bennettonbeer | Reviewed this property |
Well I don't work there of course, but I have watched Serie A games on the large screen at the rear of the Bar, whether they do this on a regular basis or simply the odd game I really don't know. Hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
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07:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4520
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