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Bar Italia

#86 of 1,211 Coffee & Tea in London#2,947 of 19,936 Places to Eat in London
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, Cafe
22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
+44 20 7437 4520
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Cafe
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22 Frith Street, London W1D 4RP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On a cold winter's night, this is a great place to watch the world go by with a coffee/grappa and wait for a restaurant table (especially if you're on the list at Hoppers, across the road). Nothing fancy or cutting edge here, just straight honest...More

Thank Clare L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve been coming here for years. If you are in the Soho area and fancy a coffee, then this place is a must!

Thank HuwBuckle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in and out in thirty minutes but in that time had two great americanos and Portuguese custard tarts. No complaints and promise to be back .... my last visit was in 1978 !! Classic Italian decor and sublime service, Thank you, Andy Scarr.

Thank Andyblueboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for ever because it’s Fantastic . Taste of old Soho, perfect In every way . It’s fairly dear price wise but it’s the best and it’s living Soho history . How can people go to the chain coffee place opposite when this legendary place...More

Thank Gmickbrighton
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

As hoc visit to this Italian coffee bar/ restaurant; hoping to grab a quick bite between meetings, joined by my wife. Persuaded to try the house lasagna which was full of authentic flavour and perfect for a quick bite. Prompt service, quiet table and an...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

A cafe with a real Italian buzz! Fantastic coffee and bacon rolls! Authentic Italy in the heart of Soho.

Thank wrighttrip19
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

If you want old style Italian coffee in a vintage setting, you MUST come here, in the very heart of Soho. Always happy to sip my espresso here!

Thank prof_rikk
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

On a recent Christmas visit, popped in to our favourite London coffee spot on 27 December. As usual, the coffee was great: hot, rich with a “caramel” flavour. Given the quality, the coffee is reasonably priced. When visiting London, we always arrange to meet friends...More

Thank Vaughan H
Reviewed 21 December 2017

For authentic London and good coffee look no further. Bar Italia is the place to either read the newspaper or absorb London life from the inside out.

Thank pandorasplaces
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The perfect friendly place for a real cappuccino and pastries and to watch the local buzz and clientele. I would rather visit an original legendary cafe than a chain ANYDAY. Will be back again and again whenever I'm in central London. Viva Bar Italia!

Thank guavacolada
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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
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6 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
2 February 2016|
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Response from Bennettonbeer | Reviewed this property |
No, but smart casual is always appreciated
24 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
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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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