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Bar Italia

#3,086 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Soho
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22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
+44 20 7437 4520
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07:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 05:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 a vintage gaggia machine. There are sandwiches, pastries, fresh juices and a selection of alcoholic... More 

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Thank Nathan M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there tonight and that was the bill: 2 slices of cake + 2 black coffee + 1 tomato & mozzarella panini = £28

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Thank simonamannu
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165 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the waiters dropped a drink on us and we got drenched. They are not to blame for this as it can happen, but the fact is that they didn't even offer a discount to us for the inconvenience and I found it very offensive and insensitive. We will not come back.

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Thank Carlo P
Crawley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was my regular Friday lunchtime coffee treat. The Cafe is small and cramped. The decor is very Italian with pictures of Rocky Marciano and other Italian sporting luminaries. It is brilliant! The coffee is magnificent.

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Thank luke w
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is probably one of the oldies coffee shops in London great history behind it and fantastic coffee

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Thank Gemma B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1,210 reviews
591 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant old establishment that has been in London for so many years open all hours and looks untouched from the day it opened , great italian atmosphere

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Thank Martino B
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I went here with a mix of foreigner and Italians and I must admit the service was great, not so much the food. Possibly good for tourists but not authentic Italian

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Thank Laura P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Came here for quick coffee before going to Ronnie Scotts. Good Service Good food. Lovely rolls and cakes

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Thank Marie J
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We like to come here with the other girls after work, I usually just have a cup of tea or something to drink. It's nice, open all night.

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Thank MissMagdalen
Bourne End, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Fell into this place as recommended and not disappointed. An eve of dancing, drinking and singing. Everyone happy and friendly. Such a great atmosphere. Hoping it wasn't just Xmas time and heading back in Feb for another good time I hope

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 05:00
Monday
07:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 05:00
Thursday
07:00 - 05:00
Friday
07:00 - 05:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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