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Da Paolo Restaurant

3 Charlotte Place | Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SD, England
+44 20 7580 0021
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (36 reviews)
“wild boar” (5 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Charlotte Place | Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SD, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great for Business Dinner
"We visited Da Paolo for a business dinner."
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2. Authentic Classic Italian ...
" I had the calves liver."
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3. Romantic Evening
"" It's unbelievably cosy, romantic and inviting."
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a family dinner at Da Paolos. The was excellent and the service splendid. We give Da Paolos our warmest rekommendations. For starter we had antipasto to share - a beautiful pile of cold meat - look at the picture :-)

Thank Susanna M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this very charming place and got table on a busy Saturday evening. It is small, intimate and authentic. Staff was Italian, many guests were Italian and food and wine were Italian. Greate tastes and great service. Be aware of huge portions on...More

Thank Kenneth J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely superb food. Especially love the Lasagne and pollo da Paolo. Very sweet and bijou place to enjoy truly delicious Italian cuisine. It really has become my favourite Italian in London and any opportunity I get to eat here I will take it!

1  Thank divineDecadence1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very, very poor experience unfortunately. We followed TripAdvisor and for the first time it was completely opposite to what the reviews said. Bread was stale, to say the least. Mussels? Lacked freshness, reeked of fish. Then came the pasta - I could buy the cheapest...More

1  Thank Piotr S
Cdacamara, Owner at Da Paolo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mr Piotr S, I apologise for my late response, but due to the unusual nature of this review we had to investigate all the facts of your visit last Sunday. In our opinion Mr Piotr S, having big expectations when you go out to try...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for lunch during shopping. The restaurant is hidden but it is worth to find it. It is very small but with few tables outside. Food is delicious and a lot!!! My starter was so big and main dish (duck)too. I could barely...More

Thank Tamitka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our family of 6 and everyone loved everything about it! Amazing bruschetta, spaghetti, the chicken dishes were great as well. Kid friendly with great service.

Thank Katy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking past several chains looking for somewhere to eat with my hubbie and I noticed Da Paolo down a side street, looking like the perfect cosy place. I don’t normally go for Italian but the specials board tempted me in. The food was delicious and...More

1  Thank Sarahk1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After dining 4 times in the last 10 days and enjoying great food and service, we were welcomed by a different manager today, a short a chubby chap, who send us to dine downstairs on a reservation made by our hotel. When we explained that...More

Thank Dominique S
Cdacamara, Manager at Da Paolo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Dominic, we are really sorry about your experience last night but perhaps I didn’t make my self very clear to you when I said to take the table downstairs while we find you space upstairs, as we were fully booked and your booking just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice italian restaurant. The food is great and the size of portions would give to eat two people.

Thank Raca21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I must have walked past this restaurant dozens, if not, hundreds of times. I have missed out. This is a great Italian restaurant. The food is excellent. Service, first rate and attentive and the wine list is an absolute bargain. Can’t imagine buying a Brunello...More

1  Thank MChipps
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central
London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest
fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is
conveniently located between the major retail
thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and
Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of
well connected Tube stations dotted around the area
for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite
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December 13, 2017|
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Response from jacygem | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Best to call restaurant.
January 18, 2015|
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Response from Cdacamara | Property representative |
Hello Fiona, Im Carlos DC. I'm the proprietor of Da Paolo and Im mostly all the time in the restaurant. If you havent been before come to see us and we will more than happy to help you organize your party. Kind Regards... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Charlotte Place | Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7580 0021
  • E-mail
This traditional Italian restaurant, reputed as “A village restaurant in the heart of London”, prides itself on its 'family run' feel yet maintains an air of professionalism when it comes to the service and the authenticity of the food. It feels like home – if Italy is where you're from. It offers the kind of meals a mother would be proud of. The decor creates an intimate ambience with antique furniture and pictures making it an ideal business venue at lunch and perfect for a romantic dinner a deux by night. Patrons who can be found here are a host of regulars, celebrities, tourists on the trail to and from the nearby British Museum and theatre luvvies. The regulars are a-plenty, for the place tends to bring you back, just like Rome's Trevi Fontana. Menu highlights include Crab Meat and Prawns Salad, Risotto Salsiccia & Barolo, Pappardelle with duck meat & Sage, Whole Grilled Seabass, a Prime Scottish Beef Filet with Blue Cheese and a the traditional Tiramisu which is a must to try. But don't worry, if your favourite dish is not there, Our senior chef’s are more than happy to accommodate your request! We cater for any occasion and up to 35 people on our private room. T & C Apply.This is the place where you can enjoy a relaxing evening out. In fact, you will relax so much you won't want to leave!
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