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27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB, England
+44 20 7240 5269
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is absolutely wonderful place and perfect if you are in the Covent Garden area. It is very Italian. Wonderful food, excellent service and a really charming ambience. It was my birthday and I was made to feel very special.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 22 July 2017

what a shame that Orso had to close down after 32 years to make place to a boutique hotel... that was a place where you could have a quick bite before the theatre or opera as well as a full on dinner... the staff was...More

Thank querelle
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I had been wanting to visit Orso for a long time and the news that it would soon be closed down and replaced with it's sister restaurant - Joe Allen - prompted me to finally book it as a work treat with a colleague. We...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I was very sorry to hear this long established Covent Garden favourite was closing down because of Robert De Niro's silly hotel development. I paid it a final visit with my friend last week and had another lovely meal there. The cold meat starters and...More

Thank Scotchegg85
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The service was terrible at best. It took over 15mins for anyone to come to our table to ask if we wanted a drink. It took another 20 mis for someone to come back to ask for our order. They never followed up to see...More

1  Thank yv0nnerdh
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I picked this restaurant for a pre theatre dinner, just on spec...bitter sweet that in one week's time it will close... you would have thought that Robert de Niro would have like such a good restaurant beneath his hotel! Anyway, I didn't realise it was...More

Thank sunlovingskier
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The restaurant will be closing sometime in July. The owner told us that Robert DeNiro bought up the block and will be building a hotel. We noticed that Sophies Steak House was already closed. We went for lunch and also a dinner. We went because...More

Thank plasmid
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A Monday night was rather lacking in atmosphere - with only half a dozen tables occupied. The staff were nice enough, with our waitress particularly attentive, and the food was OK. It all seemed to come rather quickly, which made me wonder how pre-prepared each...More

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 8 June 2017

As you may or may not have heard through whispers in the stalls, ​we’ll be taking our final bow at Orso ​after 32 glorious years ​in the heart of the West End this July. ​ ​ ​We have no intention, of course, of slipping off...More

3  Thank barton181
Reviewed 3 June 2017

With so many options in the area Orso stands out and has become our most regularly visited restaurant in Covent Garden. There is good reason why it has been there for so long - the food, the ambiance, the staff and value for money. The...More

Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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23 December 2014|
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Response from linskitours | Reviewed this property |
Orso is a London basement Italian restaurant and not an hotel!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB, England
  • Public Transportation: Covent Garden
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 5269
  • E-mail
The finest Italian cuisine comes to Covent Garden. Opened in October 1985, Orso is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of London's West End. From the beginning, the aim was to bring authentic Italian cuisine to Covent Garden and Orso delivers. Orso takes pride in using only the freshest and finest ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, arugula, puntarelle, porcini mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella and white truffles, when in season and sourced in Italy. But it is not just about the ingredients; each meal is prepared to perfection, served on hand-painted Italian tableware designed by Designers Guild, and accompanied by a selection of fine Italian wines. Orso is the perfect destination for the London diner, offering bustling but attentive service, a lively atmosphere and a tempting menu.
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