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48 Chandos Place | London WC2N 4HS, London WC2N 4HS, England
+44 20 7240 4179
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
12 Dec 2014
12 Oct 2014
“Good pasta”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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48 Chandos Place | London WC2N 4HS, London WC2N 4HS, England
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 12 December 2014

This was a good place to drop in for a nice cup of coffee or glass of wine. Unfortunately there was a notice saying it has closed because the landlord has forfeited the lease

2  Thank jglondon2014
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Real Italian 'bar'. Excellent pasta. Relaxed n friendly staff. A touch of latino in centre of London. Decor is very cheap n cheerful. Plate of pasta n two small glasses of ok wine-£19.50. Overall a good pit-stop.

Thank laobhaise
Reviewed 2 August 2014

A regular drop in for me and my family when we are in the area. Visited twice last week and had good coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice all with a friendly smile and the joy of sitting outside in the sun watching the world go...More

1  Thank 1Roger
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I went to il Tempo with the hope to find a slice of italy in London. What I found instead is an expensive place badly run with an expensive and average wine list and bad food. Sorry guys this is not Italy.

5  Thank BEN M
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Such a cosy place with friendly staff. It's a 'must-do' when we are in the area. Great food, awesome Italian coffee and lovely wine. Perfect little place. Thanks again.

1  Thank bippyroo
Reviewed 4 May 2014

My husband discovered this place a few weeks back,and we went before a show onFriday night..Wonderful ambience, lovely staff, fresh and crisp wine, proper coffee and the bar snacks out of this world., This place is a real gem

Thank MandyMacCranleigh
Reviewed 15 March 2014

What a find this was. Walking past one evening I popped in and then returned last night with friends before going to a show. It's tiny - but we were lucky to find seats and were treated to such wonderful attentive service. Fabulous wine and...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Small bar but with authentic Italian quality coffee and food. Great choice of wines and aperitifs not to be missed as in the evening they come with plenty of fancy appetizers, no crisps! Friendly staff, but very professional and attentive. I went once for lunch...More

Thank Franca P
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I love this place: great coffee, great aperitivo snacks, proper aperol spritz, awesome wines and really friendly service :) As an Anglo-Italian I'm a bit biased,but this place makes me genuinely happy. They even cater to intolerances with their aperitivo snacks (so they'll bring me...More

1  Thank cosmicomiche
Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

REAL Italian coffees made by a pro: the Italian owner! I had a wonderful sandwich with buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. The cheese was fresh and soft, the tomato flavorful. A nice dessert selection as well. A NICE local spot. Don't miss it. RIGHT AROUND...More

Thank VagabondSue1960
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 48
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Chandos Place | London WC2N 4HS, London WC2N 4HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 4179
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We are extremely passionate about good food and wine; we are independent, and eager to bring you a genuine Italian lifestyle experience in the heart of London.Il Tempo is the sort of local café/bar that you can find in every Italian city. Open from early morning, we offer authentic Italian coffee, made by coffee experts in the real Italian way. Our breakfast menu is all about quality products, for a light and energetic beginning of the day; we serve fresh fruit, home baked croissants and pastries, to enjoy in or to take away.Our lunch offer is varied, and presented as an open table, where you can handpick your meal from a wide variety of Italian bites. You can pick and choose amongst our varied daily selection, according to your taste. Enjoy it in or take it away.As the evening approaches, Il Tempo turns into the very first open table/authentic Aperitivo Bar in London. Discover what the Aperitivo is all about.After the Aperitivo we offer a selection of platters, premium Italian products and ingredients, from hams, salami and cheeses to smoked fish and vegetarian.
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