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27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB, England
+44 20 7240 5269
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an after the theatre meal. Our waitress was rather bored and service left a lot to be desired, she only smiled when it was bill time. The food is delicious but Minimal.. We ordered sea bass which was a tiny fillet. We ordered spinach and mash pots for 2 people but was insufficient for one person ! I... More 

1 Thank Patricia H
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

oh dear not that great on the night !!! so sorry you felt let down on that evening however i am very confused as most of the previous reviews are so wonderful and positive... please email directly to discuss further alain@orsorestaurant.co.uk P.S our wine are served in 250ml rather than 175ml @ intercontinemtal on Park Lane More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after looking for online suggestion - and wasn't disappointed. Warm welcome, great atmosphere, authentic menu and food, tasty and at reasonable prices. Will definitely be back.

Thank Lovetolunch79
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

thank you so much for your kind and honest review ... hopefully we will see again very soon More 

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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we chose this resturant because we wanted vegeterian as well as meat dishes' and it was close by. we were a big group of 4 adults , 2 kids and a baby. the servise was good, all was delicious. would be a 4 point unless our disapointment with the kids menu. first the dishes are very very small. our 3... More 

Thank iditharari
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

thank you for your time for posting an honest review ... all feed back are much appreciated and we will certainly review the children menu... hopefully we will welcome you again very soon More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place we would have walked into from the street. First, it's downstairs from street level and it's very unassuming from the outside. But thanks to a recommendation from our concierge we had a lovely meal at this restaurant with good service. I had the mushroom risotto which was a huge portion and simply delicious. My husband... More 

Thank Fallseur
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

glad the concierge recommended Orso .... thank you for your time for posting such a kind and honest review and hopefully we will see you again on your next visit to london More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always make it a point to come to Orso's every time we visit London. The Italian food is absolutely delicious. We order burrata cheese to begin and the main courses are fantastic too, such as the pizzas, different types of spaghetti, and rigatoni. The atmosphere is also super relaxing with the most wonderful low lighting. I definitely must recommend... More 

Thank Carl C
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

so pleased we are a favorite of yours and you were able to have a fantastic time as usual please come and visit us again very soon More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely dinner for two - my bresaola starter and fegato (liver) main were both delicious, and my friend enjoyed his calamari and chilli beef. Would have given an "Excellent" rating were it not for the trainee waiter who made some of the service rather awkward.

Thank TheFSG
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

thank you for your positive review and sorry for the awkwardness of the trainee waiter all feed back are much appreciated .. hopefultly we will see you again very soon More 

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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here post theatre/ pre theatre on Weds 19 April. Fantastic service and delicious food! This is a west end institution which never fails to delight! Many thanks to the excellent restaurant manager,Alain. Always accommodating, friendly and more importantly totally in tune with an appreciative clientele. Thank you for a wonderful relaxed evening.

Thank Huntershaw
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review and kind words ... indeed we are an institution and still going strong after 31 years ... glad you had a great time and hope to welcome you back again very soon More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good menu choices and well cooked. Both a la carte and set menus with good range of Italian food. Very much worth a visit. Will go again

Thank GNS53
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

what esle can i say than a big thank you ... hope to welcome you back again very soon More 

London, UK
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

For years and years I have wanted to go to Orso. I went last week and what I learned was: you should go round the corner to Balthazar or Joe Allen's instead. The service was excellent, friendly, prompt, well-informed, not at all intrusive. We had a lovely bottle of Montepulliciano (which was probably spelled correctly, as opposed to my effort)... More 

Thank Bunty_18
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

sorry to hear that your evening was not memorable despite nothing went wrong at all so please email me directly on your next visit alain@orsorestaurant.co.uk More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Venue was fabulous. Food was excellent. Service was great to begin with but as restaurant emptied the staff were less attentive. Staff in aprons could only clear tables and serve whereas the official waiting staff could take orders. System didn't work very well and we waited a long time for drinks. We would definitely go again as whole experience was... More 

Thank Kim196055
Alain B, Manager at Orso, responded to this review

we do welcome feed back in order to improve our service so thank you for your honest review and hope to see you again in a near future More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 32
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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
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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Staying in Covent Garden

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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