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“Good quality but too much food”

Da Paolo Restaurant
Ranked #446 of 25,578 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$44
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
Description: 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!
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food but portion size was off putting - way too much food. We may have had a dessert if the portions had been smaller. Unfortunately couldn't eat half the starter and main but what we did have was great. Crostini and bruschetta to start and lamb and fillet steak main

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Tracy A
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

We try to vist here whenever we are in London. The restaurant is consistently good. Lovely authentic Italian food from lovely authentic Italian people. And when i say Italian food I don't mean pizza - this is a real taste of Italy. Service is warm and friendly, food is always fresh and the choice is huge [as are some of the portions!]. Wine is a bit on the expensive side but typical for London. If you love Italian food then do try Da Paolo.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank arby27
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We met for a pre Christmas meal with another couple who love Italian food.
We chose the right place
The restaurant is narrow and was filled with Christmas revellers but it only made the place feel snug and comfortable
There is an extensive menu plus specials of the day
We had proseccos and Negronis to start with. The Negronis were really good - not always the case
We had good bread with oil to share with the drinks
For the starters we had a couple of salads and antipasto misto - very good and a lot there, and the special of grilled sardine - really nice and there were 4 of them - plentiful
Three of us went for the special of wild boar ragut with papardelle - excellent and one had the ravioli funghi - again much appreciated
We finished with a shared panacotta - very good and three different sorbets - again good
We had a bottle of the Primitivo Manduria which was very good and a bottle of the Roero again good
The service was excellent
We had a really good evening here and cannot recommend it highly enough

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

After a long meeting at nearby offices, we had a table booked for at Da Paolo, we walked into what looked like a small restaurant and were taken downstairs to another dining room the same size.
We had the most amazing relaxed evening, and the food was cooked to perfection. Make sure you have a good appetite as they don't scrimp on portion sizes.
Our waitress was super friendly and the whole atmosphere was lovely.
Will definitely be revisiting.
Thank you Da Paolo for making us so welcome.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Tascha T
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Picked it based on TripAdvisor comments. Saturday evening 7-9 it was full. This place is superb. Lovely setting. Compact and authentic. Food outstanding. Service excellent. Absolutely superb. We loved it. Very highly recommended and we can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank St3v3B
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